Home Archived October 29, 2018

South Florida Information Access (SOFIA)

projects > immage - internet-based modeling, mapping, and analysis for the greater everglades

IMMAGE - Internet-based Modeling, Mapping, and Analysis for the Greater Everglades

sample output
Project Investigators: Paul Hearn, David Strong, Eric Swain, Melinda Lohmann

Project Start Date: 2010 End Date: --

Recent Funding: (FY14) USGS GE PES, (FY10) USGS GE PES


The IMMAGE project will develop a framework of online GIS-based interfaces to four selected models, thereby enhancing their usability and making them available to a broader user community.

IMMAGE will develop a coupled GIS-enabled web-based decision support (DS) framework to provide interactive model-based scenarios to evaluate the potential impact of sea level rise on water supply, inland flooding, storm surge, and habitat management in South Florida. The DS framework will be developed to allow scientists, local planners and resource managers to evaluate the impact of sea level rise on:

  1. salt water intrusion into coastal water well fields,
  2. the optimal use of canals to impede the inland movement of saline groundwater,
  3. urban flooding,
  4. the risk to populated areas and natural habitat from catastrophic storm surge,
  5. wetland inundation periods and depths,
  6. habitat suitability,
  7. magnitude and distribution of future population growth, and
  8. the impact of forecasted population growth on water demand and protected areas.


Scope of Work

Work Plans





Open File Reports

Scientific Investigations Reports


Project Location Map

Leaflet Map showing project area. This map requires enabled JavaScript to view; if you cannot fully access the information on this page, please contact Heather Henkel.

References to non-U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) products do not constitute an endorsement by the DOI.

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

Take Pride in America logo USA.gov logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
This page is: https://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/index.php
Comments and suggestions? Contact: Heather Henkel - Webmaster
Script last updated: 23 October 2018 @ 12:03 PM by THF. Record creator: KP. Record last updated by: KP.