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Mapping Links and Resources

Rhode Island Map Resources links
Links to Rhode Island specific Geographic Information System (GIS) data sources specific to the State of Rhode Island. Links are provided for sources of electronic and paper maps.

Links for Learning About GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
Links to ArcView training classes and more

MANAGE Join Tables and Technical Documentation
Technical documentation of the MANAGE method as well as layer and join files that can be used to produce maps with standardized legends (color schemes)


Rhode Island Map Resources Links

RIGIS - Rhode Island Geographic Information Systems
GIS data for the state of Rhode Island
RIDEM - Rhode Island Dept. of Environmental Management
Links to GPS base stations, interactive data viewer for environmental resources, topographic and aerial photo viewer, brownfields, outdoor recreation and oil spill planning/response as well as many paper maps

Rhode Island Digital Atlas

Paper maps (PDFs) of each town in Rhode Island as well as major watersheds. Maps cover groundwater and surface water resources and land use (8 maps available for each area).
Rhode Island Resource Protection Project
GIS data layers for natural resources (eel grass, fish, unfragmented forest lands, wetlands, birds, fish ladders, dams, etc.)
Rhode Island Habitat Restoration Project
GIS data layers for natural resources (bathymetry, fish runs, restoration sites), interactive data viewer with environmental data and PDF maps on town and state level (restoration sites, rare species, historic places)
Narragansett Bay Estuary Program
Paper maps of Narragansett Bay resources
Rhode Island Natural History Survey
Lisa Gould: (401) 874-5800

The Nature Conservancy Rhode Island Field Office
(401) 331-7110

RI DEM Natural Heritage Program: Information on Rhode Island’s Rare Species.
Contact Richard Enser: (401) 222-2776 x4308

Information about rare and endangered species can be obtained from these organizations.


Learning GIS (Geographic Information Systems)

University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension Introductory GIS classes http://geospatial.uri.edu/training/
University of Rhode Island Geospatial Extension Program Training courses on various GIS technologies including GPS (Global Positioning System) http://geospatial.uri.edu/
ESRI Training courses on ESRI GIS software ranging from introductory to advanced http://www.esri.com/


MANAGE Join Tables and Technical Documentation

Technical Documentation
MANAGE Technical Documentation (pdf) - This pdf file contains documentation of the MANAGE method including an outline of the MANAGE aml and documentation of all reference factors utilized in the MANAGE method.

MANAGE Join Tables
The files available for download below are intended to support the use of the MANAGE method. They provide data necessary to create standardized maps. For additional information on the MANAGE method visit our pollution assessment webpage (link).

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Soil Codes (dbf)
Meta Data (txt)

This file along with the "Soils Characteristics (layer)" allow a GIS technician to create a map based on the intersection of soils and watertable depth. An example of the type of map that can be produced is to the left.

If you have run the MANAGE aml on your data then you do not need this file because the data will have been appended to your data set already. If you have not run the MANAGE aml you will need this file.

The dbf file contains the Seasonal High Water Table (SHWT) code information used in the MANAGE analysis. Join it to your data and then using the layer file below "Soils Characteristics (layer)" will allow you to create the map on the left.

More information on how to use this file is in the associated Meta Data (txt) and on page 10 of the MANAGE technical documentation.

  Soil Characteristics (layer)
MetaData (txt)

This file provides a standard color palette (legend) for color coding watertable and Seasonal High Water Table (SHWT) data. The legend presented here is generally used in the MANAGE analysis.

The file can be used directly if you have run the MANAGE aml. If you have not, then you must download the "Soil Codes (dbf)" file and join this data to yours before using the "Soil Characteristics (layer)" file.

Further information on how to utilize this file is found in the MetaData as well as on page 10 of the MANAGE Technical Documenation.

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Landuse (layer)
MetaData (txt)

This file allows the user to create a land use map using a standard color pallette (legend). The legend presented here is generally used in the MANAGE analysis.

Further information on how to utilize this file is found in the MetaData as well as on page 8 of the MANAGE Technical Documentation.

For more information regarding the proper use of the files presented here please contact Marie Esten, RI NEMO, 401-874-5687 or mesten@uri.edu       

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