The Committee on Spatial Data and Information Science was created to advance GIS science, technology and applications in the field of transportation through research in communications and visualization, spatial data, systems integration, organization, and spatial analysis and modeling. The Committee is also to conduct outreach through TRB and to communicate the effective use of GIS to the transportation community.


The scope of this Committee includes all aspects of the spatial, locational and temporal data used in transportation. The Committee is interested in both research into and applications of this information and its associated information systems, commonly referred to as Geographic Information Systems in Transportation (GIS-T). The committee will provide a focal point for and promote coordination of GIS-T activities within the TRB committee structure. Relevant activities include the application of spatial data and spatial sciences across the entire domain of transportation information systems.


Transportation Research Board

National Academy of Sciences