Author Archives: Bo Guo, PhD, PE

Jun 15, 2020
Towards Geocoding LRS Events
Address geocoding and LRS dynamic segmentation (dynseg) are two commonly used processes that yield geospatial coordinates for plotting and spatially analysis.  To me, the key difference between the two lies...
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Building the Magic Layer – Secret Sauce Unveiled
Route reference does NOT represent a new data model nor is it a new Linear Referencing Method (LRM); it is an addon object to any existing LRS model. Governed by...
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Stabilizing LRS Castles – Shifting Sands Ignored
[It seems that as GIS-T professionals, we are cursed to build or maintain LRS castles on sand dunes to fulfill the LRS promise of integrating and managing all transportation events...
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May 26, 2020
Humanizing LRS – Coin Stories Told
In the 2020 TRB Annual Conference, Patrick Whiteford of ADOT and Shawn Blaesing of IaDOT led the discussion on the proverbial LRS question – “Measure or XY” – by presenting...
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May 15, 2020
Measuring Data Quality in ADOT
Behind the ubiquity of data disclaimers is the realization that our data is not perfect and that pursuing perfection is akin to boiling the ocean.  But are we satisfied with...
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Inaugural Open GIVing Session!
Yesterday afternoon, without much fanfare, the first Open GIVing session was attended by 8 participants including representatives from Mohave County, Pima County, and Yavapai County.  Here is the summary of...
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Discovering ArcGIS Dashboards: Map as a First-Class Citizen
The ADOT MPD’s (Multimodal Planning Division) journey in search of GIS/LRS data visualization technologies started 6 years ago.  The key mission was to produce  dashboards that were Sustainable – automated...
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Apr 11, 2019
Gistic’s newly revamped website goes live
The newly revamped Gistic website goes live today – www.gisticinc.com.   The new website brings focus to Gistic’s key offerings through a clean and simple modern user experience. Kudos to...
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May 15, 2018
LRS Transformers Now on FME Hub!
Gistic Research, Inc. has open-sourced a suite of LRS transformers in the LinearBench® Transform line and has made them publicly accessible on Safe Software’s FME® hub – https://hub.safe.com!  Some of...
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May 13, 2018
Gistic’s Busy GIS-T Schedule in Little Rock, Arkansas
Gistic had a busy schedule in March 2018’s FHWA’s GIS-T Symposium in Little Rock!   Gistic unveiled a sneak preview of its cloud-native software LinearBench HPMS for QA/QC,  Visualization, and...
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May 13, 2018
Gistic Presented at FME World tour in Phoenix, Arizona
Representing Gistic Research, Inc., a Safe Software partner, Dr. Bo Guo was invited to present “FME & Address Management Ecosystem in Arizona” at the FME World Tour in Phoenix in...
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May 13, 2018
Gistic Presented at NSGIC Midyear Conference in Salt Lake City, UT
As an Arizona NSGIC (National State Geographic Information Council) member, Dr. Bo Guo attended the NSGIC Midyear conference in Salt Lake City, Utah in late February 2018.     Bo co-presented...
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Aug 22, 2017
Gistic to Present at NSGIC Mid-year Conference in Providence, RI
As an Arizona NSGIC (National State Geographic Information Council) member, Bo Guo will attend the upcoming NSGIC conference in Providence, RI in late September.   Bo will co-presents with the...
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Aug 22, 2017
Gistic’s AGIC Conference Tradition Continues
The Gistic team continues its tradition of hosting workshops at the annual AGIC (Arizona Geographic Council) conference in Prescott, Arizona. This year, the team will host or co-host the following...
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Aug 22, 2017
Gistic in Negotiation with Iowa DOT’s GIS Service Contract
Gistic Research and its sub-contractor, Missouri-based Midland GIS Solutions, has been selected for contract negotiation by Iowa Department of Transportation (IaDOT) for the agency’s GIS Services for the next three...
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Jun 11, 2017
Calibrating Routes with FME – An FME UC 2017 Hackathon Challenge
FME Hackathon was one of the highlights of this year’s FME User Conference in Vancouver, BC.  Second on the Hackathon challenge list was “LRS Calibrator”; it was perhaps the most...
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Jun 11, 2017
Transportation Planning On-Call Services at ADOT
Gistic was recently awarded the ADOT contract for Consulting Services – Transportation Planning On-Call as specified in solicitation ADOT17-00006940, for Discipline 10 – Geospatial Transportation Data Analysis, Visualization, and Reporting....
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Jun 11, 2017
Gistic joins NSGIC’s GIS Inventory Project Team
Gistic recently joined the GIS Inventory Project team of National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) for a contract with the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG) Foundation under a...
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Jun 11, 2017
Special Recognition Awarded at FME UC 2017!
Gistic received “Special Recognition Award” at Safe Software’s FME User Conference 2017 in Vancouver BC in May.  Per Catherine Gracey, a Customer Engagement Manager from Safe Software, Gistic was recognized...
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Apr 20, 2017
Gistic Research Participation in GIS-T 2017
The GIS-T Symposium held in April 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona gave the Gistic team the opportunities to reconnect with its customers with preview of what was coming from the LinearBench...
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Oct 22, 2016
LinearBench® Road Show 2016
The first LinearBench® Road Show took LinearBench to five states in the South and the East covering West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas and New Jersey. The key objective of the...
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Oct 22, 2016
AGIC Conference 2016 Participation
Once again, Gistic actively participated in the annual AGIC (Arizona Geographic Information Council) conference held on September 23-25, 2016 in Prescott, Arizona. Gistic presented EMAP application in the NG911 track....
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Sep 13, 2016
Video Series on LinearBench® Transform Released
Today, Gistic Research has released a short video series on LinearBench Transform (LBT). Each less than 2 minutes long, they demonstrate the power and easy use of the custom transformers...
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LinearBench® Transform Now Available
New from Gistic Research, LinearBench Transform (LBT) is a collection of custom transformers for FME® software. LBT was developed specifically for LRS and GIS-T professionals by helping to <em>easily</em> maintain...
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ADOT to Pilot LinearBench® Software
ADOT’s Multimodal Planning Division will begin piloting LinearBench software in July. As part of its contract with Works Consulting, LLC to prepare and submit federal Certified Public Mileage (CPM) and...
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FME for HPMS Reporting Challenges
Whether you are glad that the HPMS season will be ending soon, or stressed that the deadline is looming, or both, you owe it to yourself to check out FME-based...
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Jan 14, 2016
Go Beyond Overlay – Embrace the Join!
Relating LRS events/assets from different datasets by their common spatial or spatiotemporal existence is one of the LRS professional’s most desired capabilities.    Software vendors’ answers to this have been variations...
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Beyond the Straight Line Diagram
The one-dimensional nature of Straight Line Diagrams (SLD) makes them ideal for viewing the relationship of many LRS features along a common dimension, the route measure.  However, even with the...
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Reinventing the Straight Line Diagram
Straight Line Diagrams (SLDs), also known as Route Logs or Strip Maps, are an effective way to visualize different features and characteristics that co-exist along the same stretch of roadway....
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Apr 16, 2015
LRS QC (Quality Control): What Are We Looking For?
Having authoritative LRS data sources is high on the agenda of any transportation agency. But let’s face it, most data administrators admit that the quality of their LRS data is...
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