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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

To support our community of geospatial transportation professionals, MAGTUG maintains this calendar of virtual and in-person meetings, seminars, and conferences in the Mid-Atlantic and beyond to keep you apprised of training and information exchange opportunities. Not all events are sponsored or organized by the Group but offer excellent prospects for professional development.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

2020 MacURISA Conference in Atlantic City date change.

Due to COVID-19 the MacURISA Conference in Atlantic City has been moved to May 5th-7th, 2021. The Abstract date has been extended until Friday, December 4th, 2020. We here at MAGTUG are assembling our own tract for the conference. We welcome all to join us in helping to promote advances in geospatial technology in the industry. Plus, it will be a lot of fun! Please go HERE to see how you can participate.

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

October 21, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. – MAGTUG Webinar- Nearmap Imagery: A rapidly evolving technology for GIS & transportation

In this MAGTUG seminar, Nearmap will discuss the tools and resources that GIS professionals need to tackle complex transportation logistics with current, accurate and instantly accessible location data.

Knowledge is power and for the transportation industry. This means managing assets, integrating data, operational efficiency and security are top priorities. When your capital improvement sites, existing assets, and portfolio properties span hundreds or thousands of miles, it’s imperative to have immediate insight into what’s happening across your transport network.

In this webinar you’ll learn:

  • How using Nearmap’s aerial location content – 3D, ortho and oblique — can empower your planning with smarter data
  • How using Nearmap data helps maximize field crew efficiency and safety, reduce site visits, provide historical context and keep government and community informed
  • How you can boost your data-driven insights with integrations available for GIS, CAD, CAMA, and other third party applications
  • How you can boost your data-driven insights with Nearmap and Bentley products.

Speakers:

Pamela Wilkins, Account Executive – Mid-Market Government

Pamela is based out of our New York City office and is responsible for Nearmap’s business development, specific to local government, throughout the East Coast.

She works closely with cities, towns and counties to integrate imagery into their processes. Pamela is most passionate about showing governments new ways in which to increase their effectiveness and quicken workflow.

Håkan Engman is the director of business development in the digital cities business unit at Bentley Systems.

In that role, Engman is leading business management activities for OpenCities products. He is also responsible for the integration of the Swedish company Agency9 after Bentley acquired it in September 2018. As the CEO of Agency9, Engman was instrumental in positioning Agency9 as a key player in web-based urban planning 3D applications for project communication and citizen dialogue. Before Agency9, Engman worked at IBM, BMC Software, Ericsson, and several startup companies in the mobile and media software market.

UPDATE: View meeting materials LINK.

October 19-21, 2020 – Transportation Asset and Infrastructure Management Conference (TAIM)

Join us online Oct. 19-21 for the Transportation Asset and Infrastructure Management (TAIM) Conference. Sessions are set to include information about new industry policies/procedures, current research, and best practices in transportation engineering. Learn more and register at https://bit.ly/2ErMXpj.

#engineering #transportation #infrastructure

September 30, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. – MAGTUG Webinar- Downtown Walkability Improvement Study Project – A StoryMap

In this MAGTUG seminar, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI) will present an ESRI StoryMap that they created for a Downtown Walkability Improvement Study project that they completed for the Village of Lindenhurst on Long Island, NY. Lindenhurst is aiming to revitalize its downtown, and with a grant from Suffolk County, they were able to hire GPI to do just that.

Mr. Dave Wagner is an experienced Department Director, Project Manager, and an expert in Asset Management Systems and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) who has managed Asset Management and GIS projects for New Jersey counties, New Jersey DOT, NJ Transit, Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) as well as numerous transportation agencies throughout the United States over the last 25 years.

Mr. Robert Nalewajk is GPI’s GIS Manager. He has extensive experience with the entire spectrum of ESRI’s ArcGIS suite from enterprise system design to mobile field collection as well as data management, application development, implementation and training.

UPDATE: View meeting materials LINK.

☉ July 30, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. – MAGTUG Webinar – Cartegraph InVision Software Solution for COVID-19

COVID-19 is presenting significant new challenges for those that own and operate facilities. The problems related to re-opening facilities are more difficult than those involved with closing those same facilities. With no existing playbook, best practices are evolving quickly. Join us for a one-hour webinar to explore evolving best practices and some practical approaches to ensuring that your employees and work places are safe and productive. This session will show you how to:

  • Better prepare your facilities, campuses, and office buildings for the new normal.Leverage location-centric facilities data to maintain social distancing, and protect staff and visitors.Learn how to inventory supplies, coordinate disinfection tasks, and track costs.

Stu Rich is the Director of Cartegraph’s Building and Infrastructure product line and has been dedicated to improving the ability of facilities managers to make data-driven decisions for nearly twenty years. Starting in 2020, Cartegraph starting building InVision as a Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) software solution to help facilities owners and operators drive performance and value from their facilities investments.Update: Click on this LINK for recorded video of this presentation.

☉ June 24, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. – MAGTUG Webinar – ESRI COVID-19 Recovery Solutions

As the situation surrounding the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to evolve and communities begin recovery or reopening efforts, Esri is supporting our users and the community at large with software, services, and materials that are helping people understand, manage, and communicate the impact of the outbreak.We’ll discuss how the new coronavirus recovery / reopening solutions can be used by state and local government agencies to increase testing capacity, monitor community progress, protect vulnerable populations, and promote small business recovery. We’ll also highlight the capabilities provided in the solutions and discuss how you can leverage the ArcGIS Solutions in your organization.Speakers are Daniel Wickens & Aaron Brouse of ESRI.Update: Click on the LINK for recorded video of this presentation.

☉ April 15, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. – MAGTUG Webinar – Public Agency Maintenance Management: Summary of Best Practices

Updated to give reference to Coronavirus (a subsequent webinar may handle in more detail)April 15, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. – 11:00am, with discussion from 11 to 11.30am for those who wish to remain.In normal times, but especially in times of crises, public health and other, public agencies, both local and state, need to efficiently manage all of their infrastructure. This includes streets, vehicles, buildings, open spaces and other publicly owned and operated assets. Maintenance Management practices and application systems provide the means and the tools to more efficiently and effectively do these activities. They reduce the total cost of ownership of public assets as well as meet wider agency objectives, include running robust and reliable services in the time of stress. A brief review will be given of:

  • The difference between asset management and maintenance management.The costs of not doing maintenance efficientlyGap assessment to best practices:
    • Overall operationData collectionStructuring and managing inventoryMaintenance proceduresSupport Systems
    Marshaling resources in scarce timesTwo case studiesPotential road map for improvementCurrent activities in the City of Philadelphia (with Q&A)

Session Leads:Dr. Simon Lewis is AECOM’s transportation asset management lead. In this position he helps facilitate the adoption of asset management best practices across agencies and projects. He was formerly the Product Manager for 3 different asset/maintenance management software products. He has work experience in 34 state DOT’s and also in many local agencies. He has provided many workshops in asset management and in work order management best practices.Rich Quodomine is the city of Philadelphia’s Senior Lead GIS Analyst for the Department of Public Property. He heads up the Asset Intelligence Suite of Applications which include InVision and IWAMS, the Integrated Workplace Asset Management System. The City uses these applications, among many others, to drive knowledge of the city’s assets and architecture.UPDATE: Click on this LINK for presentation material.

☉ January 29, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. – MAGTUG Webinar – Adrenalizing Asset Management

The CycloMedia solution offering is comprised of high-resolution street-level imagery and mobile LiDAR. When coupled with intuitive SaaS offerings, the resulting solution provides seamless, 360-degree visualization that allows users to remotely assess sites, assets, features, and conditions. This informational session will highlight several ways State and Local Government customers are leveraging this technology to solve real business challenges (and realize a high ROI) across the Transportation, Public Works, and Engineering fields.UPDATE: Click on this LINK for presentation material.Presenters:
Jason Sealy, Sales Executive
Jim Michel, Sr. Solution Engineer

☉ December 5, 2019 at 9:00 A.M. – 4 P.M. – GIS Day at Rowan College at Burlington County

We are pleased to announce that a full-day GIS Day event will once again be held at Rowan College at Burlington County (formerly Burlington County College) on Thursday, December 5, 2019.   This event will consist of a morning of speaker presentations and an afternoon of GPS and GIS activities.  Lunch and lite morning refreshments will be provided. The event is FREE!  – Join us to celebrate the many facets of GIS!Registration is open at www.co.burlington.nj.us/gisdayatrcbc

☉ November 1, 2019 at 7:30 A.M. – 4 P.M. -MacURISA / MAGTUG Fall Meeting – Geospatial Asset Management: Straightforward Solutions for Real World Data

Asset Management and GIS have a complicated relationship with a long history and a bright future. Please join us as we welcome back MAGTUG for a full day of presentations on real world examples using GIS to better collect, track, and manage asset data. We will have an afternoon workshop available for attendees, Maintenance Management Systems (MMS) and Best Practices for Local Agencies (limit 20).

Registration fee is $30 and includes a light breakfast and networking lunch. Register by Wednesday, October 30th, 2019. Walk-ins will be subject to an additional $15 fee.

Rutgers EcoComplex
1200 Florence-Columbus Rd
Bordentown, NJ 08505

☉ August 14, 2019 at 10 A.M. – 11 A.M. MAGTUG Webinar- Modern Street-level Asset Collection with Mapillary

Asset management is critical for many government agencies to manage their street assets. A.I. and machine learning technology is expanding to automate government work-flows which have traditionally required significant investments in field work, manual intervention, and data analysis. This session hosted by Muthu Sampath will showcase real-world examples of the benefits of street-level imagery and the power of A.I. in scaling up data collection and extraction for asset inventory, site surveys, property appraisals and other resource-intensive operations.

UPDATE: Click on this LINK to view this exciting webinar.

June 26, 2019 at 10 A.M. – 11 A.M. MAGTUG Webinar- DelDOT PAR Prioritization Web Application

UPDATE: View meeting materials LINK.

Join Julia Wolanski from Pennoni’s Technology Solutions Team to learn about their DelDOT PAR Prioritization Web Application.

The Pennoni GIS team created an application and performed data analysis relating to the prioritization of ADA compliance curb ramps within the state of Delaware. This tool utilized a variety of data sets (ADA compliance, population demographics, transportation, and walkability) and incorporated GIS techniques to create a ranking of high priority locations in the state.

Ms. Julia Wolanski serves as a GIS Specialist within Pennoni’s, Technology Solutions Team. She is a graduate of Temple University with a Professional Science Masters in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science.

☉ May 1, 2019 at 10 A.M. – 11 A.M. MAGTUG Webinar- Exploring The Smart Region (SmartCityPHL)

UPDATE: You can view this presentation by selecting this LINK.

Join MAGTUG and Rich Quodomine from the Department of Public Property, City of Philadelphia to learn about the Asset Intelligence SmartCityPHL initiative and the newly released roadmap.

Rich Quodomine is the city of Philadelphia’s Senior Lead GIS Analyst for the Department of Public Property. He heads up the Asset Intelligence Suite of Applications which include InVision and IWAMS, the Integrated Workplace Asset Management System. The City uses these applications, among many others, to drive knowledge of the city’s assets and architecture.

In February 2019, the City of Philadelphia released the SmartCityPHL roadmap and established an advisory committee to catalyze efforts to improve municipal service delivery to Philadelphia’s diverse communities through the adoption of new and emerging technologies.

SmartCityPHL is the City of Philadelphia’s initiative to pursue technology innovation in support of our communities. This initiative has the potential to increase the access that residents have to technology, particularly to the internet.

Click on this LINK for free registration.


March 13, 2019 at 10 A.M. – 4 P.M. UPDATE: The presentations are now available by following this LINK.

IREG – Enterprise and GIS-T by Mid-Atlantic County Governments. The 110th meeting of the DVRPC’s Information Resources Exchange Group (IREG), in partnership with MAGTUG, will be hosting an event focused on Enterprise and GIS-T by Mid-Atlantic County Governments. This meeting is to share stories of the state of the practice at the county level within the DVRPC and MAGTUG region.

This FREE event will run from 10:00 am to 4 pm and include lunch. Seating is limited to 90. It will be held at the DVRPC main conference room, 190 North Independence Mall West, 8th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Registration is required. Please go to TICKETLEAP to register. Full agenda to come soon.

☉ February 27, 2019 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. – MAGTUG Webinar- Save Time, Effort, and Money Through Street Level Visualization (and Data Analytics). This is our first webinar of the new year. The CycloMedia solution offering is comprised of authoritative, high-resolution imagery embedded with geometrically true coordinate, date and time stamps. When coupled with our terrestrial LiDAR and SaaS offerings, the resulting solution provides a seamless, 360-degree street level view that allows users to remotely assess sites, assets, features, and conditions. This informational session will highlight several ways our valued customers are leveraging this technology to solve real business challenges. Please go to this LINK to view this presentation.

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