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GIS Projects

These projects are generally funded through our federal partners, are often large in scope, and can often cover broad areas.

Living Shoreline Suitability Model for Tampa Bay
This project compiled over 1,500 miles of shoreline data into a GIS-based suitability model to identify suitable sites for living shorelines in the Tampa Bay region. 

Florida Fire Occurrence Dataset
The Florida Fire dataset is a comprehensive, spatially explicit map of wild and prescribed fire occurrences across the state. This dataset was developed by Tall Timbers Research Station for Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and relies on USGS Burned Area products.

Cooperative Land Cover, Version 3.5, November 2021
The Florida Cooperative Land Cover Map (CLC) is a partnership between the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI) to develop ecologically-based statewide land cover from existing sources and expert review of aerial photography. The CLC is primarily funded by the Florida’s State Wildlife Grants program in support of The Florida State Wildlife Action Plan which identified improved habitat mapping as a priority data gap.

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Water Quality Protection Program
Data is an important part of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Water Quality Protection Program. There are three monitoring projects: Water Quality, Seagrass and Coral Reef Monitoring. The data collected by each of these programs are presented in both raw and synthesized form. Raw data are presented as Excel spreadsheets (located in each program area), while synthesized and reformatted data are presented as 'User Friendly,' ESRI shapefiles, and Google Earth KMZ files (below).

South Atlantic Fisheries Management Council Digital Dashboard
The SAFMC Digital Dashboard provides an interface to explore the marine and fishery resources of the South Atlantic Bight. Users can easily access a variety of web mapping applications and GIS data compiled for the region.

Unified Reef Map
The Unified Reef Map (Unified Map) provides a consistent geospatial framework for management, monitoring, and characterization of the Florida reef tract from Martin County to the Dry Tortugas.

Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON)
The vision of this project is that the National Marine Sanctuaries should serve as sentinel sites for monitoring marine biodiversity of the nation’s coastal and shelf waters.