In-person events that were annual occurrences have largely been eliminated due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but industry professionals are still meeting to share insights and expertise in virtual settings. Larson Design Group (LDG) has been keeping pace with this trend, with two team members taking part in the recent Esri Mid-Atlantic Users Group conference and leading a talk on the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to support transportation planning and traffic studies.
LDG’s Katie Baltzley and Russell Grant presented on three studies currently underway at several US Air Force bases. The goal of these studies is to collect traffic and pedestrian counts, and then analyze the data to recommend measures to address congestion and safety.
Katie and Russell focused on the method of using Esri’s QuickCapture, an application that rapidly collects raw field data – such as the number of pedestrians passing through an intersection each day – and sends it to a dashboard, where it can easily be referenced and shared among multiple users. QuickCapture, they noted, requires almost no training and once it’s customized for base personnel, it’s easy for them to reassess when measures are put in place to address the issues of congestion and safety.
“Katie and Russell presented a unique usage of this application, which had never been developed before,” Kalcich said. “This new, innovative method will be enormously beneficial to our current and future clients who need these crucial services.”
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