GEOG 855
Spatial Data Analytics for Transportation

Learning Outcomes


What will we learn?

By the end of Lesson 7, you should be able to:

  • explain how traffic safety analysis is moving beyond traditional approaches which have focused solely on historic crash data;
  • navigate the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and perform ad-hoc queries of the data it contains;
  • use crash data extracted from FARS or other state crash data systems to visualize and analyze the data in ArcGIS;
  • list some of the uses and benefits spatial technologies offer in the area of highway safety;
  • describe some of the goals and objectives of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA);
  • submit a review of Pennsylvania's 511 Traveler Information System;
  • discuss the purpose of the Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) and the requirements it imposes on state DOTs;
  • share something you learned about one of your classmates and/or some ideas you discussed with a classmate about the content of this week’s lesson.