iMapInvasives provides an on-line, GIS-based data management system to assist citizen scientists and natural resource managers working to protect natural resources from the threat of invasive species. The iMapInvasives Partnership facilitates the management and sharing of invasive species information, including extent of infestations, search efforts, and treatment outcomes. Affordable, sustainable, and collaborative tools developed by the Partnership provide a flexible platform for aggregating invasive species data from a wide variety of sources. These tools add value by organizing the data to support early detection of new populations that may require a rapid response, and analysis of management strategies at scales relevant to user needs. The Partnership seeks to support all those working to safeguard environmental resources from the effects of invasive species including citizens, volunteers, natural and agricultural resource managers, as well as scientists, program administrators, and policy makers.
Land Boundary Information System (LABINS)
The Land Boundary Information System (LABINS) began in 1984 as a means for distributing survey-related data that is maintained and managed by federal and state agencies to the general surveying community. The system has evolved into a WebGIS document imaging system with over 250,000 high resolution aerial images available (with approximately 60,000 new images acquired each year), over 150,000 images from the original 1840 Florida survey, and 100,000 data records related to current survey collection.
The goal of this IMLS National Forum Grant is to empower local librarians, with development of more precise planning tools, to better serve diverse customer markets within their local community. Although public libraries are funded by local governments and hence serve same, measures of library performance and effectiveness are defined at the national level into a "one size fits all." Categories are top down and do not fit the increasingly diverse customer profiles in communities large and small, urban and rural across America.
Invasive Plant Managment Decison Analysis Tool (IPMDAT)
To Control or Not to Control? Natural area managers need to prioritize scarce resources when deciding whether or not to manage invasive species. Recently there has been a lively debate on what invasive species control projects are warranted. Most agree that to justify spending resources on control efforts: the species must be causing serious economic or environmental harm or harm to human health, the project should have a high probability of success, and the work results in a good return on the investment. In practice, it is often difficult to decide if all these criteria are met. The Invasive Plant Management Decision Analysis Tool (IPMDAT) assists in deciding if an invasive plant control project meets these criteria.
Public Lands Inventory
The Public Lands Research Program compiles the PLI under contract with the Department of Environmental Protection to assist in its compliance with a statutory requirement to annually produce an inventory of all publicly owned lands in Florida. The PLI is produced by utilizing the ad valorem tax roll data bases submitted annually to the State Department of Revenue by the sixty-seven respective counties of Florida. The PLI acts as an umbrella for several ongoing and concurrent projects, all of which relate to the Public Lands Inventory.
High Resolution Digital Photography
Acquisition, distribution and documentation of high resolution photography for Florida.
Nature-Based Recreation Interpretive Materials
FREAC is working with Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission (FFWCC) to standardize the graphic presentation of information promoting nature-based recreation on Florida's Wildlife Management Areas. Projects include brochures, maps, guides and interpretive signage.