GIS in Transit Conference
Following up on the success of two conferences presented in partnership with the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR), URISA was pleased to participate in an expanded collaboration with the Transportation Research Board (TRB) in 2013:
GIS in Transit Conference
October 16-17, 2013
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Watch for announcements about the next conference, likely in 2015!
This unique conference is for transit planners, managers, researchers and GIS industry experts who are interested in sharing ways to use geographic and spatial analysis in transit planning, operations, and marketing to increase efficiency and effectiveness. The conference tookplace at the Keck Center of the National Academies in Washington, D.C.
- Provide transit professionals with experience and interest in GIS an opportunity to learn from peers and industry experts (vendors, researchers, and practitioners)
- Discuss emerging trends in geo-spatial analysis and transit informatics
- Demonstrate the use of GIS data to improve transit efficiency and effectiveness
- Provide a forum for public-private discussions about practical applications of new technologies
The preliminary plan is to host another conference in 2015. Watch for future announcements!
Thank you to our 2013 Conference Sponsors
The National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) is located at the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida. NCTR strives to make public transportation and alternative forms of transportation, including managed lanes, safe, effective, efficient, desirable and secure. The goals of NCTR are: to minimize traffic congestion, maximize mobility options, promote safety and security, improve the environment, and enhance community sustainability. This will be accomplished by conducting applied and advanced research, energetically disseminating the results, and expanding the workforce of transportation professionals through education and training to address the challenges and opportunities of the future. The National Transit GIS Conference is one of the many efforts by NCTR to forward its goals. For more about NCTR please visit www.nctr.usf.edu
The Mission of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) is to promote innovation and progress in transportation through research. In an objective and interdisciplinary setting, TRB facilitates the sharing of information on transportation practive and policy by researchers and practitioners: stimulates research and offers research management services that promote technical excellence; provide expert advice on transportation policy and programs; and disseminates research broadly and encouraged their implementation. TRB is one of siz major divisions of the National Research Council - a private, nonprofit institution that is the principal operating agency of the National Academies in providing services to the government, the public, and the scientific and engineering communities. The program is supported by state transportation departments, federal agencies including the component administrations of the U.S. Department of Transportation, and other prganizations and individuals intersted in the development of transportation. Visit www.trb.org for more information.
About the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association - URISA is a nonprofit professional and educational association that promotes the effective and ethical use of spatial information and information technologies for the understanding and management of urban and regional systems. It is a multidisciplinary association where professionals from all parts of the spatial data community can come together and share concerns and ideas. Since 1963, URISA has been the professional home of choice for Public Sector GIS and IT Executives throughout the United States, Canada and other countries worldwide.