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AAMPO GIS

GIS at the Alamo Area MPO

The Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization's GIS section is making significant progress in developing interactive mapping applications for transportation planning. These applications provide valuable insights into transportation networks and infrastructure, allowing planners to make informed decisions about how to optimize transportation systems and improve mobility for people and goods. With the help of these tools, the Alamo Area MPO is better equipped to address transportation challenges and create more efficient, sustainable, and equitable transportation solutions. Overall, the efforts of the Alamo Area MPO's GIS section are helping to enhance transportation planning in the region and improve the lives of its residents.

Public Maps & GIS Data

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iMap

"iMap," an interactive mapping application developed by the GIS Staff at the Alamo Area MPO, serves as a comprehensive hub for transportation geographic data. The application was designed with citizens and partner agency staff in mind and provides a wide range of functionality. This includes basic features such as searching, creating and printing custom maps, and identifying information on projects in the short-range TIP plan and long-range MTP plan, as well as more advanced capabilities. The iMap application is a valuable tool that can be used by planners and other professionals involved in transportation planning and decision-making processes, as well as members of the general public seeking information on transportation infrastructure and services in the region.

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Alamo Area MPO "Geoportal"

The Open Data page, powered by ArcGIS.com, is a comprehensive hub for all AAMPO-related GIS data layers, interactive mapping applications, and REST point services. The page provides easy access to a variety of data and layers that can be downloaded in Excel, KML, Shapefile, and API formats. This makes it easy for planners, GIS professionals, and other stakeholders to access and use the data for transportation planning and decision-making purposes. By providing a centralized location for all AAMPO-related GIS data, the Open Data page is a valuable resource for anyone seeking to better understand transportation infrastructure and services in the region.

Visualization Portfolio

The interactive mapping applications developed by the Alamo Area MPO offer valuable insights into transportation networks and infrastructure, allowing planners to make informed decisions about how to optimize transportation systems. These tools help the Alamo Area MPO to address transportation challenges and create more efficient, sustainable, and equitable transportation solutions, ultimately improving mobility for people and goods. By enhancing transportation planning in the region, the Alamo Area MPO's GIS section is positively impacting the lives of its residents, ultimately leading to a better quality of life for everyone in the area. 

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iMap

"iMap," an interactive mapping application developed by the GIS Staff at the Alamo Area MPO, serves as a comprehensive hub for transportation geographic data. The application was designed with citizens and partner agency staff in mind and provides a wide range of functionality. This includes basic features such as searching, creating and printing custom maps, and identifying information on projects in the short-range TIP plan and long-range MTP plan, as well as more advanced capabilities. The iMap application is a valuable tool that can be used by planners and other professionals involved in transportation planning and decision-making processes, as well as members of the general public seeking information on transportation infrastructure and services in the region.

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Alamo Area MPO "Geoportal"

The Open Data page, powered by ArcGIS.com, is a comprehensive hub for all AAMPO-related GIS data layers, interactive mapping applications, and REST point services. The page provides easy access to a variety of data and layers that can be downloaded in Excel, KML, Shapefile, and API formats. This makes it easy for planners, GIS professionals, and other stakeholders to access and use the data for transportation planning and decision-making purposes. By providing a centralized location for all AAMPO-related GIS data, the Open Data page is a valuable resource for anyone seeking to better understand transportation infrastructure and services in the region.

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AAMPO TDM Forcasted Congestion App

The AAMPO GIS staff developed an application that displays changes in congestion levels between the 2020 Volume to Capacity (V/C) and the projected 2050 V/C. Using the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization's (AAMPO) Travel Demand Model, several future years were projected. This application provides valuable insights into how transportation networks and infrastructure will be affected by changes in population growth and traffic patterns. By visualizing these changes, planners and decision-makers can make informed decisions on how to optimize transportation systems and address future challenges. Overall, the GIS staff's application is a useful tool for transportation planning in the region.

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San Antonio Region
Demographic Committee App

 Welcome to the website for the San Antonio Region Demographic Committee! The Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (AAMPO) is updating the Travel Demand Model. The Model is a major tool used in directing future transportation investments as the San Antonio Region grows – determining where limited funding for transportation projects should be targeted. A key part of the process of updating the model is to develop accurate short‐ and long‐range population and employment forecasts for the San Antonio Region.

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Fatal/Serious Injury Crash Dashboard

This interactive and dynamic dashboard, powered by ArcGIS Online Dashboards, provides information on fatal and suspected serious injury crashes within AAMPO's four county region over the most recent complete five year period. Users may apply a variety of filters and flags to the data - such as day of week, time of day, intersection-related, active transportation mode, school zone, construction work zone, weather conditions, and many more.

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Overview of EJ and Equity Efforts Among MPO  

In June 2021, the GIS Staff created this interactive dashboard showing what other MPO's were doing in regards to Environmental Justice and Equity analysis. The data came from a survey conducted by the Association of Metropolitan Planning organization (AAMPO). The application was shared and demonstrated at the AMPO GIS and Equity Virtual Peer Exchange. This peer exchange, hosted by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA), in partnership with the Association of MPOs (AMPO), brought together peers from across the country to discuss ways to build MPO (MPO) capacity for using GIS to advance equity goals. The peer exchange focused on topics pertaining to: defining equity, on an agency level and on a project level; using data to support equitable decision-making; and using data and GIS to share information and “tell the story” about equity populations and projects.

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Regional Environmental Data

The Alamo Area faces several environmental concerns related to transportation planning. This application provides a list of some of the layers that can impact the environment in transportation planning, highlighting the importance of considering environmental factors in transportation decisions.

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Call for Projects Results

As part of our Call for Projects initiative for the FY 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), our GIS team utilized Esri's Survey 123 to gather project proposals from our partner agencies. Once collected, these proposals were integrated into a dynamic dashboard to provide a comprehensive view of the projects through various perspectives.

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New Braunfels - Seguin Multimodal Transportation Workshop Story Map

The Multimodal Transportation Story Map was developed by the GIS team to showcase the transportation elements connecting the City of New Braunfels and the City of Seguin. The map analyzed a variety of factors, including land use, traffic patterns, and safety considerations, among others.

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Smart Driving Madison High School App 

The GIS team took part in a campaign to encourage smart and safe driving at Madison and Johnson high schools. They accomplished this by developing a web map application that allowed students to pinpoint unsafe areas or other areas of concern. Additionally, the Smart Driving Club organizes annual campus events aimed at promoting intelligent driving decisions.

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Kendall County, Boerne & Fair Oaks Transportation Committee Crowdsource Results

In 2020, the GIS Staff at the Alamo Area MPO collaborated with the Kendall County, Boerne & Fair Oaks Transportation Committee to develop a crowdsource application. The application was aimed at gathering citizen feedback on Automotive, Bicycle, Pedestrian, Transit, and Sensitive Areas, which was then utilized to identify transportation projects. This data was then prioritized to determine potential funding for proposed projects. As a result, a few projects were selected for inclusion in the 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program's last call for projects. 

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Alamo Commutes
Walkability and Bikeability Audit

The Walk and Bike Audit is a joint effort between Alamo Commutes and staff members from organizations to identify the challenges and opportunities for accessing work sites on foot or by bike. During the audit, participants observe and document various factors that affect walking and biking, such as infrastructure, safety, and accessibility. By conducting these audits, organizations can gain valuable insights into how to improve their employees' ability to walk and bike to work safely and efficiently. This, in turn, can promote healthier lifestyles and reduce traffic congestion, benefiting both the organization and the wider community. Overall, the Walk and Bike Audit is an effective way to promote sustainable transportation options and create more livable communities. Here is an example of one such audit.      

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Map Your Concerns

In late 2019, the Alamo Area MPO conducted a series of workshops throughout its study area to gather input from citizens regarding concerns related to Active Transportation, public transportation, traffic congestion, and traffic safety. To gather this input, the AAMPO employed a crowdsource approach using Esri's Crowdsource Reporter tool. This effort resulted in one of the most extensive data collection efforts undertaken by the AAMPO. The data collected was then compiled into an Esri story map, which showcased the results of the effort. Additionally, a Spanish version of the story map was provided to ensure accessibility for Spanish-speaking residents. This initiative by the AAMPO helped to promote greater public engagement in transportation planning and decision-making processes, resulting in more informed and equitable transportation solutions.

GIS Outreach

The Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization's GIS section has been actively involved in engaging with the community through various outreach efforts. One such example is GIS Day events, which are designed to educate and inform the public about the applications and benefits of Geographic Information Systems. The Alamo Area MPO's GIS section has also conducted workshops, presentations, and training sessions to help community members develop skills and knowledge related to GIS technology. Through these initiatives, the Alamo Area MPO's GIS section has demonstrated a commitment to fostering partnerships with the community, promoting awareness of GIS technology, and empowering residents to participate in transportation planning and decision-making processes. Overall, the Alamo Area MPO's GIS section has set a positive example for other organizations seeking to engage with their communities through outreach efforts.

GIS Resources

The Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization's GIS section has identified several useful resources that could be helpful for planners and GIS professionals. One such resource is the Texas Department of Transportation's Geographic Information Systems (TxDOT GIS) website, which provides access to a wide range of transportation-related datasets, maps, and applications. Another valuable resource is the Texas Natural Resources Information System (TNRIS), which offers a variety of environmental and natural resources-related data and information. The Alamo Area MPO's GIS section has also highlighted the Esri Community Maps Program, which provides access to community-generated data and mapping resources that can be useful for transportation planning and other applications. These resources, among others, can be helpful for planners and GIS professionals looking to enhance their knowledge and skills in transportation planning and related fields.

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TNRIS

The Texas Natural Resources Information System (TNRIS) is the geospatial data clearinghouse for the State of Texas is a reliable and unique state resource that provides high quality historic and current geospatial data products, education and training, while advancing the GIS Community through collaboration, expertise, cost-sharing initiatives and exceptional customer service.

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Census

The Census Bureau's mission is to serve as the nation’s leading provider of quality data about its people and economy.

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NEPAssist

NEPAssist is a tool that facilitates the environmental review process and project planning in relation to environmental considerations. The web-based application draws environmental data dynamically from EPA Geographic Information System databases and web services and provides immediate screening of environmental assessment indicators for a user-defined area of interest. These features contribute to a streamlined review process that potentially raises important environmental issues at the earliest stages of project development.

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ESRI

Esri is the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping. ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World is the foremost collection of geographic information from around the globe. It includes maps, apps, and data layers to support your work.

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TxDOT GIS Data

The Texas Department of Transportation is responsible for maintaining 80,000 miles of road and for supporting aviation, rail, and public transportation across the state. TxDOT and its 12,000 employees are committed to working with others to provide safe and reliable transportation solutions for Texas by maintaining a safe system, addressing congestion, connecting Texas communities, and being a Best in Class state agency.

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Bexar County Open Data Portal

The Bexar County Open Data Portal provides spatial and non-spatial data to help fulfill Bexar County's goal of government transparency.

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City of San Antonio Open Data Portal

City employees, residents, and visitors can explore the City of San Antonio with our interactive web mapping applications. Search and browse geographic information from a variety of city departments. Create a custom map by adding and removing data layers, perform analysis, or export the map to print.

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City of New Braunfels Open Data Portal

To increase transparency and access, the City of New Braunfels provides GIS data in an open format for residents, businesses, consultants, and anyone else who would like to utilize the geospatial data maintained and administered by city staff. Open Data New Braunfels is the central location for GIS data, map applications, dashboards, and PDF maps. Anyone can view these maps and download this data at no cost.

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Comal Open Data Portal

Open Data Download provides GIS Data that is automatically updated with the most current data available. GIS Datasets can be downloaded as a spreadsheet, KML or Shapefile format.Comal County Open Data includes: Addresses, Boat Ramps, City ETJs, City Limits, Countours, Park Trails and Subdivisions.Requests for Comal County Parcel Data should be directed to the Comal Appraisal District.

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City of Seguin Open Data Portal

Open Data Seguin is the central location for GIS data, map applications, dashboards, and PDF maps. Anyone can view these maps and download this data at no cost.Interactive maps are designed and published using live data maintained by city staff. New PDF maps are added as needed and are updated every month.

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City of Boerne Open Data Portal

It is the mission of the City of Boerne, Texas, to prepare for and respond to the changing needs of the Boerne community with effective and fiscally responsible municipal services, while furthering our quality of life and preserving our historical and cultural heritage.

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Kendall County Open Data Portal

Geographical Information Office: Please find and array of maps and map data for download. Or control your own map with our Online mapping applications.

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Guadalupe County Open Data Portal

The maps accessed here are generated by Guadalupe County Road and Bridge. No claims are made to the accuracy or completeness of the information shown herein nor to its suitability for a particular use. The scale and location of all mapped data are approximate.

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Travel Survey

National Household Travel Survey Conducted by the Federal Highway Administration, the NHTS is the authoritative source on the travel behavior of the American public. It is the only source of national data that allows one to analyze trends in personal and household travel. It includes daily non-commercial travel by all modes, including characteristics of the people traveling, their household, and their vehicles.

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