Iowa DOT Office of Traffic and Safety SAVER Tutorial

A geographical information systems (GIS) is designed to collect, visualize, interpret, process, store, and analyze spatial or geographical data. A GIS can be a very effective tool for many purposes. Over the past several years, considerable effort has been devoted to developing an easy to use software program that provides convenient access to Iowa crash data through a simple GIS online interface. For years, the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) has utilized GIS tools for presentation and analysis of crash data. However, existing tools, such as ESRI ArcView Safety Analysis, Visualization, and Evaluation Resource (SAVER) and Crash Mapping and Analysis Tool (CMAT), are beyond their useful life. Under the direction of the Office of Traffic and Safety, a new modern software has been developed called SAVER. This system was designed with local and state agency input, enabling these agencies and the research community to conduct regional and site-specific analyses of crash, driver, injury and road-related features. The system allows local law enforcement and engineers to use comprehensive state or local data to identify and mitigate highway safety problems. The Iowa DOT is committed to providing guidance in using this new innovative online software. The goal of this effort is to offer easily accessible streamlined online basic training to a broad base of multi-discipline users, both technically-advanced and novice. Online training will be offered through the delivery of a live webinar, recorded instructional video/webinar and SAVER Users Guide. Training will focus on the following areas: (1) An introduction to GIS, terminology and best practices; (2) Mapping tools; (3) Identify features; (4) Using filters; (5) Search capabilities; (6) Map query and presentation; (8) Saving your project; (9) Collision diagrams; (10) Generating reports and exporting data; (11) Custom Report Generation; and (12) Transitioning users of CMAT to SAVER.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $15955
    • Contract Numbers:

      Add 657

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Iowa Department of Transportation

      800 Lincoln Way
      Ames, IA  United States  50010
    • Managing Organizations:

      Iowa State University, Ames

      Center for Transportation Research and Education
      2711 South Loop Drive, Suite 4700
      Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664
    • Project Managers:

      Laaser-Webb, Jan

    • Performing Organizations:

      Iowa State University, Ames

      Center for Transportation Research and Education
      2711 South Loop Drive, Suite 4700
      Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664
    • Principal Investigators:

      Litteral, Theresa

    • Start Date: 20180501
    • Expected Completion Date: 20181031
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01667378
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Iowa Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: Add 657
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Apr 25 2018 1:47PM