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Dobbins to present research at NTSB conference on GIS and Transportation Safety

Posted by on Monday, November 5, 2012 in Faculty, Research.

James Dobbins will present his research on inland marine casualty data analysis to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in Washington, DC on December 4th and 5th.

The conference is titled “Current and Future Use of GIS Mapping Technology to Increase Transportation Safety.”

The press release is below:

WASHINGTON-The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a conference Dec. 4 and Dec. 5, 2012 at its Washington headquarters to explore the use of Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, in analyzing and preventing transportation accidents.

GIS is a rapidly expanding group of technologies and analytical techniques that uses geographically referenced data to support complex data integration, advanced statistical analysis, precise investigation and effective visualization of data.

The meeting will bring researchers and practitioners in transportation safety and GIS together to discuss how GIS data, technologies and techniques are applied to improve safety in all modes of transportation.

The conference is free but registration is required. Details on the conference and how to register are available on the Board’s website at