Extending Traditional Crash Data Analysis Using Geographic Spatial Analysis

2011 Traffic Records Forum, Charlotte, NC, August 2, 2011

Chou-Lin Chen

“This workshop will highlight analytical techniques that can be applied to leverage positional information in crash data by combining geo-spatial analysis with standard data analysis techniques. Traditional data analysis techniques can now be augmented with geospatial analysis to obtain unique insights into circumstances that affect crash occurrence and the ensuing outcomes.

Location of Fatal Crashes in the United States

Location of Fatal Crashes in the United States

“Recent examples of analysis at NHTSA will be used to illustrate these ideas. The objective of the workshop is to facilitate discussions on ideas related to regional analysis based on the national analysis initiatives at NHTSA.”