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GIS Data & Maps: Static Maps

  • Aquaculture Vulnerability Model - This study uses GIS to model risks to shellfish aquaculture. The model first considers basics physical and biological conditions necessary for aquaculture success and second, the impacts that current land use and proposed local zoning has on suitable growing areas.

  • James River and York River Map Gallery - The York River and James River Map Gallery integrates watershed level data across various agencies within a single GIS framework and provide support to the state's tributaries strategy development and implementation process.

  • Marina Suitability Tool - This tool was designed using available GIS data, government specifications and scientific information to identify appropriate sites for future marinas. A protocol was developed to implement an evaluation approach which ranks existing conditions on the landscape based on three major categories: habitat, water quality, and design.

  • Maritime Forest Project - The purpose of this project were to use remote sensing techniques to delineate existing coastal maritime forests, as well as compute, on a county-by-county basis, the amount of maritime forest cover present in each coastal locality, and the extent of maritime forests located within conservation lands. 

  • Mathews Maritime Heritage Watertrail - A Mathews Maritime Heritage Watertrails Project for the East River will include historic wharves; fish and crab packing houses; historic shipyards; marinas; tide mills; plantations; environmental sites and public access areas.

  • Riparian Shoreline Maps - View two maps that depict the percentage of 1) shoreline hardening and 2) riparian development occurring in the Chesapeake Bay (MD and VA) by county as of October 2011.

  • Sea Level Rise Planning Maps - This project created maps depicting the likelihood of shore protection along the Virginia coast as part of a nationwide study reported in "State and local governments plan for development of most land vulnerable to rising sea level along the U.S. Atlantic Coast", which appeared in Environmental Research Letters (2009). Also included are maps of Maryland and North Carolina.

  • Shoreline Inventories - Shoreline assessments divide the shorezone into three regions: 1) the immediate riparian zone, evaluated for land use; 2) the bank, evaluated for height, stability, cover and natural protection; and 3) the shoreline, describing the presence of shoreline structures for shore protection and recreational purposes.

  • Tidal Marsh Inventories - a GIS coverage of all marshes delineated in the Tidal Marsh Inventory Series

The Center for Coastal Resources Management (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.

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