The FLA program uses the mapping layers recommended by the SMEs to conduct a GIS hot-spot analysis. A hot-spot analysis stacks mapping layers on top of one another to identify hot spots, which are where the greatest number of layers overlap. Hot-spots reveal locations which have high opportunities for positively influencing ecosystem health on agricultural land.
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The full maps are available to view, scroll, and zoom in on, just like a google map! Check out Farmland Advantage’s StoryMap here: