This research was funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities, or NITC, a program of TREC at Portland State University.
Transportation -- Data processing, Urban transportation, Transportation -- Planning -- Evaluation, Geographic information systems
The goal of this grant was to take the technological innovations for deploying survey instruments to mobile phones, developed under a previous OTREC grant, and publish them as globally accessible mobile applications (apps) for use in a variety of transportation planning settings. Under this grant, three applications have been developed for three distinctly different user groups. The first, JLA Involve, was developed and deployed for JLA, a Portland, OR.-based public involvement firm, to support their work with the City of Tualatin, OR., in updating their Transportation System Plan (TSP). The second was developed and deployed for the City of Eugene, OR., and allows citizens to submit bike-lane service requests directly to the City’s internal Work Ticket (MMS) system for quickly responding to and resolving requests. The third application, Make It So, was developed and deployed by University of Oregon (UO) transportation researcher Marc Schlossberg, and makes generalized mobile survey instruments available to other transportation researchers around the world through Apple’s App Store. All are utilizing Esri’s API for iOS or Android to maximize the potential for recipients of mobilegenerated data to incorporate it directly into their existing spatial data management/GIS systems and workflows.
Kato, Ken, Marc Schlossberg, James Meacham. Development of Mobile Mapping Technology to Facilitate Dialog between Transportation Agencies and the Public. OTREC-TT-12-01. Portland, OR: Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC), 2013. https://dx.doi.org/10.15760/trec.59