Critical Issues Draft—Environment
DRAFT Vision Statement—Environment
Lead: Hilary Perkins
DRAFT Vision Statement
The vision of the focus group on environment is to develop universal applications and/or methodologies that can provide a coordinated and cooperative enterprise-based process for early detection of all facets of environmental constraints in transportation planning. It is anticipated that these goals be accomplished through effective communication exchange, data integrity standards and cooperative training.
The draft development of the vision statement for ABJ60, Committee on Spatial Data and Information Science: Focus Group – Environment, will place special attention on all environmental issues for transportation planning. The following categories and topics were developed to better construct the vision statement. There will be some duplication in topics, but can generally coalesce to form a cohesive goal for successful GIS application. The categories and topics are not listed in order of importance.
1. Major concerns.
ii. Coordination and Cooperation
iii. Data forms (Static and Dynamic)
iv. Out-of-the-Box Thinking
v. Data integrity, acquisition and metadata
vi. Data Types (general and proprietary)
vii. Training (methods and implementation)
viii. Utilization and incorporation of GPS technologies
ix. Timely turnaround on projects
x. Early detection of constraints
xi. Interoperability of application or use (between programs)
2. Primary focus area(s).
ii. Interoperability of application or use (between programs)
vi. Early detection of environmental constraints
vii. Inclusion of Planning/Environmental Divisions/Sections in the analysis process.
viii. Enterprise Design
ix. Methodology focus and sharing
3. Emphasis on the Future.
i. Universal application
ii. Cooperative sharing of methods and data
iii. Development of Standards
v. Data transfer method development
Members of the Environment Focus Group:
Group Lead: Hilary Perkins