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Our 'How-To-Use Interactive Mapping Guide' demonstrates the Interactive Mapping Application process and capabilities.  This user guide will help map users navigate the Interactive Mapping Application and provide instructions on how to create a map.


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The data contained by the Memphis Urban Area MPO Interactive Mapping Application is an effort to provide an easy to use information portal for federal transportation funding in the Memphis MPO Planning Area.  The projects, infrastructure, and boundaries in the map have been carefully examined; however, errors or missing data may exist.  The map does not replace or invalidate the plans or documents from which the information derived. For more detailed information, please refer to specific agency websites. Data layer updates are performed as needed and with time permitting.

Commonly Used Acronyms

  • TDOT: Tennessee Department of Transportation
  • MDOT: Mississippi Department of Transportation
  • MPO: Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • RTP: Regional Transportation Plan
  • TIP: Transportation Improvement Program
  • MATA: Memphis Area Transit Authority
  • CMAQ: Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality

Data Layer Keywords Used in Mapping Application

Projects: Federal, State and Locally funded transportation projects

TIP: Transportation Improvement Program:
  • TIP Point: Project(s) at a single location (e.g. intersection improvements);
  • TIP Line: Project(s) along a road segment (e.g. roadway improvement);
  • Lead Agency: Agency administering the project;
  • Project Group: Type of improvement (e.g. bicycle/ pedestrian, signalization, etc.);
  • Funding Type: Source of funds;
RTP: Regional Transportation Plan:
  • RTP Point: Project(s) at a single location (e.g. interchange improvements);
  • RTP Line: Project(s) along a road segment (e.g. roadway improvement);
  • Project Type: Type of improvement (e.g. bicycle/pedestrian, interchange improvements etc.);
  • Jurisdiction: Location of the project(s);
  • Horizon Year: Time frame a project is expected to be completed;
  • Existing + Committed: Project(s) expected to begin construction in the next four years;

Transportation Infrastructure--Current transportation-related facilities:

  • Airports: Public air travel-related facilities;
  • Bridges: Bridge facilities;
  • MATA Terminals: Transit center providing access to multiple routes;
  • MATA Bus Stops: Transit access location;
  • MATA Routes: Transit routes;
  • Bus: Fixed-route bus service;
  • Trolley: Transit trolley system;
  • Bicycle Facilities: Transportation-related infrastructure accommodating bicycle and, in some cases, pedestrian traffic;
  • Existing: Current bicycle/pedestrian facilities;
  • Programmed: Bicycle/pedestrian facilities funded in the TIP;
  • Recommended: Proposed bicycle/pedestrian facilities identified in the Bicycle/pedestrian Plan;
  • Bike Lane: A division of a road marked with painted lines and dedicated to bicycle traffic;
  • Cycle Track: A division of a road dedicated to bicycle traffic and with physical barriers (i.e. bollards or a raised median) to motorized traffic;
  • Dirt Trail: An unpaved path;
  • Marked Shared Roadway: A road with pavement markings that indicates bicycle traffic may occupy the full lane;
  • Paved Shoulder: Paved outside portion of the roadway adjacent to the travel lane that may serve bicycle traffic;
  • Shared Use Path: Paved off-road facility used for transportation and recreation by bicycle and pedestrian traffic;
  • Signed Shared Roadway: A roadway with signage indicating shared car and bicycle use;
  • Walking Path: Paved off-road facility primarily used by pedestrians for recreation;
  • On-Street Facility: A recommended future on-street bike lane or cycle track;

Functional Classification: Streets and highways grouped into classes
based on a variety of traffic characteristics:

  • Urban Interstate: Urbanized Area routes recognized by the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways.  Urban Interstates provided a superior network of limited access, divided highways offering high levels of mobility while linking major urban areas.
  • Rural Interstate: Routes recognized by the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways.  Rural Interstates provided a superior network of limited access, divided highways offering high levels of mobility while linking major urban areas.
  • Urban Other Freeway and Expressway: Urbanized Area routes offering directional travel lanes usually separated by some type of physical barrier.  Urban Other Freeways and Expressways can access and egress points limited to on- and off-ramp locations or very limited number of at-grade intersections.
  • Urban Other Principal Arterial: Urbanized Area routes that serve major centers of metropolitan areas, provide a high degree of mobility, and also provide mobility through rural areas.  Urban Other Principal Arterials, unlike Freeways, Expressways and Interstates, serve abutting land uses can be directly and serve demand for intra-area travel between the central business district and outlying residential areas.
  • Rural Other Principal Arterial: Routes designated to connect all or nearly all Urbanized Areas and a large majority of Urban Clusters.  Rural Other Principal Arterials provide an integrated network of continuous routes without dead ends.
  • Urban Minor Arterial: Urbanized Area routes that offer connectivity to the Principal Arterial system.  Urban Minor Arterials provide more land access than Principal Arterials without penetrating identifiable neighborhoods.
  • Rural Minor Arterial: Routes that link cities and larger towns and form an integrated network providing interstate and intercounty service.  Rural Minor Arterials provide service to corridors with trip lengths and travel density greater than those served by Rural Collectors and Local Roads and with relatively high travel speeds and minimum interference to through movement.
  • Urban Collector: Urbanized Area routes that serve a critical role in the roadway network by gathering traffic from Local Roads and funneling them to the Arterial network.  Urban Collectors serve both land access and traffic circulation in residential, and commercial/industrial areas.   
  • Rural Collector: Routes that serve primarily intra-county travel, not statewide, and constitute shorter travel distances than on Arterial routes.  Consequently, more moderate speeds may be posted; Rural Collectors can be subdivided into two subcategories: Major and Minor.
  • Rural Major Collector: Routes longer in length, lower connecting driveway densities, higher speed limits, and higher annual average traffic volumes, than their Rural Minor Collectors counterparts.  Rural Major Collectors link any county seat not on an Arterial route with nearby larger towns and cities or with Arterial routes.
  • Rural Minor Collector: Routes consistent with population density, to collect traffic from Local Roads and bring all developed areas within reasonable distance of a Collector.  Rural Minor Collectors provide service to smaller communities not served by a higher class facility and link locally important traffic generators with their rural hinterlands;

[Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)]

Administration: Legally documented and
attributed jurisdictional boundaries

  • Municipal Boundaries: Boundaries of municipalities;
  • Counties: Memphis MSA County boundaries;
  • Urbanized Area: U.S. Census defined area of densely developed territory;
  • MPO Boundary: Boundary of the Memphis MPO Planning Area;



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