GIS FOR TRAFFIC ACCIDENT MITIGATION - FINALLY A SYSTEM THAT REALLY WORKS

The GIS accident mitigation system installed in the City of La Mesa works because it's simple and unburdened with technical overhead. The fundamental tools of ArcView 2.1 and the LM-ASAP database engine (Microsoft's Access 2.0) were used properly. A sound system resulted from no-nonsense application of these tools. The resultant system uses tabular data gathered from a state assisted source, C*STARS software on portable police notebook computers, and is input into relational tables (tabular form) by LM-ASAP. The technically advanced features of a GIS which require a full time, dedicated support staff, were not touted as being available to a project with limited scope and direction. The marketing hype expectations of GIS were dealt with at the project's onset and city decision makers were shown the available resources of existing GIS coverage and the limitation of operating a GIS traffic mitigation system with minimal support staff.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 231-237

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  • Accession Number: 00712615
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 23 1995 12:00AM