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GIS Data & Maps: Interactive Maps

  • Blue Infrastructure (BI) - The Blue Infrastructure online mapping tool integrates important aquatic resources that have been compiled for the coastal zone of Virginia using GIS technology.

  • The Shoreline Assessment Mapper (SAM) - SAM is provided as a data resource to assist local and state government staff as they review shoreline conditions and make recommendations regarding proposed permit actions.

  • Wetlands Mitigation Targeting Tool - This tool uses GIS to target sites in the landscape suitable for wetland creation. It has application for wetland restoration or mitigation projects. The tool outputs selected sites based on five suitability parameters: presence of hydric soils, presence of hydrology, adjacency to existing wetlands, existing landuse and the opportunity for landscape conversion, and proximity to designated conservation areas.

The Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM) applies GIS and remote sensing techniques to studies addressing coastal, watershed, and landscape issues. Tools were developed using ArcIMS®, a software product by ESRI, allowing end users to query GIS coverages without the need for GIS software. A user can perform general map queries, access attribute data related to map features, and compose and print maps using the Internet.

CCRM provides these data with the understanding that it is not guaranteed to be correct or complete, and conclusions drawn from the data set are the sole responsibility of the user.  Every attempt has been made to ensure that these data and the documentation are reliable and accurate. Neither CCRM, Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), or disclosed funding agencies assume liability for any damages caused by inaccuracies in the data or documentation, or as a result of failure of the data to perform in a particular manner. CCRM, VIMS, and any disclosed collaborative agency make no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness, or utility of this information, nor does the fact of distribution constitute a warranty. Proper citation and logos for each dataset must be clearly stated and presented in documents or map products.