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Navigating the site

The Iowa DOT Traveler Information website is provided to help in decisions about travel in Iowa. It is best viewed at a resolution of 1024 X 768. It has been optimized for Firefox 3 and is compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or later, but performs well using other Web browser applications. A free download of Mozilla Firefox is available at http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox.

511 full-feature home page (Figure 1): This default page allows access to a variety of reports and information. It has been designed to work best on a high-speed Internet connection. If you do not have a high-speed Internet connection, you may want to click on the "Streamlined Version" in the menu bar at the top of the page to speed your search for travel-related information.

Figure 1: 511 full-feature home page

Icons can be added or removed from the map by checking or unchecking the boxes in the legend on the left sidebar. When selections are checked or unchecked, symbols appear or disappear on the map to reveal the locations of the selected types of events. In a similar fashion, the check boxes in other areas of this menu allow the selection of "Road Conditions," "Traffic Speeds," "DOT Equipment" (cameras, electronic signs, etc.), "Cameras & Speeds Only," "Future Reports" and "Other Info."