SRAP’s GIS Portal was created to help communities better understand the damaging impacts of industrial livestock production by providing insight into geographic characteristics, demographic trends, and patterns of pollution. The Portal compiles publicly available data and map layers from government, academic, and other sources to provide a one-stop mapping resource for advocates and communities facing industrial livestock operations.
The Portal includes national GIS layers along with additional state-specific GIS layers for the following states:
- North Carolina
- U.S. Map
Note: Because each state provides different GIS data, the layer list for each state map will vary.
How to Use the Portal
Switching From National to State View
The Portal includes national data layers, and additional state-specific layers for several states.
- To access state-specific layers, click the state name on the right side of the map.
- To return to the national-level view, click “Back to U.S. Map” on the right side of the map.
*Note: in national view, state-specific layers are not visible, even if you zoom in on the state; switch to state view to find additional layers.
Left side of map:
Use the +/- buttons to zoom in or out of the map (you can also use your mouse wheel to zoom). Left click and drag to pan around the map.
Use the "Default Extent" button to return to the original map view.
Use the “Map Layers” button to open or close the Map Layers box. See “Navigating the Map Layers” below.
The "Legend" button displays a key of the symbols used on the map.
Use the “Print” button to print the view.
Use the Share tool to share a link for the map view via email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Right side of map:
Use the "Search Address" button to search for a state, city, or street address.
Use the "Basemap" button to choose your background map.
Use the “Full Screen” button to open the map in full-screen mode.
Navigating the Map Layers
Click the “eye” icon to turn layers on or off:
Note: selecting more layers will cause the map to load slower.
- To view pop-outs, click a feature on the map and an information window will open. An arrow in the top right corner indicates that there’s more than one feature at that location; click the arrow to view information about those features.
Through education, advocacy, and organizing, Socially Responsible Agriculture Project collaborates with communities to protect public health, environmental quality, and local economies from the damaging impacts of industrial livestock production and to advocate for a socially responsible food future.