TIMS, SafeTREC's Transportation Injury Mapping System
TIMS (Transportation Injury Mapping System) is a suite of Web-based tools created by researchers at the UC Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC). It is free and open to the public. All users register and receive a password.
Users can select collisions based on numerous criteria and map them. TIMS is free and open to the public. Users register and are assigned a password. The two most comprehensive TIMS tools are based on the California Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) database of serious and fatal collisions. Currently, TIMS has SWITRS data from 2000-2008. Newer data will be added as it becomes available.
The third TIMS tool maps 2008 data from the national Fatal Analysis Recording System (FARS).
SWITRS Query & Map Users can create queries choosing among numerous factors and generate data files that can be downloaded. They can also create pin maps in Google maps and Google Maps Street Views of collisions selected.
SWITRS GIS Map Select a county in California and perform the same queries available in the SWITRS Query & Map tool, but with more graphical options, such as drawing tools for custom shapes, collision symbols, and information overlays including census tracts, zip codes, and traffic analysis zones.
FARS Collision Map Type in any address in the US to see the 2008 fatal collisions in the area. Each collision marker contains FARS data such as date, number of victims, and other factors.
School-Based Collision Maps TIMS now makes available interactive geospatial PDF planning maps for each city and county in California. Maps provide a visual depiction of schools, street-level pedestrian and bicycle crashes, school free and reduced price meal eligibility, and past state and federal SRTS grant awards. The geospatial PDF feature allows schools or collisions in the map to be identified and the relevant data table displayed within the PDF. Map layers can also be turned on and off depending on the information needed to be viewed.
April 12, 2011: The California Office of Traffic Safety 2009 Collision Rankings Site shows collisions by city or county, reported as total of victims kiilled and injured, as well as their rankings compared to other cities or counties in terms of vehicle miles traveled and population.
April 6, 2011: New site maps state's severe traffic collisions (story from the UC Berkeley NewsCenter) By Sarah Yang, UC Berkeley Media Relations
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are launching a powerful new tool for sorting through and mapping all of California's fatal and serious traffic collisions.
Anyone with access to the Internet can register for a free account to access the Transportation Injury Mapping System, or TIMS, to perform customized searches of 130,000 serious and fatal crashes in the state. Users can view the history of crashes from 2000 to 2008, the most recent year data are available, by county, city, neighborhood or along specific routes. Additional years of collision data will be incorporated into TIMS as they become available. UC Berkeley researchers have developed a powerful tool that allows users to map severe traffic collisions in California. After running a search query through the Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS) website, users can get a visual representation of the results.
"This tool is meant to provide professionals and the general public with data to identify traffic safety problems and potential solutions," said John Bigham, lead researcher for the TIMS project and the Geographic Information Systems program manager at UC Berkeley's Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC). The center is based at the School of Public Health and the Institute of Transportation Studies...Read the entire NewsCenter story about TIMS.