Research and Development

Item Description (opportunities/risks) Resource Needs (time/$)
Enhance the dataset with attributes that enable network analysis, more closely reflect those useful to county contributors and other data consumers Needs research for feasibility and sustainability, then prioritized among other projects, rewrite the data schema Time to interview willing GIS or local data providers; give them time to talk to their users.
Investigate how to improve compatibility with MDT data Develop a conflation process that yields better results and less conflict due to segment length and spatial alignment. Thorough understanding of tools and other models available and test for relevance.
Improve public knowledge of MDT data and why perhaps to use it versus the MSDI dataset Create some downloadable tutorials or you tube videos, hand-outs with process steps and explanation Sample uses from current users research to see success stories from other similar attempts.