Transportation Data Webinar: Current Landscape of Probe Data and a Look into Vendors Providing Access

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 2:00pm to 3:00pm PST
Scott Lee and Mark Skaggs, IDAX
PDH: 1 | AICP: 1



With so many Probe-Data Vendors in the market, and the fact that each offers their own unique solutions, it can be challenging to identify which vendor(s) would best meet the needs of an organization. Based on a study prepared for the Seattle Department of Transportation, this presentation will provide highlights around eight Probe-Data Vendors and their capabilities, limitations, and quality of data.


  • An understanding of primary vendors that offer probe data and related products
  • Key probe data sources used to put together data summaries
  • An understanding of the types of platforms that exist and basic analytical capabilities
  • Data quality considerations from each of the vendors offering probe data


Scott Lee, CEO, IDAX Data Solutions

Scott is a founding member at IDAX. Scott is a transportation engineer, specializing in parking, traffic operations, planning, and ITS. With 16 years of experience Scott brings a wealth of information around discussions related to the management, access, and use of data across all transportation disciplines. Scott graduated with a Masters in Civil Engineering from Montana State University.


Mark Skaggs, Principal, COO, IDAX Data Solutions

Mark Skaggs co-founded IDAX Data Solutions in 2013. He is one of the most experienced and forward-thinking traffic data collection project managers in the industry. Over the past 20+ years, he has established excellent rapport and strong relationships with clients ranging from cities, counties, private engineering companies, and other transportation professionals. Mark has personally conducted and managed countless studies involving traditional traffic data collection methods, as well as led investigations of how emerging technologies may be leveraged to get the answers that his clients need.


This 60-minute seminar is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit for AICP (see our provider summary). We provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance.


In Summer 2021 we launched a new quarterly webinar series focused on the issues and topics important to multimodal transportation data, led by the the TREC Transportation Data Manager Tammy Lee with support from our PORTAL partners. This series is integrated with the PORTAL User Group monthly meetings.

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The Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University is home to the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI), and other transportation programs. TREC produces research and tools for transportation decision makers, develops K-12 curriculum to expand the diversity and capacity of the workforce, and engages students and professionals through education.