Geospatial Analysis for Transportation Planners & Practitioners


Transforming data and information into actionable knowledge and understanding is increasingly needed for transportation planners, practitioners and stakeholders involved with maintaining and planning for the public/private transportation system. As data becomes more available and our transportation system more complex, transportation professionals must possess a variety of data management and analytical skills, including those with spatial and geographic properties. This course is designed for working professionals with a variety of skill sets and experiences working with spatial data, but whose jobs involve aspects of managing transportation assets or performance of transportation systems and for those professionals interested in improving their spatial and geographic analysis capabilities. The course utilizes the ArcGIS software.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
• Understand the broader strength and capability of geospatial analysis, as it relates to transportation

• Manage data (import/export) within ArcGIS from various formats

• Geocode data using address and lat/long properties

• Conduct various buffer and service area analyses

• Create maps with appropriate symbology for polygon, line and point attributes

• Create interpolated images

• Conduct common network analyses, including

Content Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

Module 2: Map Creation and Analytical Concepts

Module 3: Geocoding and Proximity Analysis

Module 4: Basic Network Analysis

Module 5: Advance Network Analysis

Software Requirement

ArcGIS 10.5 or newer


20 hours