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Interactive Maps: Elizabeth River Environmental Atlas

The Elizabeth River Environmental Atlas is designed to be an interactive tool that will make the existing environmental and natural resource data available to resource managers and regulatory agencies. The intent of this project is to collect all of the GIS data obtainable from a wide range of sources. It is hoped that the availability of this information in the convenient accessible format of the ArcIMS environment will help support the stewardship of the river's resources and prudent decisions concerning their future.

The Elizabeth River project is one of the cooperating organizations in the development of this Atlas. It is a grassroots organization dedicated to increasing the awareness of the value of the Elizabeth River and to restoring it to the highest practical level of environmental quality.

Data represents efforts from a variety of agencies and programs including the Virginia Institute of Marine Science's Comprehensive Coastal Inventory Program (CCI), Wetlands Advisory Program, and Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) survey program; NOAA's Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP); EPA's Multi-Resolution Land Characterization Program (MRLC); and the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC). When available, metadata records provided by the data developer are included. If metadata records are not available for a particular data theme, a brief description of the data has been prepared.

Contiguous data may not be available throughout the project boundaries. Metadata records will define the geographic limits of datasets.

A "HELP" tool is available to get new users started. This tool gives a general introduction to the interface, including instructions for activating data themes, zooming and panning, getting tabular data, and viewing metadata.

This project was funded in part by a Wetlands Program Development Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through grant number CD-983202-01-0.

To use this tool, you must first read and agree to conditions outlined in the disclaimer.