In September of 2017 the North Carolina Department of Transportation initiated an agency wide effort to improve program delivery as a priority of Secretary Jim Trogdon. The concept included using GIS data to evaluate projects on a regional scale, thereby streamlining the project development process and reducing the time to get a project to design.
The effort initially named “GIS Based Regional Modeling” soon matured into NCDOT Project ATLAS (Advancing Transportation through Linkages Automation and Screening). The overarching vision of Project ATLAS has evolved from environmental screening into a “One Stop Shop” for NCDOT Project Managers and Consultant Project Managers. Three tools are currently under development to give these teams the help they need and have a planned delivery window of August through October 2018. The first tool to be deployed will be the ATLAS Data Gateway. This tool will provide access to all currently available GIS data, identify and fill data gaps and produce new data layers where needed. The second tool to be released will be the ATLAS Screening Tool. This tool will provide an automated screening report for all transportation related projects, identifying site characteristics and potential effects to both the human and physical environment. The results of this screening will be a summary of the site features along with potential effects supported by accompanying spatial and tabular data. The final product of the first phase of the ATLAS effort will be the Project Management Platform which will provide a unified workspace for project managers to explore projects for associated data, documents, screening results, and automated reports.
Please join us as Morgan Weatherford and LeiLani Paugh (NCDOT) outline these tools and how they will be implemented on future NCDOT projects.
DATE: 23 August 2018
Social Hour starting at 5:30 PM
Dinner at 6:30 PM
Speaker at ~7:00 PM
LOCATION: Lynnwood Brewing Concern
(Barrel Room) 1053 E. Whitaker Mill Road Raleigh, NC 27604
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North Carolina Association of Environmental Professionals, PO Box #17512, Raleigh, NC 27619