Welcome to the 2019 TUgis Conference. TUgis: Maryland’s Geospatial Conference is a cooperative undertaking of three primary partners—Maryland State Geographic Information Committee, Maryland Department of Information Technology, and Towson University. TUgis is dedicated to growing and empowering the GIS community throughout the Mid-Atlantic. The annual conference connects the Maryland GIS community to new ideas and trends and offers ample opportunities to find ways to collaborate.
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Thursday, August 8 • 10:30am - 11:00am
The Use of GIS in Baseline Data Collection and Public Outreach for Baltimore DOT Comprehensive Transportation Plan

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As the second largest agency in Baltimore City, the Department of Transportation maintains 4,750 lane miles of roadways, 248 bridges, 3,600 miles of sidewalks, curbing, and gutter, 400 miles of alleys, 20,000 linear feet of retaining walls , 26 million linear feet of conduit, 1,400 signalized intersections, 16 BCDOT facilities, 12 buses, and city wide bicycle facilities and pedestrian lighting. BCDOT is proceeding towards preparing a Comprehensive Transportation Plan for Baltimore City and has defined a three-phase process to develop the Plan. The objectives of phase I (baseline Data Collection) consisted of compiling relevant recommendations from current plans, studies, and existing conditions reports as well as coordinating with stakeholder agencies; and then reviewing the recommendations. Phase II (stakeholder/public engagement) was for elected officials and community engagement to validate the plans and establish priorities. The actual draft of the Comprehensive Transportation Plan will be prepared in Phase III (starting from winter 2019).

During phase I and phase II, GIS technology has been proven to be a very significant tool. The research materials have been complied in spreadsheets and Onbase library and lastly incorporated into various atlas maps and interactive maps. The last 10 years of transportation related recommendations have been laid out in a user friendly GIS based web application. To showcase the progression of the Comprehensive Transportation Plan, a story map has been developed to reach out to both City Council members as well as the general public. Furthermore the public meeting venues, dates and public attendance have been projected on an interactive map. By the completion of the final plan, all transportation recommendations categories will be shared with a series of interactive web maps in a gallery.


Adam Travis

GIS/CADD Specialist, Savin Engineers, P.C.

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Bineeta Sihota

GIS Analyst, City of Baltimore, MD
Bineeta Sihota has Doctorate and master’s degrees in Geography from the Agra University, India. Her PhD thesis “Status of Basic Social Facilities and their Planning in Aligarh City (India)” is focused on the spatial distribution of Basic social facilities (including Education... Read More →

Thursday August 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am EDT
LA 4310 Liberal Arts Building - 251 University Ave. Towson, MD 21204