GIS Maps and Data

This GIS Maps & Data page is where you will find links to our interactive map services, static maps and our GIS data which is available for download. We do have many more layers in our enterprise geodatabase so if you do not see the layer you need on the Data Download page, please contact the GIS section.

GIS Interactive Maps

GIS Interactive Maps

The term "map service" is used to describe interactive maps served online. Our interactive map services are built on ArcGIS Server from ESRI. ArcGIS Server provides advantages such as faster browsing, better security, and more manageable development life cycles. Our ultimate goal is to provide you, the customer, with a faster, more intuitive map browsing experience. We recommend that you use either Firefox or Chrome as your browser when using these map services as Firefox and Chrome are optimized for Javascript and these map services rely very heavily on Javascript, this will provide you with the best overall browsing experience. read on GIS Interactive Maps

GIS Static Maps

GIS Static Maps

The term static map is used to describe a map file that was created at a specific point in time and whose data is not connected to the enterprise geodatabase in real time. These maps may come in a variety of formats but typically the file format is PDF. These maps are essentially snapshots of data at the time the map was created. read on GIS Static Maps

GIS Data Downloads

GIS Data Downloads

Welcome to the GIS Data Download page where you can search for and download geospatial data resources. If you have been to this site previously you may notice some differences. We have recently implemented ESRI’s Geoportal Server technology to facilitate access to a broader array of GIS and imagery data. Our rational for doing this was the increased capability of Geoportal makes more spatial data available. Geoportal allows us to expose our public REST services, provides access to downloadable layers as shape and KMZ files and allows us to make searchable and available offerings from Manatee County’s corporate ArcGIS Online site. In the future we hope to link other Geoportals to ours to enable federated searches providing you the customer with the greatest possible access to geographic data. read on GIS Data Downloads