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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 …

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2017 Conference Program Released

GIS in Transit Conference, September 6-8, 2017

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 …

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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 …

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Welcome to the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) at CUTR Transit GIS Clearinghouse Website

Welcome to the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) at the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) Transit GIS Clearinghouse website. The purpose of the Clearinghouse website is to be a first stop for all things transit and GIS. The Clearinghouse will highlight the growing needs and opportunities available to transit GIS professionals and provide …

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Visualizing MBTA Data

This article entitled, “An interactive exploration of Boston’s Subway System” presents an insightful and microscopic view of subway operations.   With the innovative method of visualizing GTFS data, it is possible to understand the subway system better than we ever have before. These tools are not only valuable for a microscopic view of the transit  operations but can …

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