Florida Coastal Everglades LTER - GIS Data and Maps
GIS Data and Maps
Everglades GIS Layers
While some of these layers were created by FCE, most were created by other
organizations. Click on the links below to view
metadata and download information for each layer.
FCE GIS Data:
FCE LTER Sites (shapefile)
Outside Agency GIS Data:
FCE LTER Sites (coordinates)
FCE Redlands 1994 Land Use, Miami-Dade County, South Florida
FCE Redlands 1998 Land Use, Miami-Dade County, South Florida
FCE Redlands 1998 Roads, Miami-Dade County, South Florida
FCE Redlands 2001 Land Use, Miami-Dade County, South Florida
FCE Redlands 2001 Zoning, Miami-Dade County, South Florida
FCE Redlands 2006 Land Use, Miami-Dade County, South Florida
FCE Redlands 2006 Roads, Miami-Dade County, South Florida
FCE Redlands 2008 Slope Mosaic, Miami-Dade County, South Florida
FCE Redlands Flood Zones, Miami-Dade County, South Florida
Includes maps showing the location of FCE LTER sites at various resolutions, as well as
other maps. Complete accuracy of maps cannot be guaranteed.
All maps are made available "as is". The Florida
Coastal Everglades LTER shall not be liable for damages
resulting from any use or misinterpretation of maps.
Maps of Height and Biomass of Mangrove Forests in Everglades National Park
|| The maps of mean
mangrove height and biomass in Everglades National
Park (ENP) were produced using the elevation
data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
(SRTM). They represent the status of the mangrove
forest in February of 2000.
The SRTM data was calibrated using airborne
LIDAR data and a high resolution USGS Digital
Elevation Model (DEM). The mangrove height map
has a mean tree height error of 2.0m (RMSE)
over a single pixel of 30m. In addition, we
used field data to derive a relationship between
mean forest stand height and biomass in order
to map the spatial distribution of standing
biomass of mangroves for the entire National
The maps were produced as part of an Interdisciplinary
Science project led by Marc Simard at the Jet
Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute
of Technology, under a contract with the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
with permission from The American Society for
Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing.
Simard, Marc; Keqi Zhang, Victor H. Rivera-Monroy,
Michael S. Ross, Pablo S. Ruiz, Edward Castaneda-Moya,
Robert R. Twilley, and Ernesto Rodriguez, 2006.
"Mapping Height and Biomass of Mangrove
Forests in Everglades National Park with SRTM
Elevation Data" Photogrammetric Engineering
& Remote Sensing. Vol.72, No.3, pp299-311.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science
Foundation through the Florida Coastal Everglades Long-Term Ecological Research program under
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or
recommendations expressed in the material are those of the
author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National
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