August 14th, 2012
2013 MAPOptimize Mobility, by Catherine Higgins.
UDOT is collecting information for the 2013 Official Utah State Highway Map.
UDOT and the Utah Office of Tourism partner to produces the state’s Official State Highway Map, and the process to re-do the new map is underway. Updating the map takes into account input from UDOT employees, county road supervisors and state and federal agency representatives. Effort is underway now to contact people who may have suggestions for improving the new map.
While UDOT cartographers make the map’s features accurate, the Utah Office of Tourism makes it beautiful. Clarkson Creative, a local graphic arts company will design a layout for the new map that emphasizes Utah’s scenic attractions.
The map is used by citizens, visitors to the state and school children from across the nation who need information for school projects. Lisa Holgreen, UDOT Communications Assistant sends out maps almost daily. Every year, UDOT sends around six hundred maps to individuals and more to visitor centers across the state. If Holgreen gets a request from a visitor center, she can often send more than one thousand maps in a day. The Utah Office of Tourism also mails maps on request and distributes maps through visitor centers.