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Regional Online Mapping

Regional Online Mapping

CRTPO’s new on-line mapping platform allows visitors to view many data layers simultaneously and “toggle” layers on or off, as desired.  Additionally, the on-line platform provides a venue to view data across much of the Metrolina Region, including the Gaston-Cleveland-Lincoln and Cabarrus-Rowan MPOs. Please click the image above to access our on-line mapping.

Comprehensive Transportation Plan

Comprehensive Transportation Plan

The virtual CTP map will allow you to explore each of the Highway, Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Public Transportation & Rail modes, as well as pending and approved amendments to the CTP since its original adoption.

The Comprehensive Transportation Plan replaced the Thoroughfare Plan.

Transportation Plans Compilation

Transportation Plans Compilation Map

The transportation plans compilation map is a combination of CRTPO’s Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP), Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), State Prioritization Projects (SPOT), and Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) mapping layers.

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Bicycle Suitability Map

Bicycle Suitability Map

Welcome to the Bicycle Suitability Map for the CRTPO Region. Bicycling is an economical, environmentally sound, and fun way to get around. This map was developed to give recreational and commuting cyclists region-wide roadway suitability information for the greater Charlotte area.

CRTPO Thoroughfare Plan

Thoroughfare Plan

A Thoroughfare Plan provides a functional hierarchy of major streets that permits travel between origins and destinations. The thoroughfare plan become an element of Comprehensive Transportation Plan, a concept developed by NCDOT that includes transit, bicycle and pedestrian modes.

CRTPO’s most recent Thoroughfare Plan update occurred in November 2004. The Thoroughfare Plan was replaced by the Comprehensive Transportation Plan.

CRTPO Planning Area

CRTPO Planning Area

The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Charlotte Urban Area. Due to the growth of the Charlotte Urban Area, and the subsequent expansion of the MPO planning area boundary, the CRTPO was established in place of the former Mecklenburg-Union MPO.

CRTPO Urban Area

Urban Area (UA)

A census classification for areas having a population of 50,000 or more which meets certain population density requirements. This map shows the Charlotte Urban area as of 2010.

Metrolina Air Quality Maintenance Area

Metrolina Air Quality Maintenance Area

This map shows the extent of the Air Quality Maintenance Area.

Metrolina Region MPOs & RPOs

Metrolina Region MPOs & RPOs

This map shares the location of MPOs and RPOs in the Metrolina region.


A geographic information system (GIS) is a system that creates, manages, analyzes, and maps all types of data. GIS connects data to a map, integrating location data (where things are) with all types of descriptive information (what things are like there). GIS helps users understand patterns, relationships, and geographic context. On this page you will find GIS data and resources.

The links below will direct you to GIS resources for our planning region. These websites are not maintained by the CRTPO and any questions about the data should be directed to the host organization.

GIS Data and Resources

Iredell County GIS

Mecklenburg County GIS

Union County GIS


NC OneMap

Please use the form below to request Data from the CRTPO.