Date: May 12, 2015
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
3650 Brookside Pkwy # 450
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Modeling Highway Traffic Noise with GIS
Starting with the enactment of the Noise Pollution and Abatement Act of 1972, traffic noise has been an important consideration in the planning and construction of transportation projects. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) established and maintains a national policy that provides guidance for both predicting and mitigating traffic noise impacts. The FHWA also developed the Traffic Noise Model (TNM), a sophisticated noise analysis tool required nationwide for analyzing traffic noise. As a supplement to the TNM and a data management framework, GIS plays a valuable role in traffic noise analysis. This presentation will discuss the practical application of GIS for highway traffic noise impact analysis, including the custom tools, techniques, and methodologies employed to facilitate and manage the process as state and federal policies continue to evolve.
Brandon Batt, Edwards-Pitman Environmental
Brandon Batt is an air/noise specialist and serves as the head of GIS at Edwards-Pitman Environmental (EPEI), an Atlanta-based consulting firm. In his seven years at EPEI, Brandon has specialized in providing GIS and other technical solutions for a variety of disciplines in the firm, including the air/noise, archaeology, ecology, historic architecture, and NEPA groups. Brandon completed his undergraduate degree in 2007 at the University of Georgia, and completed his graduate degree through Penn State’s MGIS program in 2014. Brandon is a self-taught developer, and enjoys employing code and technology in providing solutions for EPEI as the organization continues to grow.
Luncheon Overview: Luncheons are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month unless otherwise noted. They are intended to provide a social and friendly atmosphere for learning about the successes of our members and to provide opportunities for networking. All are invited to join and students are especially encouraged! You’ll earn 0.1 conference attendance points towards your GISP Certification by attending each luncheon.
Agenda: Meetings are orchestrated according to the following agenda:
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Lunch and Networking
12:00 p.m. – 12:10 p.m. – Announcements
12:10 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. – Presentation
1:10 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Discussion
Member Pre-Register and Prepay (ends Sunday, May 10th at 11:59 pm): $12.00
Member Pre-Register and Pay at Door / Walk-In: $15.00
Non-Member Pre-Register and Prepay (ends Sunday, May 10th at 11:59 pm): $15.00
Non-Member Pre-Register and Pay at Door / Walk-In: $18.00