Developing Thematic Maps for State of New York Traffic Accident Data with GeoPandas and Pandas

Data visualization is an important tool for decision making process. Thematic maps are suitable for visualizing spatial data such as traffic accident data. The traffic accident data of New York State lacks thematic maps. In this study GeoPandas and Pandas were used to develop a generic simple script that can be applicable to any data that can be visualized on a map. The developed script was applied to NewYork State Motor Vehicle Crashes data (https://goo.gl/jkSynM) and several thematic maps were generated for injury types and effect of factors on all accidents occurred in the 62 counties of New York State.

Mehmet  KuntSpeaker: Mehmet Kunt, Eastern Mediterranean University