Make better investment decisions with GIS


Use GIS to collect information from across your organization and put it in the hands of planners so they can make the best decisions. Use location to organize data on the current condition of assets and transportation system performance and deficiencies. Then you can make strategic decisions about where to invest. GIS in the transportation planning process helps you effectively communicate your road and highway plan, which helps citizens understand why and where you are investing public transportation dollars.

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Visualize performance

GIS in road and highway planning helps you visualize and understand the condition of your existing assets and the performance of your transportation network. It also helps you analyze needed safety improvements to determine the best mix of new projects and required maintenance activities. With location intelligence, you can strategically prioritize your investments.

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Make your plan more strategic

To effectively plan investments, planners must collect, analyze, and evaluate candidate projects for inclusion in agency plans. GIS provides a single process for collecting, organizing, and evaluating potential projects from multiple organizations to streamline the planning process. Bundle projects to create scenarios and optimize the mix and timing of projects to deliver the greatest value to constituents.

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Collaborate and communicate

Effective collaboration is a hallmark of a successful transportation planning process. The ArcGIS platform enables you to build consensus across organizations. At the same time, you want to build public confidence that you have made the most strategic and cost-effective decisions regarding the public's tax dollars. GIS can help communicate the effectiveness of your road and highway plan to build confidence and greater public support–because a map can be worth a thousand words.

User story

SANDAG proposes 5 moves to change transportation


The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) uses a data-driven approach to understand community travel patterns and improve transportation.

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