GJXDM/IEEE 1512 Compatibility Analysis Report

In 2005, the U.S. Department of Transportation, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, established the Intelligent Transportation Systems and Public Safety (ITS/PS) Information Exchange Project, managed by the IJIS Institute. The project’s goal was to establish a standards-based approach to critical information exchange between transportation and public safety agencies, validated through laboratory and field testing. By facilitating faster and better communications and coordination, this project is enhancing daily operations and helping to ensure more immediate, safe, and effective response to routine incidents, natural disasters, terrorist acts, and other major incidents. Both public safety and transportation agencies will benefit from having more accurate and timely information to perform their role and the public will be better served. To this point, each community has developed information exchange specifications unique to their own needs and systems. Transportation incident management utilizes standards developed in conjunction with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE, 1512). In contrast, public safety relies on DOJ’s Global Justice XML Data Model (GJXDM), supported by the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global Justicei), to define information exchange standards for the justice community. Led by a steering committee comprised of both practitioner and industry representatives, and supported by technical working teams and subject-matter experts, the ITS/PS project is in the process of developing standard exchanges that incorporate both GJXDM and IEEE specifications. One objective of the IJIS Institute’s Intelligent Transportation System (ITS)/Public Safety (PS) Exchange Standards Project (ITS/PS Project) was to understand the issues and complexities in defining eXtensible Markup Language (XML) information exchanges using two sets of standards – the Global Justice XML Data Model (GJXDM) used by public safety and the IEEE 1512 specification used by transportation. Another objective was to create several standardized high-value exchanges associated with traffic-related incident management – 12 information exchanges resulted.

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    IJIS Institute

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    Ashburn, VA  United States  20147

    Department of Justice

    Office of Justice Programs, 810 7th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20531
  • Authors:
    • Cabral, Jim
    • Parker, Scott
  • Publication Date: 2007-3-28


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Bibliography; Glossary; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 24p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01103354
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 10 2008 4:11PM