NTA Case Study
In 2011 Salford GIS were commissioned by the National Transport Authority (NTA) in Dublin to help with the development of a Geospatial Information Strategy.
The NTA is a newly established state body with a remit to provide better and more sustainable ways for people to travel. This is achieved through a planning, co-ordination and monitoring role with other statutory agencies over the provision of public bus, tram, rail, taxi and ferry services at a national level. The NTA is currently consulting with partner organisations, stakeholders and customers on a Draft Transport Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area to cover the period up to 2030. The proposed Geospatial Information Strategy will underpin the Transport Strategy and enable NTA to adopt an appropriate co-ordinated approach to the collection, storage, management and use of spatial data.
Salford GIS examined many of the business processes and data flows and helped evaluate the range and provenance of relevant datasets. Salford GIS have made recommendations regarding the ongoing management of these datasets and the standards that should be adopted based around the use of appropriate national standards for public transport and network data. As a result we were able to propose a means of building and maintaining an Enterprise Geodatabase for use by both internal users and external stakeholders that would form the basis of a National Public Transport database.