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.
Moderate projections indicate that by 2070, Florida's population will reach approximately 33.7 million residents, close to 15 million more than in 2010. What happens if Florida continues to develop as it has in the past, with development sprawling into rural and agricultural lands? What will our state look like if we chose more compact development patterns closer to existing development, and protect more natural lands?
The University of Florida Geoplan Center, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and 1000 Friends of Florida have partnered on developing a series of GIS-based state and regional maps to explore these issue.