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The interactive mapping application is intended to display related transportation projects in one location, on a regional scale. A TPO is a committee of local government officials who make transportation-related decisions at a regional level. The central purpose of a TPO is to achieve a safe, effective, efficient, integrated, harmonious, multi-modal transportation system for the urbanized area.

The TPOs, staffed by the Emerald Coast Regional Council, are tasked with developing Project Priorities. Project Priorities, which are essentially the Cost Feasible Plan element of the LRTP, are usually approved in the fall each year and are due to the State Department of Transportation thereafter. The adopted Project Priorities are used by the State Department of Transportation to develop a five-year Work Program. This five-year Work Program is then used by the TPOs to develop its five-year Transportation Improvement Program. The TIP is adopted by the TPOs at its early summer meeting each year. The chart below explains the process identified above.
Annual Cycle ChartThe LRTP is a blueprint for maintaining and enhancing the regional transportation system. The LRTP identifies roadway, transit, bicycle and pedestrian, intelligent transportation systems, and other improvements needed over the next 25 years. Developing the LRTP is a collaborative effort between the public, local governments, and state and federal partners. The LRTP includes a Needs Plan and a Cost Feasible Plan. The Needs Plan, as its name implies, is a plan that identifies all of the transportation projects necessary to meet future demands. The Needs Plan is reviewed and prioritized. The prioritized projects are included in the Cost Feasible Plan based on anticipated funding. Currently, forecasted revenues will not fund all identified projects. Please note that some Priorities, Needs, and Cost Feasible projects may not be included within the interactive map.  Please reference the full Project Priorities and LRTP documentation (linked below) for a comprehensive list of projects and further details:

Florida-Alabama TPO 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (adopted November 3, 2015)
Okaloosa-Walton TPO 2040 Long Range Transportation Needs Plan (adopted August 11, 2016)
Bay County TPO 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (adopted June 22, 2016)

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Statewide/National GIS Resources

Florida Geographic Data Library (FGDL) – a mechanism for distributing spatial (GIS) data throughout the state of Florida. The FGDL is warehoused and maintained at the University of Florida’s GeoPlan Center, a GIS Research & Teaching Facility.

University of West Florida Haas Center – a research and consulting arm of the University of West Florida that engages in applied research and strategy development in economics and across the social sciences

Efficient Transportation Decision Making Process (ETDM) – a Public Access Site provided through the Florida Department of Transportation Environmental Management Office.  The Interactive Mapper page provides visual access to data about ETDM projects and environmental resources. This tool lets you display information over a geographic location through a custom map. (Access the “ETDM Maps” tab on the website.)

The National Map – Topographic data from USGS.

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Wetlands Mapper integrates digital wetlands data with other resource information to produce timely and relevant management and decision support tools.

Florida Department of Transportation GIS – The Transportation Data and Analytics Office created and maintains the official FDOT basemap of all roads in the Roadway Characteristics Inventory (RCI). It is also responsible for the production and maintenance of numerous maps (including the Federal Aid Highway maps), GIS data layers (shapefiles and geodatabases), and custom GIS tools. Other products include iView, Florida Traffic Online, and City-to-City Mileage.

Water Data Central – the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s window on the data, environmental programs, and other useful information and reports about water that are available from the department and its partner environmental and public health agencies.

Land Boundary Information System (LABINS) – sponsored by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection as a means of distributing survey-related data managed and maintained by federal and state agencies to the general surveying community. – the US Government’s Open Data home.