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September 2020

GIS-T 2021 Is Coming!

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AASHTO and the GIS for Transportation Symposium Planning Committee is proud to announce that the most important meeting for the transportation GIS community is moving toward a face-to-face meeting in 2021.

Please note that while we are monitoring the situation in Minneapolis — paying particular attention to travel, and health best practices in an effort to keep attendees safe – it still may not be possible to meet face-to-face. In that case, a decision and announcement will be made in January 2021 to ensure there is enough time to make adjustments to travel plans. The virtual meeting dates will remain the same as the in-person meeting, April 19-22, 2021.

Risk-Free 2021 GIS-T Symposium Registration in the event that the Symposium cancels due to COVID-19

In the event that the 2021 GIS for Transportation Symposium cannot take place in person, the meeting will take place virtually. We have updated our registration, exhibitor and sponsorship terms, please see below:

  • Attendee registrations will automatically transfer over to virtual meeting. Difference in pricing (if any) will be refunded.
  • If you do not wish to participate in the virtual meeting, you will have ten (10) business days to cancel your registration without penalty, after the announcement is made confirming the change to virtual. A full refund will be issued.
  • In the event that the conference is moved to a virtual environment, all sponsors and exhibitors will be transferred to an equivalent sponsorship or exhibitor package to be fulfilled virtually. Exhibitors and sponsors will have ten (10) business days from the date the announcement is made confirming that the conference will be conducted virtually to cancel from the conference without penalty.

2021 Registration Rates

Virtual registration rates TBD

General Attendee Student Guest/Spouse
  Full Meeting One-Day Student Adult Children 7-18 Children 6 and Under
Early-Bird Registration (Before March 19, 2021) $550 $325 $385 $200 $40 FREE
Late Registration (After March 19, 2021) $650 $425 $485 FREE



Kamasha Hendrickson, Senior Meeting Planner,

Sarah Wray, Registration Chair,

GOTUG Quarterly Webinar GIS-T Symposium Topics – Crashes and Incidents

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On Wednesday, September 16, at 1:00 pm Eastern the AASHTO Geospatial Online Transportation User Group (GOTUG) is sponsoring a webinar on Crash and Incident Topics from the GIS-T Symposium

Registration is free, but required:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


This Webinar will feature three presentations original slated for the 2020 GIS-T Symposium

A Streamlined Full Digital Emergency Operations Center Mapping Application – GDOT WebEOC Map –

Presented by Hong Liang, Georgia DOT

This presentation will show the web based EOC Mapping application that employs a streamlined full digital process for logging and reporting real‐time road incidence data, and is used to perform collective regional road condition mapping that allows local authorities to signify, hence coordinate actions, per road condition changes in large areas.

Crash Mapping and Analysis Data and System Architecture – 

Presented by Glenn Vorhees University of Wisconsin

This presentation describes a new Crash Mapping and Analysis (CMAA) application within WisTransPortal for performing map‐based visualization and analysis. The primary features of the CMAA system are daily automated mapping of crash locations from police reported locations and an open, service‐based framework for data sharing based on ESRI geo‐processing services through integration with the WisTransPortal crash data model.

Modernization of MDTransportation Authority’ Freeway Incident Traffic Management (FITM) Plan – 

Presented by Marshall L. Stevenson III, Maryland State Highway Administration, and Jesse Day, Transcend Spatial Solutions/Rizing

This presentation will focus on the technical process and benefits of transforming existing cartographic data into Esri’ Roads and Highways (R&H) and migrating the incident narrative data into a relational database for publication with Transcend’s Report Engine; FITM managers/stakeholders will be automatically notified of: Route realignments affecting detour routes or incident zones. Any changes to supplementary data maintained by MDSHA units, for example, digital message signs (DMS), truck restrictions or signalized intersections. Capital improvement projects affecting detour routes or incident zones