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 state delegates on the Arizona’s addressing workflow and technologies.  In addition, Bo is invited to participate in the panel discussion […]

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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 three workshops: Doing GIS with SQLite EMAP User training and Use Cases (co-host with TerraSystems Southwest, Inc.) GIS QA/QC Using […]

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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 years. IaDOT seeks consulting support for a wide-range of diverse GIS-related services in areas of IT infrastructure, data governance, project […]

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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 DHS cooperative agreement. The main project objective is to build an incident-based search filter that can select multiple data layer […]

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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. The on-call contract opens up more opportunities for Gistic to participate in ADOT’s HPMS and asset management and visualization projects. […]

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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 “boring” project at the time when all the buzz was about web APIs that enable social medial integration/automation and cloud […]

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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 for its application of FME technologies in addressing LRS challenges in transportation agencies in the US, and for its effort […]

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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 software suite – the all new LBE/LBZ and the prototype of LBO (LinearBench Online).   Gistic also gave a talk […]

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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. EMAP is the acronym for Emergency Management of Address Portal, a cloud-based application jointly developed by Terrasystem Southwest and Gistic […]

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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 event was to share Gistic’s experience and the LinearBench technologies in addressing LRS challenges facing DOT professionals. HPMS, ARNOLD, LRS […]

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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 for FME® in solving complicated LRS use cases. The featured LBT transformers are: HPMS_SectionQCer – Validates Sections datasets at any […]

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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 quality LRS systems, generate LRS reports and conduct LRS data analyses. LBT does the heavy lifting while hiding the complex […]

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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 Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) reports, ADOT is exploring the use of visualization tools to support a possible future effort […]

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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 tools for HPMS. Why not?  At its core, FME provides a comprehensive set of data ETL tools that extend beyond […]

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CASE STUDY: Enhancing NG911 Address Management Using FME

Client Arizona 9-1-1 Program Office The Background The Arizona 9-1-1 Program coordinates the operations of seventeen independent 9-1-1 Call Centers across the State of Arizona.  They have embarked on an upgrade from Enhanced 9-1-1 (E9-1-1) to NextGen 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1).  As part of this effort, databases must be updated, transformed and […]

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Gistic to Participate at GIS-T 2016

Gistic will be a full participant again at this year’s GIS-T Symposium which will be held April 4-7, 2016 in Raleigh, NC.  On Monday, April 4, we are co-leading an afternoon workshop with our partner, Safe Software.  The workshop, “Addressing ARNOLD Technical Challenges with FME,” will demonstrate how Departments of […]

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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 of the “event overlay” function, but this has several limitations – namely, few output options, lack of aggregation capabilities and […]

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FME Certified!

Congratulations to Dr. Bo Guo for being awarded Safe Software’s FME® Certified Professional designation, which “recognizes (his) proven ability to provide knowledgeable FME support and consulting services.”  FME is a data integration platform used to, among other things, convert data to facilitate complex data integration efforts.  To become certified one […]

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Gistic Helps State of Arizona with FME Implementation

Gistic served as technical lead in the Arizona State Cartographer’s recent effort to add spatial data download capability to the state’s data clearinghouse, AZGEO. The application’s objective is to allow users to download any spatial data layers in the clearinghouse, in any area of interest, with user-preferred projection and format. […]

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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 additional forms introduced in a previous Gistic blog post, Reinventing the SLD, SLDs are ill-fitted for in-depth exploration of individual […]

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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.  The traditional form of SLD is single-attribute and single-track; it depicts one attribute per layer in a single horizontal graphic. […]

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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 less than desirable.  Few have the means to measure information quality, let alone improve quality and  prevent quality issues from […]

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Supporting Local Roads LRS with Route Reference Table

The ARNOLD requirements pose many challenges, one of which is how to identify or reference local roads where mileposts do not exist, or for which driven mileage is not recorded.  As a result, the popular Milepoint or Reference Post LRMs are no longer applicable. Usher in the most flexible LRM […]

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New Demo Videos for Enhanced LinearBench® Analyze Now on YouTube

Gistic Research recently completed two new videos demonstrating the enhanced features of LinearBench® Analyze.  The first video highlights Analyze’s LRS analysis capabilities by demonstrating examples of Overlay and Summarize analyses.  The second video, which focuses on Analyze’s LRS QC operations, includes examples of “QCing” a route and a layer.  Analyze […]

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Gistic Research to Exhibit and Present at 2015 GIS-T Symposium

Gistic Research will again participate as both exhibitor and presenter at the annual GIS-T Symposium, April 19-22, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa.  This year we are excited to demonstrate our latest release of LinearBench® Analyze, an optional module of LinearBench® Explore that offers LRS analysis and QC capabilities.  We will […]

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LinearBench® Explore Configured for ADOT’s Roads & Highways

Since its commercial launch as a key feature of UDOT’s UPlan/UGate, LinearBench® Explore has demonstrated its adaptability by being successfully configured to support the data sets of 5 additional agencies: For the Kansas DOT, to support its need for a multi-level LRS/LRM and multi-layer straight line diagram For Maricopa and Pima Counties, […]

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Gistic to Lead Workshop at 2014 AGIC Symposium

Gistic Research will conduct a workshop at the annual AGIC (Arizona Geographic Information Council) Education and Training Symposium to be held September 3-5, 2014 in Prescott, Arizona. The workshop, titled “Doing GIS with PostgreSQL,” will be led by Gistic President, Bo Guo, and our lead GIS Application Developer, Terry Li. […]

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CASE STUDY: UDOT’s LRS-based Data Warehouse

The Client The Utah Department of Technology Services (DTS) and the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) The Objective In early 2009 when the UPlan prototype began to receive nationwide attention as a regional collaboration platform for transportation planning professionals, UDOT management quietly initiated the UGate project, an LRS-based spatial data […]

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CASE STUDY: Technology Cocktail Coming to the Rescue

The Client City of Phoenix’s Development Services Department (DSD) The Background The City of Phoenix Development Services Department’s parcel information system and permitting process starts with the loading of parcel drawings in AutoCAD® format into Oracle®. In 2008, Gistic developed a custom application, the CAD to Oracle Loader Application (COLA), […]

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Gistic Research to Exhibit at the 2014 GIS-T Symposium

Gistic Research will again participate in the 2014 GIS-T Symposium to be held May 5-8, 2014 in Burlington, Vermont.  Company President, Bo Guo, will present a session titled “Paths Toward CAD and GIS Interoperability” on Tuesday, May 6.  But the majority of his time will be spent in our booth with […]

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