Mapping Services

PLEASE NOTE: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct and clearly expressed information possible. The information and data maintained on this website have been compiled by County staff from a variety of sources and are subject to change without notice. In any situation where the official “Record Drawing” differs from the data contained in this system, the official signed and seal documents take precedence and control.

Interactive Maps

ArcGIS Online Map Gallery

ArcGIS Online Map Gallery

We are often asked,"What is GIS?" Simply put, GIS, or Geographic Information System, is any information system that integrates, stores, edits, analyzes, shares, and displays geographic information. In a more generic sense, GIS applications are tools that allow users to create interactive queries (user-created searches), analyze spatial information, edit data and/or maps, and present the results of all these operations.

Public Interactive Map Service

Public Interactive Map Service

This mapping service was designed to provide a general overview of the utility infrastructure in Manatee County with regards to potable water, sanitary sewer, reclaimed water, fiber optic conduit, traffic conduit, & street lighting. If parties are interested in the record documents you can request them with our online form, via email, phone, or in person.

Business Class Mapping Service

Business Class Mapping Service

This mapping service was designed to provide a more detailed view of the utility infrastructure for research and planning purposes. It provides access to the recording documents and is the same service County employees utilize to execute their daily activities. For a better understanding of how to utilize this mapping service please take a look at the tutorial.

Hurricane and Cyclone Public Information Map

Hurricane and Cyclone Public Information Map

This map describes the current & recent location of tropical storms, as well as forecast positions and probable track of tropical storms. The areas currently covered by the live feeds are the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific, the Central Pacific (Hawaii, etc.), and the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean. The data sources are the National Hurricane Center, Central Pacific Hurricane Center and Joint Typhoon Warning Center.

The shaded area around the forecast track is called the "cone of uncertainty." The cone represents the probable track of the center of a tropical cyclone. More info.

About the data:

Weather Stations (NOAA METAR): Typical METAR contains data for the temperature, dew point, wind speed and direction, precipitation, cloud cover and heights, visibility, and barometric pressure. A METAR may also contain information on precipitation amounts, lightning, and other information.

Active/Recent Hurricanes: The active data describes the path and forecast path of tropical activity including points, tracks, watch/warnings, and the cone of uncertainty. More info. Past Positions and Observed Track are products of the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

Storm Surge: The SLOSH (Sea, Lake, and Overland Surges from Hurricanes) model is a numerical model used by NWS to compute storm surge. Storm surge is defined as the abnormal rise of water generated by a storm, over and above the predicted astronomical tides. Flooding from storm surge depends on many factors, such as the track, intensity, size, and forward speed of the hurricane and the characteristics of the coastline where it comes ashore or passes nearby.