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GIS Resources for Deepwater Horizon Response

GIS Resources for Deepwater Horizon Response from the Florida State Emergency Response Team.

GIS Resources for Deepwater Horizon Response

RECON Reports

Browseable directory of data –
(including booming strategies, booming operations, and an index for geotagged photos)

GIS Data from Area Contingency Plans

Geotagged Photos -

CAP08262010 -
CAP08252010 -
CAP08192010 -
CAP08182010 -
CAP08172010 -
CAP08162010 -
For most days from 05/06/2010, follow the above example, changing URL to the appropriate date

FWC08092010 -
FWC08082010 -
FWC08072010 -
FWC08062010 -
For most days from 05/14/2010, follow the above example, changing URL to the appropriate date

DEP07272010 -
DEP07262010 -
DEP07252010 -
DEP07242010 -
For most days from 06/12/2010, follow the above example, changing URL to the appropriate date

SERT05062010 -
SERT05132010 -
USCG05122010 -
USCG05132010 -

Can't find a flight? Browse for it --

Geotagged photos are also available using the Incident Mapper.

Florida Civil Air Patrol Aerial Photo Information

How to view CAP photos through the Incident Mapper (Powerpoint presentation)

Florida Civil Air Patrol capabilities and resources

Map Services


Services from Florida DEP –

Layer files for use with statewide image services from Florida DEP -
(right-click and choose 'Save Link As' to download these files)
2005_2009_Imagery      2010_Imagery


REST Services -

KML Network Links also available


Services from FWRI

State Pre-Event Imagery

Fish and Wildlife Research Instititue –

Florida Imagery InventoryUPDATED Coastal Counties Only Latest Flight Dates   PDF map

Florida Aerial Photography Archive Collection (APLUS from Florida Department of Transporation

Current Aerials Status from FDOT

Florida Imagery Inventory

Florida 3-year cycle schedule Map Data/00 Mapping Data Information/AerialPhotographySchedule.pdf

Federal Data Resources

Fisheries Closures (including shapefiles) from NOAA

NOAA's proposed flightlines7500_OILSPILL_1.kml 7500_OILSPILL_2.kml

NOAA Digital Charts

NOAA's Emergency Response Imagery

NOAA's Environmental Response Management Application

NOAA GeoPlatform -

National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) -

USGS HAZARD DATA DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM - USGS Emergency Operation portal -– click GIS Resources to view available web mapping services - new graphical interface - imagery for Deepwater Horizon Response, including NOAA aerials from the western panhandle from 05/09/2010 now available as REST services


USGS HDDS FTP (username/password required)


Area Contingency Plans for the State of Florida

Area Contingency Plans

The Area Contingency Plan (ACP) was developed to address removal of oil and hazardous substances from waterways. The ACP geographically defines regional environmental and socio-economic resources that require priority protection. This planning process is necessary to reduce response lag time and help direct sometimes limited local response resources to areas of higher sensitivity. Within the digital ACP, these interactive maps enable planners and responders to get needed answers in a few mouse clicks. The plan’s boundaries include those areas within the jurisdiction (Area of Responsibility) of the U.S. Coast Guard's Marine Safety Office (MSO) for a region, known as the Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone.

Within the ACP’s there are 2 very important map series --

Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) – NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration

ESI maps provide a concise summary of coastal resources that are at risk if an oil spill occurs nearby. Examples of at-risk resources include biological resources (such as birds and shellfish beds), sensitive shorelines (such as marshes and tidal flats), and human-use resources (such as public beaches and parks).

Geographic Response Plan (GRP) – is composed of a series of maps and site-specific response locations termed priority protection areas. In each location, the resources at risk and specific response strategies define each priority protection point.

ESI and GRP maps may also be downloaded via GATOR. Here’s how (download Powerpoint with instructions) –

  • Open GATOR at
  • Note that the Search widget appears on the right hand side and that ESI Maps is selected
  • Zoom/pan the map as needed to find your area of interest
  • Use on the graphical search tools to select from the Map Index
  • Your selected maps, including a hyperlink to the ESI Map will be displayed in the Search results window
  • To get GRP Maps, click Graphical Search (the left-hand most binoculars), and under Search Layers, pull down to select Geographic Response Plan Maps, and repeat selection


May 22, 2014 17:02