2013-07-18 / Local & State

PennDOT Receives Geographic Information Award

PennDOT’s modernized field data collection process recently received an international achievement award for its innovative use of geographic information system technology.

The Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award was presented at the Esri International User Conference in San Diego, Calif. The award recognizes vision, leadership, hard work and innovative use of technology.

PennDOT received the award for its use of technology to collect information on local roads and bridges such as location, condition and structure type. The mobile collection method allows better documentation of local roads and bridges in the department’s asset inventory systems.

“We’re very proud to receive this award recognizing our efforts to modernize how we do business,” PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. “By using innovative,

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