To turn layers on/off, click the 'Layer/Legend' button. This will open a window that displays the current layers that can be toggled. Keep in mind that you have to first select a county and then a park in order for this window to be populated.
A basemap is the backgroup map on which the layers (ie. Industrial Parks) are displayed. To change the basemap, click the 'Tools' dropdown menu, select 'Basemaps', and then click your desired basemap.
To identify features on the map, simply left click on the feature. Features have to be turn on in order to be identified. You may have to zoom in closer for some features to appear.
To zoom in/out of the map, you may do the following: roll your mousewheel, double click on the map, use the +/- arrows, or hold the shift key and left click to draw a zoom window. If on a mobile device, you may double tap or use the 'pinch' zoom method common to cell phones.
To use the traffic count viewer zoom into the city or county you wish to view traffic count data for. The traffic counts will appear the closer you zoom in. The color coded text that appears in each box represents whether the traffic count for the corresponding year was counted in that year (red) or was not counted in that year and is an estimate (black). Once you zoom in there are multiple red and black counts displayed. The initial representative box displays the most recent traffic count data the Jackson MPO has, for example 2013. Therefore every count displayed once you begin to zoom in would show traffic count data for the most recent year the MPO has data available, in this example 2013. By clicking on an individual location a pop up box will appear that provides the latest 10 year historical traffic count data and traffic projections for future years. These projections were taken from the Jackson MPO’s Long Range Transportation Plan, which is used to estimate traffic conditions in the Jackson Urbanized Area over a 25 year planning horizon. The traffic projections were developed using a traffic simulation modeling software which uses various input data such as existing traffic volume, population, school enrollment and land use patterns, just to name a few, to estimate traffic volume for the future.
Please note the bullet points below about the traffic count data provided by the Jackson MPO.
The traffic counts shown on the viewer are Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) which are computed using factors supplied by the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).
Traffic is counted for 48 hours at most of the sites.
The 48 hour counts are adjusted to AADT using the MDOT factors mentioned above for day-of-week, season, and average percent trucks.
The Jackson MPO, along with the MDOT, counts approximately one third (1/3) of the traffic sites shown in the traffic count viewer each year. Every fourth year the cycle starts over and the sites counted in the first year are recounted.
When traffic count data is not collected for a particular year an estimated count for that year is developed using existing traffic count data and additional estimation factors provided by the MDOT.
Some count locations are assigned to another location due to the similar traffic patterns and will share traffic count data.
All data shown in the traffic count viewer was collected by the Jackson MPO or the MDOT.
We provide these traffic counts as a service and invite you to use them. However, we also caution you to understand that data may not be exact because of the methods used. For additional information, contact Scott Burge at 601-981-1511 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This application is for planning purposes only, and may not be used for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. All elements on this map are merely representations of real world objects. The Central Mississippi Planning and Development District makes no claims to the accuracy or reliability of the data, nor will accept liability for this applications use.
For more information about this Traffic Count Map viewer please click the About tab.
Click anywhere on the map screen to close this window or click the 'x' in the top righ hand corner.