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Transportation and Logistics Student Presents at Regional Conferences

Photo of Jaesung ChoiNDSU transportation and logistics Ph.D. student Jaesung Choi recently presented two papers and several posters at research conferences in the region.

Choi, who is also a research assistant with NDSU's Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, attended the 2014 Montana Association of Geographic Information Professionals (MAGIP) Intermountain GIS Conference in Billings April 7-11. The conference is the largest GIS event in Montana. He presented two papers at the conference. The first, "Integration of state and federal road information on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota," outlined the inconsistencies within state and federal road information with regard to physical road segments and the road network. Choi's second paper, "Mapping of Future Oil Production in North Dakota," focused on mapping of future oil development trends in the state.

He also presented two posters at the MAGIP Conference. The first, "Mapping of CO2 Emissions from Transportation Sector in the U.S.," described how U.S. carbon dioxide emissions will change during the next decade. His second, "Choropleth Mapping of North Dakota Oil Boom in the United States," discussed the use of mapping to compare oil production in North Dakota to production in the rest of the world.

Choi also presented a poster at NDSU's 2014 Graduate School Research and Arts Forum April 24 at the Memorial Union. "Where will car crashes in North Dakota commonly occur and what is the response time of emergency medical care services if you have car accidents? An application of closest facility analysis in network analyst" focused on car crash fatalities in North Dakota.

The research showed that the average paramedic response time from the closet dispatch facility was 8.52 minutes and the average distance traveled was 12.05 miles. The average patient transport time from the accident to the closest hospital was 12.08 minutes and the average distance traveled was 17.96 miles. The average national EMS standard response time is eight minutes, suggesting that North Dakota needs to focus attention on the areas that exceed the eight-minute response time. Choi's academic advisor and co-author of that poster is David Roberts, assistant professor of agribusiness and applied economics at NDSU.

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