Sight distance for traffic safety analysis using GIS

Santos Berbel, César de and Anta Viguera, José Antonio and Castro Malpica, María and Iglesias Martínez, Luis (2013). Sight distance for traffic safety analysis using GIS. In: "2013 Esri Europe, Middle East, and Africa User Conference (EMEAUC)", 23/10/2013 - 25/10/2013, Munich (Alemania). pp..

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Title: Sight distance for traffic safety analysis using GIS
Author/s:
  • Santos Berbel, César de
  • Anta Viguera, José Antonio
  • Castro Malpica, María
  • Iglesias Martínez, Luis
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 2013 Esri Europe, Middle East, and Africa User Conference (EMEAUC)
Event Dates: 23/10/2013 - 25/10/2013
Event Location: Munich (Alemania)
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 2013 Esri Europe, Middle East, and Africa User Conference (EMEAUC), October 23–25, at the International Congress Centre in Munich, Germany
Date: 2013
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Transportes [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Sight distance is of major importance for road safety either when designing new roads or analysing the alignment of existing roads. It is essential that available sight distance in roads is long enough for emergency stops or overtaking manoeuvres. Also, it is vital for engineers/researchers that the tools used for that analysis are both powerful and intuitive. Based on ArcGIS, the application to be presented not only performs an exhaustive sight distance calculation, but allows an accurate analysis of 3D alignment, using all new tools, from a Digital Elevation Model and vehicle trajectory. The software has been successfully utilised to analyse several two-lane rural roads in Spain. In addition, the software produces thematic maps representing sight distance in which supplementary information about crashes, traffic flow, speed or design consistency could be included, allowing traffic safety studies.

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Item ID: 26578
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/26578/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:26578
Official URL: http://emeauc.esri.com/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 27 May 2014 09:16
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 11:41
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