The Interactive Mapping of the NCDOT Research Project Program Using Story Maps

Since its inception, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Research Project program, has supported more than 500 research projects. While information about each is accessible through the NCDOT Research Project database portal (https://connect.ncdot.gov/projects/research/Pages/ProjectSearch.aspx), these projects have not been mapped to display the spatial distribution of the recipients of the awards, along with a summary of the awards by organization. Interactive maps through a portal such as ArcGIS Online (http://www.arcgis.com) and Esri StoryMaps (https://storymaps.arcgis.com/) which utilize AGOL’s cloud-based maps will provide a means by which NCDOT research projects can be mapped as point features and these real-world point locations can serve as links to additional information about the projects to include the PI(s), committee chairpersons and managers, year of project, project number, images and link to final reports. These user-friendly and interactive mapping tools would complement the existing NCDOT Research Project database by providing another means to market, query and search this important NCDOT database. The NCDOT Research Program serves to work with colleges, universities and other organizations to promote and fund research deemed important for NCDOT-related work. This work transcends the fields of engineering, environmental science, mapping, modeling, algorithm design, administration and management among other things. The proposed research institution, North Carolina Central University, would like to leverage its skills in mapping and spatial database development to highlight the work of the NCDOT Research Program through the development of an interactive web mapping tool.

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $44125
  • Contract Numbers:

    FHWA/NC/2022-21

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    North Carolina Department of Transportation

    Research and Development
    1549 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC  United States  27699-1549
  • Managing Organizations:

    North Carolina Department of Transportation

    Research and Development
    1549 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC  United States  27699-1549
  • Project Managers:

    Kirby, John

  • Performing Organizations:

    North Carolina Central University

    1801 Fayetteville St
    Durham, North Carolina  United States  27707
  • Principal Investigators:

    Mulrooney, Timothy

  • Start Date: 20210801
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230801
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01777654
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: North Carolina Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: FHWA/NC/2022-21
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 26 2021 3:37PM