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Concurrent Sessions (30 Minutes) [clear filter]
Tuesday, May 8


PRESENTATION: NH Statewide Asset Data Exchange System (SADES): Statewide Mapping Tool for Roadside Assets
AUTHORS: Chris Dowd, SADES Manager

ABSTRACT: Through a partnership with the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) the University of New Hampshire Technology Transfer Center (UNH T2) hosts a suite of statewide collection modules for a variety of roadside assets. UNH T2 facilitates the development, training, and technical support for these statewide collection efforts. UNH T2 leverages ESRI ArcGIS products to change the way data is collected across New Hampshire. Users of SADES range from State agencies, Regional Planning Commissions (RPC), and municipal level. Current collection efforts include: Stream Crossings, Guardrails, Road Surface Condition, Pedestrian Infrastructure, and more.

Tuesday May 8, 2018 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Room 201


PRESENTATION: Integrating Field Collected Data into Linear Referencing Systems (LRS): The Case for Crash Data
AUTHORS: Mike Kamalabad*, University of Connecticut - Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center

ABSTRACT: The Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center supports the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) in maintaining sophisticated crash data entry, collection, and safety analysis systems. Advanced safety analysis methodologies, such as those outlined in the Highway Safety Manual, require accurate and robust crash data. Embarking upon an effort to enhance safety analysis capabilities, enterprise crash data, with multiple forms of location information, is integrated into a linear referenced roadway network maintained by ConnDOT to ensure consistency and accuracy. This presentation seeks to outline the process via ArcGIS Desktop and the challenges encountered in properly integrating crash data into the ConnDOT roadway network. Additional discussion will address the potential benefits of integrating field data into LRS - including validation, visualization, analysis, and metrics.

Tuesday May 8, 2018 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Room 201


PRESENTATION: CT Crash Data: Meandering Through a Wealth of Information and Methodologies to Produce Viable Results in ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro
AUTHORS: Mark Hoover*, CT MetroCOG; Mark Goetz, CT MetroCOG

ABSTRACT: The Connecticut Crash Data Repository provides access to detailed accident information from state and local police. Updating nightly, this dataset includes critical attribute information, in addition to accident location, that can help guide analysis. This presentation will detail the process in which MetroCOG utilized pertinent attributes along with ROW boundaries to perform hot spot analysis on state and local roads in ArcMap. It will highlight how scale and feature selection can create vastly different results. Space-time patterns were also explored using ArcGIS Pro. Following a published workflow from ArcGIS Analytics, hot spot trends were visualized using space-time cubes in 2D and 3D. Temporal trends were visualized graphically, and hot spots were scaled down to individual street segments. Finally, accident data was summarized by day of the week and hour of the day to identify peak days and time periods for accidents in the region.

Tuesday May 8, 2018 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Room 201