Tuesday, July 08, 2008
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has just published a United States Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) report entitled "Business Models for Implementing Geospatial Technologies in Transportation Decision-Making: Phase Two".
Per FDOT's website:
This FHWA report is a follow-up on a case study documenting business models for geospatial technology implementation at six state DOTs.
This report summarizes the "phase two" research and documents the 'GIS business models' for an additional 36 of the nation's state DOTs. It describes the historical and organizational factors contributing to the development of GIS programs at state DOTs, as well as related effective practices.
This report is arranged into four sections:
- "Case Study Approach" describes how the study was conducted, as well as limitations to the approach.
- "Business Model Practices for GIS at State DOTs" provides comparisons on how state DOTs have organized their GIS programs.
- "Challenges and Success Factors" identifies common challenges that state DOTs have faced and success factors that have helped them address these challenges.
- "Recommendations for FHWA" includes specific suggestions for how FHWA can continue to support state DOTs in implementing their respective GIS activities.