Reginald Souleyrette of the University of Kentucky and Stephen Lewis of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration speak about using GIS to make transportation safer during the first day of the NTSB's GIS in Transportation Safety Public Conference.

Conference organizer Ivan Cheung, NTSB Research and Engineering Director Joseph Kolly and Safety Study Division Chief Robert Dodd question participants during the first day of the NTSB's GIS in Transportation Safety Public Conference.

Nadine Alameh of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Michael Ratcliffe of the U.S. Census Bureau, George Gonzalez of the Federal Aviation Administration and Jeffrey Danielson of the U.S. Geological Survey discuss the uses of GIS in transportation safety.

Mike McNerney, Federal Aviation Administration, Dejan Damjanovic, GeoEye, Christopher Knouss, MITRE and Rich Fosnot, Jeppesen speak about the uses of geographic information systems in aviation safety. They spoke during the first day of the NTSB's GIS in Transportation Safety Public Conference.

Panel 2 Day 1 with NTSB board members

Panel members discuss how to use geographic information systems to analyze safety trends across all modes of transportation Wednesday during the second day of the NTSB's GIS in Transportation Safety Public Conference.

Aviation Safety panel with NTSB members

Craig Thor, Federal Highway Administration, Matthew Barth, University of California, Riverside, John Bigham, University of California, Berkeley, Captain Woodland "Butch" Wilson, Baltimore County Police Department, discuss the use of GIS in highway safety.

Highway safety panel with NTSB members.

Marco Merens, of the International Civil Aviation Organization and Marc Berryman, of the National Emergency Number Association, discuss the application of GIS technologies to improve transportation safety during the second day of the NTSB's GIS Conference.

Multi-Modal Application and Analysis panel with NTSB members.

Julia Powell of NOAA discusses the use of GIS in marine safety during a panel discussion on the second day of the NTSB's GIS in Transportation Safety Public Conference.

Marine Safety panelists with NTSB members.

Raquel Hunt, Federal Rail Administration, Ed Wells, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Eric Williams, Access Midstream Partners, Amy Nelson, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, discuss using GIS technology to improve safety in rail, pipelines, and in the transportation of hazardous materials.

Rail, Pipeline and Hazmat Safety panel with NTSB members

David Cowen, National Geospatial Advisory Committee, Allen Carroll, ESRI discuss what was learned over the two days of the GIS in Transportation Safety Public Conference.

David Cowen, National Geospatial Advisory Committee and Allen Carroll, ESRI, with NTSB members.

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All interested parties may submit comments to : gis2012@ntsb.gov

Conference Objective:

The National Transportation Safety Board brings researchers and practitioners in the transportation safety and GIS communities together to discuss how GIS data, technologies, and techniques are applied to improve transportation safety.  The conference aims at identifying emerging themes, current challenges, and potential solutions in using GIS in transportation safety in all modes of transportation.

Dates, Times, Venue

  • Dates: December 4 (Tuesday) - December 5 (Wednesday), 2012
  • Times: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Venue: The NTSB's Board Room and Conference Center

NTSB public events are also streamed live via webcast. Webcasts are archived for a period of three months from the time of the meeting. Webcast archives are generally available by the end of the day following the Forum.