SUN Trail Mapping Information
A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer-based system designed for capturing, storing, integrating, manipulating, analyzing, and displaying data related to positions of items on the Earth’s surface. GIS is a standard technology commonly used by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to support transportation decision making. The links below contain data of the statewide Shared-Use Nonmotorized (SUN) Trail network. The SUN Trail network is the statewide system of high-priority (strategic) paved trail corridors for bicyclists and pedestrians. Today, the SUN Trail network includes a combination of existing, planned, and conceptual multiple-use trails; it is a refined version of the Florida Greenways and Trails System (FGTS) Plan’s Land Trails Priority Network. The FGTS is developed and overseen by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Not all trails are within the SUN Trail network. To visit existing trails, contact your local government.
The SUN Trail mapping data and products are for general planning purposes. Data layers/attributes include: Trailway ID, Beginning and Ending Mile Posts, Segment Name, Corridor Name, County, FDOT District, Status, and if the segments are part of a Regional Trail System prioritized by the Florida Greenways and Trails Council (FGTC). As projects progress from preconstruction to construction, corridors may be refined to reflect the final alignment. Likewise, statuses will change as funding is programmed to develop the “gaps” into “existing” trails. These administrative changes are ongoing. Non-administrative changes to the network, such as the addition of corridors, require approval of the FGTC.
The "Multimodal Data Inventory Evaluation to Improve FDOT's Roadway Classification Inventory" (click here for the: Summary and Final Report) details the SUN Trail assets and includes recommendations for SUN Trail features and characteristics data to be collected. This data would support the management of the life cycle of trail assets and performance measurement.
The Transportation Data and Analytics (TDA) Office’s Spatial Data & Analytics section maintains the official FDOT linear referencing system of all roads in the Roadway Characteristics Inventory (RCI) database. It is also responsible for the production and maintenance of the Federal Aid Highway maps; numerous GIS data layers; and custom GIS tools and applications. For more information click here: https://www.fdot.gov/statistics/gis/default.shtm#Other
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SUN Trail Statewide Network Mapping Tools
Updated: November 30, 2022
From this website you can see the SUN Trail network without additional software, and you can search for locations (e.g. by address, cross streets, cities, etc.). This web application has a customizable printing tool, which is helpful as you create maps of project areas. Click here to view the User Guide.
Updated: October 20, 2022
A shapefile is an Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) vector data storage format for storing the location, shape, and attributes of geographic features. The SUN Trail data is a set of related files and it is provided in an archived (.zip) file format to download and to import into ArcGIS programs. The shapefiles contain measures which can be used for event mapping of tabular data that contains mile point information corresponding to the TDA Roadway Characteristics Inventory (RCI) Features and Characteristics, the SUN Trail network is Feature 801.
Updated: October 20, 2022
KMZ is an archived KML (Keyhole Markup Language) file, which is used to display geographic information in Google Earth. To open the KMZ file you must have the Google Earth Application on your computer. Upon opening the
KMZ file, the SUN Trail network data will be added as a map overlay. Then you can select the file from your computer to Open Data in either Google Maps (with a Google account) or Bing Maps (with a Microsoft account).
SUN Trail PDF Maps
A PDF stands for a Portable Document Format file, developed by Adobe Systems. Most modern web browsers have built in PDF readers, but if the computer does not, PDF viewers are generally available free of charge for installation on computers.
Updated: February 1, 2022
This is a printable, one-page, color, PDF map.
A thick orange line illustrates the Network. A solid green line illustrates existing trails.
Obtain existing trail information by contacting local trail managers or from the Florida Department of Protection’s Online Trail Guide.
Updated: January 31, 2022
This is a printable, one-page, color, PDF map with a photograph of existing Coast to Coast Trail (C2C) segments.
When complete, the C2C will connect nine counties through Central Florida from Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean. Trail segments in Brevard and Volusia counties forming the eastern part of the C2C are also part of the St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop.
Illustration of existing trails is with a solid green line and a photograph. A dotted purple line illustrates remaining segments.
The “C2C: Connecting the Gaps” map details FDOT programmed project phases.
Updated: September 16, 2022
This is a printable, one-page, color, PDF map detailing FDOT programmed project phases in the Coast to Coast Trail (C2C).
A solid green line illustrates existing trails. A dotted purple line illustrates remaining segments. A callout box details FDOT programmed project phases. The online version of this product links to more information for FDOT programmed project phases.
The “C2C: At-A-Glance” map includes a photograph of existing segments.
Updated: August 4, 2022
This is a printable, one-page, color, PDF map with a photograph of existing St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop (SJR2C) segments.
When complete, the SJR2C will extend along Florida’s Atlantic Coast and the St. Johns River corridor connecting Putnam, Volusia, Brevard, Flagler, and St. Johns counties. Portions of the SJR2C are also part of the Coast to Coast Trail.
Illustration of existing trails is with a solid green line and a photograph. Solid orange, blue and red lines illustrate remaining segments.
The “SJR2C: Connecting the Gaps” map details FDOT programmed project phases.
Updated: August 24, 2022
This is a printable, one-page, color, PDF map detailing FDOT programmed project phases in the St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop (SJR2C).
A solid green line illustrates existing trails. Solid orange, blue and red lines illustrate remaining segments. A callout box details FDOT programmed project phases. The online version of this product links to more information for FDOT programmed project phases.
The “SJR2C: At-A-Glance” map includes a photograph of existing segments.
Other Mapping Tools
Use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox for
Use ConnectPed to display pedestrian and bicycle related data geographically on a map. Select the Layer List and click in the box to add a checkmark for features such as SUN Trail, Bicycle Lanes and Sidewalks.
For assistance, contact Robin Birdsong by e-mail or phone at (850) 414-4922.