Transportation Best Practices: On the Road to Success

NSGIC issued Best Practices for State Geospatial Maturity: Transportation today. In addition to being the backbone of our public safety and emergency management infrastructure systems, transportation data have achieved near-ubiquity in the hands of smart device users.

A viable transportation network, particularly a roadway network, is of paramount importance in our society, having the primary purposes of connecting people and places and allowing the movement of people, goods, and vehicles safely and efficiently. Transportation data allow us to spatially model and depict the network for the purposes of planning, asset management, navigation, and routing.

Growing from NSGIC’s 2019 Geospatial Maturity Assessment (GMA), this document is the fourth in a series of best practices collected from “honor roll” states based on individual GMA report cards. Coming soon: cadastre data, hydrography data, elevation data, and orthoimagery data.

Thank you to the states that participated in this best practices document - Kentucky, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Utah - for sharing perspectives and lessons for other states.

The GMA provides NSGIC members, sponsors, and other partners with a summary of geospatial initiatives, capabilities, and issues within and across state governments. This information is intended to help state governments set goals, identify peer states for collaboration, identify areas requiring attention, and connect with opportunities and resources. Completing the GMA also offers state governments a chance to reflect on their geospatial strategy, operations, and progress. More information about the GMA, including other best practices documents, dashboards, and state report cards, can be found on the GMA webpage.

NSGIC invites further input from the GIS community by contact with NSGIC Director of Programs Jamie Chesser at [email protected]