The aim of the International Transport Statistics Programme website is to make available a wide selection of transport related data and information to a variety of users - transport professionals, research institutions, road authorities, policy makers, data holders, research institutions, general and specialist media and members of the public.
Information contained on the site can be accessed in three ways:
Information is organised into two categories: Country and Topic, giving you two paths by which to find the information you are looking for. For example, if you are interested in finding out the number of road accidents in Japan, this can be found by navigating through either the Japan homepage (and selecting Safety) or by the Safety homepage (and selecting Japan).
Within in each page you will find information in both graphical and tabular form. At the base of each of these presentations you will find several options:
Each page also contains a section of prose giving general observations and additional analysis and comment on the data available.
The search engine can be used to find pages containing information that you are interested in. Select search from the list of tabs to the left of the page and enter your query into the space provided. Complex queries can be built by using standard search terms such as AND, OR and NOT:
All entries matching your search query will be displayed, from where you can explore further.
For a general overview of the country information and topic information available go to Sitemap
Go to the Build Your Own Table or Graph page to view and download the information that you are interested in.
The Build Your Own feature allows you to give your table or graph a title and description and, giving you access to the complete comprehensive data contained on the Transport Statistics site, to select the topic and country data, and set constraints on how the data will be presented (e.g. constrain output to certain countries, or certain years), choose to display the results as a table or graph (and also choose the type of graph you want the information displayed in), save your settings, and view the source code of the information retrieved.
Once you've built your own tables and graphs you can download your own personal copy as a csv (that you can edit in Excel) or xml file (that you can load into your own programme).
Step by step instructions for using the Build Your Own feature can be found on the Build Your Own Table or Graph Help page.
Published Date: 13 April 2008