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2009 NCTR GIS in Transit Conference

2009 GIS in Transit Conference

GIS in Transit 2009 Conference Schedule

Analysis of Fare Data

This session focused on the latest techniques being used to gather and integrate Automated Fare Collection (AFC) data into Geographic Information Systems and the application of this data in transit officials’ decision-making processes.

It’s All About the Customer

Challenges related to the development of effective marketing techniques for public transit were discussed in this session. Learn about prototype cell-based navigation software for on-board transit riders and also how GIS is used to identify under-served target areas. Then, hear about the role of public transit systems on pedestrian crashes and how the outcome from this study can be effectively used to improve pedestrian safety on roads.

Network Modeling

Learn how GIS and bus data is used in network modeling. These different kinds of modeling techniques, while very different in scope, present commonalities in providing meaningful solutions by way of defining coverage growth, operations simulation models, and modeling transit activity.

Transit Asset Management

Learn about methods to track and maintain assets using GIS integrated technologies such as ITS and GPS. Additional topics include how transit providers can utilize GIS to maintain their CAD datasets.

Bus Stops

How GIS is used to develop and monitor a bus stop inventory and its high importance for a transit agency. In addition, this session provided information regarding real time bus information and how GIS data can be utilized to provide customers with critical bus arrival/departure information.

Planning Transit Access

Providing viable access points to transit is critical to the success and usage of transit. This session explored innovative methods to improve access to transit.

Data and Systems Management

Attendees learned how to effectively plan and develop efficient strategies to move the transit industry forward. In addition, an understanding of specific data formats and the new field of Transit Informatics was acquired.

GIS for Transit Planning & Analysis

This session illustrated ways in which GIS can aid in planning and analysis. Examples included station area and right-of-way planning, demographic modeling, Title VI compliance, and system performance measurement.

Route/Trip Planning Solutions

Learn more about the importance of GIS and how it is used to develop route planning and scheduling. These topics will explain the development of a web-based transit planner and a GIS-based application. The information provided will be valuable to transit agency managers, information system providers/researchers, and elected officials.

Google Transit – GTFS Data Standards with Open Innovation

The Google Transit Web Based Trip planner has excited many within the transit community.  Equally exciting is the open source data format which drives the Google Transit application.  This open source format encourages innovative uses of transit data to communicate with transit passengers in many ways.  This session will address the open data format and illustrate innovative approaches to using this data to better communicate with the transit customer.  It will feature Joe Hughes from Google Transit and three software innovators using the Google Transit data format to create alternative web and mobile trip planning applications.

Better Transit Maps

If your customers can’t understand your transit maps, they won’t use them. This presentation discussed guidelines and recommendations for producing effective and consistent printed transit information materials like system maps, route maps, and schedules.

Put Your Best Data Forward

The U.S. Census provides transportation planners with data to help improve the planning efforts of transportation professionals.  This session discussed available Census data sets that can be used with GIS applications to support public transit planning.

Models to Success

This presentation session focused on GIS models developed to analyze transit ridership, pedestrian crashes, and transit stop locations. These analytical models observed ridership data, traffic volume, facilities (such as sidewalks and crosswalks), and geographic data. The models discussed were implemented to develop new plans for future transit systems and to improve existing ones.

New Technologies to Support Transit Infrastructure Management and Assessment

The emergence of new technologies to support Transit infrastructure condition assessment and analyses has proliferated in the last five years.  Mobile and Aerial Lidar, GPS, and GIS tools are becoming more common and available to support accurate and efficient transit asset assessment.  Come see the latest and greatest in new technologies to support transit infrastructure management and assessment.

Enterprise Data Models

This session focused on recent developments in the implementation of Enterprise Data Models and their impacts on current enterprise data management. Additionally, this session illustrated the impact that such robust GIS systems have had on the ability to integrate all available data resources and improve the accuracy of advanced modeling and analysis methods.

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