APTA Industry Footprint Update

Public transportation is a $79 billion industry that employs 430,000 people and supports millions of private-sector jobs. As the public transportation industry advocacy leader, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is dependent on accurate, current data to help inform critical decisions of their nonprofit work. The newly updated Industry Footprint is designed to collect, analyze, and present key statistics at national, state, and local levels. This application, produced in collaboration with our development partners at GeoMarvel, provides insight into APTA membership, public transportation providers, transit service, manufacturing and supply chain, and congressional/legislative contact information. Learn more about all the innovative platform enhancements in the APTA Industry Footprint Storymap.


“The SymGEO team worked on a tight schedule to deliver a series of impressive updates and fixes to our existing application, including a whole visual re-imagining. We are excited to work on even more innovations to the tool going forward together.”

– APTA Senior Director, Policy Development and Research

Would a custom mapping application like this be useful to your organization? Talk to our solution experts today about your unique GIS needs, the SymGEO team is here to help!

Urban Wood Reuse Case Study

Client: Urban Forestry Division of DDOT

Challenge: Teaching kids the importance of nature, recycling, history, and culture is a lofty goal. The Urban Forestry Division (UFD) offers an environmentally friendly program called Urban Wood Reuse that provides DC Public Schools, public charter schools, and parks with wood products to improve grounds at no cost. Community outreach was needed to spread the word about this amazing program.

Solution: SymGEO was excited to develop the community outreach component of the Urban Wood Reuse program by designing and launching the Wood Reuse Hub site using ArcGIS Hub and Survey123 technology. This solution established two-way communication between the UFD and DC schools and parks interested in “sitting on a piece of DC History”. The site shares knowledge and products from the UFD while gathering the school’s product ideas and requirements.

Client Feedback: “The new elements from Urban Wood Reuse have been well-received by our community and have enhanced our space. We are very grateful for their efforts that directly support our garden hideaway in the middle of the city.”  – Mundo Verde Bilingual PCS

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DC Office of Zoning Handbook Case Study

Client: DC Office of Zoning

Challenge: The District of Columbia Office of Zoning (DCOZ) is responsible for communicating zoning rules and regulations to District residents. The existing Zoning Handbook site was built on WordPress technology, was 300+ pages to maintain, and tabular information was difficult to use on mobile. A new web framework was needed to keep up with the dynamic changes to zoning codes.

Solution: To facilitate the flow of technical information and consolidate the existing webpages into a manageable solution, SymGEO designed and implemented the next-generation DC Zoning Handbook using ArcGIS Hub technology and ArcGIS Dashboards. Data is now referenced dynamically in a mobile-responsive format.

Client Feedback: “The Zoning Handbook is an important resource for District residents to understand and participate in the zoning process. We enjoyed working with SymGEO to migrate existing content, leverage current technology, and develop new solutions to make the process as easy as possible for our audience.” – Director, DC Office of Zoning

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