GEOG 497C
GIS for Transportation: Principles, Data and Applications

10.5 Summary of Lesson 10

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In our final lesson, you looked at some other modes of transportation (walking, biking, aviation and maritime) and considered some of the ways GIS is being used in these areas. 

You had a chance to work with Network Analyst to construct and use a multimodal network dataset and to consider some interesting perspectives on walkable and bikeable communities.  

You also took a look at some ways GIS is being leveraged at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the Port of Rotterdam.

This week, you explored the European Union and some of the transportation initiatives they are advancing including STRIA and TEN-T.

In our weekly webinar, you had the opportunity to listen to two speakers who each work (or have worked) for a transit agency. Dr. Minhua Wang reviewed GIS applications developed at WMATA, the transit agency serving the greater Washington, D.C. area, and Ryan Harshbarger spoke about some of the operational considerations at CATA, the transit agency servicing State College, Pennsylvania.

Finally, you provided feedback on the various course elements so that the course material can continue to be refined and improved for future students.

Questions and Comments

If there is anything in the Lesson 10 materials about which you would like to ask a question or provide a comment, submit a posting to the Lesson 10 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.