The Division of Recreation and Parks’ Mapping and Database Management Section contains nearly a ½ terabyte of data in approximately 250,000 digital files. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is best described as a system to analyze, store, manipulate and present spatial data. Effective management requires a well-organized, comprehensive repository of assets located in state parks. The Mapping and Database Section’s GIS performs this role, as it continually maintains and publishes inventories of recreational, natural, cultural and operational spatial data that represent the entire state park system. The responsibilities of the mapping and database section include:
Boundary location for almost 800,000 acres of Division of Recreation and Parks Managed Areas--175 Parks and Trails
Land acquisition and property information on over 7,000 parcels
Land Management Uniform Accounting Council Report, Jurisdiction Report, Recreation Facility Inventory, Proceeds on Bond Financed Lands, Business Metrics
Natural Resources Tracking System
Emergency Response and Damage assessment
Florida State Parks Map Direct is a public online web map, featured on FloridaStateParks.org. It is mobile-friendly, GPS-active and displays the information most useful to park visitors, such as park entrances, points of interest, structures and trails. This is one of the most comprehensive and accessible web-based online park maps of its kind. It is an ongoing collaborative effort between the Division of Recreation and Parks Mapping and Database Section and the Office of Technology & Information Services GIS section.
Additionally, the section maintains the statewide Florida Outdoor Recreation Inventory that features the http://www.outdoorflorida.org web app for Florida’s residents and visitors alike to discover every outdoor recreation opportunity the great state of Florida offers.
The mapping and database section provides maps and data for public and internal information requests and provides other technical support to division staff. Below are the graphic links for the most common information requests for state park and district location information.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.