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Tsapakis, Ioannis; William Holik; Anita Vandervalk; Shawn Turner; and John Habermann
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The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), a metropolitan planning organization (MPO), has developed several interactive mapping applications to support planning and improve decision-making in the Greater Philadelphia Region. This case study introduces how DVRPC promotes traffic data sharing with the public and other state, county, and local governments through one of these applications, called Traffic Count Viewer, which provides open access to different types of short-duration traffic counts. DVRPC collects different types of travel data through surveys, counts (e.g., traffic counts in 5,000 locations), and uses them as input for their Traffic Count Viewer. This application allows users to view geographic features, query selective data sets, create custom maps, and access detailed reports for certain features. DVRPC can present geospatial information to the public without requiring special geographic information system (GIS) software. The Traffic Count Viewer was first developed in 2009 and updated in 2016 to add plugins and open-source code to be transferable to other agencies.

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The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), a metropolitan planning organization (MPO), has developed several interactive mapping applications to support planning and improve decision-making in the Greater Philadelphia Region. This case study introduced use of DVRPC to promote traffic data sharing with the public and other state, county, and local governments through one of these applications, called Traffic Count Viewer, which provides open access to different types of short-duration traffic counts. DVRPC collects different types of travel data through surveys and counts (e.g., traffic counts in 5,000 locations), and uses them as input for their Traffic Count Viewer. This application allows users to view geographic features, query selective data sets, create custom maps, and access detailed reports about certain features. DVRPC can present geospatial information to the public without requiring special geographic information system (GIS) software. The Traffic Count Viewer was first developed in 2009 and updated in 2016 to add plugins and open source code to be transferable to other agencies.

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FHWA-SA-17-033
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27
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Prepared by Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) for the USDOT Federal Highway Administration
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Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission’s Innovative Traffic Data Sharing Practices
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