Additional web resources for transportation data and information
FHWA Office of Highway Policy Information - http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policyinformation/index.cfm
Highway related data reported by the state, federal and local sources, and analyzed by FHWA for reports such as Highway Statistics, Our Nation's Highways, and monthly Traffic Volume Trends.
FHWA National Highway System (NHS): Minnesota - http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/national_highway_system/nhs_maps/minnesota/index.cfm
Federal site that allows users to view or download state and urbanized area maps of the National Highway System.
Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) Geospatial Technologies http://www.iowadot.gov/gis/default.htm
Homepage for Iowa DOT spatial data. Includes internal links to web services, travel information and traffic viewer, boundary data, GIMS, GIS data, and LRS database.
Metro GIS - http://www.metrogis.org
Regional GIS initiative serving the seven-county Metro Area that provides a regional forum to promote and facilitate widespread sharing of geospatial data. MetroGIS is a voluntary collaboration of local and regional governments, with partners in state and federal government, academic institutions, nonprofit organizations and businesses. The MetroGIS Data Finder (http://www.datafinder.org/) is a one-stop shop for geospatial data around the seven-county Twin Cities Metro Area.
Metropolitan Council - http://www.metrocouncil.org/
Regional planning and development agency that serves the Twin Cities seven-county metropolitan area, working with local communities and general public to address issues that existing governmental arrangements cannot. Provides framework for decisions and implementation for regional systems including aviation, transportation (region's largest bus system), parks and open space, water quality and water management.
Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) - https://dps.mn.gov/pages/default.aspx
Helpful resource for driver and vehicle services (licensing, registration, driver ed, etc), statistics (crash data, cellphone and seat belt use, impaired driving, etc), and other safety information.
Minnesota Geospatial Commons - https://gisdata.mn.gov/
Collaborative place for Minnesota geospatial data publishers and consumers, including researchers, cartographers, web and applications developers, planners, and journalists who need data for a project, services for an application, or some other resource required for a GIS-based use. While web maps and web services can be viewed by non-GIS users, most of the resources in the Minnesota Geospatial Commons are in GIS formats and are intended to be used with GIS software.
Minnesota Geospatial Information Office (MnGEO) - http://www.mngeo.state.mn.us/
Offers guidance, training, consulting, and technical services to state agencies and the Minnesota GIS community; and coordinates the development,implementation, support and use of statewide geospatial technology. Established in May 2009, the office is the first state agency with legislatively defined responsibility for coordinating GIS within Minnesota.
Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium - http://www.mngislis.org/
A service to the GIS/LIS community, the Consortium offers free online membership for professionals, students, and users, plus a wealth of geospatial information and resources. The group provides job postings, business and scholarship events, a tri-annual newsletter, and sponsors an annual conference complete with educational workshops and networking events.
Minnesota Legislative Coordinating Commission's Geospatial Information (LCC-GIS) http://www.gis.leg.mn/html/download.html
Repository of statewide boundary information for legislative use. Maintains a map library of spatial information from the Census Bureau and a host of Minnesota State agencies that can be integrated with many sources of information (demographics, elections, natural resources and infrastructure) to produce maps and reports. Also provides the map layer data sets that help the Legislature perform redistricting every ten years in conjunction with the Census.
Minnesota State Parks: Minnesota DNR - http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/index.html
Park maps, events and activities, reservation and permit information, tours, etc.
MnDOT Crash and Speed Data Contacts - http://www.dot.state.mn.us/trafficeng/safety/contact.html
Department email and phone numbers for Office of Traffic, Safety and Technology employees.
MnDOT Current Highway Construction Projects - http://www.dot.state.mn.us/roadwork/current.html
Information on traffic delays and detours, maps, contacts, and background information on construction projects currently underway on Minnesota highways.
MnDOT Interactive GIS Basemap - http://mndotgis.dot.state.mn.us/basemap/
Online application that provides statewide coverage of MnDOT's GIS Basemap data, including transportation features, boundary information, and waterway locations. Also allows you to view, save, and print maps.
MnDOT Office of Traffic, Safety and Technology (OTST) - http://www.dot.state.mn.us/trafficeng/
Also referred to as Traffic Engineering Office... establishes guidelines and procedures that strive for uniformity in traffic engineering throughout the state of Minnesota. Provides materials and resources for traffic engineers and personnel at MnDOT, counties, cities, and local units of government.
MnDOT Office of Transit Bicycle Maps - http://www.dot.state.mn.us/bike/maps.html
State and national bike maps, information on the new State of Minnesota Bicycle Map being developed through the Statewide Bicycle Planning Study, and other helpful mapping websites.
MnDOT Regional Transportation Management Center (RTMC) - http://www.dot.state.mn.us/rtmc/
Facility in Roseville that provides the communications and computer infrastructure necessary for coordinated transportation management on metro freeways. More specifically, it is responsible for analyzing the effectiveness of traffic management tools, collecting traffic flow information, and developing new traveler information products.
MnDOT State Aid for Local Transportation (SALT) - http://www.dot.state.mn.us/stateaid/
Works with cities, counties, and townships to transfer technical expertise, determine ways to improve the state's highway system, and distribute funds for highway maintenance and construction.
MnDOT Traffic Monitoring and Analysis Business Processes - DOC
Document prepared to support decisions to replace existing data systems and business methods with updated and better coordinated software, application and business processes.
MnDOT Traffic and Road Conditions (511mn.org) - http://511mn.org/
Helps commuters and travelers access current information regarding weather-related road conditions, construction, and congestion on state highways via the web or phone – 24/7.
RITA U.S. Transportation Facts and Figures - https://maps.bts.dot.gov/apps/statefacts/
US DOT Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) site providing graphical state-by-state comparisons and rankings on topics such as infrastructure, driver safety, economy/finance, energy/environment, etc.
MnMap - http://mndot.maps.arcgis.com/home/index.html
A collaborative GIS information site brought to you by MnDOT and supported by ESRI. Features maps of construction and planned projects, the National Highway System, a 2030 transit overview, and an interactive map of Minnesota.
North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) GIS http://www.dot.nd.gov/business/gis-mapping.htm
Offers interactive web viewers for right of way data, real-time travel information, and user map creation. Also provides information on traffic counts and access control, online and paper maps, and external state GIS data hubs.
South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) Maps http://sddot.com/resources/maps/Default.aspx
Includes links to Interactive Road Systems Maps viewer, State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) viewer, Public Road Inventory, CADD mapping, and other map requests.
Transportation Data and Analysis - http://www.dot.state.mn.us/tda/
Information on the Roadway Data Section in charge of creating and updating Roadlog Files; maintaining the trunk highway Roadway History File, Control Section records, and Construction Project Log; and managing MnDOT's Transportation Information System (TIS)... the Geographic Information & Mapping (GIM) Section responsible for the upkeep of core geographic data at planning level scale, special purpose mapping and graphic services, and the Official State Highway Map and Minnesota city/county map CAD data... the Basemap Section that maintains planning level GIS data including transportation features, boundary information, and waterway locations... and the Traffic Forecasting & Analysis (TFA) Section.
Twin Cities Metro Contacts - http://www.dot.state.mn.us/traffic/data/coll-methods.html#TCmetrocontacts
Counties and cities in the metro area take their own traffic counts on County State Aid Highways (CSAH), County Roads and Municipal State Aid Streets (MSAS). Additional information may be available from city and county agencies regarding program standards, additional traffic volumes on roads not reported by MnDOT, traffic flow maps, or more recent count data.
United States Geological Survey (USGS) - http://www.usgs.gov/
Science organization serving the U.S. by providing reliable information on the environment, natural hazards, natural resources, the impacts of land-use and climate change, and much more. Contains a wide range of maps, aerial photographs, and satellite imagery.
Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) - http://www.dot.state.mn.us//roadway/data/data-products.html#VMT
Average daily and total annual vehicle miles summarized in a variety of ways, in Excel or PDF report form.
Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) WIS 21 Mapping http://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/projects/by-region/ne/wis21study/mappingfaq.aspx
Frequently asked questions and answers regarding the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) official mapping process for the WIS 21 planning study.