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Federal Funding Opportunities and
Nationwide High-Precision Transportation Map Data

Leveraging the power of high-precision off-the-shelf RoW transportation data to empower planning and critical decision-making for state and local governments

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
11:00am MT

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Ecopia uses advanced AI-based mapping systems to extract high-precision mapping data using the latest aerial imagery for every state across the US. This mapping data is being used to support a number of Long and Short Range Planning initiatives for DoTs, MPOs, and the Federal government to support applications like:

  • Active Transportation Inventories and Plans

  • Multi-Modal Transportation Planning and Modeling

  • Location-Based Vision Zero Analysis

  • ADA Inventories and Transition Planning

  • Rapid Change Detection for Climate Resilient Systems


At the end of this session, members will understand how their peers are using the pre-built network data to bolster performance based-programming, accelerate green initiatives, and support funding requests across the country. Attendees will receive a complimentary federal funding cheat sheet for planning data acquisition incorporating the latest IIJA formula and competitive programs.

Key Takeaways: 

  • How to find funding for maps that are already created

  • Funding opportunities for national Right-of-Way content


  • GIS Professionals & Geospatial Analysts

  • Transportation & Regional Planners

  • City Federal, State, Regional, and Local

  • Transportation Professionals

  • City/Urban Planners

  • Geospatial Information Officers

  • Mapping Technology Decision Makers

  • Smart City Innovation Leaders

  • State and Local Government CIOs

  • CTOs, and IT directors

  • Public Works Asset Managers

  • Parks & Recreation

  • Transportation Departments

  • Government & Municipal DOT Officials

  • Traffic & Transit Engineers

  • Transit Planners and Administrators

  • Drafters & Surveyors

  • Engineering & Design Consultants

  • Geospatial Application Developers

  • Project Engineers & Managers

  • Public Works Managers & Roadway

  • Maintenance Supervisors

  • Enterprise Asset Managers & DBAs



Tuesday, October 4, 2022
All times in US Mountain time


11:00am - 11:30am

Federal Funding Opportunities & National Transportation Map Data from Aerial Imagery

Presenter: Bill Singleton, Vice President, Ecopia AI

Ecopia will introduce our National Program which is being supported by NOAA and DoTs across the country to build country-wide Transportation Right-of-Way map data from the latest aerial imagery.  During this session, attendees will learn how Municipal and State Planning Agencies are currently leveraging off-the-shelf high-precision mapping data from Ecopia to improve decision-making for a number of transportation planning initiatives and applications.

Time will also be reserved to go over a “cheat sheet” of a number of Federal funding vehicles designed to help local and state officials access federal funding to help with planning, safety, and environmental initiatives.


11:30am - 12:10pm

Municipal Map Data for Good! How communities are using basemaps
for Long Term Planning and Vision Zero Initiatives


David Wasserman, Data Science Practice Leader,  Alta Planning + Design

Leah Shahum, Founder & Executive Director, Vision Zero Network

Moderator: Bill Singleton, Ecopia AI

This session will host representatives from Vision Zero, the MPO community, and the civil engineering industry as we discuss how high-precision mapping data can help make communities safer, more equitable, and easier to traverse with a focus on discussing best practices in advancing planning and transportation infrastructure initiatives.


12:10pm - 12:30pm

Federal Funding Opportunities + Panel Q&A


David Wasserman, Data Science Practice Leader,  Alta Planning + Design

Leah Shahum, Founder & Executive Director, Vision Zero Network

Moderator: Bill Singleton, Ecopia AI

Ecopia and our panelists will field application-specific and funding questions from the audience to help promote understanding of the best ways they can access funding to help improve short and long-term planning initiatives in some of the previous applications stated above.



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MODERATOR: Bill Singleton

Vice President, Ecopia AI

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Bill Singleton is the Vice President at Ecopia AI and has been with the company for 7 years. His main responsibility is engaging with geospatial analytics partners to find new ways of combining vector base maps with alternate data sets to help public & private entities better understand and improve the communities in which they operate.  Previously, he spent 5 years working in enterprise sales at Cisco Systems Canada, providing data center and voice solutions. Following this, he graduated with an MBA from the Ivey School of Business with a focus on entrepreneurship and managing high-growth companies.

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David Wasserman

Data Science Practice Leader, Alta Planning + Design

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David Wasserman, AICP, is Data Science Practice Leader with Alta Planning + Design.  He works at the intersection of urban informatics, 3D visualization, geospatial analytics, and visual storytelling. He brings years of experience and passion to applying scientific computing, spatial analysis, and scenario-focused storytelling toward the development of effective transportation planning solutions tailored to enable accessible and resilient communities. His current focus areas are enabling data-informed scenario planning, identifying how to align community goals to metrics to track progress towards them, incorporating civic data science into projects with web-delivery and computer vision derived datasets, and generating accessibility metrics that can identify the possible benefits of projects and who they go to.

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Leah Shahum

Founder & Executive Director, Vision Zero Network

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Leah Shahum is the Founder and Director of the Vision Zero Network, a national campaign supporting cities working toward Vision Zero — zero traffic fatalities and severe injuries. The Network helps communities develop and share best practices for safe mobility for all road users. As a German Marshall Fund Fellow, Leah researched Vision Zero strategies in Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands. Prior to that, she was the Executive Director of the 10,000-member San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, which promotes bicycling for everyday transportation. Leah formerly served on the Boards of Directors of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.