MRGIS GIS Data

The Fish and Wildlife Research Institute serves a variety of marine related data through our Marine Resources Geographic Information System (MRGIS) Internet Map Server (IMS). This page provides a short description of each layer with links to Federal Geographic Data Clearinghouse (FGDC) compliant metadata and zipped shapefiles and Google Earth-compatible KMZs for download. The datum for all files is NAD83, using a customized Albers projection, in meters.

The zipped shapefiles provided below can be uncompressed using shareware programs Winzip or IZArc.

ArcExplorer, a lightweight GIS data viewer, can be used to view these shapefiles. A free copy of ArcExplorer may be downloaded from the ESRI Web site.

Many GIS data layers from the Center For Spatial Analysis have been converted to Google Earth files for easy viewing within the free Google Earth viewer. Google Earth requires an Internet connection. In order to view these files.you must have Google Earth installed on the computer you are using. If you do not have Google Earth, you can download it from the Google Earth web site. Google Earth requires an Internet connection, so if you do not have one, you will not be able to view these files. If you do and Google Earth is installed on your computer, you can simply click on the highlighted links below and choose "open" when you are prompted. Be aware that while every attempt is made to keep the shapefiles and Google Earth KMZ files concurrently updated, the user should check the explanatory detail contained within each KMZ to confirm the concurrency of the datasets.

See the FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute's "Quick Maps" page for additional zipped KMLs.

Contact the FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute's "GIS Librarian" with any additional questions.

Oil Spill

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FTP site
Area Contingency Plans, GRP Maps, and ESI data FTP

Environmentally Sensitive Areas - SE US
Also known as Priority Protection Points.
These data were created to represent areas that are environmentally and economically sensitive to oil and hazardous material spills. This data was originally created and assembled by the NOAA Scientific Support Coordinator for Florida, Brad Benggio circa 1993. They were provided to FWC-FWRI (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission - Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, at that time known as the Florida Marine Research Institute) in the fall of 2003 as shapefiles (geographic, decimal degrees, NAD 83) for each of the US Coast Guard's Marine Safety Office Areas of Responsibility (Captain of the Port Zones for Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, Savannah, Charleston, and Puerto Rico/US Virgin Islands).

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Acropora Priority Sites
Acropora palmata (Elkhorn coral) and Acropora cervicornis (Staghorn coral) are two federally threatened species under the endangered species act, as such, the known locations of these species are considered either priority protection level "A" or level "B" depending on depth. Priority "A" sites are < 3 m water depth and Priority "B" sites are > 3 m.

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General Booming Strategies
These data have been created to represent General/Suggested Oil Spill Protective Booming Strategies designed to protect areas that are environmentally and economically sensitive to oil and hazardous material spills (Oil Spill Sensitive Areas).

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GRP Map Index
These data represent the Geographic Response Plan Map Boundaries for Digital Area Contingency Plan Geographic Response Plan maps.

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Oil Spill Risk Sites
This is a point feature class describing the location of potential spill sources/locations within the boundaries of responsibilities of the United States Coast Guard District 7/8 Sectors: Charleston (including MSU Savannah), Jacksonville, Miami, Key West, Saint Petersburg, Mobile (District 8), and San Juan.

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Incident Command Posts
Incident Command Posts are the location where under an incident command system structure a location that can house all members of the unified command.

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Response Equipment Staging Areas
Staging and Response Locations collected by GPS for Mississippi, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle prior to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

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Collection/Recovery Sites
These data have been created to spatially represent the placement of mechanical collection devices such as vacuum trucks and skimmers in association with the General Oil Spill Booming Strategies produced for Geographic Response Plan mapping purposes as part of US Coast Guard sponsored Digital Area Contingency Plans for Oil Spill Response.

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Natural Collection Points
Natural collection points (convergence zones) are areas that typically have large amounts of accumulating sargassum and other marine debris.

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Spill Equipment Storage Locations
This is a point feature class describing the location of stored equipment used for Oil Spill Response within the boundaries of responsibilities of the United States Coast Guard District 7/8 Sectors: Charleston (including MSU Savannah), Jacksonville, Miami, Key West, Saint Petersburg, Mobile (District 8), and San Juan.

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Tidal Inlets - Currents and Velocities
These data represent the center points of Tidally Influenced Inlets throughout the Southeast United States and US Caribbean and were created as a place to collect and spatially collate data about the circulation dynamics of these inlets for use in oil spill response and response planning as part of both the Florida Marine Spill Analysis System (FMSAS) and USCG Digital Area Contingency Plans (ACPs) - Geographic Response Plans (GRPs).

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Beach Access Locations
These data represent a descriptive and photographic inventory of public beach access locations throughout the state of Florida. These data do not represent a complete and comprehensive inventory of public beach access locations.

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GRP Map Icons
These data represent a descriptive and photographic inventory of public beach access locations throughout the state of Florida. These data do not represent a complete and comprehensive inventory of public beach access locations.

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SCAT Divisions
These Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Technique (SCAT) Coastal County Divisions are a data product produced in cooperation by The Response Group and the Florida Fish and Wildlfie Conservation Commission's Fish and Wildlfie Research Institute - Center for Spatial Analysis to represent Operational Areas for Response to the Mississippi Canyon - 252 - Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Incident.

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Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB)

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HAB - Recent Events - 2012-2014
GIS point shapefile of Karenia brevis abundance (cells/L). Sampling sites dates of this shapefile are the most current data available. The HAB shapefile is a spatial representation of information gathered in the HAB Historical Database, which provides information on the presence and absence of Karenia brevis.

January 2012 through June 2014: View the full Metadata report. Download the zipped shapefile ~71KB. Download the zipped KML Google Earth file <1MB.

HAB - Past Events
GIS point shapefile of Karenia brevis abundance (cells/L). This shapefile is an accumulation of recent HAB events covering the period of 2007 through 2011. The HAB shapefile is a spatial representation of information gathered in the HAB Historical Database, which provides information on the presence and absence of Karenia brevis.

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HAB - Historic Events
GIS point shapefile of Karenia brevis abundance (cells/L). Sampling sites dates range from August 1953 through 2006. The HAB shapefile is a spatial representation of information gathered in the HAB Historical Database, which provides information on the presence and absence of Karenia brevis.

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Marine Mammals

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Manatee Mortality
GIS point coverage of manatee carcass locations in Florida between April 1974 through to the latest spatially verified data presently available. Locations are based on both coordinates or maps provided by Law Enforcement of field staff. FWRI, Endangered and Threatened Species GIS Staff then verify that the coordinates provided match the location when mapped using the current FWC - Florida base map at a 1:40,000 scale. Necropsy data posted when received.

Through January 2013:
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Manatee Synoptic Survey Flight Paths
Manatee synoptic surveys are one tool for estimating the size of the population. These surveys are two-day winter aerial surveys of manatees that cover all of the manatee's wintering habitats in Florida and southeast Georgia. Surveys are conducted up to 3 times per winter, after cold fronts pass through Florida (December - March). When it is coldest, manatees aggregate at natural warm springs and thermal discharges from power and industrial plants.

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Manatee Synoptic Survey Points 1991 - 2014
Manatee synoptic surveys are one tool for estimating the size of the population. These surveys are two-day winter aerial surveys of manatees that cover all of the manatee's wintering habitats in Florida and southeast Georgia. Surveys are conducted up to 3 times per winter, after cold fronts pass through Florida (December - March). When it is coldest, manatees aggregate at natural warm springs and thermal discharges from power and industrial plants.

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Manatee Aerial Distribution Flight Paths
Aerial distribution surveys are used by marine mammal biologists from FWC and other agencies to determine the seasonal distribution of manatees. Most surveys are conducted from small, four-seat, high-winged airplanes (Cessna 172 or 182) flying at a height of 500-1000 ft at a speed of 70-90 kts. Small helicopters may be used instead of fixed wing aircraft in urban areas or where waters are particularly opaque and hovering may be required. Flights are usually four to six hours long and are most commonly flown every two weeks for two years.

Brevard County (1997-99)
Broward-Dade County (1988-90)
Charlotte County (1987-88)
Collier County (2006-08)
Collier-Ten Thousand Islands (1991-93)
Collier-Marco Island (1989-90)
Collier-Port of the Islands (1986-90)
Duval-Clay-St Johns County (1993-94)
Flagler-St Johns County (2005-07)
Indian River County (2002-04)
Indian River-Brevard-St Lucie (1985-87)
Lee County (1994-98)
Manatee County (1985-86)
Martin-St Lucie County (2010-12)
Pinellas County-E (2009-11)
Pinellas County-W (2008-10)
St Johns-Putnam (1994-95)
St Johns-Flagler-Volusia (1991-93)
St Lucie-Martin (1990-93)
Tampa Bay (1987-97)
Volusia County (2002-04)
Volusia-Tomoka River (1985-87)
Volusia-Tomoka River (1985)
Wakulla County (1994-96)

Manatee Aerial Distribution Surveys
Aerial distribution surveys are used by marine mammal biologists from FWC and other agencies to determine the seasonal distribution of manatees. Most surveys are conducted from small, four-seat, high-winged airplanes (Cessna 172 or 182) flying at a height of 500-1000 ft at a speed of 70-90 kts. Small helicopters may be used instead of fixed wing aircraft in urban areas or where waters are particularly opaque and hovering may be required. Flights are usually four to six hours long and are most commonly flown every two weeks for two years.

Brevard County (1997-99)
Broward-Dade County (1988-90)
Charlotte County (1987-88)
Collier County (2006-08)
Collier-Ten Thousand Islands (1991-93)
Collier-Marco Island (1989-90)
Collier-Port of the Islands (1986-90)
Duval-Clay-St Johns (1993-94)
Flagler-St Johns County (2005-07)
Indian River County (2002-04)
Indian River-Brevard-St Lucie (1985-87)
Lee County (1994-95)
Lee County (1997-98)
Manatee County (1985-86)
Martin-St Lucie County (2010-12)
Pinellas County-E (2009-11)
Pinellas County-W (2008-10)
St Johns-Putnam (1994-95)
St Johns-Flagler-Volusia (1991-93)
St Lucie-Martin County (1990-93)
Tampa Bay (1995-97)
Tampa Bay (1987-94)
Volusia County (2002-04)
Volusia-Tomoka River (1985-87)
Volusia-Tomoka River (1985)
Wakulla County (1994-96)

Marine Mammals Region
This GIS data set comprises a portion of the Gulf-Wide Information System (G-WIS) database for the entire coastal zone of Florida and the lower St. Johns River. These data characterize coastal environments and wildlife resources for environmental planning and natural resource management purposes.

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Right Whale Critical Habitats
This GIS data set represents current Right whale critical habitats. These data are intended as a general reference map only.

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Right Whale Mandatory Ship Reporting Area
This GIS data set represents current Right whale mandatory shipping reports. These data are intended as a general reference map only.

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Sea Turtles

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Sea Turtle Nesting Beaches
The State of Florida, through the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions Florida Marine Research Institute, coordinates the Florida Nesting Beach Survey program (SNBS). The SNBS was initiated in 1979 under a cooperative agreement between FWC (then DNR) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Its purpose is to document the total distribution, seasonality, and abundance of nesting by sea turtles in Florida. Three species of sea turtles, the loggerhead (Caretta caretta), the green turtle (Chelonia mydas), and the leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), nest regularly on Floridas beaches. All the species are listed as either Threatened or Endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Survey data are derived from observations of tracks and other nesting signs left on the beach by sea turtles. Species identifications and determinations of nesting or non-nesting emergences are based on the evaluation of features of the track and the nest. Data are gathered through a network of permit holders consisting of private conservation groups, volunteers, consultants, academics, local governments, federal agencies, and the Florida Park Service. Results are used by managers to evaluate and minimize impacts to turtles and their nests due to human activities such as coastal construction, beach renourishment, and recreation, as well as to identify important areas for enhanced protection or land acquisition.

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Sea Turtle Stranding 1986 - 2005
Coordinated by the Fish and Wildlife research Institute (FWRI, formerly the Florida Marine Research Institute-FMRI), the Florida STSSN is responsible for gathering standardized data on stranded marine turtles throughout the state. The Florida STSSN functions as a part of an eighteen state network led by NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). In Florida, strandings are documented by FWRI staff biologists and by a network of permitted participants located around the state. Live strandings are rescued and transported to properly permitted rehabilitation facilities. Data from strandings are collected on a standardized reporting form and include date, species, location, carapace length and width, carcass condition, carcass disposition, and information on anomalies (e.g., entanglement, propeller damage, fibropapillomas). Additionally, certain carcasses are regularly collected by FWRI staff for gross or detailed necropsy. Each week, FWRI reports Florida strandings to NMFS as a part of a management plan that is intended to reduce the incidental take of turtles in the shrimp fishery. FWRI also generates monthly and yearly stranding summary reports to monitor mortality and to detect and describe any unusual stranding events. Stranding data collected through the Florida STSSN have been used extensively in the identification of mortality factors and in the development of recovery actions (e.g., Turtle Excluder Device --TED-- requirements, gill net regulations).

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Boating
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Aids to Navigation
This GIS data set represents the aids to navigation (ATONs) for the Seventh and Eighth Coast Guard Districts. The term "aids to navigation" refers to devices outside of a vessel that are used to assist mariners in determining their position, safe course or warn them of obstructions. Aids to navigation include light buoys and beacons. This data set includes federal aids, which are installed and maintained by the Coast Guard, as well as some privately maintained aids. This data set does not include unofficial (illegal) aids, such as PVC pipes, placed without permission. This data set is not certified for navigation and is not intended for navigation purposes. Each USCG district headquarters is responsible for updating its database on an as-needed basis. When existing aids are destroyed or relocated and new aids are installed, the database is updated. Each aid is assigned an official light listing number. The Light List is a document listing the status of the ATONs; it is regularly published and distributed.Interim changes to the Light List are published in local notices to mariners. In addition, the USCG broadcasts notices to mariners on the marine band radio as soon as changes in the status of individual aids are reported.Navigators should use the official notices to mariners to maintain current charts. Annual (or more frequent) updates of the Aids to Navigation database can be obtained from each USCG district headquarters.

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Shipwrecks and Obstructions
This FWRI staff created this GIS file from the NOAA Office of Coast Survey's Automated Wreck and Obstruction Information System (AWOIS), which contains information on over 10,000 submerged wrecks and obstructions in the coastal waters of the United States. This subset includes the southeastern US.
This GIS file includes location information only. One field that included the "history" of a wreck could not be converted. Please download the source data from NOAA for this information.

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Anchorages
This This GIS data set represents anchorages in the state of Florida. An anchorage is a public place to anchor or moor a boat for overnight stay, not registered with harbors or marina. Anchorages are transient-welcome, have no facilities, and are open public areas.

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Marinas - Florida
These data were taken from the Florida Boating Access Facilities Inventory and Economic Study including a pilot study for Lee County: A Report to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on August 30, 2009.

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Boat Ramps
Descriptive inventory of public access boat ramps throughout Florida, derived from raw data produced during the Florida Boating Access Facilities Inventory and Economic Study, FWC contract Number 04/05-23. This data set is modified from the original format and supplemented by additional data maintained by FWC. These data will eventually evolve into a planned integrated boating access facilities inventory system. This data set is a selection of facilities from the raw data set that the contractor identified to be in operation and accessible to the general public during the time of data compilation. This data set includes both government managed facilities accessible to the general public and commerciality operated facilities accessible to the general public. In both cases a fee might be charged for use of the facility.

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Dredged Channels - Florida
This "Vessel corridor" or "corridor" means designated paths in, through, or across a water body or portions thereof identified by this rule as permissible for the carriage of prohibited nets during the reinstatement period. Where a marked channel is listed as the corridor, the corridor lies within the marked boundaries of the channel.

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Boating Restricted Areas - Florida
This This data set represents the FWC Boating Restricted Areas, Chapter 68D-24.

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Areas to Avoid - SW FL
This This GIS data set contains "areas to be avoided" (ATBA) in the Florida Keys. Under the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and Protection Act, "Operating a tank vessel or a vessel greater than 50 meters in length is prohibited in all areas to be avoided, except if such vessel is a public vessel and its operation is essential for national defense, law enforcement, or responses to emergencies that threaten life, property, or the environment."

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Manatee Protection Area - Brevard County
This GIS data set represents the state of Florida manatee protection areas as described in the Florida Administrative Code (FAC) Chapter 68C-22. This data set represents the Brevard County manatee protection areas as published effective 6/24/2002. FWC-ISM staff originally digitized these areas using the 1:40,000 scale shoreline as the base shoreline, but also heads-up digitized corrections to the shoreline in ArcMap using the 1999 DOQQ's as a backdrop where 1:40,000 shoreline was not accurate enough. This process was completed in December 2004. These state of Florida manatee protection zones may differ from manatee protections zones created by City or County authorities and/or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Manatee Protection Area - Broward County
This GIS data set represents the state of Florida manatee protection areas as described in the Florida Administrative Code (FAC) Chapter 68C-22. This data set represents the Broward County manatee protection areas as published effective November 14, 2011. This GIS data set was developed to spatially represent the manatee protection areas for general reference only. In the event of conflict between this data set and the zones as described in the FAC, the descriptions in the FAC shall prevail. These state of Florida manatee protection zones may differ from manatee protections zones created by City or County authorities and/or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Manatee Protection Area - Charlotte County
This GIS data set represents the state of Florida manatee protection areas as described in the Florida Administrative Code (FAC) Chapter 68C-22. This data set represents the Charlotte County manatee protection areas as published effective 7/23/2006. FWC-ISM staff originally digitized these areas using the 1:40,000 scale shoreline as the base shoreline, but also heads-up digitized corrections to the shoreline in ArcMap using the 1999 DOQQ's as a backdrop where 1:40,000 shoreline was not accurate enough. This process was completed in December 2004. These state of Florida manatee protection zones may differ from manatee protections zones created by City or County authorities and/or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Manatee Protection Area - Citrus County
This GIS data set represents the state of Florida manatee protection areas as described in the Florida Administrative Code (FAC) Chapter 68C-22. This data set represents the manatee protection areas in Citrus County and Associated Areas (Parts of Levy and Hernando Counties) as published effective November 14, 2002. This GIS data set was developed to spatially represent the manatee protection areas for general reference only. In the event of conflict between this data set and the zones as described in the FAC, the descriptions in the FAC shall prevail. These state of Florida manatee protection zones may differ from manatee protections zones created by City or County authorities and/or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Manatee Protection Area - Collier County
This GIS data set represents the state of Florida manatee protection areas as described in the Florida Administrative Code (FAC) Chapter 68C-22. This data set represents the Collier County manatee protection areas as published effective 6/5/1997. FWC-ISM staff originally digitized these areas using the 1:40,000 scale shoreline as the base shoreline, but also heads-up digitized corrections to the shoreline in ArcMap using the 1999 DOQQ's as a backdrop where 1:40,000 shoreline was not accurate enough. This process was completed in December 2004. These state of Florida manatee protection zones may differ from manatee protections zones created by City or County authorities and/or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Manatee Protection Area - Duval County
This GIS data set represents the state of Florida manatee protection areas as described in the Florida Administrative Code (FAC) Chapter 68C-22. This data set represents the Duval County manatee protection areas as published effective 1/30/2007. FWC-ISM staff originally digitized these areas using the 1:40,000 scale shoreline as the base shoreline, but also heads-up digitized corrections to the shoreline in ArcMap using the 1999 DOQQ's as a backdrop where 1:40,000 shoreline was not accurate enough. This process was completed in December 2004. These state of Florida manatee protection zones may differ from manatee protections zones created by City or County authorities and/or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Manatee Protection Area - Hillsborough County
This GIS data set represents the state of Florida manatee protection areas as described in the Florida Administrative Code (FAC) Chapter 68C-22. This data set represents the Hillsborough County manatee protection areas as published effective 1/5/2005. FWC-ISM staff originally digitized these areas using the 1:40,000 scale shoreline as the base shoreline, but also heads-up digitized corrections to the shoreline in ArcMap using the 1999 DOQQ's as a backdrop where 1:40,000 shoreline was not accurate enough. This process was completed in December 2004. These state of Florida manatee protection zones may differ from manatee protections zones created by City or County authorities and/or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Manatee Protection Area - Indian River County
This GIS data set represents the state of Florida manatee protection areas as described in the Florida Administrative Code (FAC) Chapter 68C-22. This data set represents the Indian River County manatee protection areas as published effective December 12, 2002. This GIS data set was developed to spatially represent the manatee protection areas for general reference only. In the event of conflict between this data set and the zones as described in the FAC, the descriptions in the FAC shall prevail. These state of Florida manatee protection zones may differ from manatee protections zones created by City or County authorities and/or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Manatee Protection Area - Lee County
This GIS data set represents the state of Florida manatee protection areas as described in the Florida Administrative Code (FAC) Chapter 68C-22. This data set represents the Lee County manatee protection areas as published effective 9/20/2005. FWC-ISM staff originally digitized these areas using the 1:40,000 scale shoreline as the base shoreline, but also heads-up digitized corrections to the shoreline in ArcMap using the 1999 DOQQ's as a backdrop where 1:40,000 shoreline was not accurate enough. This process was completed in December 2004. These state of Florida manatee protection zones may differ from manatee protections zones created by City or County authorities and/or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Manatee Protection Area - Manatee County
This GIS data set represents the state of Florida manatee protection areas as described in the Florida Administrative Code (FAC) Chapter 68C-22. This data set represents the Manatee County manatee protection areas as published effective 1/5/2005. FWC-ISM staff originally digitized these areas using the 1:40,000 scale shoreline as the base shoreline, but also heads-up digitized corrections to the shoreline in ArcMap using the 1999 DOQQ's as a backdrop where 1:40,000 shoreline was not accurate enough. This process was completed in December 2004. These state of Florida manatee protection zones may differ from manatee protections zones created by City or County authorities and/or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Manatee Protection Area - Martin County
This GIS data set represents the state of Florida manatee protection areas as described in the Florida Administrative Code (FAC) Chapter 68C-22. This data set represents the Martin County manatee protection areas as published effective 12/24/1990. FWC-ISM staff originally digitized these areas using the 1:40,000 scale shoreline as the base shoreline, but also heads-up digitized corrections to the shoreline in ArcMap using the 1999 DOQQ's as a backdrop where 1:40,000 shoreline was not accurate enough. This process was completed in December 2004. These state of Florida manatee protection zones may differ from manatee protections zones created by City or County authorities and/or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Manatee Protection Area - Miami-Dade County
This GIS data set represents the state of Florida manatee protection areas as described in the Florida Administrative Code (FAC) Chapter 68C-22. This data set represents the Miami-Dade County manatee protection areas as published effective December 25, 1991. This GIS data set was developed to spatially represent the manatee protection areas for general reference only. In the event of conflict between this data set and the zones as described in the FAC, the descriptions in the FAC shall prevail. These state of Florida manatee protection zones may differ from manatee protections zones created by City or County authorities and/or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Manatee Protection Area - Pinellas County
This GIS data set represents the state of Florida manatee protection areas as described in the Florida Administrative Code (FAC) Chapter 68C-22. This data set represents the Pinellas County manatee protection areas as published effective 1/5/2005. FWC-ISM staff originally digitized these areas using the 1:40,000 scale shoreline as the base shoreline, but also heads-up digitized corrections to the shoreline in ArcMap using the 1999 DOQQ's as a backdrop where 1:40,000 shoreline was not accurate enough. This process was completed in December 2004. These state of Florida manatee protection zones may differ from manatee protections zones created by City or County authorities and/or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Manatee Protection Area - Sarasota County
This GIS data set represents the state of Florida manatee protection areas as described in the Florida Administrative Code (FAC) Chapter 68C-22. This data set represents the Sarasota County manatee protection areas as published effective 12/12/2002. FWC-ISM staff originally digitized these areas using the 1:40,000 scale shoreline as the base shoreline, but also heads-up digitized corrections to the shoreline in ArcMap using the 1999 DOQQ's as a backdrop where 1:40,000 shoreline was not accurate enough. This process was completed in December 2004. These state of Florida manatee protection zones may differ from manatee protections zones created by City or County authorities and/or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Manatee Protection Area - Volusia County-Halifax River
This GIS data set represents the state of Florida manatee protection areas as described in the Florida Administrative Code (FAC) Chapter 68C-22. This data set represents the Halifax River part of Volusia County manatee protection areas as published effective 5/31/1995. FWC-ISM staff originally digitized these areas using the 1:40,000 scale shoreline as the base shoreline, but also heads-up digitized corrections to the shoreline in ArcMap using the 1999 DOQQ's as a backdrop where 1:40,000 shoreline was not accurate enough. This process was completed in December 2004. These state of Florida manatee protection zones may differ from manatee protections zones created by City or County authorities and/or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Manatee Protection Area - Volusia County-St. Johns River
This GIS data set represents the state of Florida manatee protection areas as described in the Florida Administrative Code (FAC) Chapter 68C-22. This data set represents the St. Johns River part of Volusia County manatee protection areas as published effective 5/31/1995. FWC-ISM staff originally digitized these areas using the 1:40,000 scale shoreline as the base shoreline, but also heads-up digitized corrections to the shoreline in ArcMap using the 1999 DOQQ's as a backdrop where 1:40,000 shoreline was not accurate enough. This process was completed in December 2004. These state of Florida manatee protection zones may differ from manatee protections zones created by City or County authorities and/or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Security Zones - Brevard
This GIS data set was created to assist in visually identifying the Kennedy Space Center Security Zone. The Captain of the Port Jacksonville Florida has established the security zones described in Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations Part 165.701 surrounding the Space Shuttle Complex at the Kennedy Space Center.

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Coastal and Marine Habitats

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Artificial Reefs - Florida
Each point in this GIS data set represents a single deployment event (either a uniquely located artificial reef or deployments of the same reef on different days). Division of Marine Fisheries Management maintains and updates the source database.

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Environmental Sensitivity Index
This GIS data set comprises an update to the shoreline habitat component of the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) and Gulf-Wide Information System (G-WIS) databases for the coastal zone of Florida, including the lower St. Johns River. The ESI and G-WIS data suites characterize coastal habitats and resources for environmental planning and natural resource management purposes, including oil spill planning and response.

View the full Metadata report. Download the zipped shapefile ~35MB.
Download the ESI-01, Rocky - Solid Manmade zipped KML Google Earth file <1MB.
Download the ESI-02, Exposed Platform - Scarp - Slope zipped KML Google Earth file <1MB.
Download the ESI-03, Fine - Medium Sand Beach zipped KML Google Earth file ~1MB.
Download the ESI-04, Coarse Sand Beach zipped KML Google Earth file <1MB.
Download the ESI-05, Sand - Gravel Beach zipped KML Google Earth file <1MB.
Download the ESI-06, Gravel - Riprap zipped KML Google Earth file <1MB.
Download the ESI-07, Exposed Tidal Flats zipped KML Google Earth file <1MB.
Download the ESI-08, Bedrock - Mud - Clay - Manmade - Riprap zipped KML Google Earth file ~5MB.
Download the ESI-09, Sheltered Tidal Flats - Low Banks zipped KML Google Earth file <1MB.
Download the ESI-10A, Salt - Brackish Marsh zipped KML Google Earth file ~12MB.
Download the ESI-10B, Freshwater Marsh zipped KML Google Earth file ~1MB.
Download the ESI-10C, Swamp zipped KML Google Earth file ~2MB.
Download the ESI-10D, Scrub - Shrub Wetlands zipped KML Google Earth file ~2MB.

Unified Florida Coral Reef Tract Map
Version 1.1 - December 2013. The Unified Florida Reef Tract Map (Unified Reef Map) provides a consistent geospatial framework for management, monitoring, and characterization of the Florida reef tract from Martin County to the Dry Tortugas. The Unified Reef Map integrates existing benthic habitat maps of Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami Counties, Biscayne National Park, Florida Bay, and the Florida Keys, including the Dry Tortugas.
Full project website

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Download the Unified Reef Tract-artificial zipped KML Google Earth file <1MB.
Download the Unified Reef Tract-mangrove zipped KML Google Earth file ~2MB.
Download the Unified Reef Tract-reef-hardbottom zipped KML Google Earth file ~16MB.
Download the Unified Reef Tract-seagrass-east zipped KML Google Earth file ~21MB.
Download the Unified Reef Tract-seagrass-west zipped KML Google Earth file ~11MB.
Download the Unified Reef Tract-sediment zipped KML Google Earth file ~14MB.

Benthic Habitats - South Florida
This GIS data set includes benthic data for Florida Bay, Biscayne Bay and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary interpreted from 1:48,000-scale natural color aerial photography by ecologists and FWC-FWRI staff. This multi-agency project involved FWC-FWRI, NOAA, and Dade County. A hard copy atlas and CD-ROM titled "Florida Marine Research Institute Technical Reports-Benthic Habitats of the Florida Keys", were created by the FWC-FWRI and NOAA. These data were edited in summer 2001 to correct attribute errors. The Florida Bay data was added to the layer at that time as well.

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Download the Bare Substrate-Hardbottom-Unknown zipped KML Google Earth file ~3MB.
Download the Seagrass-continuous zipped KML Google Earth file ~9MB.
Download the Seagrass-patchy zipped KML Google Earth file ~8MB.
Download the Seagrass-Hardbottom zipped KML Google Earth file ~3MB.
Download the Reef zipped KML Google Earth file ~4MB.

Florida Salt Marshes
This GIS data set represents Florida's salt marsh areas. These data are intended as a general reference map only.

View the full Metadata report. Download the zipped shapefile ~23.2MB.
Download the Atlantic Areas zipped KML Google Earth file ~6MB.
Download the S FL Areas zipped KML Google Earth file ~7MB.
Download the SW FL Areas zipped KML Google Earth file ~2MB.
Download the Big Bend Areas zipped KML Google Earth file ~11MB.
Download the Panhandle Areas zipped KML Google Earth file ~3MB.

Oyster Beds - Florida
This GIS data set represents oyster coverage for available study areas in the state of Florida. Not all areas have been mapped, but this dataset represents the oyster data available to FWRI as of July 2008. Source dates vary and many studies are much older than the compilation date. See the Source Information section for more details.

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Seagrass - Florida
This polygon GIS data set represents a compilation of statewide seagrass data from various source agencies and scales. The data were mapped from sources ranging in date from 1987 to 2008. Not all data in this compilation are mapped from photography; some are the results of field measurements.

View the full Metadata report. Download the zipped shapefile ~59.7MB.
Download the Florida-Atlantic zipped KML Google Earth file ~8MB.
Download the Florida-Keys-upper zipped KML Google Earth file ~14MB.
Download the Florida-Keys-lower zipped KML Google Earth file ~6MB.
Download the Florida-SW zipped KML Google Earth file ~25MB.
Download the Florida-Tampa Bay zipped KML Google Earth file ~21MB.
Download the Florida-Nature Coast zipped KML Google Earth file ~13MB.
Download the Florida-Panhandle zipped KML Google Earth file ~4MB.

Statewide Corals - Hardbottom
This GIS data set represents coral and other hard bottom type data. The extent and resolution of source data sets varies. This is not intended to be a comprehensive survey - data gaps do exist. Sliver polygons also exist due to differences in overlapping study areas, as well as some present in the source data sets.
Worm and oyster reefs are not included in this compilation. See separate data sets for worm and oyster reefs.

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Bottom Type - Southwest Florida
These GIS data represent bottom type of the southwest coast of Florida. These data were digitized from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - National Ocean Service (NOS) Bathymetric Fishing Charts at a 1:100,000 scale. Bottom types represented are: Sand, Gravel, Rock, Shell, Mud, and Coral. These data extend from Sarasota Bay to Cape Romano.

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Florida Mangroves
This GIS data set represents Florida's mangrove areas. These data are intended as a general reference map only.

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Download the Florida Atlantic zipped KML Google Earth file ~2MB.
Download the Florida Keys zipped KML Google Earth file ~7MB.
Download the Florida SW zipped KML Google Earth file ~17MB.
Download the Florida Gulf zipped KML Google Earth file ~6MB.

Coastal Strand
This GIS data set represents the coastal strand habitat type reselected from the fl_veg03 data set (2003).

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Sand Beaches
This GIS data set represents the sand/beach habitat type reselected from the fl_veg03 data set (2003).

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Tidal Flats
This GIS data set was created to show a statewide representation of unvegetated tidal flats, compiled from the best available sources. The sources included individual seagrass mapping studies and National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) data for Florida. The NWI was erased using more recent data sources that showed some areas were indeed vegetated. See Source Information for more details on how each source was used.

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Download the Florida Atlantic Coast zipped KML Google Earth file ~2MB.
Download the South Florida zipped KML Google Earth file ~8MB.
Download the Florida Tampa Bay zipped KML Google Earth file ~9MB.
Download the Florida Panhandle zipped KML Google Earth file ~6MB.

Florida Keys Banks
These GIS data represent shallow banks within Florida Bay and the adjoining Florida Keys as depicted on NOAA Nautical Chart 11451. No NOAA bathymetric data are available for most of these polygons as the water was too shallow for traditional survey vessels.

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Sediments - Gulf of Mexico
This GIS data set depicts shelf sediment textures, hard banks, and gravel deposits on the continental shelf of the U. S. Gulf of Mexico as a map and is summarized from 16 different sources (U. S. Department of the Interior 1983, Visual No. 3 "Bottom Sediments and Selected Endangered and Threatened Species"). The Minerals Management Service (MMS) prepared this visual from the 16 existing sources, including sediment data from the 1960's and 1970's, to accompany an Environmental Impact Statement. This GIS data set derived from the visual displays general classification of bottom sediments (using the Shepard pyramid) throughout the Gulf of Mexico.

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Marine Managed Areas

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Shellfish Harvesting Areas - Non-winter
These data spatially represent the shellfish harvesting area classification boundaries in Florida for the spring, summer, fall months of the year or areas that don't have seansons. Each shellfish harvesting area and shellfish harvesting area map has a unique name and number. Shellfish areas are classified by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) to protect shellfish consumers from shellfish borne illnesses. Shellfish are defined in this context as oysters, clams and mussels.

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Shellfish Harvesting Areas - Winter
These data spatially represent the shellfish harvesting area classification boundaries in Florida for the winter months of the year. Each shellfish harvesting area and shellfish harvesting area map has a unique name and number. Shellfish areas are classified by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) to protect shellfish consumers from shellfish borne illnesses. Shellfish are defined in this context as oysters, clams and mussels.

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Florida Aquatic Preserves
This GIS data set represents aquatic preserves (AP) in the State of Florida. The Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) originally created Aquatic Preserves (AP) in the State of Florida from legal descriptions using 1:24000 scale shoreline. Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas (CAMA) now maintains the data set. Aquatic preserves are ecologically significant submerged lands maintained in relatively pristine condition.

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Marine Protected Areas
The MPA Inventory is a comprehensive catalog that provides detailed information for existing marine protected areas in the United States. The inventory provides geospatial boundary information (in polygon format) and classification attributes that seek to define the conservation objectives, protection level, governance and related management criteria for all sites in the database. The comprehensive inventory of federal, state and territorial MPA sites provides governments and stakeholders with access to information to make better decisions about the current and future use of place-based conservation. The information also will be used to inform the development of the national system of marine protected areas as required by Executive Order 13158.

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Download the All Fishing Prohibited zipped KML Google Earth file ~1MB.
Download the All Fishing Restricted zipped KML Google Earth file ~19MB.
Download the Commercial Fishing Prohibited zipped KML Google Earth file <1MB.
Download the Commercial Fishing Restricted zipped KML Google Earth file ~17MB.
Download the Commercial Fishing Prohibited Recreational Fishing Restricted zipped KML Google Earth file ~3MB.
Download the Recreational Fishing Restricted zipped KML Google Earth file ~1MB.
Download the No Fishing Restrictions zipped KML Google Earth file ~16MB.
Download the Unknown Restrictions zipped KML Google Earth file <1MB.

Closed to Traps - Pennekamp
This Shapefile is a graphical depiction of Areas closed to traping in Pennekamp State Park as defined in 68B-24.0065 of the Florida Administrative Code. These areas are closed to lobster traps, blue crab traps, and stone crab traps during the regular lobster season.

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Clam Leases - Charlotte Harbor
This GIS data set represents three clam aquaculture lease site boundaries.

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Spiny Lobster Sanctuary
This Spiny Lobster sanctuary was digitized based on the legal description. The Biscayne National Park contains this area of Biscayne Bay known as Card Sound Lobster Sanctuary. The sanctuary boundary is defined by Florida Administrative Code Chap 68B-11 Biscayne Bay/Card Sound Spiny Lobster Sanctuary.

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Base Layers

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Bridges
This dataset contains Bridges from the Florida Department of Transportation Roads Characteristics inventory (RCI) dataset.

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Florida Beach Names
This GIS data layer contains polygon features for Florida Beach names. The classification of features is based upon guidelines for developing digital ESI (Environmental Sensitivity Index) atlases and databases. The ESI classification was performed 06/1993.

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Inlets and Passes - Florida
This GIS data set shows the locations of inlets and passes around Florida. These data were created by FWRI staff referencing various sources.

View the full Metadata report. Download the zipped shapefile Zip File ~19KB. Download the zipped KML Google Earth file <1MB.

Intracoastal Waterway - Keys
This GIS data set was received from the Monroe County Department of Marine Resources. It represents a little more than the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), including several main boating routes crossing over to the Atlantic side in the middle keys around the 7 mile bridge.

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Intracoastal Waterway - East
These GIS data were received by FMRI in summer 2001. These data were delivered by Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND) in ArcInfo .e00 files broken down by county. These files were merged to form an east coast ICW.

View the full Metadata report. Download the zipped shapefile Zip File ~19KB. Download the zipped KML Google Earth file <1MB.

Intracoastal Waterway - West
This GIS data set represents Florida's West Coast Intracoastal Waterway and the Everglades Waterway. This coverage was created in 2001 by digitizing 1:40000 and 1:50000 scale NOAA Nautical Charts 11411, 11414, 11425, 11427, 11430, 11432, and 11433 in either paper or digital format. In cases where charts overlapped, the smallest-scale charts were used. Source chart dates range from 1989-1995.

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Keys Milemarkers - US1
This GIS data set shows the mile markers along US Highway 1 in the Florida Keys.

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Roads - Interstate
This GIS data set shows the mile markers along US Highway 1 in the Florida Keys.

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Bathymetry - Southeast US - arc
Southeast regional bathymetric contours consist of a vector coverage of bathymetric contours with increasing resolution in coastal areas. Contours were derived from a composite of several bathymetric datasets of varying regional coverage and resolution. Isobath intervals range from 2 meter in coastal areas to 200 meters in deep offshore areas.

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Undersea Features
This data set represents undersea feature names. There are approximately 4800 undersea features with names approved by the United States Board on Geographic Names (BGN) currently in the Geographic Names Data Base (GNDB) and made available via the GEOnet Names Server (GNS). There are a total of approximately 8900 names in the database including variant (cross-reference) names and features for which there is no BGN-approved name. The BGN approves undersea feature names based on the recommendation of the Advisory Committee on Undersea Features (ACUF). ACUF is charged with recommending BGN policy for totally-submerged undersea features which lie outside the territorial sea (as recognized by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea) of all coastal states. Undersea features within the territorial sea of the United States are handled by the BGN Domestic Names Committee (DNC) in coordination with ACUF.

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Major Rivers
This GIS data set represents Florida's 50 major rivers as identified in the "Florida Rivers Assessment", completed for the Florida Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in December 1989 by Florida Resources and Environmental Analysis Center (FREAC) at Florida State University. Florida Marine Research Institute (FMRI, now FWRI) staff downloaded these data from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) FTP site. These data are available in both polygon and line format.

View the full Metadata report. Download the zipped shapefile Zip File ~19KB. Download the zipped KML Google Earth file <1MB.

Major Lakes
This GIS data set represents FDEP's statewide lakes coverage rectified to the DOQQs. Lakes data will likely be updated in the future to include FDEP-developed waterbody IDs for each lake. Also, USGS GNIS naming board will be given the chance to check and approve the determined lake names. If/as this effort is accomplished, GNIS IDs may be added to the attribute data by FDEP. Check with FDEP for the most recent updates.

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Florida Shoreline (1:12,000)
Florida's shoreline was heads-up digitized using ARC Map software and color aerial photography downloaded from Labins.org as DOQQs (which were taken/captured in the beginning and throughout the 2004 year depending on the Water Management District and have approximately 1:12,000 scale accuracy). Included is all of Florida's coast, inner-coastal (Bays, Harbors, etc.), coastal rivers (Approximately 10 miles on average or to the end of the river traced), coastal canals, coastal lakes connected to the ocean and all of Lake Okeechobee and the St. Johns River.

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Florida Shoreline(1:2,000,000)
This 1:2 million shoreline was downloaded from the National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) produced by NOAA Satellite and Information Service at http://rimmer.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/coast/getcoast.html.The shoreline was created from the World Data Bank II. (Fair Resolution. World Wide Coverage. This data is suitable for map scales of 2,000,000 or smaller. Also contains international and internal political boundaries and rivers.)The CIA World DataBank II is a collection of world map data, consisting of vector descriptions of land outlines, rivers, and political boundaries.

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Government and Political Boundaries

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Port Authority Locations
This GIS data set represents the port authority locations in the State of Florida. FWRI staff geocoded the 12 point locations based on addresses given by the State Library and Archives of Florida web site.

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County Seats
This GIS data set represents the locations of the county seat cities in Florida. This file is based on the county seat name information that the Florida Association of Counties provides on their Web site (http://www.fl-counties.com/), and the point locations of the cities are from the U.S. Geological Survey's Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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Coast Guard Stations
United States Coast Guard Facilities within Florida.

View the full Metadata report. Download the zipped shapefile ~158KB. Download the zipped KML Google Earth file <1MB.

Regional Planning Councils
This GIS data set represents Regional Planning Council (RPC) boundaries, with attributes to also describe counties. These data were an arc coverage then merged with a Florida shoreline at a 1:100,000 scale to create a polygon coverage. The data were edited in 2008 to move Marion County to the correct RPC, and to create one multipart polygon per county.

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FWC Facilities
This GIS layer consists of points representing facilities of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, including the Main Headquarters, Regional Offices, Division of Wildlife, Freshwater Fisheries, and Fish and Wildlife Research Institute.

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Tortugas Ecological Reserve
These GIS data represent the Dry Tortugas Ecological Reserve boundary. Attribute data explain restrictions for each area as well as name of area. These data were generated from latitude and longitude coordinates from the Federal Register.

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Florida DEP District Boundaries
This GIS data set represents Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) boundaries in the state of Florida.

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FWC Regional Boundaries
This GIS data set shows the FWC regions with a generalized shoreline.

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Florida Water Management Districts
This is a Florida GIS data set containing the boundaries of the five water management districts, reflecting the boundary change effective July 1, 2003. FMRI obtained these data from the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD.) Although only the region polygon shapefile is served on the ArcIMS site, an arc version is also available. The arcs have been coded so that they may be drawn with or without the coastline. This data set is intended for cartographic purposes only.

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City Limits as of 2010
This GIS data set represents city boundaries information based on 2010 Census TIGER file entities. The extent is the entire state of Florida. Places reported in the decennial census data include census-designated places, consolidated cities, and incorporated places.

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Southeastern US EEZ
This GIS data set represents the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) line of the southeast United States. The EEZ line represents the separation of federal waters from international waters. On March 10, 1983, U.S. President Ronald Reagan signed proclamation 5030, which established the U.S. Excusive Economic Zone (EEZ). This consists of those areas adjoining the territorial sea of the U.S., the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and U.S. overseas territories and possessions. The EEZ extends up to 200 nautical miles (370 km) from the U.S. coastline. About 15 percent of this area lies on the geologic continental shelf and is shallower than 200 meters. Within its EEZ, the U.S. has sovereign rights over all living and non-living resources. Other nations may exercise freedom of vessel navigation and overflight within the U.S. EEZ (Source: Year of the Ocean Discussion Papers 1998; 2nd Ed. of Coastal and Ocean Law by Kalo et al. 1994).

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Districts - US Congress Florida
The 112th Congressional District Boundaries data set contains geographic information for the political entities in Florida of the 112th Congressional districts. This is an update to the usdist_2009 layer.

View the full Metadata report. Download the zipped shapefile ~1.5MB. Download the zipped KML Google Earth file <1MB.

Districts - Florida Senate
This dataset contains the boundaries for the State of Florida Senate Voting Districts, as redrawn by the Florida Legislature in 2002. This layer is an update of the previous version in FGDL and consists only of attribute updates. Linework for districts changes every 10 years based on the census. Senators listed are for the 2009 regular session

View the full Metadata report. Download the zipped shapefile ~1.5MB. Download the zipped KML Google Earth file ~1MB.

Districts - Florida House
This dataset contains the boundaries for the State of Florida House Voting Districts, as redrawn by the Florida Legislature in 2002. This layer is an update of the previous version in FGDL and consists only of attribute updates. Linework for districts changes every 10 years based on the census. House members listed are for the regular session 2009.

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Florida Managed Areas
FLORIDA MANAGED AREAS (layer name FLMA): This is a polygon data layer for public (and some private) lands that the Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI) has identified as having natural resource value and that are being managed at least partially for conservation purposes. The term "Managed Area" refers to a managed conservation land.

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Download the Federal Areas zipped KML Google Earth file ~5MB.
Download the State NW Areas zipped KML Google Earth file ~4MB.
Download the State NC Areas zipped KML Google Earth file ~10MB.
Download the State NE Areas zipped KML Google Earth file ~6MB.
Download the State SW Areas zipped KML Google Earth file ~4MB.
Download the State So Areas zipped KML Google Earth file ~1MB.
Download the Local Areas zipped KML Google Earth file ~6MB.
Download the Private Areas zipped KML Google Earth file ~2MB.

Florida County Boundary(1:24,000)
This GIS data set contains Florida county boundaries found on the most recent 7.5-minute USGS (1:24000 scale) quadrangles available in 1997. The county borders extend to the state water line. The linework along the state borders with Alabama and Georgia exactly matches FMRI's 1:40K shoreline.

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Florida County Boundary(1:100,000)
This GIS data set represents the counties and shoreline of the state of Florida, including inland lakes and rivers, at a 1:100,000 or finer scale. Data obtained from US census 2013 files were downloaded by county from the US Census Bureaus data download page.

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State Waters Boundary
This GIS data set represents the Florida approximate state waters line, based on the Submerged Lands Act. As interpreted from the U.S. code, the Submerged Lands Act gives states authority to control the use of resources from state submerged lands, which include lands under estuarine waters out to the Federal-State boundary delineated by the Minerals Management Service.

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