GIS for Transportation: Principles, Data, and Applications

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Course Description

Do you know how important GIS is to the transportation industry? The spatial applications to this field are so extensive that they represent an entire sub-discipline within the GIS community. In this course, we'll learn about the primary modes of transportation and explore some of the spatial applications developed to meet the unique needs of each. We'll also take a close look at some key organizations in the industry and learn firsthand from more than a dozen transportation professionals about the role GIS plays for them. Throughout the course, we'll study GIS concepts and techniques that are fundamental to transportation and get hands-on experience with tools such as Esri's Network Analyst and Esri's Roads and Highways.

This course stopped being offered for credit and may be out of date or have broken links after September 2019.

This course is part of the following programs: Masters of Geographic Information Systems and Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems.

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JD Kronicz

I have worked as a consultant for over 25 years serving clients in the transportation, scientific, environmental, and manufacturing industries. For the past 15 years, my efforts have been primarily focused on developing GIS software applications for transportation. I led a development team tasked with maintaining over 40 spatially enabled applications for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). I am currently working closely with PennDOT's Bureau of Public Transportation and the 60 or so public transit agencies in Pennsylvania to advance statewide technology initiatives in public transportation.

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