Archived Projects
FREAC

GeoLib

Sponsoring Agency:
Florida State University College of Information

GeoLib's mission is two fold. First, to improve access to digital geographic information in libraries, regardless of whether the information is desired by library users or by library managers. And secondly, to apply marketing solutions to library problems. Since 1996, GeoLib has been actively involved in projects that support its mission. A nationwide library study funded by the U.S. Department of Education in 1996 helped provide the funding for this web site. GeoLib.org is designed as a portal to other web sites that provide information about easy-to-use digital geographic information for researchers, librarians, geographic information system (GIS) specialists, and the general public. These resources encourage users to become aware of how important geographic information can be in the decision making process. GeoLib is supported by professionals from many disciplines experienced in creatively solving problems using advanced computing resources and geographic information systems. Many work within the university and institute, while others are experts from the public and private sector.

Emergency and Natural Disaster Information System (ENDIS)

Sponsoring Agency:
U.S. Army Southern Command

Contracted by the United States Army Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), this project integrated live hurricane tracking with cyclone forecasting from a variety of meteorological sources. This decision support tool enabled emergency managers to compare various scenarios for Caribbean disaster preparedness planning as the storms were underway. Users can see forecasts from various sources, including data from the FSU SuperEnsemble.

Florida State University (FSU) Homeland Security

Sponsoring Agency:
Florida State University

FSU's Homeland Security project fulfilled State requirements that public building information be collected for emergency management purposes. Information vital to emergency managers was collected via secure log-in. The resulting password-protected map and database contains over 750 geo-referenced photographs.

Public Lands Parcel Size Attributes Reconciliation

Sponsoring Agency:
Florida Department of Environmental Protection

The Public Lands Research Program has developed a procedure to be utilized in the determination of parcel sizes for those publicly owned lands for which there appears to be no discernable size parameters or attributes.

Land Parcel Feasibility Study

Sponsoring Agency:
Florida Department of Revenue

An assessment of digital land parcels in Florida and how to make them available to state agencies.

Cultural Affairs Interactive Map

Sponsoring Agency:
Florida Department of State

This interactive map is designed to provide visualization of Department of State (DOS) Division of Cultural Affairs facility funding for recent history. Florida highlighting heritage and other non-commercial tourist attractions. This map prepares the foundation for future enhancements to funding tracking.

Florida Memory Project

Sponsoring Agency:
Florida Department of State

FREAC has assisted with the design and development of the overall Florida Memory Project web site for many years. From database development to graphic design, FREAC provides support for Department of State staff. Projects include: Spanish Land Grants, CallBrevard Papers, and World War I Service cards.

Tour Franklin County

Sponsoring Agency:
Department of State

The historical and cultural attractions of Franklin County, Florida are presented visually and interactively.

Biodiversity Matrix Interactive Map

Sponsoring Agency:
Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI)

This WebGIS map allows users to create preliminary self-service reports for biodiversity presence prior to construction projects. It is estimated that this map saves FNAI 40 person-hours per week.

Conservation Lands Interactive Map

Sponsoring Agency:
Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI)

Florida's interactive map of conservation lands is one of the first in the nation.

FNAI

Comprehensive Natural Community Mapping and Characterization

Sponsoring Agencies:
Florida Fish Wildlife Conservation Commission; Southwest Florida Water Management District

FNAI is developing digital natural community maps for some 1.3 million acres managed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The minimum mapping unit for this project is 0.5 acres, and lands are classified according to FNAI's Guide to the Natural Communities of Florida, which identifies 82 different natural community types in Florida. FNAI ground-truths each natural community polygon and collects extensive information on the structure, condition, and composition at ground-truthed points. This project which began FY 2002-2003 is scheduled to run until June 2005. FNAI is conducting a similar project for the Southwest Florida Water Management District on 30,000 acres during FY 2003-2004.

Ecological Database

Sponsoring Agency:
Florida Department of Environmental Protection

FNAI has developed and maintains an extensive spatial database of ecological features in Florida. The program maintains information on the status, ecology, and distribution of 983 rare plants and animals, and 82 natural community types and has more than 28,000 specific location records in its GIS..

Environmental Land Acquisition and Management Technical Support

Sponsoring Agency:
Florida Deparment of Environmental Protection

FNAI provides the primary scientific and technical support for the state's Florida Forever environmental land acquisition program. FNAI scientists review all proposals submitted to the Florida Forever program and conduct field inspections of all projects on the Florida Forever list; since 1981 FNAI has conducted hundreds of field inspections all across the state. FNAI scientists review state land management plans and provide expert advice regarding the management of the state's natural lands.

Florida's Watershed Management Basin Status and Assessment Report Maps

Sponsoring Agency:
Florida Department of Environmental Protection

This project involves detailed mapping of all Florida's surface water drainage basins.

Florida Geographic Alliance

Key West Wanderings

Sponsoring Agency:
Florida Geographic Alliance

Interactive instructional materials to help Key West teachers place class homework assignments into a visual format.