Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software allows analysts to evaluate existing conditions and investment alternatives using a spatial lens and to display their findings in maps. GIS can be used to measure many of the performance measures in the Practical Solutions Performance Framework. Stand-alone GIS approaches are particularly relevant for:

  • Projects where spatial data is already being collected and evaluated
  • Performance measures that the Cube Access tool is not set up to calculate
  • Performance measures that require spatial analysis beyond what can be calculated with a spreadsheet

WSDOT has an extensive library of GIS data and resources for analysts working with GIS, including:

Mobility Performance Framework measures and metrics applicable to GIS

Economic Vitality Framework measures and metrics applicable to GIS