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Metadata Summary: SWFWMD Seagrass Beds

Dataset Type: GIS/Spatial Data
Name of Data Source: SWFWMD Seagrass Beds
Number of Water Resources Sampled: Unknown
Datasource Abbreviation (dataset): SWFWMD_SEAGRASS
Description of Datasource: The Southwest Florida Water Management District maintains data for seagrass beds and related features found within Clearwater Harbor, Tampa Bay, Sarasota Bay, Lemon Bay and Charlotte Harbor. A method of photo-interpretation is used to identify seagrass beds from 1:24,000 scale natural color aerial photography. The final results are a geographic information system (GIS) dataset that shows the location of seagrass beds within a given area.
Method of Transferring Data to the Atlas: Manual transfer via HTTP
How Often Data is Transferred to the Atlas: Bi-Annually
Data Current on Atlas as of: 5/28/2021

Disclaimer/Use Constraints: These data were not collected under the supervision of a licensed Professional Surveyor and Mapper. Use of these data requires a general understanding of GIS.

Custodian Information:
Southwest Florida Water Management District
Mapping and GIS Section

Contact Name: GIS Staff
Contact Phone: (352) 796-7211 x4210
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