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Research and Advisory Board Meeting National Consortium on Remote Sensing in Transportation Environmental Assessment August 26-27, 2003. Tuesday, 26 August 2003 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Research and Advisory Board MeetingNational Consortium on Remote Sensing in TransportationEnvironmental AssessmentAugust 26-27, 2003Tuesday, 26 August 20032:30 Welcome & Introductions Roger King, Director, NCRST-E 2:45 Review of program 3:00 Transportation Corridor Workshop Recap and Discussion 5:00 Wrap-Up 5:30 Catfish DinnerWednesday, 27 August 2003 7:30 Continental Breakfast 8:15 Welcome, Introductions, and Agenda Review 8:25 Agenda Review 8:30 Multimodal Vulnerability -- Case Study in Pipeline Vulnerability and Ecosystem Response (Gunnar Olson) 9:00 Intergraph RRL Presentation 9:15 Future Research Directions: Setting the Stage (KT and Roger) 9:50 Break 10:10 Industry Directions and Needs: Project Opportunities -- Z/I Imaging (Phil Kern) 10:30 Industry Directions and Needs: Project Opportunities -- RESOURCE21 (Tom Koger) 10:50 Industry Directions and Needs: Project Opportunities -- SimWright (Lonnie Hearne) 11:10 Industry Directions and Needs: Project Opportunities -- HSA (Gay Smith) 11:30 Industry Directions and Needs: Project Opportunities -- GeoKnowledge Group (Karen Schuckman) 11:50 Industry Directions and Needs: Project Opportunities -- Intergraph and Keigan Systems (Orlando McDowelle) 12:10 Lunch (Barbeque -- Please email Chuck with your preference of pork, chicken or vegetarian) 1:15 Future Research Discussions -- (Chuck O'Hara, Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz, Charlotte Coker)Deploying RSSI in Transportation Corridor Impact Assessment and PlanningDecision Support Systems and Analysis Tools Policy and Data Products2:00 Background: The CSX Relocation EIS Project K. Thirumalai and Claiborne Barnwell 2:15 Break 2:30 Distributed Learning Seminar: Remote Sensing and the CSX Railroad Relocation EIS Project 3:20 Industry Directions and Needs: Project Opportunities -- DMJM + Harris (Barry Brupbacher) 3:40 Discussion: Research Deployment Activities for NCRST-E -- Advisory Committee Input 4:40 Action Items, Plans, and Follow UpTasks 5:00 Finish

  • Geospatial Information for Corridor Analysis and PlanningGICAP 2002Radisson Hotel, Memphis, Tennessee7-9 August, 2002Presentation Session 1: High Priority and Special System Corridors David Ekern: Context Sensitive Design, A Role for Remote SensingPresentation Session 2: NAFTA Corridor (I-69) EPA Region 4: Streamlining the NEPA Process, A Collaborative Effort Benefits of a Regional Remote Sensing DatabasePresentation Session 3: Mississippi I-10 Corridor and CSX Rail Relocation EIS, DMJM + Harris: Remote Sensing and the CSX Railroad Relocation EIS MDOT Corridor Analysis Major ProjectsPresentation Session 4: Corridor Working Session Alaska Transportation Corridors: Current Status and Proposed Expansions Fast-Track Utility Corridor MappingPresentation Session 5: Future Directions in Data and Applications Virginia Future Directions Interoperability Future Directions in Transportation Application of Remote Sensing/GIS

    Breakout Session: Technical and Operational Challenges and OpportunitiesBreakout Session: Institutional and Policy Challenges and OpportunitiesBreakout Session: Economic Challenges and OpportunitiesBreakout Session: Technology Outreach DirectionsBreakout Session: Educational/Training Outreach DirectionsBreakout Session: Research and Development Directions

    Summary and Wrap Up

  • CONTEXT SENSITIVE DESIGNA Role for Remote SensingGICAP 2002 WORKSHOPAugust 8, 2002David S. Ekern, P.E. - Assistant CommissionerMinnesota Department of Transportation

  • DEFINING SUCCESSCreating a project which will leave a lasting positive impact on the people it serves and the area it affects.

    A philosophy defining success as being in harmony with the community and the environment.

  • SUCCESSFUL PROJECTELEMENTSCommunity Acceptance

    Environmental Compatibility

    Engineering and Functional Credibility

    Financial Feasibility

  • MAKING SUCCESSHAPPENVisionary Leadership/ Attitude of ExcellencePersonal PerseverancePlanning with Public InvolvementCreative Funding AttitudeIntegration of ExpertsFlexible/Innovative DesignLearning from Success and FailureSharing the Results

  • USING THE TOOLSPLANNINGDepartment Strategic PlanDistrict Long Range Corridor PlansPerformance Goals/TargetsFUNDINGArea Transportation PartnershipsTECHNOLOGYCADRemote Sensing

  • FASTER-CHEAPER-BETTERInternal Re-engineeringStreamlining the Conventional ModelInnovations in ContractingUtilizing the Private SectorPartneringCooperative RelationshipsPublic/PublicPublic/Private

  • MS Delta I-69

  • Identify High Priority Ecological AreasProject GoalsIdentify Potential Mitigation AreasStreamline NEPA process

  • Urban areas Find the best ecological pathway between the hubs.Ecological Cost Surface AnalysisAgriculture

  • Where are the best places to restore wetlands?

  • Benefits of New Approach Shared Baseline Data Early in Process leads to: Better Analyses Earlier in Process Higher Quality Work Better Partnerships and Communication Early Identification of Key Eco Issues Avoidance of Project Delays Avoidance of Duplicated Efforts Supporting EIS info meets Agency Expectations Quicker Turnaround and Timely EIS Reviews Baseline data for future projects

  • BENEFITS OF A REGIONAL REMOTE SENSING / GIS DATA BASETools to help us to make better decisions, save time and money in planning and developing Transportation Projects.

  • BENEFITS OF A REGIONAL REMOTE SENSING / GIS DATA BASEUse Available Imagery from Public Archives accessible via World Wide Web where possibleAvoid Redundant Data Acquisition if possibleCoordinate Between Agencies to Acquire New Data For Multiple Uses with one Flight PlanAnalyze Data Using Automated Image Classification SystemsStore Data in Web Retrievable FormatsCollect and store prepared data layersRevise Imagery on Routine Cycle

  • BENEFITS OF A REGIONAL REMOTE SENSING / GIS DATA BASEInformation available to State DOTs, FHWA, EPA, Corps of Engineers, TVA, USGS, USFS, NPS, etc.Information centralized with easy on-line retrievalProposed information for support of multiple studiesSynoptic view medium resolution satellite imageryHigh resolution (1-meter) satellite imageryPrepared products:Theme mapsContour mapsFlood zone maps, etc.More intensive data for special study areasMultispectral imagery and Lidar elevational data

  • A Regional Data Base Is A Solution To A Recognized Concernnew high-resolution satelliteshigh-altitude airborne sensorslow-altitude airborne sensorsState GIS ArchivesThe Internet, the World-Wide-Web, and Public Data Sources

    These technologies support Applications in Transportation Development, Environmental Conservation, and Natural Resource ManagementGPS for locationdigital camerasdigital image processing and distributionOne of the Biggest Difficulties in Using Remote Sensing and GIS is Getting the Right Data, in the Right Format, at the Right Time

    There is a convergence of accessible technologies:

  • Imagery Acquisition May RequireMulti-agency PartneringImagery acquisition costs may be reduced by multi-agency partnershipsNational Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) andUSGS Geospatial Data Clearinghouse

    Partnerships may be:State/FederalIn-stateMulti-stateConsortia

    Partnering involves costs and trade-offs;Cooperation required on image scale, format, dates, etc.

  • Once Imagery Received, It Must Be Processed to Be UsefulImagery is unlike tabular Census Bureau data

    Value-added operations required to produce useful information:land use mapping or geo-information requires interpretation

    May not have required technical skills within existing staff

    Imagery processing may require new computer software/hardware

  • Strategies for Overcoming the BarriersTraining and Continued EducationOutreach programs to assist in technology transferVendors need to highlight and promote transportation applicationsResearch funding to promote applicationsTransportation professionals need to document and publish results of applications

  • Future Uses of ImagerySocio-economic characteristicsdemographicstravel demand and forecastingNatural environmental conditionsInfrastructure inventory/managementAND, with other information:property valuesR-O-W analysisconstruction impactsvegetation species classificationNew sources of high-resolution imagery canprovide valuable information concerning:

  • BENEFITS OF A REGIONAL REMOTE SENSING / GIS DATA BASEUse Remote Sensing Imagery and Data to:Save MoneySave TimeMake and Support Better DecisionsBetter Communicate Decisions, Criteria, and Tradeoffs to Public and Customers

  • CSX Railroad Corridor Analysis

    REMOTE SENSING and the CSX RAIL RELOCATION EIS NCRST-E GICAP 2002 Workshop Session 3

    REMOTE SENSING and the CSX RAIL RELOCATION EIS NCRST-E GICAP 2002 Workshop Session 3

    What are our Tasks? What data do we need and in what sequence?

    REMOTE SENSING and the CSX RAIL RELOCATION EIS NCRST-E GICAP 2002 Workshop Session 3

    Our No. 1 Task is to begin recording constraints and possible alignments. We cannot prepare an Environmental Impact Statement without a physical description of the project.

    The No. 1 item that we need is a digital image of the corridor under study.

    REMOTE SENSING and the CSX RAIL RELOCATION EIS NCRST-E GICAP 2002 Workshop Session 3

    The No. 2 item that we need would be contours at intervals of 5 feet or less.

    In Remote Sensing terms, we need a digital terrain model as soon as possible.

    REMOTE SENSING and the CSX RAIL RELOCATION EIS NCRST-E GICAP 2002 Workshop Session 3

    The No. 3 task is the Agency and Public Involvement process

    REMOTE SENSING and the CSX