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Author Noyan, Nebahat
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Paper Map ♦ Traffic Diversion ♦ Response Strategy ♦ Multiple Incident Management Plan ♦ Related Information ♦ Diversion Map ♦ Computer Program ♦ Gi Software Package ♦ Traffic Diversion Plan ♦ General Framework ♦ Customized Computer ♦ Complex Transportation Network ♦ Up-to-date Information ♦ Information Sheet ♦ Dynamic Variable Message Sign ♦ Programming Language ♦ Geographical Information System ♦ Geomedia Pro ♦ Traffic Incident Management Operation ♦ Major Innovation ♦ Major Accident ♦ Long-term Asset Management ♦ Basic Function ♦ Emergency Situation ♦ Incident Management ♦ Visual Basic
Abstract Currently, most of the incident management (IM) teams depend on paper maps and information sheets when traffic diversion is warranted in the presence of a major accident. These paper maps are not only difficult to use in the presence of an emergency situation, they are also difficult to maintain to ensure up-to-date information. A customized computer based system that takes advantage of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) is the best solution for accessing and maintaining these diversion maps and related other information. This paper describes a general framework and basic functions based on GIS for traffic incident management operations and long-term asset management of the equipment used for IM. The proposed tool Traffic Incident Management System (TIMS) is developed using Visual Basic (VB) programming language and GeoMedia Pro 1, GIS software package. A major innovation of this application is the development of a VB based computer program that automates the efficient merging operations of multiple incident management plans for any complex transportation network. Response strategies implemented using this application include GIS based traffic diversion plans, assignment of static and dynamic variable message signs to
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Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
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