Summary of Features of AIMS Main Module (Item# A-01)
Hardware:††† Computer with 1 GB or more RAM, 100 GB or more hard disk space.
Software: ††† Windows‚ (7 or 10) and a GIS map of your jurisdiction.
∑ AIMS interfaces with ArcGIS 9X and MapInfo Professional 7X or later.
∑ It can use data and map from ArcGIS, MapInfo, Geomedia, TIGER, etc.
∑ You can analyze intersection and non-intersection (mid-block) accidents.
Plotting Intersection and Mid-Block Accidents In 3 Dimensions On GIS Map:
∑ It plots accidents on GIS map corresponding to the locations where accidents occurred. Mid-block accidents are plotted according to their relative distances or mileposts.
∑ Each symbol denotes an accident. Red circles denote intersection accidents. Blue squares denote mid-block accidents. If the accidents occurred at the same location, the symbols are stacked on top of one another, creating a three-dimensional view.
∑ It is easy to detect high accident locations, because they have higher stack of symbols.
∑ You can select accidents to be plotted by drawing any combinations of circles, rectangles and polygons on the map, AIMS will retrieve all accidents corresponding to the specified areas and will plot them out with 3-dimensional symbols as shown in Figure A-01A.
∑ You can select accidents to be plotted through query. You can query any fields; AIMS will retrieve all accidents according to the query and will plot them out with 3-dimensional symbols as shown in Figure A-01A.
∑ You can specify different size, shape and color of symbols.
∑ You can click a plotted symbol to see the detail accident record, because each symbol is linked to its accident record (see Figure A-01D).
∑ You can add texts, lines and other drawings to the plot, and save the plot in word processor and spreadsheet programs for report purposes.
Plotting Collision Types In 3 Dimensions On GIS Map:
∑ You can plot different collision types in 3 dimensions on GIS map as shown in Figure A-01B.
∑ You can use different shapes, colors, and sizes of symbols to denote different types of collisions.
∑ You can label each plotted symbol with information from 1 to 10 fields in the accident record. For example, you can label each symbol with year, injury, fatality, and pedestrian, as shown in Figure A-01C.
∑ You can assign a height factor to adjust the distance between each stacked symbol.
∑ You can adjust the angle of stacked symbols (90 degree to stack vertically upward, 0 degree to stack horizontally).
∑ If you order the Aerial Photograph Module (Item A-08), the collision types in 3 dimensions can be plotted on aerial photograph (see Figure A-08)
∑ If you order the Accident Report Image Module (Item A-11), when you click a plotted symbol, it will display the scanned accident report image on the screen (see Figure A-11B).
∑ You can perform unlimited number of queries, using combinations of 21 operators and 40 functions.
∑ Operators include =, <>, >, <, >=, <=, +, -, *, /, ^, And, Or, Not, Like, Contains, Intersect, within, etc.
∑ Functions include Avg, Count, Min, Max, Sum, Area, CentroidX, CentroidY, Chr$, Cos, CurDate, Day, Distance, Format$, Int, Left$, Len, LTrim$, Month, Perimeter, Round, Sin, Str$, Val, Year, etc.
∑ You can save query expressions and re-use them again. You can query on previously queried results.
∑ You can display results in bar, line, pie, area and/or x-y graphs.
Pin Map or Plot Generation Capabilities:
It produces a plot or pin map for the accident locations you clicked on map. It also produces a plot or pin map from your query or sorting. Hence it can produce unlimited number of user-specified pin maps or plots.
††††††††† In addition, it produces over 10 standard reports. Standard plots are pre-programmed pin maps, user simply clicks a button, and the plot will automatically be generated. The standard plots include:
∑ A pin map showing all accident locations within the whole jurisdiction.†
∑ A pin map of the worst 100 accident locations.
∑ A pin map of all locations with red-light violation accidents.
∑ A pin map of all locations with drunk-driving accidents.
∑ A pin map of all locations with speeding accidents.
††††††††† The above pin maps use 3-dimensional symbols as described under 3-Dimensional Plots. That is, locations with higher accidents will have higher stacks of symbols. You can visualize where are the hot spots. As new data are entered, these reports and plots will be updated to reflect the status.†
Report Generation Capabilities:
As mentioned under Query Capabilities, you can perform unlimited number of queries. Each query result is a report. Hence you can generate unlimited number of reports to meet your needs.
††††††††† In addition, it produces over 30 standard reports. Standard reports are pre-programmed reports, user simply clicks a button, and the report will automatically be generated. The standard reports include:††
∑ Number of accidents for every location within the jurisdiction.†
∑ Worst 100 accident locations, arranged in descending order.
∑ Locations with red-light violation accidents.
∑ Locations with drunk driving accidents.
∑ Locations with speeding accidents.
∑ Number of injuries by locations.
∑ Yearly summary, including number of accidents, number of injury accidents, number of fatal accident, number of persons injured, number of persons killed, etc, per year
∑ We customize AIMS to adapt to your data so that you rarely need to change your data structure, format or coding definition. Your accident data may be from any database or GIS system.
∑ You can add, delete or modify data using AIMS ďUpdateĒ module.
∑ New data can be saved as a file in ASCII (text), dBASE‚, Access‚, Excel‚ or 1-2-3‚ format. AIMS will read the file, geocode the data and incorporate them into the system.
Adding Texts, Symbols & Drawings:
∑ You can add texts, symbols and drawings (line, polyline, circle, ellipse, rectangle, polygon, etc.) to the map, plot or collision diagram. You can specify color, size & style of texts, symbols and drawings.
∑ You can send AIMSís output to printer or plotter.
∑ AIMS output can be saved as a file in ASCII (or TXT), BMP, DAT, DBF, DXF, IND, JPEG, JPG, MAP, MIF, PNG, PSD, SHP, SHX, TAB, TIF, or WMF format.†††
∑ It handles up to 1 million records, and up to 255 fields per record.
∑ AIMS accepts files in ASCII (text), dBASE‚, Access‚, Excel‚ or 1-2-3‚ format.