GIS for Transportation: Principles, Data and Applications

2.6 Summary of Lesson 2


In this lesson, we discussed the importance of roadway centerline data to GIS and explored some of the public and commercial sources for this data. In particular, we took a close look at the Census Bureau’s TIGER data in addition to the data available via Open Street Map (OSM).

Our transportation organization of the week was the Census Bureau. We spent some time learning about the American Community Survey and the role that Census data plays in transportation planning.

In preparation for next week's webinar we reviewed the role of Section 106 of NHPA in transportation projects and explored a cultural resources GIS application.

Finally, you had the opportunity to learn a little bit about your classmates by reviewing their video autobiographies and by having your first one-on-one conversation.

Questions and Comments

If there is anything in the Lesson 2 materials about which you would like to ask a question or provide a comment, submit a posting to the Lesson 2 Questions and Comments discussion in Canvas. Also, review others’ postings to this discussion and respond if you have something to offer or if you are able to help.