Obtain data from CRIS – TX DOT Crash Data

In Texas, crash data is available to agencies through the CRIS data system.  By following the steps included here, you can download and unzip data files suitable for import into Crash Magic.

You also have the option to FTP the data to our servers rather than using the browser interface.  That process is described in http://www.pdmagic.com/kb/ShowKBArticle.cfm?id=301
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Data Entry Access

How to access Data Entry, downloading the Data Entry program, and information about creating a Data Entry login name.
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Duplicate case number found in dataset

Crash Magic will generate an error when rendering a diagram that indicates there is a duplicate case number.  This is a little misleading because the program is not capable of importing a duplicate record into the database.  In reality, this error more than likely means that there is an error in a crash record that is causing our query to generate multiple rows for a single crash.  A common example is when a crash has two drivers for the same vehicle. 
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Lookup value for xCoord and yCoord normalized fields

Most fields in the primary study query have either a lookup name or 'none' or !date or !time to reflect the content in the field.  This value is used for presenting options for that field in the filter editor and for display of the field on reports.  The xCoord and yCoord normalized values use this same value to indicate the geographic coordinate system or projection that the two coordinate fields represent their values in.
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