The 1st Outsourced Probe Data Symposium

Theme "Outsourced Probe Data"
Sponsored by National Transportation Center @ Maryland (NTC@Maryland)

Thursday, January 15, 2015
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Kim Engineering Building, Kay room 1107-1111 (1st floor), University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742
Organizer: Dr. Masoud Hamedi
Phone: 240-487-9323

The National Transportation Center at Maryland (NTC @ Maryland) and the Center for Advanced Transportation Technology (CATT) held a symposium on 1/15/2015 to discuss emerging probe data products and applications of private sector data in planning, operations, and performance management. The first objective was to provide a venue for industry to discuss currently available data products in the areas of speed, travel time, O-D, freight, emissions, and volume. The second objective was to have a forum of leading state executives and managers discussing the critical data needs in their organizations, so that industry can hear and respond. In addition to 43 live attendees, online participants joined the event via live webcast.
The symposium opened with reviewing I-95 Corridor Coalition Vehicle Probe Project. The I-95 Vehicle Probe Project is a groundbreaking initiative providing comprehensive and continuous travel time information on freeways and arterials using probe technology. Then representatives from leading probe data industry including HERE, INRIX and TomTom presented their current and existing data products. After a short break panel members discussed their current applications for the probe data and their expectations from the industry. Panel was consisted of a diverse group of experts from Federal Highway Administration, State DOT and MPOs and academia.


This proceedings includes summary of the panel talking points, list of attendees and a compilation of the
presentation slides. Recording of the event webcast is available for viewing at the following link:


09:00 AM – 09:30 AM Registration & Coffee
09:30 AM – 10:00 AM Opening remarks and introduction to VPPII
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Sample applications of outsourced probe data
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM Data Forum
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Adjourn and lunch

The Proceedings of the Symposium can be downloaded here.