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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

The HSRG, collaborating with the Louisiana State Police, is conducting a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) project to assist policymakers in analysis of Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) data for the State of Louisiana. The project aims to develop Web and desktop GIS applications that help visual analysis of crashes regarding their locations and possible factors triggering these crashes.

Benefits and Enhancements of GIS

  • Visualization: ability to view data in a visual manner greatly increases understanding of data and allows policymakers to make better informed decisions
  • Accessibility: Web and desktop GIS applications allow LSP to easily access information
  • Environmentally friendly: electronic maps replace the need for paper