Aug. 7, 2013
For more information: Shelley M. Snow, Public Affairs, (503) 986-3438, cell: (503) 881-5362
FREE maps feature two scenic photos
SALEM, Ore. – The southern Oregon coast and the John Day Fossil Beds are featured in the newly released “2013 – 2015 Official Oregon State Map,” produced by the Oregon Department of Transportation every two years. For this publication, the team decided to feature two photos of Oregon’s scenic beauty instead of just one. All the safety messages are still included, as well as a message from the Governor, and other important information for visitors and travelers. The maps are free and available at visitor centers, chambers of commerce, DMV and ODOT offices, and other outlets.
The maps also include updated insets of major cities in the state, as well as updates to state highways, interchanges and other roadways as a result of construction projects completed since the last publication, summer 2011. ODOT’s Geographic Information Services unit created and refined the files for the map; the map team, which includes ODOT’s Photo/Video Services group and ODOT Communications staff, won a national award for the 2011 – 2013 Official Oregon State Map.
There are still several hundred of the 2011 – 2013 maps available. Schools, senior centers or other non-profits who would like to use the older maps can contact ODOT Public Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org and request them. Information about the new maps is available online.
Below: one of the photos on the new Oregon State Map.