Sept. 6, 2018

SFWMD Unveils New Public Geospatial Data Website
Webpage gives public greater access to the SFWMD GIS datasets
Click on the image to view SFWMD's new Open Data Portal Website with extensive geospatial data on water management infrastructure in South Florida.
West Palm Beach, FL - The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) this week unveiled a new webpage to  provide the public with easy access to its geospatial/GIS datasets. The public can browse, search, filter, preview and download the GIS datasets in a variety of formats.

The South Florida Water Management District Open Data Portal website  offers GIS datasets in many different categories from environmental to hydrography to land resources to permits to regulatory datasets. These datasets are maintained by SFWMD and are used by water managers to make operational decisions for the agency's critical missions.

Data available for public viewing include maps of watershed and basin boundaries, sites of District facilities, water utility service boundaries and maps of vegetation in the Kissimmee River floodplain dating back to 1952.

"This Governing Board wants the public to have as much access to the data that goes into water management decisions as possible, so they can understand and play a valuable role in the process," said SFWMD Governing Board Chairman Federico Fernandez. "This new geospatial website puts crucial data just a click away for the 8.1 million residents we serve."

The Open Data Portal Geospatial website is just the latest online platform created by SFWMD to further public access to information. The District has also launched the Strategic Projects Interactive Maps website which allows the public to get information on dozens of ongoing projects, the  SFWMD TV  YouTube channel for informational videos and the Managing High Water website to give the public access to information on steps being taken to address the current high water emergency situation. 

Visit SFWMD's website at
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The South Florida Water Management District is a regional governmental agency that manages the water resources in the southern part of the state. It is the oldest and largest of the state's five water management districts. Our mission is to protect South Florida's water resources by balancing and improving flood control, water supply, water quality and natural systems.

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