Explore VOF’s conserved lands online with interactive Map Room

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation is excited to announce a new Map Room feature available through our website. The Map Room, which is hosted by ESRI at http://vof.maps.arcgis.com, functions as a central portal for online maps and GIS data, and is intended to further the public’s appreciation of where we work, provide easy access to our spatial data, and reduce VOF staff time spent making custom maps and fulfilling data requests.

The map room currently contains:

  • VOF Conserved Lands: An interactive web map of our easements, reserves and Special Project Areas
  • VOF GIS Data Download: Our open data portal which allows anyone to download our Easement, Reserves and Special Project Area boundaries in a variety of formats. Live versions of these data can also be used directly in ArcGIS or other software as a feature service.
  • VOF Special Project Areas: A story map highlighting the location, sponsor and rationale behind our designated zones of special consideration.
  • VOF Staff Locator: A map-based tool for finding the appropriate field staff for every locality in Virginia.

 

While several of these mapping resources are integrated in other areas of our website, it is beneficial to have all our mapping web applications available in a single place. More content, include story maps to demonstrate the variety of conservation values protected by VOF, will be added in the near future. Check back often.

Jason McGarvey is VOF's communications and outreach manager. He is based in the Richmond office.