GIS for Transportation: Principles, Data and Applications

3.5 Next Weeks Webinar



Next week our speaker will be Mr. Glenn McNickol. Glenn is a Senior GIS Specialist with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC). He has been with the Commission for 23 years. As a member of DVRPC’s GIS unit, he supports the activities of the Commission’s planning staff through map production, data development, and GIS analysis. He also manages the Commission’s orthoimagery program.

Glenn holds a BA in Geography from Montclair State University. He also received a Professional Certificate in Geomatics from Cook College, Rutgers University.

The August 2016 edition of DVRPC News featured a profile of Glenn (note: scroll to the bottom of the page to see the profile).

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC)

DVRPC is a Municipal Planning Organization (MPO) responsible for 9 counties in the Philadelphia area, 6 of which are in Pennsylvania and 3 of which are in New Jersey.

DVRPC's stated vision and mission statements are shown below:

DVRPC’s vision for the Greater Philadelphia Region is a prosperous, innovative, equitable, resilient, and sustainable region that increases mobility choices by investing in a safe and modern transportation system; that protects and preserves our natural resources while creating healthy communities, and that fosters greater opportunities for all.
DVRPC’s mission is to achieve this vision by convening the widest array of partners to inform and facilitate data-driven decision-making. We are engaged across the region, and strive to be leaders and innovators, exploring new ideas and creating best practices.

DVRPC is engaged in many transportation projects. Spend some time looking through a few of them.

Assignment 3-6 (10 points)

Based on your review of the background materials for next week’s webinar, submit a write-up in M.S. Word format (no more than 300 words) to Assignment 3-6 in Canvas which addresses the following items:

  1. Summarize one of DVRPC's transportation projects. In your summary discuss the motivation for the project as well as any apparent outcomes.(8 points)
  2. Include 2 - 4 questions for our speaker, Glenn McNichol. (2 points)