The following is a list of links of potential interest to IHSDM user:
- Federal Highway Administration FHWA web site.
- FHWA Safety FHWA Office of Safety web site.
- FHWA Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center FHWA TFHRC web site.
- IHSDM technology page at the TFHRC web site.
- Highway Safety Manual at AASHTO's Highway Safety Manual (HSM) web site.
- National Highway Institute catalog, Course Number FHWA-NHI-380071 IHSDM training course.
- SafetyAnalyst web site.
- LandXML non-proprietary data exchange standard that includes geometric highway data, imported by IHSDM.
Other IHSDM Software Web Sites
The IHSDM software is currently under development. An access-controlled Developers Web Site is maintained for the IHSDM development team. In addition, several access-controlled download web sites are available to provided access to IHSDM products to those individuals with a requirement for the software. Three categories of special downloads are available:
- the daily build of the Release Candidate Public release distributions,
- the daily build of the Developer release distributions, and
- the current Training release distributions.
In addition to these download sites, there is a Integrators web site for data, documentation and components of interest to software developers that are integrating IHSDM technology into other products. A public web site with documentation (XMLSchema) for the IHSDM-related data is also provided for software developers.
Most of these web sites require a user-id and password for access. For more information, please contact Mike Dimaiuta at FHWA/Geometric Design Laboratory, Michael.Dimaiuta.firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-493-3332.
Software Technology Web Sites
The development of the IHSDM software has been greatly facilitated by using Free and Open Source Software. The following free and open software technologies are or have been used by the software development team to build and support IHSDM:
- Oracle Java - a Java compiler and runtime environment
- Eclipse - an open-source software framework written primarily in Java. In its default form it is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Java developers
- Apache Ant - an open-source build manager from the Apache Software Foundation
- iText - an open-source Java library that supports the generation of PDF files on the fly: iText Library - Copyright © 1999-2006 by Bruno Lowagie and Paulo Soares. All Rights Reserved.
- Nullsoft Scriptable Install System - an open-source installer system for Windows, Copyright © 1999-2006 Nullsoft, Inc.
- CentOS - CentOS is an Enterprise-class GNU/Linux Distribution derived from sources freely provided to the public by a prominent North American Enterprise Linux vendor. "Linux" is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
- Fedora Linux - an open-source GNU/Linux operating system, Copyright © 2003 Fedora Project. All rights reserved. "Red Hat" and "Fedora" trademarks of Red Hat, Inc. "Linux" is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
- Tomcat - an open-source Java servlet container from the Apache Software Foundation
- MediaWiki - an open-source Wiki implementation originally written for Wikipedia.