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Volume 26, 2018Seminary on Geomatics, Civil and Environmental Engineering (2017 BGC)
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The use of GIS tools for road infrastructure safety management
1 Gdansk University of Technology, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Highway Engineering, Narutowicza St. 11/12, 80-233 Gdansk, Poland
2 Gdansk University of Technology, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Geodesy, Narutowicza St. 11/12, 80-233 Gdansk, Poland
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There are many factors that influence accidents and their severity. They can be grouped within the system of man, vehicle and environment. The article focuses on how GIS tools can be used to manage road infrastructure safety. To ensure a better understanding and identification of road factors, GIS tools help with the acquisition of road parameter data. Their other role is helping with a clear and effective presentation of risk ranking. GIS is key to identifying high-risk sections and supports the effective communication of safety levels. This makes it a vital element of safety management. The article describes the use of GIS for the collection and visualisation of road parameter data which are not available in any of the existing databases, i.e. horizontal curve parameters. As we know from research and statistics, they are important factors that determine the safety of road infrastructure. Finally, new research is proposed as well as the possibilities for applying GIS tools for the purposes of road safety inspection.
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