Why did the camera map change?
The Montana Department of Transportation is preparing to add additional cameras in the near future. The old map was limited and difficult to maintain. Adding additional camera icons to the old map would have cluttered the map to the degree that it became difficult to tell which site and camera matched. Because the locations were approximate it was difficult to tell if the RWIS site was actually on your route.
The new map allows you to zoom in to see the actual roadway and terrain. Many of our customers appreciate seeing the satellite view of the roadway they are about to travel. Because the RWIS locations are based on actual lat/long coordinates you can see the physical location where the data and images are collected. You can also see the actual location of RWIS sites on your route.
The links at the top of the new map page quickly take you to camera summary page (with all RWIS cameras shown) or to all RWIS sites. These are also included below:
Each image (except Laurel and Lolo) has looping functionality. By clicking on the individual picture (found at the bottom of the site status page) you can see the loop option as well as alternate roadway views if available.