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Interactive Mapping

The Baltimore Metropolitan Council Interactive Mapping web pages make available map-linked information (geographic information system, or GIS) on the Baltimore region. Interactive mapping allows the user to navigate, explore, manipulate and customize BMC spatial data. Whether you are interested in new development, traffic congestion or many other types of spatial information you can click on the links below to begin. BMC staff has compiled this information and has developed planning tools for use by municipal officials, planners, engineers, and other members of the public.

The maps are designed to provide information about a particular topic, such as projects in the Transportation Improvement Program, crashes, or traffic counts.

Environmental Mapping

Environmental Resources

This map shows the locations of major projects included in the approved regional long-range transportation plan relative to environmental resources such as sensitive wetlands, Chesapeake Bay Critical Areas, historic resources, etc.

Equity Planning

English Proficiency by Jurisdiction

This map shows people age 5 and over who speak a foreign language at home and who speak English "less than 'very well'."  The source for this data is table B16001 of the American Community Survey 2006-2010 5-year Estimates.

Socioeconomic Data

Baltimore Region Quick Facts

This map shows American Community Survey 2010-2014 statistics about the Baltimore region by county, regional Planning District, and Census tract.  Users can get information about a particular neighborhood or download the whole data set.  The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that asks questions about demographic, social, economic, and housing characteristics of the population. This data is an estimate based on a small sample and can have a large margin of error. Please note that the margin of error is not shown on this map.  The previous quick facts map, 2008 - 2012 ACS Quick Facts, can be found here.

Commuting Workforce To The Baltimore Metropolitan Region

Due to the rich and diverse economic landscape of the Baltimore metropolitan region, thousands of workers from across the state and in the mid-Atlantic region commute daily to the area for employment. This map shows the journey these workers take from their residence, represented by census tract, to their workplace, represented by the counties in the Baltimore metropolitan region. This data is an estimate using data from the CTPP 5-Year (2006-2010) Data Set.

Building Permit Data System Quick Viewer

This data set shows building permits for the Baltimore metropolitan region. The data goes back to 2000 and is updated approximately once every two months.  Expanded building permit data can be found at Building Permit Data


Access to Rail Stations

This is an inventory of conditions and an analysis of the bicycle and pedestrian accommodations around the Baltimore Region’s rail stations, published in 2011.  The map shows a 3 mile radius of coverage for bicyclists, and a 0.6 mile radius for pedestrians at each station.  As a result of this analysis there is a snapshot of conditions at the region’s rail stations, including bicycle and pedestrian accommodation deficiencies. BMC and local jurisdiction staff can refer to the report, the maps and the database provided, to understand the existing conditions for bicyclists and pedestrians near rail stations.  More information on this project can be found at Pedestrian and Bicycle Access to Rail Stations.

Bicycle And Pedestrian Counts 2013

Bicycle and pedestrian counts taken at 19 locations throughout the Baltimore region in Spring 2013. Counts were taken at 2 days at each location hourly from 6am to 7pm.

Traffic:Congestion Management/Safety

Traffic Count Map

Traffic counts – defined as the number of vehicles that pass a certain point on a roadway during a certain time period – can be used to make important traffic as well as business location decisions.  Traffic Count Locations in the Baltimore Region are taken by SHA, local jurisdictions, and the Baltimore Metropolitan Council.   This map contains traffic count AADT and AAWDT information as of 2013.

Regional Activity Centers

A map of vehicle occupancy data collected at activity centers in the Baltimore region.  Summary sheets are hot linked to show totals of vehicles, occupants, and occupancy ratios at each of these six activity centers' 38 locations.

I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) Low Cost Improvements

2012 PM Peak Period Speeds (5pm) overlaid with locations of planned beltway low cost improvements. A conceptual traffic analysis using traffic simulation modeling software was conducted by SHA to identify ways to improve operational and overall safety conditions on I-695 from I-95 (Arbutus) to MD 43 (White Marsh). The next phase is to initiate Preliminary Engineering to advance design of the conceptual operational and safety improvements, while considering the planned widening of I-695. Examples of conceptual operational and safety improvements that will receive further development include:

  • Addition of acceleration and deceleration lanes
  • Addition of auxiliary lanes between certain sections

These traffic management strategies will increase safety and improve traffic operations, with minor interim improvements. The improvements will ease congestion at choke points along I-695. Improvements to the Baltimore Beltway are top transportation priorities for Baltimore County.


For more information:
Mara Kaminowitz, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 July 2017 18:34