Fish and Wildlife Research Institute


Google Earth Data

Quick Maps are Google Earth files that contain FWRI data layers. We have collected the data that are the most requested from the public and publish these files here.

Quick Maps

Many GIS data layers from the Center For Spatial Analysis have been converted to Google Earth-compatible files for easy viewing within the free Google Earth viewer. These files are updated on an ongoing basis.  Check back often for new and updated datasets.

Download of Google Earth Viewer

In order to view the files listed below, you must have Google Earth installed on the computer you are using. If you do not have Google Earth, you can download it from the Google Earth web site (

FWC Facts:
Manatees are found throughout rivers, springs and shallow coastal waters of Florida and nearby states. They have been seen as far west as Texas and as far north as Virginia.

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