NTSB Conference on GIS Scheduled in December
October 18, 2012 - The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public conference December 4-5 in Washington, D.C., to explore the use of geographic information systems (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 include eight panels made up of experts from government agencies, research institutes, nonprofit organizations, and industry covering all modes of transportation. They will identify emerging themes, current challenges, and potential solutions in using GIS in transportation safety.
The conference is free but registration is required. More information is available on the NTSB website.