New! Maryland Coast Smart Map Layer Now Available: Climate Ready Action Boundary (CRAB)

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by Chuck Boyd, AICP, Director Planning Coordination with Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner

The Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) recently updated its Maryland Growth & Conservation Map to include Maryland Coast Smart – Climate Ready Action Boundary (CS-CRAB) information. This GIS overlay to the Growth and Conservation interactive map shows local and state targeted growth and conservation areas for coordinated planning, management, and resource allocation. The purpose of displaying these areas is to identify where and how local and state government and the private sector can work together to achieve common goals.

Figure 1 – Screenshots showing home screen of Coast Smart CRAB GIS layer of the Maryland Growth and Conservation Map and inset showing a detailed view of a section of Maryland coastline.
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