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 at the bottom of this article.
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.
Some users may need to sort the files that are being imported. This article was created to show how to sort a file.
This article is a reference for users that import SWITRS data into Intersection Magic
Map Magic makes it easy to copy a configuration for others to use.
On occasion, users have the need to supplement records in their database without removing data already stored for those records. An example would be if you have a data source that provides you all the crash data you need except for direction from intersection. You have another source that can provide direction from intersection and uses the same caseid number that the first data source uses. This is a use for Supplemental importing.
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.