The Mid-Atlantic Geospatial Transportation Users Group (MAGTUG) helps transportation professionals stay abreast of advances in geospatial technology and assists GIS professionals navigate transportation-specific issues (pun intended) by promoting events where we may share knowledge, news and successful practices with each other.

The Group organizes meetings 2-3 times a year and also hosts a webinar series on pertinent Geospatial and Transportation topics providing information to help Engineer, Inventory, Manage, Plan, and Innovate our local transportation systems. More about MAGTUG…

Upcoming Events

Indicates event held in the Mid-Atlantic Region or a Virtual event. Bolding indicates event organized or sponsored by MAGTUG

October 20, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. – MAGTUG Webinar – Latest Developments in Pavement Condition Analysis using LiDAR by TopoDOT

Learn about the latest advancements for automatic PCI index report using the ASTM 6433 standards from traditional mobile LiDAR scanned data. See how LiDAR data quality improvements have influenced a new wave of automatic surface analysis tools development.

This presentation will demonstrate how to automatically extract, identify and label the condition analysis of road distress; such as ruts, potholes, swells, heaving, depression and more. It will also go through what features cannot be automated and how to identify those additional types of distress such as cracks, breaks, patching, bleeding, etc.

The presenter will dive into results reporting and use including GIS and optimized surface mesh modeling.

UPDATE: Please click on this LINK for a recording of this and other presentations.

September 29, 2021 at 9:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. – Racial Equity, Social Justice, and GIS Webinar Event

Join MACURISA and DVRPC IREG to discuss the role that GIS can play in advancing racial equity, social justice, and sustainable, inclusive development in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

UPDATE: This event has ended. Please got to HERE for more details.

June 9, 2021 at 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. – MacURISA / MAGTUG Webinar- Public Sector GIS in Transportation

For our second half-day virtual event in 2021, MAC URISA has teamed up with the Mid-Atlantic Geospatial Transportation Users Group (MAGTUG) to provide a platform to hear from public sector transportation agencies on the state of GIS within their organizations.

GIS is an integral part of the work local agencies do to maintain and enhance transportation infrastructure and provide services we rely on. Join us to hear from a wonderful slate of speakers and find out what happens behind the scenes!

This event will be hosted virtually using Zoom. Event registration is FREE! You will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the webinar upon successful registration. Registration closes on Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 at 12pm.

UPDATE: This event has ended. Please got to HERE for more details.

May 19, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. – MAGTUG Webinar- Nexar, A fresher view of the world: using dash cam images and Artificial Intelligence for better road and city management

A new source of geospatial data is becoming available: dash cam based imagery that is both localized and that offers fresh imagery of the road and its surroundings as well as AI-based detections, of work zones, blockages, road signs and more. In this webinar we’ll explore the use cases this new data source enables and how cities, transportation officials and planners can use this data to gain a near real time understanding of the road.

You will learn:

What is dash-cam based imagery and how this data can be consumed
The use of Artificial Intelligence for detections on top of the imagery
The different use cases for such data
A case study of how Nevada’s RTC is using dash cam based imagery and detections
The use of such data for ITS projects

Brandon Long is the Director of Public Sector and Smart City Innovation at Nexar. Nexar powers a  car camera network that uses anonymous aggregated vision data to make cities and roadways safer and more efficient. At Nexar, Brandon leads Nexar’s vision of delivering its images and AI detections to cities, departments of transportation, highway officials and more. Prior to Nexar, Brandon held various business development roles, including a Mobility-as-a-Service and fare collection role at Cubic Systems. He holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

UPDATE: Please click on this LINK for a recording of this and other presentations.

March 30, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. – MAGTUG Webinar- Bentley Systems

Alan Esguerra is an Industry Manager for the US Market at Bentley Systems, responsible for tracking transportation trends, identifying current and future gaps in our transportation solutions, and realizing Bentley’s vision with our users. Alan is a licensed professional engineer with a background in roadway/highway geometric design. Prior to joining Bentley, he was a regional technology leader for Jacobs Engineering where he was responsible for civil engineering technology strategy, OpenRoads training in the US, and technical support on firm-wide projects.

Alan will be demonstrating Bentley’s OpenRoads ConceptStation. He will be discussing common and potential uses in the preliminary phases of a transportation project and will cover how ConceptStation can aid in the design development, collaboration, and decision making processes.

UPDATE: Please click on this LINK for a recording of this and other presentations.

February 25, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. – MAGTUG Webinar- TRAISR GIS Infrastructure and Asset Management Application

TRAISR transforms local government with a scalable, customizable and configurable solution for managing assets & infrastructure, community development and code enforcement.

It is a cloud-based, SaaS solution built specifically for municipalities’ technology and budget requirements. TRAISR currently is being used by thousands of municipal personnel to serve more than a million residents.

It efficiently builds on existing agency GIS capabilities and offers non full-time AM professionals a user-focused way to effectively and cost-efficiently undertake asset management.

You can find out more about this application by navigation to https://www.traisr.com/.

UPDATE: Please click on this LINK for a recording of this and other presentations.

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