History Historically the West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) has been utilizing geospatial (GIS, Remote Sensing, & GPS) technology for planning, analysis, and mapping purposes ever since the technology became available. In 2005 the WVDOT GIS Section was created to meet the growing needs for geospatial data and services in transportation. In 2007 the GIS Section was renamed as the GIS Unit and merged with the Highway Data Services (HDS) Unit, a program responsible for processing changes in roadway information, and the update and maintenance of the Roadway Inventory Log, to form the current Geospatial Transportation Information (GTI) Section.
-Roadway Inventory Log -Roadway Statistics -Public Certified Mileage - Geospatial Data Management -Geospatial Services Geospatial Transportation Information (GTI) Section Program Planning & Administration Division Highway Data Services Unit GIS Unit
GTI Mission & Vision Statements Mission Statement To improve customer service to the citizens of West Virginia by supplying the latest geospatial transportation information. Vision Statement The West Virginia Department of Transportation Geospatial Transportation Information (GTI) Section is committed to managing an enterprise Geospatial Information System that will improve the productivity of the West Virginia Department of Transportation, meet growing customer needs, and play a leading role in West Virginia’s geospatial community.
Why? Small Successes + Healthy Growth Relatively New GIS Program Copying Peers Leveraging Professional Services Then What? Sustainable Growth? DOT’s Uniqueness Growing Needs for Geospatial Technology? Enterprise GIS? Staff’s Skill Advancement? Other Improvements?
How? Goal Guide the implementation of a sustainable EGIS Project Initiated in October 2009 Partnership with Esri Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) Technical Advisor Online Survey Information Assessment Multiple Versions of Draft Roadmap Delivered in March 2011
What? Phased Approach Suggestions Best Practices Four Phases Phase I: Build enterprise GIS framework Phase II: Application implementation & preparation for GIS integration for ERP applications Phase III: Pilot new tools & applications Phase IV: Roll out Highway Data Maintenance Solutions & ERP Five Areas Business Architecture Data Architecture Application Architecture Technical Architecture GIS Staffing
Phase 1 Current State (Now) Current State (Now) Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4 Target State (Vision) Target State (Vision) Build Enterprise GIS Framework Application Implementation and Preparation for GIS integration with ERP Applications Pilot New Tools and Applications Roll out Highway Data Maintenance Solutions and ERP to Production
Recommended Workflow 1. Project authorization from FHWA or other third parties. Information is entered in Primavera and notice is sent to the survey field crew to GPS project location. 2. Field crew collects project location data and other pertinent data as necessary 3. Data is replicated to the district office using either Web-based disconnected check-in or connected synchronization services for distributed geodatabase versions maintained in supported database platforms. Both types of replication offer two-way workflows necessary to support field crews 4. Two-way replication is setup between the District Offices and Central Office Production geodatabase to keep geodatabases in sync. 5. Esri’s Interoperability Extension or Feature Management Extension (FME) is used to provide interoperability between the geodatabase and MicrosStation DGN files for data exchange. For web services, MicroStation V8i can consume WMS. Both options should be available for users. 6. Project Location Data is sent to Primavera. 7. All business data within the ERP is linked to the roadway network LRS. 8. Roadway Network LRS and event data in the production environment is maintained by Esri Highway Data Maintenance System. 9. Data for Cartographic production (Federal, State, County and City Maps) is located in the Publication geodatabase and managed by ESRI’s Production Mapping. 10. Data is replicated one-way to the publication environment for Web Portal and File downloads. 11. Data is replicated to the new Web Portal Publication Database. Data is projected to Web Mercator (Auxiliary Sphere) Projection before replication. 12. Data and Maps are available for download via automated ETL.
Recommendations for Business Architecture Develop GIS Steering Committee Identify GIS Champions in Business Units Data Discovery Workshop with Business Units Define GIS Data Standards and Field Data Collection Procedures Define Business Units Data Roles and Responsibilities Define ERP/GIS Integration Requirements Define MicroStation Interoperability Requirements with Business units Implement Standards GIS Steering Committee Oversight and Support for ERP/GIS Rollout GIS Section and Business Champion continued work with Business Units on ERP/GIS Rollout Phase IPhase IIPhase IIIPhase IV
Recommendations for Data Architecture Phase IPhase IIPhase IIIPhase IV Data Model Workshop Separate Database Environments – Create Staging and Publication Environments Develop QA/QC Procedures for Data Cleanup Develop Common Base Maps Develop Data Caching Strategy Develop Data Management Strategy – Versioning- Replication-Archiving Define ETL Tools Create Mosaic Datasets Develop Conceptual and Logical Data Models Data Cleanup Test Data Caching Strategy in Staging Environment Pilot Versioning- Replication-Archiving in Staging Environment Define Data Maintenance Workflows Automate ETL Tools Test Mosaic Datasets in Staging Environment Pilot Physical Geodatabase Schema in Staging Environment Roll Out Data Caching Strategy in Production Environment Roll Out Versioning- Replication-Archiving in Production Environment Test ETL Tools in Staging Roll Out Mosaic Datasets in Production Environment Roll out Physical Geodatabase Schema to Production Environment Roll Out ETL Tools in Production Environment
Recommendations for Application Architecture Phase IPhase IIPhase IIIPhase IV Design Templates for Official Maps in Production Mapping in Staging Environment – Test Caching Strategies Pilot Production Mapping in Staging Environment Develop Mobile GIS Application Based on Data Collection Standards and Procedures Pilot WMX in Staging Environment Pilot GIS & MicroStation Integration using Interoperability in Staging Environment Automate GIS & MicroStation Interoperability Workflows Pilot Highway Data Management Solution in Staging Environment Pilot Mobile GIS Applications Rollout WMX in Production Environment Rollout GIS & CAD Integration using Interoperability Extension in Production Environment Rollout Highway Data Management Solution to Production Rollout Mobile GIS Applications Discovery Workshop for SOA/ERP GIS Web Services and Mapping Applications Requirements Pilot GIS/ERP Integration Web Service/Mapping Applications in Staging Environment Rollout GIS/ERP Integration Web Services/Mapping Applications in Production Environment Rollout ERP/GIS Integration to Production Environment
Recommendations for Technical Architecture Phase IPhase IIPhase IIIPhase IV Esri Enterprise Health Check Install WMX in Staging Environment Determine High Level ERP/GIS System Integration Requirements for Asset Management, Work Order Management, Safety Management, etc. System Architecture Workshop to Support ERP/GIS Integration Requirements Revisit System Architecture Requirements Integration Requirements Install Image Server Extension in Staging Environment – Install Production Mapping in Staging Environment Install Interoperability extension in Staging Environment Install WMX in Production Environment Install Image Server Extension in Production Environment – Install Production Mapping in Production Environment Install Interoperability extension in Production Environment
Recommendations for GIS Staffing Phase IPhase IIPhase IIIPhase IV Hire GIS Database Administrator Hire GIS Developer
Revised Tasks for Business Architecture Develop GIS Steering Committee Identify GIS Champions in Business Units Conduct Data Discovery workshop with business units to identify pockets of existing GIS data that should be maintained in the enterprise geodatabase.
Revised Tasks for Data Architecture Conduct Transportation Data Model Workshop Separate Database Environments Create Staging and Publication Environment Develop QA/QC Strategy for Data Clean-up Develop Common Base Maps for Web Portal and Desktop Develop Data Caching Strategy Define Data Maintenance Workflows – RIL and LRS – WMX Workshop Develop Data Management Strategy Define ETL/Data Extraction Processes Design and Create Mosaic Datasets
Revised Tasks for Application Architecture Design Templates in Staging Environment Test Caching Strategies using Image Server Extension in Staging Environment Automate GIS & MicroStation Interoperability Workflows
Revised Tasks for Technical Architecture Esri Enterprise Health Check – Initial System Enterprise Health Check with GIS and OT System and Network Administrators Install WMX in Staging Environment Install Production Mapping Solution in Staging Environment Install Image Server extension in Staging Environment Install Interoperability extension in Staging Environment
Business Architecture Develop GIS Steering Committee – In Progress Identify GIS Champions in Business Units - In Progress Conduct Data Discovery workshop with business units to identify pockets of existing GIS data that should be maintained in the enterprise geodatabase. – In Progress
Data Architecture Conduct Transportation Data Model Workshop – Complete Separate Database Environments – Complete Create Staging and Publication Environment – Complete Develop QA/QC Strategy for Data Clean-up – In Progress Develop Common Base Maps for Web Portal and Desktop – Complete Develop Data Caching Strategy – In Progress Define Data Maintenance Workflows – RIL and LRS – WMX Workshop – In Progress Develop Data Management Strategy - In Progress Define ETL/Data Extraction Processes – In Progress Design and Create Mosaic Datasets - In Progress
Application Architecture Design Templates in Staging Environment – In Progress Test Caching Strategies using Image Server Extension in Staging Environment - In Progress Automate GIS & MicroStation Interoperability Workflows – In Progress
Technical Architecture Esri Enterprise Health Check – Initial System Enterprise Health Check with GIS and OT System and Network Administrators - Complete Install WMX in Staging Environment - Complete Install Production Mapping Solution in Staging Environment - Complete Install Image Server extension in Staging Environment - Complete Install Interoperability extension in Staging Environment - Complete