Every project page should have a project map.
Thumbnail - Project Map
- A thumbnail version of the map is required on the project home page.
- Text under the thumbnail map should say, "Click image to see the entire map." Both the map and the text should be hyperlinked to a page titled "map" that contains the large version of the project map.
- Do not shrink the entire full size project map to make the thumbnail. Cut the map 185 x 185 pixels square, highlighting the project area.
- The alt-tag on the project maps should describe the location. "Project Map" does not describe the project location for a blind user.
Large - Project Map
- Use the Project Specific Template for the Project Map page. Name the page "Map".
- The display name for the map page should be:
<insert project name> - Project Map.
- The left navigation link should be:
"Project Map" (Change this in the page properties, leftnav)
- The large version of the project map should be no larger than 510 pixels.
- A caption is required on the project map page. The caption should describe the map and the project area.
If a customer happens upon your project map page through a search engine they may not have seen your home page. Make sure the map page has a description that puts the page in context if it's seen by itself. This is also a good place to insert keywords that will increase the searchability of the page.
Good Example: I-5 James to Olive Paving Project Map
- The alt-tag on the project map should read "Caption Under Map".
- The map border should be black and 2-pixels wide.
Project Map Colors
The colors used in the project maps.
Request a Project Map
To request a project map, email Mapgraphics@wsdot.wa.gov.
Learn more about statewide map requirements.