Maps

How to Use Interactive Maps

To view a map, simply click on the desired map image.  This opens a web application that allows you to view multiple layers, change basemaps, measure distances and areas, share maps via email or social media, and also print PDFs of maps.

  • Interacting with layers: Click on features to see a pop-up with more information.
  • Changing layers: Click the Layers dropdown menu and choose which layers you want on or off.
  • Changing basemaps: Click the Basemap dropdown menu and select the desired basemap.
  • Measuring distance and area: Click Measure and select a measurement tool.
  • Sharing: Click the Share dropdown menu and choose how  you want to share the map.
  • Printing: Click the Print dropdown menu and select a page format.

 

Transportation Elements

MPO Member Map

Map displaying the members of the MPO, including their membership status and total population for the years 2000 and 2010.

More about the MPO and its members here.

 

 

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Bike and Pedestrian Facilities Map

Mapping the bike and pedestrian facilities in Central Iowa.  Existing, planned, and proposed facilities are shown in this map.

 

 

 

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Central Iowa Trails

Navigate 600 miles of trails with ease, with this new interactive and customizable map! Layers include regional trails, local trails, on-street bikeways, nature/dirt trails, B-Cycle locations, restaurants/attractions near trails, and parks/open space.

 

 

 

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Bridge Conditions

Map displaying bridge conditions in the MPO planning area using 2015 National Bridge Inventory (NBI) data.

 

 

 

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Environmental Justice (EJ) Areas

This map displays areas where there are concentrated groups of traditionally under-served populations, including low-income residents and minority populations, among others.  Seven layers representing different population groups were used to locate EJ areas.  These seven layers are also included in the map.

 

 

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Historical Aerial Imagery Map

Historical aerial imagery for the State of Iowa provided by the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT).  Years included: 1930s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1990s, and 2011.

Source: https://geonexusr.iowadot.gov/ArcGIS/rest/services/AerialImagery/Aerial_Imagery_Historic/MapServer

 

 

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Iowa DOT Five Year Program

Map of the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Five Year Program projects for the State of Iowa.

Source: https://geonexusr.iowadot.gov/ArcGIS/rest/services/Program_Management/5YEAR_PROGRAM/MapServer

 

 

Evaluation Criteria

Measures on a Map

This map provides a glimpse at how well the transportation system in the region is performing. Projects that will be included in the MPO’s next long-range transportation plan, Mobilizing Tomorrow, will address the various performance measures displayed in this map.

 

 

 

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Modal Map

Map displaying the Interstate and Highway system, the Federal Functional Classification System (FFCS), transit routes, and the location of airports in central Iowa.

 

 

 

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Natural Areas

This map displays the locations of environmentally sensitive areas in central Iowa. This tool can help inform quality growth and conservation decisions by local governments in the region.

 

 

 

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Pavement Condition Index (PCI) Ratings Map

Map of 2015 pavement conditions in the MPO and CIRTPA planning area.  Pavement condition data was obtained from the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Institute for Transportation at Iowa State University (InTrans).

 

 

 

PriorityProjects

Priority Transportation Projects

Map of 2015 Priority Transportation Projects.  These projects are included in the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Policy Book for its trip to Washington, D.C., where local business and community leaders present on them to Iowa’s congressional delegation.

 

 

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Rail Map

Inventory of rail data from the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT).  Map includes rail lines, processing facilities, and bio-diesel, ethanol, and grain facilities.

Source: https://geonexusr.iowadot.gov/ArcGIS/rest/services/RailTransit/Rail_Lines/MapServer

 

 

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Surface Width Map

Map showing the surface widths of the interstates and highways in the State of Iowa.

Source: https://geonexusr.iowadot.gov/ArcGIS/rest/services/GIMS_Current/2012SurfaceWidthbyShapefile/MapServer

 

 

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Transportation Improvement Program Projects

Map of projects in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the years 2014 through 2017.

Source: Iowa DOT: Transportation Program Management System (TPMS)

 

 

Transportation Capital Improvements Map

Greater Des Moines Transportation Projects Map

Map of all federally and locally funded transportation projects in the Des Moines Area MPO planning area.

Sources: Iowa DOT: Transportation Program Management System (TPMS) and MPO member governments’ capital improvement programs

 

 

 

Sffy 2020 STP TAP map imageTBG Projects and Applications for Federal Fiscal Year 2021

Map of projects applying for and receiving funds from the Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBG).

Source: Des Moines Area MPO

 

 

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Watershed Map

Map of HUC 8 Watersheds in the MPO planning area.  Data obtained from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources DNR).

Source: http://programs.iowadnr.gov/arcgis/rest/services/Watersheds/Watersheds/MapServer

 

 

polkGreater Des Moines Valuation Per Acre

This interactive story map uses three-dimensional illustrations to show property value per acre — highlighting the development patterns with the highest return on public investment.

Source: Urban3

 

Population 2010-2050Population Growth: 2010-2050

Map illustrating map of expected population increase in Greater Des Moines. Data obtained from Regional Economic Model Inc. (REMI).

 

 

 

Employment 2010-2050Employment Growth: 2010-2050

Map illustrating map of expected population increase in Greater Des Moines. Data obtained from Regional Economic Model Inc. (REMI).

 

 

 

CaptureMajor Construction Projects

The Iowa DOT maintains a webpage that shares general information on projects that have the potential to cause major impacts to the traveling public.