Paper Title
Black Point Analysis Of Traffic Accidents: 2015 Erzurum City Case

Determining the points where traffic accidents frequently happen is one of the parameters that is used for urban transportation planning process. The points where accidents frequently happen are called the “black points” of urban transportation. These points can be identified by Geographic Information System (GIS), which is a technology widely accepted by researchers who study on physical planning. In this study, Erzurum’s “black points” are identified by using the official accident reports for 2015. With this data, the city’s urban transportation policies and decisions are evaluated by using GIS. The findings of this study will provide the necessary data for local governments to decrease traffic accidents. Keywords- Erzurum, Transportation Planning, GIS, Density Analysis, Traffic Accidents