Melinda Morang

Melinda Morang is a product engineer on Esri's Network Analyst team. She does design and testing for Network Analyst in ArcGIS Pro and creates tools for working working with public transit data in ArcGIS.

Recent Posts

How to make a shapes.txt file for your GTFS dataset with ArcGIS

Generate GTFS Shapes

GTFS public transit data has transformed the world of public transit navigation.  Thanks to readily-available transit data in a standardized format, passengers can choose from a wide range of routing apps and services that help them figure out which bus … Continue reading

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Map the frequency of transit service across your city and find out why it matters

Ann Arbor transit frequency, morning rush

Suppose there’s a bus stop right outside Jerry’s house.  It’s very easy and convenient for Jerry to walk out his front door to the bus stop to wait for a bus.  Suppose there’s a bus stop right outside Tom’s house, … Continue reading

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Who does my public transit system serve?

Transit system coverage in Ann Arbor, MI

Public transit (like buses and subways) serves the people of a community. It connects people with their jobs, schools, healthcare, recreation, and more. However, typical fixed-route transit systems serve only the people and areas within a short distance of transit … Continue reading

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Cool tools for analysis with public transit data

Ann Arbor transit frequency

Public transit (like buses and subways) is a vital service that connects people with their jobs, schools, healthcare, recreation, and more. Consequently, if you’re studying access to healthcare, assessing an economic development project, trying to choose a new site for … Continue reading

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Map Your Transit Data Like Never Before

ArcGIS for Public Transit group screenshot

Public transit (like buses and subways) serves the people of a city by providing access to jobs, education, shopping, healthcare, recreation, and more. Traffic congestion, climate change, and the evolving economy and population of cities has created a greater need … Continue reading

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