Welcome to the Community Mapping Site for the Indian River Lagoon. We want to learn about the Lagoon from community members, organizations, and citizen scientists.  Please click on the map below to share your own knowledge about the Indian River Lagoon (IRL). We use online mapping from citizen scientists to understand a) what motivates an individual to develop a strong sense of place or emotional attachment to the IRL and b) where such motivations occur throughout the IRL. By participating on this mapping site, you acknowledge that your mapping data will be part of the open data domain.

Research Question: Why are particular places in the Indian River Lagoon meaningful to people, and how can this sense of place inform restoration?

Instructions: Once you are in the mapping site (below), zoom in to your place of interest. Use the mapping form to add location(s) that are meaningful to you. Once you add a location to the map, you will be asked some questions related to the location you mapped.  There are no right or wrong answers. This map is based on your knowledge of the Indian River Lagoon. If you want to add multiple locations that are meaningful to you, feel free to submit multiple entries. After mapping, please share with your community friends, organizations, or colleagues so they can add their data to the map as well, and use the hashtag #citizensciencegis.

Ready to add your data to the map?  Click on the map below to get started.












Disclaimers: Please share with your networks through email and social media.  This project is funded by National Science Foundation Coupled Natural-Human Systems Program Award #1617374.  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Questions: If you have questions about the community mapping project, please contact Dr. Timothy Hawthorne at University of Central Florida at 407.823.1030 or timothy.hawthorne@ucf.edu.  If you have questions about the National Science Foundation project in the IRL, please contact Dr. Linda Walters at University of Central Florida at 407.823.2148 or linda.walters@ucf.edu.

Click here if you’d like to read the National Science Foundation Abstract of Award for this project.