Crash data can be imported from many sources. This article describes the case where the data is provided as an ASCII file or other files that can be read by MS ADO such as MS Access or DBF.
Standard configurations > California (SWITRS)
In California, crash data is available to agencies through the SWITRS data website. By following the steps included here, you can download files that are suitable for importing into Crash Magic.
Crash data can be imported from many sources. This article describes the case where the data is provided as an XML file. If your data is being provided in XML format, you also have the option to FTP the data to our servers rather than using the browser interface.
This article is a reference for users that import SWITRS data into Intersection Magic
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) maintains the crash records that you use as SWITRS data. In January of 1998 they modified the format which had been used for many years. The format was changed to add the century to any dates in the data file. This makes the data y2k compatible. This requires special treatment of SWITRS data by Intersection Magic.