Traffic accident analysis

Blog_Traffic_accident_analysis.jpgThe Vi​llage of Norridge has begun mapping out traffic accident
information in an effort to try and limit the amount of accidents in
high traffic areas and understand why accidents occur in low traffic
areas. A map was created using data provided by the police department
detailing the locations of traffic accidents by month. Accident
locations were added to the map and categorized by type (property
damage, personal injury, village property, fatality). Eventually, as
data from previous months is added to the database, patterns will begin
to emerge.

By mapping the location of each accident from month to month,
patterns can begin to emerge and provide the police department and
engineering with a visual representation of the accidents. The locations
can then be analyzed to see if there is as abnormal amount of accidents
in low traffic areas. The village engineering department can then
analyze these locations against village data, such as the sign
inventory, to determine if there is a specific cause for those
accidents. By using GIS to map out traffic accident locations, the
Village of Norridge can have a better understanding on where the
accidents occur in the village and give them a first step in determining
why they are happening.

Traffic accident analysis

Blog_Traffic_accident_analysis.jpgThe Vi​llage of Norridge has begun mapping out traffic accident
information in an effort to try and limit the amount of accidents in
high traffic areas and understand why accidents occur in low traffic
areas. A map was created using data provided by the police department
detailing the locations of traffic accidents by month. Accident
locations were added to the map and categorized by type (property
damage, personal injury, village property, fatality). Eventually, as
data from previous months is added to the database, patterns will begin
to emerge.

By mapping the location of each accident from month to month,
patterns can begin to emerge and provide the police department and
engineering with a visual representation of the accidents. The locations
can then be analyzed to see if there is as abnormal amount of accidents
in low traffic areas. The village engineering department can then
analyze these locations against village data, such as the sign
inventory, to determine if there is a specific cause for those
accidents. By using GIS to map out traffic accident locations, the
Village of Norridge can have a better understanding on where the
accidents occur in the village and give them a first step in determining
why they are happening.