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Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Interactive Mapping

Anadromous Fish Streams Interactive Maps: The new Fish Resource Monitor runs using the Adobe Flash Player and depicts the rivers, streams and lakes known to contain anadromous fish species within Alaska (from the mouth to the known upper extent of species usage). Data for the Anadromous Fish Streams layers are taken from the ADF&G’s GIS layers. These NAD83 data sets are utilized for the 2015 Regulatory update and are provided for general reference and to aid users in generating various natural resource analyses and products. Please read the Liability Statement before beginning.

The map site incorporates hydrography and species distribution and use data from a variety of sources in addition to other basic map data such as towns, highways, township grids and USGS base maps, etc. Interactive mapping gives the user the ability to create individualized maps by zooming in and out, selecting and displaying specific layers or features the user would like to display on a map, searching for specific water bodies, and print the customized map.

Tips for getting started with the Fish Resource Monitor: Adobe Flash Player required

Main map function

  • Select one of the three ‘Modes’ or datasets using the buttons across the top of the mapper (AWC, FishPassage, or Fish Inventory)
    • The “Anadromous Waters Catalog” button will give users access to the AWC points (only visible at large scales) and streams, Township polygons and ADF&G Special Area polygons.
    • The “Freshwater Fish Surveys” Button will give users access to AFFI point information
    • The “Fish Passsage” Button will give users access to Culvert information
  • The “AWC” button in the second row is used to look up AWC codes (found in the species string attribute of the AWC points) and to add a single AWC species/lifestage theme to the map. These line features will appear as magenta lines on top of the AWC blue lines
  • There are two main basemaps: USGS topo maps and aerial photos, to change the basemaps toggle the buttons (Topo and Imagery) on the upper right part of the interface.

Map navigation

  • To zoom the map in or out, use the slider bar at the top left of the map or roll your mouse wheel.
  • Users can also zoom in on a rectangular area by holding the Shift - key and dragging a box. Double clicking on map will zoom in one level.
  • Panning (re-centering) is always available by holding down your mouse button and dragging the map.

Identify features

  • Click the Identify button to engage Identify functionality, then click on map features to access feature attributes.
  • More information will be available for certain features (AWC Points and streams, AFFI points and culverts) via a report button at the bottom right of the Identify window.

Search AFFI features (only available when displaying AFFI data)

  • Allows user to select AFFI survey points by fish species observed and/or by survey project. Highlights features and zooms map to selected features.