Development of Mobile Mapping Technology to Facilitate Dialogue between Transportation Agencies and the Public

Ken Kato, University of Oregon



The goal of this project was to take the technological innovations for deploying survey instruments to mobile phones, developed under a previous OTREC grant, and publish them as globally accessible mobile applications (apps) for use in a variety of transportation planning settings. Under this grant, three applications have been developed for three distinctly different user groups. The first, JLA Involve, was developed and deployed for JLA, a Portland, OR.-based public involvement firm, to support their work with the City of Tualatin, OR., in updating their Transportation System Plan (TSP). The second was developed and deployed for the City of Eugene, OR., and allows citizens to submit bike-lane service requests directly to the City’s internal Work Ticket (MMS) system for quickly responding to and resolving requests. The third application, Make It So, was developed and deployed by University of Oregon (UO) transportation researcher Marc Schlossberg, and makes generalized mobile survey instruments available to other transportation researchers around the world through Apple’s App Store. All are utilizing Esri’s API for iOS or Android to maximize the potential for recipients of mobilegenerated data to incorporate it directly into their existing spatial data management/GIS systems and workflows.

Project Details

Project Type:
Technology Transfer
Project Status:
End Date:
December 31,2011
UTC Grant Cycle:
OTREC 2011
UTC Funding: