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In 2008, the Kenai Peninsula GIS User Group conducted a preliminary data needs survey and transportation data was identified as a top priority. As a result, a decision was made to pursue a collaborative pilot project to improve regional transportation data with funding from the USGS Cooperative Agreement Program. The goal of this project is to improve work flows among the agencies responsible for maintaining this information and to enhance access to transportation data via an online data portal. A $50,000 grant was awarded to the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District (KPEDD) to direct this grassroots effort; view the award here. The grant has a $50,000 in kind match requirement, agreed to by the Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning and GIS Departments; view the Memorandum of Understanding here.


Local GIS professionals with an intimate knowledge of the Peninsula will be contracted to work under the direction of the KPEDD grant oversight committee to perform this work.



Regional GIS data from city, borough and state entities will be enhanced with federal standards to improve the National Map.



10 May: Kenai GIS Transportation Workshop


24 February: Kenai GIS Transportation Focus Group on 4WD roads - meeting notes


17 February: Interagency database crosswalk refinements

29 January: Meeting with ESRI and KPB to discuss "Road Notes" implementation via ArcGIS Server

28 January: Project meeting with Ninilchik Native Association

25 January: Focus group with City of Seward (Fire Chief, Dispatch, and Planning Department)

15 January: Grant Oversight Committee Meeting (click here for notes)

4 December: Meeting with Dispatch. Focus Group with Borough and Cities to discuss "Road Notes" prototype

6 November: Focus Group with Borough and Cities (click here for presentation)

October: ArcOnline is evaluated as a means for data sharing