Transit GIS 2017 Presentations Available

The Transit GIS 2017 presentations are available to download.

Thursday September 7

Leveraging Data: Modeling and Planning for Transit Mobility

Transit GIS 2017 Session: Leveraging Data: Modeling and Planning for Transit Mobility

Leveraging Data: Modeling and Planning for Transit Mobility

Learn how to make sense of transit rider flows from origin-destination surveys, how open data from public/private entities enables better planning, and how to use travel demand models to make sense of large datasets during transit expansion project planning.

Uber Movement: Open Data for Better Urban Planning
Rik Williams, Research Scientist, Uber Technologies Inc., San Francisco, CA
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Using Data Driven Pages to Produce Route Sheets for Bus Transit Service
Peter Hadley, Transportation Planner, Foursquare ITP, Rockville, MD
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Travel Demand Modeling for Transit Expansion Projects: Making Sense of Large Data using GIS
Nilesh Deshpande, AICP, Transportation Planner, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, Atlanta, GA
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2017 GIS in Transit Conference Approved for Nearly 50 AICP-CM Credits

Des Plaines, IL (June 30, 2017) – URISA, the National Center for Transit Research and the Transportation Research Board are pleased to announce that the 2017 National GIS in Transit Conference was approved for 46.5 AICP-CM credits. The conference, taking place September 6-8 in Washington, DC, features workshops, breakout sessions, keynote addresses and more.

 

Approved AICP-CM credits range from 8.5 for participation in full-day URISA workshops (Asset Management: Planning, Strategy and Implementation and Using GTFS Data in ArcGIS); 3.0 credits for the Leadership Development for GIS/Transit Professionals morning workshop and 4.0 credits for the GTFS & GIS 101 afternoon workshop. 1.5 credits have been approved for each of fifteen breakout sessions on topics ranging from Modeling and Planning for Transit Mobility to Minding the Gap? Designing Transit Services to Fill Gaps and Enhance Access.

 

The 2017 GIS in Transit Conference approved credits are detailed within the American Planning Association’s online AICP Certification Maintenance Activity Directory and within the attached table. The online  conference schedule also references the AICP-CM approved content. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Transit GIS provides an easy and cost-effective way for professional planners to earn substantial CM credits. For details about the conference, visit http://www.urisa.org/transitgis

 

In addition, conference attendees also earn valuable education points for GIS Professional (GISP) certification through the GIS Certification Institute, of which URISA is a founding member.

2017 Conference Program Released

The National Center for Transit Research, URISA and theTransportation Research Board are pleased to share the program details for the 10th National GIS in Transit Conference*, taking place September 6-8, 2017 in Washington, DC.

 Four preconference workshops (both full and half-day) will be featured:

  • Asset Management: Planning, Strategy and Implementation
  • Using GTFS Data in ArcGIS
  • Lead or Leading: Leadership Development for GIS/Transit Professionals
  • GTFS & GIS 101: Introduction to GTFS Data Feeds and How to Use Them

There are fifteen can’t-miss breakout sessions with nearly 60 speakers:

  •  Advanced Development: TOD Real Estate, Analysis-Visualization, and GIS-Train Control
  • Leveraging Data: Modeling and Planning for Transit Mobility
  • Transit’s Impact on Property: Value, Use, and Opportunity
  • Minding the Gap? Designing Transit Services to Fill Gaps and Enhance Access
  • Planning to Plan? Various Techniques for GIS-Enhanced Planning
  • Staying on Track? State of Good Repair and Railroad/Project Management
  • Apps to Evaluate Apps? Mobile Development, App Analysis, and Visualization
  • Safe Transit? Accident Hot Spots, Youth, and Safe Stops
  • Tough Cookies? Accessibility, Simplifying Data, TNC vs Paratransit
  • Better Links: Improving Services for Riders On-and-Off Transit
  • Putting Transit on the Map: National Transit Map Backend, Multi-Modal Performance Measurement, GTFS Implementation in Small/Rural Areas
  • Use Your Data: Applying Big Data, GIS/ITS/CAD, Fleet Bottlenecks
  • A Thorough Tour of GTFS: Creating, Improving, Sharing, Finding
  • America’s Next Stop Model: Better Ridership Forecasting Using GIS, GTFS, and Public Data
  • There’s an Index for that: Developing Effective Transit Using Geoanalytical Insights

Top that off with keynote speakers and an Exhibition featuring the companies that can help agencies work more effectively!

Of course, the educational content qualifies for GISP education points and we’ll have the total number of approved AICP CM credits shortly. (In 2015, the conference was approved for 41 AICP CM credits.) Early bird registration discounts are available until July 5.

Visit the conference website for complete information about the presentations and speakers, registration and venue, and sponsorship opportunities.

*Note that the GIS in Transit Conference is only offered every other year, so don’t miss the opportunity to attend in 2017.

National Employment Map

Using the Longitudinal Employment Household Dynamics (LEHD) data provided by census, Harvard University PhD student Robert Manduca created a web-based mapping application of all the employment locations in the U.S.  The website allows the user to visualize the location of employment including job categories.  I found this map to be both insightful and revealing to the employment patterns in my community.  I hope you find it as interesting as I did.

 

To browse and enjoy the data on this site please connect here http://www.robertmanduca.com/projects/jobs.html