A Guide for Geospatial Data Governance Policies and Procedures

The objective of this research is to develop a guide to help airports create geospatial data governance policies and procedures.  The adoption of these policies and procedures will be driven by the unique characteristics of individual airports. The research will include tactics and strategies that can guide airports in developing and adopting these policies and procedures. A roadmap of the data life-cycle will be developed that allows for multiple points of engagements for airports at various levels of geospatial data maturity. This research should address the life-cycle of data including development, maintenance, appropriate access and use, security, and archival/disposal of legacy and new geospatial data. Although the ultimate beneficiary of this research and resulting products are airports, the research issue transcends airports and effects organizations in the public and private sector. Organizations from outside the aviation industry should be investigated as part of this research project. Include both positive examples of data governance as well as lessons learned from organizations that may struggle with this issue.  The guide should include at a minimum (a) a sample data governance policy and procedure for airport geospatial data; (b) roadmaps for developing the policies and procedures applicable at different size airports and types of operations (the roadmaps should be accompanied by an example of logical system architecture for the deployment of an integrated geospatial system (GIS/CADD/BIM/CMMS)); (c) training tools that support implementation of those policies and procedures; (d) an executive-level multimedia presentation that states the argument for data governance, including case studies that support the importance of data governance (see Special Note D); (e) step-by-step considerations for each phase of the data governance development process, case studies should be used to illustrate these processes; and (f) sample data management plans that leverage existing federal and industry standards that could be used by a variety of airports throughout the United States. Ensure that the guide includes processes and techniques that airports can utilize to address data governance with minimal or no outside consulting resources.  The strategies under these policies and procedures must address, at the minimum, submittal standards, roles and responsibilities, common data environment deployment, data sharing protocols, data deliverables, data maintenance workflows, engagement of stakeholders (internal and external to the airport), and how data can effectively be shared throughout the lifecycle.   


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $350000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 01-46

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Griffin, Matt

  • Start Date: 20201116
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01713679
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 01-46
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 12 2019 3:18PM