Geospatial Data Creation and Curation Fellowship at the U.S. Department of Transportation

Have you ever wanted to influence and improve the effectiveness of geospatial data at the national level? Are you detail-oriented and committed to producing high-quality data products? Join us as we lead the development of new and improved national geospatial transportation products in the era of big data.

You will learn to create and curate geospatial datasets related to our Nation’s transportation systems that are used by government officials, researchers, and the American people. To achieve your learning objectives, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with those other U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) offices and Federal agencies that help maintain geospatial data and analytical capabilities. Your learning opportunities will also include the ability to participate in inter-agency efforts relating to the development and improvement of geospatial data and analytical applications.

Who are we? We are the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) Office of Spatial Analysis and Visualization (OSAV). BTS is an independent federal statistical agency that provides objective, comprehensive, and relevant information on the extent and use of the Nation’s transportation systems. OSAV produces geospatial datasets and visualization tools, conducts spatial and network analyses, develops performance measures, prepares maps for BTS publications, coordinates the transportation layer of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure, and publishes the National Transportation Atlas Database (NTAD). OSAV employs high-quality cartography and innovative web applications to produce relevant, timely, and accessible geospatial products and statistical visualizations. Learn more about the work we do at



Qualified applicants will be currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Data Science, or Information Systems. Coursework in remote sensing and transportation geography, planning, or modeling is preferred.


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