A new interactive projects map will utilize existing GIS layers and add project specific detail for use in meetings with local governments and stakeholders
UDOT Region Three is developing an interactive map to display project information in a GIS format.
Region Three will develop and test its use with plans to launch the GIS map as a statewide resource in the future. Internal staff and technical staff may be accustomed to using GIS, but this map is targeted for use with local government officials and other key stakeholders so that people not familiar with GIS can easily find meaningful information in a public-friendly format.
The map will utilize existing GIS layers and add project-specific details, such as concept and final design, for use in meetings with local governments and stakeholders. A limited number of layers will be pre-selected to keep the map interface simple and easy to use for non-GIS users.
The Interactive Projects Map development team is working toward a June launch date in order to begin using this resource through the summer. As we use the map, we will gather feedback from stakeholders and internal staff alike to refine the map and its functionality. An updated version of the map based on initial feedback is targeted to be launched in November. Link to the map from the UDOT Region Three homepage www.udot.utah.gov/go/region3.
A multidisciplinary team at UDOT recently received national recognition for developing the Outdoor Advertising Control Map.
The Highway Beautification Act of 1965 gave state departments of transportation the responsibility of enforcing rules governing outdoor advertising, aka billboards. UDOT has developed an online mapping system that helps the general public and UDOT staff to efficiently identify the location of all highways where outdoor advertising is controlled, and where all permitted billboards are located along these controlled highways.
In April, UDOT became one of only three states to receive a national award from the National Alliance of Highway Beautification Agencies for developing this innovative mapping system.
The following statewide team collaborated to bring this award winning map to life:
- Lyle McMillian
- Krissy Plett
- Rod McDaniels
Project Development Administration
Region Permitting Operations
- Tommy Vigil
- Nacey Wilson
- Nazee Treweek
- Mark Velasquez
- Tony Lau
- Rux Rowland
- Rhett Arnell
- Dale Stapley
- Steve Kunzler
- Scott Snow
Central Attorney General’s Office
Central Asset Management
- Stan Burns
- Kelli Bacon
- Abdul Wakil
- Peter Bigelow
For more information about the the map check out Show Me a Sign.
Thank you to Rod McDaniels for his help writing this post.