The Spring GIS in Transportation Newsletter is now available here. This newsletter features an article by Xiao Qin, Ph.D., PE, of South Dakota State University, and Kelly Schieldt of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). They describe their use of the Crash-Mapping Automation Tool (C-MAT) and the Wisconsin Information System for Local Roads (WISLR) to develop a statewide crash map.
Also included is an editorial by Allen Parrish, PhD, of University of Alabama, and Dana Steil, PhD, of Harding University, who discuss the use of algorithms to position police resources in order to reduce automobile injury and fatal crashes.
Monday, July 8, 2013
GIS Spring Webcast
Summary now online
A summary of the spring GIS in Transportation webcast is now available here.
Sharon Hawkins, Section Head of Mapping and Graphics at the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD), discussed the departmentís Crash Location Tool. The tool provides AHTD with a convenient way for law enforcement across the state to enter log mile locations and roadway information when recording crash information. The simple methodology and easy to use Google Earth format makes AHTDís crash location database more accurate and safety analysis more precise. AHTD is also using an Incident Analyst tool to locate crash event Hot Spots/Crash Densities and Repeat Incident locations, and produce finished maps and graphs that provide a quick, complete visual aid of the tabular crash data.