O1: Oral Presentation C Thursday, 3:30 Ė 4:00 pm C Lake Superior Ballroom O


Mike Barnes
Minnesota Department of Transportation
MS 685
395 John Ireland Boulevard
St. Paul, MN  55155

The Minnesota Department of Transportation continues to enhance and expand the use of GIS technology to improve our planning, design, construction, and maintenance processes. During this presentation, I will highlight some of the GIS uses across the department, roles of the newly formed central GIS support unit, give updates to the three projects listed below, and give contact information for your follow on questions. 

The Mn/DOT BaseMap is a set of transportation related information developed specifically for GIS use and it has recently undergone a bit of a face-lift. The data has not only been updated but has been enhanced. I will briefly give an update on whatís new about the data, what data is available, and how to access the data online.

Mn/DOTís Location Data Server is a new system being developed to centrally manage more stable location information for other applications to use to locate, integrate, and analyze transportation data using different referencing systems. I will give a brief overview and status of the project.

Mn/Model is a GIS-based archaeological predictive model that helps Mn/DOT avoid impacts on archaeological sites throughout Minnesota. I will give a brief overview of the project and its new website.