Adventures in Crowdsourcing: Data Management and Governance for Better Crowdsourced Data Applications (EDC-5 Webinar Series)

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Start Date:

January 28, 2020 from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm EST


Crowdsourcing turns transportation system users into real-time sensors on system performance, providing low-cost, high-quality data on traffic operations, roadway conditions, travel patterns, and more. This webinar will highlight data governance strategies and data management techniques to help agencies understand the nature of crowdsourced data and how best to make it usable for current and future needs.

Crowdsourced data from real-time sources such as vehicle probe providers and free mobile-based applications (for example, Waze) require data management strategies that support both immediate operational uses and archives that provide great value for near-term and long term planning efforts. This webinar will include State and Local experiences in making use of new and “big” data and will also feature snippets of forthcoming NCHRP framework for managing data from emerging transportation technologies.

Target Audience

  • Transportation Operations Managers that would like to make better use of crowdsourced data and ready for use of data from emerging transportation technologies.
  • Public Agency Information Technology managers and local data stewards that help transform data to usable information for operations, planning, and performance reporting.
  • Executives across transportation systems management and operations (TSMO) and other lines of business that need to better understand data management and governance.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what data management and governance is, and why it is increasingly important and relevant, particularly as agencies shift to derive greater value from a variety of data –from crowdsourcing and Internet of Things devices to connected vehicle data.
  • Hear from agencies that have or are advancing in the practice of data management to support crowdsourced data in operations.



James Colyar, FHWA EDC-5 Crowdsourcing for Operations Program Lead, FHWA Office of Operations

Vaishali Shah, AEM Corporation



Subrat Mahapatra, Deputy Director, TSMO & CAV, Office of CHART & ITS Development, Maryland Department of Transportation

Michael Schnuerle, Data Officer Office of Civic Innovation and Technology (CIT), Louisville Metro Government

Benjamin Pecheux, Director of Information Research, AEM Corporation


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Operations Area of Practice:

  • Real Time Traveler Information
  • Data Acquisition, Support and Hosting
  • Regional environmental data sets and models