Phase 1: MSAI Goals, Challenges and Benefits

Goals
Project goals include the following:

  • To provide a unified, statewide road centerline that supports addressing needs
  • To provide counties with a means to automatically share an unrefined version (i.e., not for meeting federal highway reporting requirements) of their street centerline data
  • To augment existing efforts of Maryland State Highway Administration’s federal reporting by improving data access via a centralized distribution node
  • To advance ESRI’s mission in demonstrating the data synchronization capabilities of ArcGIS Server 9.2
  • To increase the efficiency of statewide highway incident reporting and highway safety
  • Save lives, reduces costs and make government more effective and efficient

Challenges
Challenges the project has worked to overcome include the following:

  • Several Maryland counties do not currently maintain address information in their centerline outside of E911 data
  • Creation of a uniform database schema that meets the needs of all principal stakeholders and is useable by the widest possible spectrum of users

Benefits
Completion of the project provides Maryland with the following benefits:

  • Enhanced 911 service
  • Road centerline with address that meet participants’ needs as well as the widest possible spectrum of users
  • Consistent, statewide product
  • Seamless coverage
  • A product that has undergone quality control inspection
  • Fully embrace the Internet, eliminating the need for manual data exchange via CD, DVD or other physical media
  • Provide central and unrestricted access (subject to Homeland Security/Emergency Response requirements) to the most current centerline data for emergency preparedness and response
  • Save lives, reduces costs and make government more effective and efficient

Please contact the GIO Office at service.desk@​maryland.gov for more information.​​