Speaker Bio & Abstract

Adam Collins GIS Specialist
Royal HaskoningDHV
The Netherlands

BiographyAdam Collins is a GIS specialist at Royal HaskoningDHV with 9 years of experience in academic geography and research. Adams particular interests are in the application of quantitative methodologies to issues surrounding socioeconomics, sustainability, and well-being alongside the development of accessible platforms for sharing inherently spatial information. AbstractSPV Viewer: how to adopt open dataRoad safety policy in the Netherlands has changed from a reactive policy to a risk-driven policy. This change implies a data driven approach. Data analysis provides insight into high-risk locations where road authorities can take measures to improve traffic safety. To implement this new policy properly, Royal HaskoningDHV has developed the SPV Viewer. It offers access to data via a web-based environment without the municipality needing to purchase additional software.

It provides insight into locations and themes where data is lacking. By working with the data themselves, the need for good data is recognized and an improved update and completeness of the open dataset can be achieved.

In a presentation we explain how we have tried to connect to the Strategic Plan for Road Safety and how road authorities can use the tool to detect high-risk locations. In the presentation we call for embracing open data and using it in policy making. We also show the shortcomings in open data and why it is important to improve this data.