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

June 22, 2022 at 9:00 A.M. EDT – Seeing Asset Performance That Others Can’t

For the second half-day virtual event in 2022, MAC URISA will welcome speakers who are supporting the management of various physical infrastructure assets in GIS. You will learn that by applying a geographic approach to managing virtually all assets, you can achieve operational performance and gain spatial understanding for increased productivity, data-driven decision making, and better service for constituents.

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. Please make sure that your Zoom name is the same as your MAC URISA registration when entering the meeting. Registration closes on Tuesday, June 21st, 2022 at 12pm.



April 19, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. – MAGTUG Webinar- Supporting Drone Mapping with Site Scan for ArcGIS

Many organizations are incorporating drones to enhance their image capture and mapping capabilities and support their work in public safety, planning, infrastructure, utilities, etc. However, to get the most value from drone-captured imagery, it’s essential to have an end-to-end solution to support all aspects of your program, including fleet management, flight planning, and image processing to create 2D and 3D outputs. In this session, attendees will learn about Site Scan for ArcGIS’s capabilities and how it can help connect a new or existing drone program to your organization’s GIS. The presentation will include examples and demonstrations to highlight the unique capabilities of Site Scan for ArcGIS. These examples include scalable cloud processing, analytics (including volumetrics, cut/fill and change over time), and Site Scan’s ability to quickly share data and integrate drone imagery outputs across your organization.

Jacqueline Nova (Presenter) Bio:

Jacqueline Nova, GISP., has a robust working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems and Geospatial Analysis, denoted by her 10 years of experience in geospatial and data analytics.  Over the last years, as a Solution Engineer for Esri, Ms. Nova supports State Agencies across the Mid-Atlantic region qualify the use of Esri Geospatial Technology to ensure success. Ms. Nova is confident in her ability to translate complex business requirements into geospatial solutions and in her skills to establish compressive objectives, metrics (KPIs), and procedures to satisfy any GIS Program’s requirements.

Ms. Nova possesses a bachelor’s degree in Geography, a GIS certificate from the University of Mary Washington, and her graduate certification in Information Technology Management from Systems from Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business and College of Engineering. In addition, Ms. Nova obtained her Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) certification in 2015.

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

Wednesday, October 12th to Friday, October 14th, 2022 – MacURISA 2022

Call for Presentations for MacURISA 2022 is now open! The conference will be held at Resorts Casino & Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

MacURISA is currently accepting abstracts. Please go to the Abstract hub site for requirements and more information.

The presentation types are:

  • Workshops
  • Techspo
  • Panel Sessions
  • Lightning Talks
  • Moderated Breakout Sessions &
  • Digital Map Gallery

The deadline for submission is Friday, May 20th, 2022.

Any questions, please let us know. You can go to the MacURISA hub site and submit an abstract, check out registration as well as get information on accommodations.

February 25, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. – MacURISA Webinar- GIS Open Talk

Open Talk between Brian Ivey (GIS Manager at The City of Philadelphia), Marlen Kokaz-Roy (GIS Architect at Chester County) & Chris Pollard (DVRPC) on GIS at their organizations.

Please come to listen and be part of an open conversation about GIS operations in general at local/county government.

We will talk about anything and everything regarding GIS.

Come to listen, come to participate!

This will be an open and informal conversation, you may choose to listen only or participate in the conversation.

Speakers: Marlen Kokaz-Roy – Chester County, PA, Brian Ivey – City of Philadelphia, & Christopher Pollard (DVRPC).

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

December 8, 2021 at 9:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. – MacURISA Webinar- Tropical Storm Ida Impacts & GIS

For our final half-day virtual event in 2021, MAC URISA will welcome speakers to discuss the regional response to Tropical Storm Ida. GIS is a critical tool used by emergency management agencies to support preparedness, response, and recovery efforts.

Please go to this LINK for FREE Registration.

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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