The interactive mapping applications available on our web site provide
a relatively easy way for you to directly view our GIS data without
being a GIS expert. These applications draw data from our GIS databases
and present it to you in a web browser interface. The complexity of
the data means that a special web browser format is needed (see browser
requirements). It may take some time for you to learn how to use the
tools and manipulate the data. The on-line help screens and tools should
help you get started.
website provides up-to-date information on populations, and provide context for the efforts WDFW and its partners are taking in the arenas of habitat, hatcheries, and harvest to protect and conserve salmon and steelhead in Washington.
|| is an interactive mapping application designed to display and report
a wide range of data related to salmon distribution, status, and
habitats. The data sources used by Salmonscape include stream specific
fish and habitat data, and information about stock status and recovery
a wealth of information for other outdoor recreation enthusiasts.
This site includes maps of major public lands, including WDFW wildlife
areas and water-access sites, topographic maps and aerial photos.
The site’s interactive query feature allows users to retrieve
stream names and information on wildlife area amenities.
|| is a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife web-based, interactive map for citizens, landowners, cities and counties, tribal governments, other agencies, developers, conservation groups, and interested parties to find basic information about the known location of Priority Habitats and Species (PHS) in Washington State. PHS is a source of best available science that can inform local planning activities, development projects, conservation strategies, incentive programs, and numerous other land use applications.
|| provides detailed information regarding
birds found on Puget Sound waters during WDFW winter and summer surveys.
This interactive application includes density distribution maps that
can be scaled to specific areas of interest, for all bird species,
species groups, and selected species. The application also provides
a comprehensive look at status, trends, survey methods, and habitat
use for these important Puget Sound resources.
The “GIS Data Catalog” on the WA State Geospatial Portal contains links that point to GIS data, web services and metadata hosted on state agency websites. DFW GIS data sets that are available for download from this site include -- but not limited to: Game Management Units, Elk Areas, Deer Areas, Water Access Sites, Wildlife Area Units, Fish Passage Barriers Inventory
Learn more about interactive mapping
WDFW uses a system called Arc Internet Map Server (ArcIMS), developed
by Environmental Systems Research Institute, for our interactive
mapping applications. ArcIMS interprets your requests, does the “heavy lifting” with
the GIS databases, and presents the results in your web browser.
For technical information on ArcIMS, see http://arconline.esri.com/arconline/whitepapers/ims_/arcims4_architecture.pdf