TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) S2-C40A-RW-1: Integration of National-Level Geospatial Ecological Tools and Data documents the development of an integrated, geospatial ecological screening tool for early transportation planning to help inform the environmental review process.
EcoPlan is a tool based on ArcGIS online for environmental screening early in the transportation planning process. It accesses data published by federal resource agencies on resources like endangered species, threatened species, and wetlands, and it is also capable of uploading and merging with locally available data. EcoPlan supports the Integrated Ecological Framework developed separately by SHRP 2 and the Federal Highway Administration's Planning Environment Linkages initiative.
The C40 project also produced three other reports: one report related to ecological planning for the California US-101 highway, a proof of concept report about the East-West Council of Governments, and an additional proof of concept report about the Contra Costa County Transportation Authority.
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Table of Contents
|Chapter 1 - Background and Purpose||3-4|
|Chapter 2 - Methods and Outcomes||5-23|
|Chapter 3 - Using Eco-Plan and Eco-Plan Advanced||24-28|
|Chapter 4 - Conclusions and Insights for the Future||29-30|
|Appendix A - User Needs||33-38|
|Appendix B - How Systems Address User Needs||39-45|
|Appendix C - Individual System Assessments||46-76|
|Appendix D - List of All Data Sets Provided in Eco-Plan||77-78|
|Appendix E - Screening of Analytic Tools||79-111|
|Appendix F - Draft Wireframes||112-116|
|Appendix G - Testing Plan||117-119|
|Appendix H - Testing Scripts||120-128|
|Appendix I - Test Results||129-150|
|Capacity Technical Coordinating Committee||151-151|
|Related SHRP 2 Research||152-152|
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