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

    

    SUN Trail Web Application /

    ArcGIS Online Viewing

    

    

    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.

    

    

    SUN Trail Shapefiles

    for download

    

    

    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.

    

    

    SUN Trail KMZ Zip File

    

    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.

    

    SUN Trail Statewide Network:

    At-A-Glance

    

    

    This is a printable, one-page, color, PDF map.

    

    The developing SUN Trail network is shown in orange. Approximately 1,400 miles of trail are open in segments for bicycling and walking. These existing segments are shown with a solid green line.

    

    

    Coast to Coast Trail:

    At-A-Glance

    

    

    This is a printable, one-page, color, PDF map.

    

    The developing 250-mile regional Coast to Coast (C2C) Trail system will extend from the Gulf of Mexico (and Tampa Bay) to the Atlantic Ocean, linking communities and destinations, from Demens Landing Park in St. Petersburg to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and Cape Canaveral National Seashore near Titusville. Within this regional system, over 180 miles of trail are open in segments for bicycling and walking. Illustration of these existing trails is with a solid green line and an image; the dotted purple line illustrates segments that are in various phases of development. The trails in Brevard and Volusia counties that form the southern part of the C2C are also part of the St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop.

    

    

    Coast to Coast Trail:

    Connecting the Gaps

    

    

    This is a printable, one-page, color, PDF map. 

    

    The developing segments of the Coast to Coast Trail is shown as a dotted purple line. Each trail segment in the development stage has a box that displays additional project information. The existing trail segments that are open for bicycling and walking are shown with a solid green line.

    

    

    St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop:

    At-A-Glance

    

    

    

    This is a printable, one-page, color, PDF map.

    

    The developing 260-mile regional St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop (SJR2C) will extend along Florida’s Atlantic Coast and the St. Johns River corridor. In September of 2008, Putnam, Volusia, Brevard, Flagler, and St. Johns counties signed a memorandum of agreement emphasizing their commitment to complete this regional system. Within this regional system, approximately 120 miles of trail are open in segments for bicycling and walking. Illustration of these existing trails is with a solid green line and an image; the other segments are in various phases of development. The trails in Brevard and Volusia counties that form the southern part of the SJR2C are also part of the Coast to Coast Trail.

    

    

    

    For assistance, contact Robin Birdsong by e-mail or phone at (850) 414-4922.