With the help of MassGIS and the DFG GIS program, the BioMap2 Core Habitats and Critical Natural Landscapes are viewable through an interactive mapping program.
- Open the BioMap2 viewer (Note: a new window will open)
If you haven't used this program before, you should read the introduction below:
Using the Map Viewer:
The BioMap2 Viewer has been tested in the folowing browsers:
Internet Explorer 7, 8 | Firefox 3.5 - 3.6 | Safari | Opera 10 | Chrome
Internet Explorer 6 and Firefox 3.0 users must upgrade to use the map.
When the map loads, the information tool is active (grey background)
Two tools can be used on the map:
the Infomation tool (1) and the Zoom Box tool (2)
The other buttons are Zoom to Full Extent (3), Previous Extent (4) and Next Extent (5)
When you use the Information Tool and click within a Core Habitat or Critical Natural Landscpe, a summary of the resources at that exact point will appear beside the map area. Resources for Core Habitat:
- Species of Conservation Concern
- Priority Natural Communities
- Aquatic Cores
- Wetland Cores
- Vernal Pool Cores
- Forest Cores
Resources for Critical Supporting Landscape:
- Landscape Blocks
- Foraging Habitat for Tern Species
- Upland Buffers of Wetland Cores
- Upland Buffers of Aquatic Cores
- Upland Habitat to Support Coastal Adaptation
Click the plus symbol on the right hand side of the map to see a list of basemaps and overlays:
Overlays draw on top of the basemaps.
You can use the mouse wheel to zoom in or out on the map.
Hold the <Shift> key to use the zoombox tool without selecting it from the map controls menu.
When using the info tool you can click and drag the map to pan