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Habitat Mapping & Management

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1. Remote Sensing

Resource managers and ecologists need a wide variety of information that deal with the characteristics and the conditions of the ecosystems they are dealing with. Remote sensing, in the form of low altitude aerial imagery and satellite imagery, have been used for many years to obtain important information. The availability of multispectral, and now hyperspectral scanner and radar data from aircraft and satellites at high altitudes, along with computer aided analyses, has created a tremendous increase in the quality of the results that can be obtained using remote sensing capabilities. Recent developments in GIS technology, coupled with improved remote sensing technologies, have led to powerful tools capable of distinguishing vegetation patterns, species dynamics, diseases in forests and development patterns and rates.

2. Aerial Images

3 meter compressed (ECW) USGS DOQ aerial images are now available for downloading and viewing. In order to view the images two files must be loaded onto your local drive. Both files are located in a WinZip file. The first file (ecw) contains the actual data layer and the second contains the georeference inforation (ers).

The first step is to download the zip file and extract the two files. In Netscape downloading can be accomplished by pressing shift while holding the mouse cursor over the file and pressing the left mouse button. After the two files are extracted they maybe using free software (ER Viewer 2.0) provided by ERMapper (, or with ArcView and other GIS products with the appropriate extensions, also available at ERMapper. The files are georeferenced using NAD83, State Plane Coordinates.

Upon request, 1 meter and 6 meter individual and composit USGS DOQ Quads (15,000 to 20,000 meg file size)  are also available, including all of the files listed below.

The following USGS DOQ Quads are available in zipped format:
FileSizeUploaded on
All Brevard County 48.04 MB09 Feb, 2017
Aurantia 1.39 MB09 Feb, 2017
Cape Canaveral 863.43 KB09 Feb, 2017
Cocoa 1.03 MB09 Feb, 2017
Cocoa Beach 649.06 KB09 Feb, 2017
Courtenay 961.30 KB09 Feb, 2017
Deer Park NE 660.75 KB09 Feb, 2017
Deer Park SE 834.25 KB09 Feb, 2017
Eau Gallie 1.10 MB09 Feb, 2017
False Cape 667.04 KB09 Feb, 2017
Fellsmere SW 349.18 KB09 Feb, 2017
Grant 1.37 MB09 Feb, 2017
Kenansville NE 773.18 KB09 Feb, 2017
Kenansville SE 397.94 KB09 Feb, 2017
Fellsmere 753.96 KB09 Feb, 2017
Fellsmere NW 822.00 KB09 Feb, 2017
Lake Poinsett 619.85 KB09 Feb, 2017
Lake Poinsett NW 619.85 KB09 Feb, 2017
Maytown 554.70 KB09 Feb, 2017
Melbourne East 1.14 MB09 Feb, 2017
Melbourne West 1.01 MB09 Feb, 2017
Mims 1013.63 KB09 Feb, 2017
Oakhill 454.26 KB09 Feb, 2017
Orsino 892.54 KB09 Feb, 2017
Pardon Island 154.66 KB09 Feb, 2017
Sebastian 279.40 KB09 Feb, 2017
Sebastian NW 605.13 KB09 Feb, 2017
Sharpes 1.15 MB09 Feb, 2017
Titusville 1.04 MB09 Feb, 2017
Titusville SW 1.14 MB09 Feb, 2017
Tropic 685.34 KB09 Feb, 2017
Wilson 765.89 KB09 Feb, 2017

View GIS Map Downloads

Comprehensive Plan Maps (1:100,000 scale)



Surface Water Quality

Scrub Habitat

Generalized Soils

Flood Zones

Biologically Diverse Habitat

1992 Indian River Lagoon Seagrass

Wetlands and Scrub Jay Habitat Maps

FileSizeUploaded on
Aurantia Scrub Jay Areas 1.93 MB09 Feb, 2017
Cocoa Beach Scrub Jay Areas 1.36 MB09 Feb, 2017
Cocoa Scrub Jay Areas 12.08 MB09 Feb, 2017
Courtenay Scrub Jay Areas 4.87 MB09 Feb, 2017
Eau Gallie Scrub Jay Areas 13.29 MB09 Feb, 2017
Fellsmere NW Scrub Jay Areas 12.49 MB09 Feb, 2017
Fellsmere Scrub Jay Areas 1.62 MB09 Feb, 2017
Grant Scrub Jay Areas 5.94 MB09 Feb, 2017
Maytown Scrub Jay Areas 549.96 KB09 Feb, 2017
Melbourne East Scrub Jay Areas 8.06 MB09 Feb, 2017
Melbourne West Scrub Jay Areas 12.49 MB09 Feb, 2017
Mims Scrub Jay Areas 3.41 MB09 Feb, 2017
Oak Hill Scrub Jay Areas 384.53 KB09 Feb, 2017
Sebastian NW Scrub Jay Areas 937.35 KB09 Feb, 2017
Sebastian Scrub Jay Areas 826.52 KB09 Feb, 2017
Sharpes Scrub Jay Areas 6.92 MB09 Feb, 2017
Titusville Scrub Jay Areas 7.42 MB09 Feb, 2017
Titusville SW Scrub Jay Areas 1.58 MB09 Feb, 2017
Tropic Scrub Jay Areas 4.00 MB09 Feb, 2017
Wetlands and Scrub Habitat 21.69 KB09 Feb, 2017

View Landsat TM Mosaic of Brevard County Area

To view an area at a scale of 1:40000, point and click the cursor within desired area of Brevard County. If no image appears, you are either pointing at an area outside of Brevard County or your web browser does not support this function.
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