Abstract

Ossama Ramadan
GIS-Based Safety Information System for Rural Roads
Traditional safety analysis is performed using statistical analytical methods. Such tools and techniques are project specific and therefore cannot replace the traditional safety analysis on a network level. The advantages of having one tool that can integrate the different road safety techniques and procedures on state provincial network level are therefore obvious. This paper explores the capabilities of a geographic information system (GIS)-based safety information system, named Carleton University Safety Information System (CUSIS) that has been developed at Carleton University. CUSIS is intended to provide a comprehensive analysis of existing rural highway networks. In its current version, CUSIS consists of five modules, namely: Collision Analysis Module (CAM), Highway Characteristics Module (HCM), Operational Characteristics Module (OCM), Consistency Evaluation Module (CEM), and Video View Module (VVM).