New 2013 Iowa Transportation Map available from IDOT, online and more
AMES — The new 2013 Iowa Transportation Map is now available in the standard fold-out paper form, on the Internet or through a mobile device viewing app.
The front cover of this year’s map highlights the 100th anniversary of the Iowa State Highway Commission, later restructured as the Iowa Department of Transportation. The back panel includes a welcome message from Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds.
Copies of the 2013 map are available at the Iowa DOT’s 18 driver’s license stations, county treasurer’s offices, all six Iowa DOT district offices and Iowa’s rest areas.
The Iowa Economic Development Authority’s Iowa Tourism Office also distributes maps to Iowa’s 19 welcome centers across the state and all travelers requesting tourism information online and by phone.
To order a free Iowa travel packet that includes the new map and 2013 Iowa Travel Guide, call 800-345-IOWA (4692) or visit traveliowa.com.
An electronic version of the map, accompanied by an assortment of city detail maps, is also available online at iowadot.gov/maps by selecting the “Transportation Map” link. Information for a mobile device map viewing app is available there as well.
The 2013 map shows all highways, airports, rail lines, lakes, rivers and major county roads.
Detail maps are shown for the state’s 16 largest cities that identify highways, major streets and city boundaries.
The map information also includes a chart to find mileage between select Iowa cities; and an index listing the cities shown on the map, along with their populations and map location.
In addition to the standard features mentioned, the 2013 map includes two Quick Response codes that can be scanned with a QR reader on a smartphone or other mobile device. Simply download a free QR application from your device’s online app store. One of the codes provides access to all the websites listed on the printed map, as well as a link to the online version of the map. The other provides a direct link to Iowa’s 511 travel information website.