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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials sponsors the annual GIS for Transportation Symposium. It is a chance for persons in government and private industry who are interested in the use of GIS for transportation purposes to get together and share experiences, see state-of-art software, and learn more about this field. The Symposium annually attracts over 400 Symposium registrants in addition to the 50 exhibitors in the technology hall.

This year, the annual meeting of the AASHTO Subcommittee on Information Systems (ASIS) will be co-located with the GIS-T Symposium. This annual meeting of state DOT Chief Information Officers (CIO) and other IT professionals in the transportation industry provides a 3-day working meeting with technical presentations, roundtable discussions, and a business meeting (limited to AASHTO-member delegates). All ASIS members and associated attendees should utilize this GIS-T web site for hotel information and registration processes. Cross participation in presentation sessions and other activities from both ASIS and GIS-T attendees is offered as way of enhancing the attendee's experience.

The Symposium offers keynote speakers, discussion forums, workshops, presentations, and a technology hall where exhibitors showcase their services. Organizations and individuals with information related to GIS in transportation are encouraged to share their experience by presenting at the Symposium.

"Revealing a Gem" is the theme of this year's 26th Annual GIS-T Symposium which is being held in Boise, Idaho on May 5th - 8th, 2013. Technical workshops will be held on Sunday, May 5th.

ABJ50_60 2013 Midyear Agenda

Development of a Formalized Process for the Adoption, Development, Maintenance, and Enhancement of TransXML Schemas Workshop

TRB sponsored a workshop on the Future of TransXML on Decmber 11, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

Transportation agencies have recognized the value of Extensible Markup Language (XML), and are developing their own XML formats or “schemas” to facilitate data exchange across applications. TransXML provides an open, vendor-neutral format for storing, exchanging, and archiving data.

The workshop engaged both transportation agency and industry stakeholders, including the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ Joint Technical Committee on Electronic Engineering Data (JTCEED), to understand steps that could expand the use of TransXML among transportation agencies.

See the TRB Workshop announcement at the following link.

Development of a Formalized Process for the Adoption, Development, Maintenance, and Enhancement of TransXML Schemas Workshop | Blurbs | Main.

The workshop proceedings are currently under development.  A link to the report will be provided here when available.

Final Workshop Agenda:

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AGENDA – TRB Information Systems and Technology Committee (ABJ50) – Midyear Meeting at the North American Travel Monitoring Exposition & Conference (NATMEC)

Committee Meeting Information

Monday, June 4, 2012, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM Central Time

TheFairmontDallas

1717 North Akard Street

Dallas,Texas75201

 

Call In: 1-877-339-0018 Access *870-9080*

Web Meeting: https://www1/gotomeeting.com/join/342574401

 

 

11:00    Welcome and Introductions - Frances Harrison

Participant Introductions – name, affiliation, 1-2 research interests

 

11:15    Review of Minutes from Annual Meeting – Frances Harrison

 

11:20    Summary of May 2012 AASHTO Information Systems Meeting

 

11:30    Research Agenda Discussion

Sensing Technologies – Colin Brooks

Construction Information Technology – Ioannis Brilakis

        Information Technology for Intelligent Transportation Systems – James               Richardson/Brian Smith

        IT Technology Architectures and Service Models - Don Grayson

        Semantic Technologies and Data Exchange Standards – Tamer El-Diraby              

 

12:10    Research Needs Statements – James Hall

 

12:15    Break

 

12:30    2013 Annual Meeting Planning

Calls for Papers

Paper Review – Ping Yi

Workshops – Ionnis Brilakis & Colin Brooks

Sessions (discuss plans in the works and new ideas)

 

1:00      Other Business

Webinars

Research Watch List

Communications/Website – Martin Akerman

Midyear meeting 2013

Other announcements/news

1:15      TRB and Data Section Updates – Tom Palmerlee & Reg Soulyrette

            (Timing flexible)

 

1:30      Adjourn

Here are links to meeting notes and presentations from the 2012 TRB Annual Meeting:

ABJ50 Committee Meeting: 

ABJ50 Committee Meeting Notes

ABJ50 Committee Meeting Agenda

ABJ50 Draft Triennial Strategic Plan

Seth Earley - Semantic Technologies

Joe Pugh - Transportation Data Management at VDOT

John Simpson - Enterprise Architecture in Practice

Self-Service Information Access for the Enterprise:

Seth Earley - Information Architecture for SharePoint

Mark Kinkade - Building Bridges to Data

John Simpson - Practical Visions for SharePoint in Transportation

TRB Special Report 304: How We Travel: A Sustainable National Program for Travel Data assesses the current state of travel data at the federal, state, and local levels and defines an achievable and sustainable travel data system that could support public and private transportation decision making. The committee that developed the report recommends the organization of a National Travel Data Program built on a core of essential passenger and freight travel data sponsored at the federal level and well integrated with travel data collected by states, metropolitan planning organizations, transit and other local agencies, and the private sector.

See: http://www.trb.org/Main/Blurbs/164998.aspx

Here are the meeting notes and presentation slides from our committee meeting.  Please note any corrections as a comment to this post.

ABJ50 Meeting Notes

Presentation - Doug Couto on Emerging Technology Trends

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