GIS-T Workshops provide participants an opportunity to learn in detail selected topics of interest.

GIS-T 2019 Workshops

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Introduction to HPMS (Workshop 1)

Rooms TBD (same room as workshop 5)

Led by Ronald Vaughn (FHWA, Office of Highway Policy Information), and Justin Clarke (FHWA, Office of Highway Policy Information) This workshop will provide an overview and understanding of the Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS), and is designed to cover the following topics: (1) Program Background & Data Model, (2) Data Collection & Requirements, (3) Statistical Sampling Requirements, and (4) the Submittal Process. Additionally, this workshop will discuss modifications to various pavement data collection and reporting requirements in accordance with the FAST Act Transportation Performance Management (TPM)-related Pavement & Bridge Condition Performance Measures (PM2) final rule, which was issued in May 2017.

Using StreetLight InSight for Transportation Projects (Workshop 2).

Rooms TBD

Led by Laura Schewel (Streetlight President, CEO), In this intensive, hands-on workshop, attendees will learn how to use StreetLight InSight®, an on-demand, cloud-based platform for transportation professionals to design and run customized mobility analytics derived from Big Data. Building on the workshop from last year, StreetLight Data CEO Laura Schewel will lead an interactive training session that shows attendees how to use StreetLight InSight for several transportation use cases, such as: a regional origin-destination study for travel demand modeling, a ramp-to-ramp study for measuring highway performance, a scanning study for analyzing transit accessibility, and an AADT analysis for the validation of rural traffic counts. In addition, Laura will cover the following topics:

  • New GIS/Machine Learning techniques employed by StreetLight to build accurate mode inference from Big Data.
  • How to interpret results from Big Data and techniques for comparing and integrating it with information from other sources
  • Visualizing Metrics in both StreetLight InSight and GIS tools, manipulating.CSV files in MS Excel and other statistical analysis software, and integrating Metrics into transportation modeling applications.
  • The statistical methods used to normalize geospatial data over time.

Attendees will leave the session armed with practical tips and best practices for using the StreetLight InSight platform for their daily work.


Safety GIS Workshop (Workshop 3)

Rooms TBD

Led by Stuart Thompson (FHWA, Office of Safety), Robert Pollack (FHWA, Office of Safety) and Eric Green (KY Transportation Center) FHWAs Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) and related legislation requires that States collect the Model Inventory of Roadway Elements Fundamental Elements (MIRE FDE). These 37 Elements, a common base map, and a handful of crash elements are the minimum required to perform network screening on all public roads. The State Safety Data Systems (SSDS) Guidance prioritizes the process as 1) Common Base Map 2) Locatable Crash Elements and 3) Collection and Integration of MIRE FDE, 4) Safety Analysis on All Public Roads. This workshop will demonstrate noteworthy practices States, Academics, and Consultants have made in meeting the SSDS Guidance.


GIS Management Workshop (Workshop 4)

Rooms TBD

Led by Ian Kidner (ODOT, GIS Manager) and Allen Ibaugh (President DTS), many people entering and advancing through the GIS profession often receive extensive training on tools and technology, and find themselves needing to manage people, projects, budgets, and strategies.  Too often, a lack of understanding how to manages these concerns may lead to poor results despite best intentions. This workshop includes an overview of areas that should be considered for managing a GIS project or program.  Hands on portions of the workshop include basics on developing work plans, project plans, and prioritizing activities (risk). Additionally, an overview of established frameworks, certifications or other resources will be discussed to help participants better understand more in-depth opportunities they might want to pursue.

Please bring a laptop if you want to participate in the hands-on portion of the workshop.



Duration (minutes)

Introductions, Overview


Program vs Project


Work Plans (SWOT)


Work Plan Prioritization Activity (Risk Assessment)




Project Management Overview


Project Management Exercise




Other Resources & Discussion


Participant Feedback, Recap & Closing


FHWA HPMS Reassessment (Workshop 5)

Rooms TBD (same room as workshop 1)

Led by Tom Roff (FHWA), no co-presenter yet, FHWAs Highway Office of Highway Policy Information (HPPI) is developing system requirements for the next version Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS v 9.0). Based on the Reassessment Research last year, the next version is focused on modernizing the program featuring incremental updates, use of third party sources, any providing a framework for safety data (Model Inventory of Road Elements- MIRE).  Version 9.0 will require a more spatial approach to managing the HPMS program. This workshop will focus on ideas from the spatial community as we work toward making this transition.


Asset Management and CIM/BIM (Workshop 6)

Rooms TBD

Led by Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP: CEO of DTS and Jason Amadori, GISP: Director of Asset Management Solutions. acquisition (CIM/BIM/LIDAR/DRONE, etc.), management system components (condition, risk, work management) and business intelligence (budget forecasting/performance). Public and private agencies face continuous challenges to accomplish more with less as increases in demand, regulatory requirements, infrastructure deterioration, and political and economic forces have significantly outpaced increases in capital and operating budgets.  Many of these agencies are turning to Asset Management to cope with these challenges and improve business performance and effectiveness. This workshop will focus on several aspects of developing an asset management program that could help improve performance, reduce long-term costs, and maximize return on investment in infrastructure assets. Specific topics include data acquisition (CIM/BIM/LIDAR/DRONE, etc.), management system components (condition, risk, work management) and business intelligence (budget forecasting/performance).


Applications of Enterprise GIS-T, (AEGIST) FHWAs Enterprise approach to GIS/LRS for a National transportation network. (Workshop 7)

Rooms TBD

Led by Al Butler (VHB), Bob Scopatz (VHB) and Joe Hausman (FHWA), this workshop presents the new FHWA – AEGIST Guidebook that is being developed as GIS/LRS guidance to support business rules, data structure, geometric features, data maintenance, data publication, and organizational structure for the Nation’s Transportation Community. This guide is focused on highway networks while encompassing a multimodal vision, describing a National transportation network that also meets the needs the Nation’s transportation community at all jurisdictional levels. The Guidebook will show how to leverage an original source database that is either a set of intersection-to-intersection topological segments (denormalized view) or a set of LRM inventory routes (normalized view) to create a network that brings us together as a Nation.


CTPP workshop on the maps and data (Workshop 8)

Rooms TBD

Led By Penelope Weinberger (AASHTO Data Manager) and Dany Bouchard (President, CartoVista), The Census Transportation Planning Products Program (CTPP) is an umbrella program of data, research and technical assistance built around Census Bureau Journey to Work, Workplace based, and Flow from home to work data. The Data Access Software includes some robust GIS / Web Mapping features for both Geography selection and rendering of results, including both excellent visualization processing and statistical and thematic analyses, at a high level of performance. Along with ASCII and EXCEL formats, the data can also be downloaded in .tab and .shp files. The workshop will be an introduction of CTPP data and applications, and a preview of the new CTPP mapping release.  It will include new visualization capabilities with HTML5 (interactive data, dashboards, charts, etc.). Come and learn how CTPP fits in to your planning and analysis toolkit, from generating demographic profiles and smart maps to populating your forecast model and developing your long-range plan.

Workshop Submittals 

To recommend a workshop (4 hours in length) at GIS-T 2019 send an email to Joseph Hausman ( and include the following for the proposed workshop:

  • Workshop title
  • Topic description (up to 200 words in length)
  • Instructor’(s) Name(s)

For additional details about workshops, see the program. Questions should be directed to  Joseph Hausman ( .