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U.S. DOT using geographic map to report ARRA spending

Posted on October 27, 2009

[IMAGE]DOT.jpg[/IMAGE]The United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) is using ESRI geographic information system (GIS) technology to report American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) spending at its Website, arra-gis.dot.gov.

The online map provides information about dollars obligated and projects pending in states and territories at the county and congressional district levels.

Once a geographic region is selected, visitors can access project details including federal funding amount and description. The application also allows searches according to U.S. DOT agencies: aviation, transit, maritime, highways and rail.

"The U.S. DOT is sharing important information with citizens in a way that is easily accessible and understood," says ESRI President Jack Dangermond. "It is a great example of how government can use GIS and Gov 2.0 technology to improve government services and deliver transparency and accountability."

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