The Obama administration is making some changes to the way it uses data to help Americans navigate the world.
A draft report released Tuesday shows that data-driven navigation programs could have a greater impact on Americans than the president has indicated in the past.
The data-centric approach, the administration argues, would be more relevant to the people who use it.
The White House said that its data-based navigational maps will help Americans get from point A to point B. But it will also show how to navigate between different points on the globe.
In other words, the data will provide clues about the kinds of places and times people are most likely to visit.
The administration’s data-guided maps are being developed by the Department of Transportation and the Department for Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI).
The program is called National Coordinated Travel Information Network (NCTO).
The map is designed to provide information about the travel options available to Americans.
For example, a map might show which airports are best-served by which airline.
Or, if you’re traveling from New York City to Paris, it might show how best to connect.
The report also details how the maps could help make more efficient the travel and parking systems that have been rolled out by the Transportation Department, which has been working with other agencies to make the network more efficient.
The White House says that data would also help travelers navigate neighborhoods and neighborhoods in the metropolitan area.
The data-intensive map is being developed in collaboration with the United States Geological Survey and the U.S. Geological Survey.
The map’s data is compiled by the National Center for Transportation Statistics, which the report says is the largest data collection program in the world, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The maps are available at http://maps.ncsys.usgs.gov/maps-mapped.