GeoPlan and FGDL in the News

Data from GeoPlan and FGDL is used by researchers, students, private sector, government agencies, and the public from all over the world. This data enables people to analyze spatial relationships, draw conclusions, and make decisions. Here are some news articles and books that highlight the use of this data.

News Articles

Florida Trend: “There’s a Map for That: the data library Florida turns to for big decisions” by Joseph Kays (September 2023)

WUSF NPR: “Gullah/Geechee families fight to protect burial sites in Nassau County’s Wildlight development” by Claire Heddles (October 8, 2022)

Tallahassee Democrat: “Sen. Rubio puts conservation high on his priority list | Opinion” by Logan Luse (September 27, 2022)

NPR: “How climate change will increase storm surge flooding in NYC, Miami, and D.C.” with Jenny Staletovich, Nick Underwood, Jaclyn Jeffrey-Wilensky, Rosemary Misdary and Jacob Fenston, heard on Morning Edition (July 28, 2022)

Freddie Mac: “Sea Level Rise and Impact on Home Princes in Coastal Florida” prepared by the Economic & Housing Research Group (March 16, 2022)

WUFT News: “Alachua County schools are working to increase accessibility of local food for students” by Anna Guber (February 10, 2022)

Tampa Bay Times: “How we used a tropical storm to calculate Tampa Bay’s growing flood risk” by Langston Taylor and Zachary T. Sampson (January 20, 2022)

BISNOW: “Related Faces Environmentalist Opposition Over Hollywood Public-Private Partnership” by Deirdra Funcheon (August 24, 2021)

Herald-Tribune: “Report: Traffic fatalities increased in Sarasota and Manatee counties during COVID-19” by Timothy Fanning (April 12, 2021)

Palm Coast Observer: “County’s ‘150-mph wind speed line’ shifts east” by Jonathan Simmons (April 8, 2021)

South Florida Sun Sentinel: “Miles of Florida roads face ‘major problem’ from sea rise. Is state moving fast enough?” by Mario Ariza and Alex Harris (March 19, 2021)

National Geographic: “Planned roads could imperil Florida’s panthers—and last remaining wilderness” by Douglas Main (August 26, 2019)

Orlando Weekly: “Florida Senate approves the largest Florida highway expansion in 60 years. Environmentalists say it would be devastating” by Xander Peters (May 1, 2019)

Quality Cities: “Cities Fighting Sea Level Rise” by Joy Dickinson (March/April 2019)

Washington Post: “Tampa Bay’s Coming Storm” by Darryl Fears (July 28, 2017)