TRB Webinar: Spatial Modeling for Highway Performance Monitoring System Data: Part 1

February 27, 2018 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
2.0 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.0 hour(s)
AICP: 0.0 hour(s)
CLE: 0.0 hour(s)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET that will discuss how to incorporate spatial modeling and statistical tools to enhance the quality and productivity of travel monitoring data. Presenters will focus on the Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS), which is a compilation of roadway characteristics, including inventory, traffic, and performance data. They will describe a case study from the Hawaii Department of Transportation, which incorporated spatial modeling tools to fulfill a federal HPMS mandate. This is the first in a two-part series; the second webinar will be conducted on March 6, 2018.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Geographic Information Science and Applications.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinarSign into to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Maaza Mekuria, Hawaii Department of Transportation
  • Dan Seedah, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Moderated by:  Jennifer Campbell, Oregon Department of Transportation

Webinar Outline

  1. Description of HPMS travel data items
  2. Relationship between HPMS data items
  3. Linear referencing system and its usefulness in HPMS travel data processing
  4. Sample panels and HPMS items
  5. Leveraging spatial analysis
  6. Question and answer session

The first 90 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions. The Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP) categorizes this webinar activity as relating to health, safety, and welfare including core technical.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify HPMS traffic data needs and requirements
  • Describe the linear referencing system and its use in HPMS processing
  • Describe cardinal and spatial joins through attribute, connectivity, proximity, and similarity

Professional Development Hour Information

A certificate for 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to Professional Engineers (PEs) who register and attend the webinar as an individual. For groups, only the person that registers and attends the session will receive a PDH certificate. Certificates of Completion will be issued only to individuals who register for and attend the entire webinar session.

Individuals registered as Florida PEs are no longer required to email TRB with your license number to report your attendance. Instead, please use your certificate that TRB provides through as verification of your attendance to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers.

Please check with your licensing board to ensure that TRB webinar PDHs are approved by your board.

This webinar was developed in October 2017. TRB has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP by TRB. Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20005. Website:

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum at