Welcome to the Southwest Florida Water Management District's Geospatial Open Data Site!

Water management districts in the State of Florida work in collaboration with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection under the Florida Water Resources Act (Chapter 373, Florida Statutes). The water management districts and FDEP work together to resolve statewide water planning and management issues pertaining to water supply, flood protection, floodplain management, water quality, and protection of natural systems.

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Unless otherwise noted, the data are being provided on an 'as is' basis. The District specifically disclaims any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties or merchantability and fitness for a particular use. The entire risk as to quality and performance is with the user. In no event will the District or its staff be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or other damages, including loss of profit, arising out of the use of these data even if the District has been advised of the possibility of such damages. All data are intended for resource management use and have not been collected or certified by a Florida-registered Surveyor and Mapper.

The data are available from 6 A.M. to 10 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, unless otherwise specified.


The District provides an extensive collection of digital aerial photos available through the Florida Images Inventory

Potentiometric Data

The ‘Upper Floridan Aquifer System Potentiometric Surface’ data from May 2012 to present will be available exclusively at FDEP/FGS.

LULC Photo Interpretation Key

The Photo Interpretation Key is to be used with the District’s Land Use and Cover datasets. It contains general information about the mapping methods, mapping conventions, and includes photographs of each land use and cover classification used at the District. The classification system is derived from the Florida Land Use and Cover Classification System (FLUCCS). The document is an Adobe PDF../div>