Current GeoPlan Projects
The GeoPlan Center is self-funded through various contracts with state governmental agencies, non-governmental agencies, and other private organizations. The GeoPlan Center attracts approximately 1 to 1.5 million dollars annually.
ETDM is an initiative of the Florida Department of Transportation. GeoPlan provides governmental and nonprofit agencies and the public with access to project plans and information about potential impacts on natural and manmade resources and communities. GeoPlan houses the digital databases of environmental and community resource information used in the project.
Since 1998, the GeoPlan Center has housed and maintained the Florida Geographic Data Library (FGDL), an online statewide clearinghouse of geospatial data. The FGDL contains over 400 geospatial layers from 35 different local, state, federal and private agencies.
FGDL website: www.fgdl.org
For this project, GeoPlan is developing an interactive Geographic Information System (GIS) planning tool to facilitate the identification of transportation infrastructure potentially at risk from projected sea level changes. The identification of affected infrastructure will assist and inform transportation planning processes by highlighting infrastructure for potential avoidance, minimization, or mitigation, and provide decision support for adaptive management and mitigation strategy development. This project is being completed for the Florida Department of Transportation, Office of Policy & Planning.
Project Website: http://sls.geoplan.ufl.edu
Florida Signal Four Analytics is an interactive, web-based system designed to support the crash mapping and analysis needs of law enforcement, traffic engineering, transportation planning agencies, and research institutions in the state of Florida.
This system is developed by the GeoPlan Center at the University of Florida, and funded by the state of Florida through the Traffic Records Coordinating Committee (TRCC). Following a preliminary pilot, the system will become available for use via the internet to any interested public agency or organization in Florida.
Web-Based Crash Mapping and Analysis
Understanding the geographic distribution of traffic crashes on Florida's roadways is critical to traffic safety efforts. The web-based crash analysis system supports reporting, analysis, and mapping of traffic crashes. Currently several Florida counties use the system for traffic engineering purposes, and GeoPlan is working to expand its use throughout the state. Web-based crash analysis systems have been created for Broward, Miami-Dade, Martin and Palm Beach Counties, and the metropolitan Orlando area. Current crash mapping projects are focused on Alachua County and Martin County.
Developing alternative future land use scenarios is a proactive approach to land management, resource management, and political and economic responsibility. The UF GeoPlan Center has developed a process for creating alternative land use scenarios using the Land-Use Conflict Identification Strategy (LUCIS). LUCIS is a goal-driven GIS model that produces a spatial representation of probable patterns of future land use divided into several categories. The methodology illustrates the impact of population increase and paves the way for developing more sustainable patterns of land use.
To read more about the process, see the LUCIS website at www.geoplan.ufl.edu/lucis.