Walkability Measures for Florida
This report was commissioned to examine, analyze, and evaluate walkability measures in current
academic literature, assess the data available, develop a suitable walkability metric for Florida,
and design online maps to visualize Florida’s walkability using this devised formula. A broader
wish for the Department of Health is that the results of this study are useful to local planners for
designing more walkable communities with the long-term goal of increasing physical activity.
This research seeks to accommodate both transportation and recreation walking motivations. The final results are presented visually as a composite based upon multiple criteria at a 1- kilometer grid cell scale. Multiple map visualizations are used to convey information about the various input data so that users can understand the positive and negative factors in an area instead of a single metric. An area’s score can be assessed from multiple perspectives, thus revealing the reason(s) why an area might have received a particular score. It is hoped that the results of this research could be helpful to local planners and designers looking to increase walking motivation in their communities.
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.
Invasive Plant Management Decision 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.
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.
Leon County Emergency Medical Services Report Analysis
Improve TLCGIS’s report generation ability through analysis and classification of past EMS calls. Results will be aggregated to a 1‐km grid system to facilitate visualization and statistical analysis. Response call categories can be classified as rural, urban, and sub‐urban depending upon the definitions determined by TLCGIS and FREAC. Analysis of the historic calls will be shown through a report including maps, charts, and graphs.
This web-based mapping system will allow Florida communities to explore social and demographic variables that can influence health outcomes such as demographics from the US Census and an index reflecting economic hardship.
High Resolution Digital Photography
Acquisition, distribution and documentation of high resolution photography for Florida.
Biodiversity Matrix Interactive Map
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.