A note about data scale:
Scale is an important factor in data usage. Certain scale datasets are not suitable for some project, analysis, or modeling purposes. Please be sure you are using the best available data.
1:24000 scale datasets are recommended for projects that are at the county level. 1:24000 data should NOT be used for high accuracy base mapping such as property parcel boundaries. 1:100000 scale datasets are recommended for projects that are at the multi-county or regional level. 1:125000 scale datasets are recommended for projects that are at the regional or state level or larger.
Vector datasets with no defined scale or accuracy should be considered suspect. Make sure you are familiar with your data before using it for projects or analysis. Every effort has been made to supply the user with data documentation. For additional information, see the References section and the Data Source Contact section of this documentation. For more information regarding scale and accuracy, see our webpage at: <http://geoplan.ufl.edu/education.html>
CalComp DBII, accuracy of +/- .01 inch CalComp DBIII, accuracy of +/- .005 inch CalComp 9500 Series, accuracy of +/- .005 inch
When digital boundaries from one source overlapped with digital boundaries from another source, the boundaries were adjusted by FNAI staff to eliminate the overlapping areas. Adjustments were made based on the best known information about the source of the boundaries. All overlaps greater than 0.002 meters were removed using this process.
- All records were upcased. - Changed original layer name from FLMA to FLMA_MAR08. - A DESCRIPT field was added based on MANAME - A FGDLAQDATE field was added based on date of download.
1st byte = Managing Agency Category: F=Federal, S=State, L=Local, P=Private
2nd and 3rd bytes = Managing Agency: (e.g., AF= US Air Force)
4th and 5th bytes = Managed Area Unit Type (e.g., AB= Air Force Base)
If a managing agency has only one type of MA Unit, the MA Unit Type code can be the managing agency code repeated (e.g., for Audubon
of Florida sanctuaries, the code is PFAFA).
Managing Agency codes (bytes 2 and 3): AF - US Dept. of Defense, Air Force BL - US Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management CG - US Dept. of Transportation, Coast Guard DA - US Dept. of Agriculture (unspecified) DC - US Dept. of Commerce FS - US Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service FW - US Dept. of the Interior, Fish & Wildlife Service NP - US Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service NS - National Aeronautics and Space Administration NV - US Dept. of Defense, Navy
Managed Area Unit Type codes (bytes 4 and 5):
U.S. Air Force (FAF..) AB - Air Force Base AR - Air Force Range AS - Air Station SI - Special Interest Area TS - Test Site
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (FDA..) AR - Agricultural Research Station HR - Horticultural Research Station PC - Plant Materials Center
U.S. Coast Guard (FCG..) CS - Communication Station
U.S. Dept. of Interior, Bureau of Land Management (FBL..) AC - Area of Critical Environmental Concern
U.S. Forest Service (FFS..) CE - Conservation Easement EF - Experimental Forest HS - Historic Site NF - National Forest RN - Research Natural Area ST - Scenic Trail
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FFW..) FH - Fish Hatchery PN - Public Use Natural Area RN - Research Natural Area SN - Sanctuary WR - National Wildlife Refuge
National Park Service (FNP..) NP - National Park or other NPS property such as National Seashore, National Monument, etc. CE - Conservation Easement
U.S. Navy (FNV..) BT - Bomb Target NF - Naval Field NS - Naval Air Station or Naval Station NT - Naval Training Center RA - Recreation Area TF - Testing Facility
Managing Agency codes (bytes 2 and 3): CA - Dept. of Environmental Protection, Office of Coastal & Aquatic Managed Areas DF - Dept. Agriculture & Consumer Services, Div. of Forestry FA - Florida Atlantic University FW - Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission GT - Dept. of Environmental Protection, Office of Greenways & Trails MA - Dept. of Military Affairs ND - Florida Inland Navigation District RM - Dept. of Environmental Protection, Div. of Water Resource Management, Bureau of Mine Reclamation RP - Dept. of Environmental Protection, Div. of Recreation & Parks SF - University of South Florida SL - Dept. of Environmental Protection, Div. of State Lands UF - University of Florida UN - University of North Florida UU - Undesignated State Land (not currently assigned to a managing agency) WJ - St. Johns River Water Management District WN - Northwest Florida Water Management District WS - South Florida Water Management District WU - Suwannee River Water Management District WW - Southwest Florida Water Management District
Managed Area Unit Type codes (bytes 4 and 5):
FL Dept. of Environmental Protection, Office of Coastal & Aquatic Managed Areas (SCA..) AP - Aquatic Preserve EC - Ecological Reserve ER - Estuarine Research Reserve MS - Marine Sanctuary PR - Memorial Preserve SB - State Buffer Preserve SN - Sanctuary SR - State Reserve UL - Unspecified Land (managed by CAMA)
FL Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Div. of Forestry (SDF..) SF - State Forest
FL Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (SFW..) AS - Archaeological Site CE - Conservation Easement DU - Designation Undetermined FM - Fish Management Area MP - Mitigation Park PA - Production Area PW - Public Waterfowl Area WE - Wildlife & Environmental Area WM - Wildlife Management Area
FL Dept. of Environmental Protection, Office of Greenways & Trails (SGT..) GT - Unspecified Land (managed by OGT) GW - Greenway RC - Recreation and Conservation Area ST - State Trail
FL Dept. of Military Affairs (SMA..) MR - Military Reservation
FL Dept. of Environmental Protection, Div. of Recreation & Parks (SRP..) AS - State Archeological Site BS - State Botanical Site CC - State Folk Culture Center CS - State Cultural Site DU - Designation Undetermined FP - State Fishing Pier GS - State Geological Site HS - State Historic Site RA - State Recreation Area SG - State Garden SM - State Museum SP - State Park SR - State Reserve SV - State Preserve
FL Dept. of Environmental Protection, Div. of State Lands (SSL..) CE - Conservation Easement
FL Dept. of Environmental Protection, Div. of Water Resource Management, Bureau of Mine Reclamation (SRM..) CE - Conservation Easement CS - Coastal Settlement Land
Undesignated State Land (SUU..) UU - Undesignated State Land (not currently assigned to a managing agency)
Universities (S....) CE - Conservation Easement MF - Memorial Forest
Water Management Districts (SW...) CA - Conservation Area CE - Conservation Easement FD - Flood Detention Area PR - Preserve RC - Riverine Corridor RT - Restoration Area UW - Unspecified Water Management Land WR - Water Resource Project
Managing Agency Codes (bytes 2 and 3):
County Managed Areas - Code is 2 letter abbreviation for particular county (e.g. LAL = Alachua Co.). See list of "County Two Letter
City Managed Areas - County 2 letter abbreviation followed by "MU" (4th and 5th bytes).
COUNTY TWO LETTER ABBREVIATIONS AL - Alachua BK - Baker BY - Bay BA - Bradford BV - Brevard BR - Broward CA - Calhoun CH - Charlotte CI - Citrus CL - Clay CO - Collier CU - Columbia DA - Miami-Dade DE - DeSoto DI - Dixie DU - Duval ES - Escambia FL - Flagler FR - Franklin GA - Gadsden GI - Gilchrist GL - Glades GU - Gulf HM - Hamilton HD - Hardee HN - Hendry HR - Hernando HG - Highlands HL - Hillsborough HO - Holmes IN - Indian River JA - Jackson JE - Jefferson LF - Lafayette LK - Lake LE - Lee LO - Leon LV - Levy LI - Liberty MD - Madison MN - Manatee MR - Marion MT - Martin MO - Monroe NA - Nassau OA - Okaloosa OE - Okeechobee OR - Orange OS - Osceola PM - Palm Beach PA - Pasco PI - Pinellas PO - Polk PU - Putnam SN - Santa Rosa SR - Sarasota SE - Seminole SJ - St Johns SL - St Lucie SM - Sumter SW - Suwannee TA - Taylor UN - Union VO - Volusia WK - Wakulla WL - Walton WS - Washington
Managed Area Unit Type codes (bytes 4 and 5): CE - Conservation Easement HC - Hillsborough Community College MC - Mosquito Control District (e.g., LINMC = Indian River Mosquito Control District) MU - City Managed Area (See "COMMENTS" attribute to identify name of city that is managing the property) RG - Registry Site TB - Tampa Bay Watch WA - Water Authority (e.g., LLKWA = Lake County Water Authority) WC - Water Control District (e.g., LLEWC = Lee County East County Water Control District)
(For all other MA unit types, 2 letter abbreviation for county is repeated - e.g., LALAL = Alachua County)
Managing Agency Codes (bytes 2 and 3):
AE - Archbold Expeditions, Inc. BC - Bay County Conservancy, Inc. BR - Babcock Ranch Management, LLC CF - The Conservation Fund CH - Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center CM - Crowley Museum and Nature Center CN - Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium FA - Florida Audubon Society, Inc. FH - FL Trust for Historic Preservation FN - Foundation (unspecified) FP - FL Power & Light Company GS - Girl Scouts of America IN - Private Individual JE - JEA LB - Lemon Bay Conservancy LT - Land Trust (unspecified) MB - Mitigation Bank MF - Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC NA - National Audubon Society, Inc. NC - The Nature Conservancy NS - National Speleological Society OB - Ormond Beach Historical Trust Inc. ON - Oakland Nature Preserve, Inc. PC - Presbytery of Florida (Presbyterian Church, USA) PR - PRIDE of Florida RC - Institute for Regional Conservation SC - Sierra Club SG - Marie Selby Botanical Gardens SH - Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage TA - Tropical Audubon Society TL - Trout Lake Nature Center, Inc. TT - Tall Timbers Research, Inc. UM - University of Miami YM - YMCA
Managed Area Unit Type codes (bytes 4 and 5): CA - Conservation Area CE - Conservation Easement EC - Environmental Center PR - Preserve RG - Registry Site RS - Research Station
(If MA unit type is unknown, managing agency code is repeated.)
When performing statistical analyses on the TOTACRES field (i.e., using ArcView or ArcGIS to calculate total acreages for a group of Managed Areas), subtract all Managed Areas that are a part of a major Managed Area (i.e., Managed Areas that have a MAJOR_MA). This is necessary to avoid duplication of acreages since the TOTACRES field for a major Managed Area includes the acreage(s) of smaller Managed Area(s) nested within it.