Video Log User Information
Video log images available for viewing through the Florida Department of Transportation site are gathered by a consultant under contract to the Transportation Statistics Office. Collected images provide a visual record of the Florida State Highway System at the time they were captured. Images may or may not show the conditions of any given roadway before or after they were captured. Dates displayed by the image viewing software may or may not reflect the date that all images of a given roadway were captured.
Historical video logs are not available through this application. However, you may request them by sending an email using the contact information below.
Video log images are recorded at an approximate rate of one image every 26 feet or two hundred images per mile. Milepoint data associated with the video log images is intended to show the user the vicinity where the image was recorded. Video log mileage data should not be used to precisely locate any given characteristic, feature, or condition of the roadway. Images are re-captured every two to three years.
While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the video log by correcting discrepancies discovered during the quality control process, the Transportation Statistics Office cannot guarantee 100 percent accuracy. You are cautioned to evaluate the degree of accuracy needed for any given task and, when necessary, verify any information obtained from the video log images with a field visit.
Please report any discrepancies to the Transportation Statistics Office using the contact information below. Please include the roadway ID number, direction, milepoint, and frame number.
For image questions and requests:
To load a video, you must enter a Roadway ID, Direction, and Milepoint.
A Roadway ID is an eight digit number associated with a roadway.
The Direction dropdown menu is a list containing ‘Default’, ‘N’, ‘S’, ‘E’, or ‘W’, which stand for North, South, East, and West respectively. Select a direction that corresponds to the roadway ID given. Use the ‘Default’ option if you are unsure of which direction to choose. To view the same roadway from the other direction, select the opposite direction.
A Milepoint is a numerical value associated with a location along a roadway. It will increase or decrease when images are played. A milepoint can be entered into this field to skip to a specific point on the roadway.
The CD Drive is a carryover from the old video log days, but still applies today. The dropdown menu is a list of letters. The letters correspond to computer drives that will allow you to view images from a CD or external hard drive. Select the drive where your CD or external hard drive is connected to the computer.
Optionally, you can click the Search button, to open the roadway finder. From this window, you can find a roadway ID by county and roadway name. After selecting a roadway, you will designate a direction and starting milepoint.
The Map button opens a map in a new browser tab of the roadway using the ‘Geographic Information System Enterprise View.’
Press the Click this button to find Video Log for info above button to load the video log. Note that if you change the Roadway ID, Direction, or Milepoint, you must also press this button to see the changes.
The Roadway Name is the overall description of the roadway. It usually gives the local name with additional information about state road number or starting and stopping locations.
The Frame Date is the date the video log was taken.
The Frame Number is the image number.
Click an image to view it in full size. A new browser tab will open and display the image at full size.
There are basic motion controls for playing the video log:
A Message will appear below the playback buttons:
If images do not load, then the roadway, direction, or milepoint entered is not valid. The message: ‘ERROR - No video log was loaded’ will appear at the bottom of the page. Please double check the information and try again.
Additionally, the video log may not load because the images were not found. In this situation, the message: ‘ERROR - No images found’ will appear. If this occurs, please send an email to CO-VideoLog@dot.state.fl.us detailing the problem.