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TDEC Launches Water Resources Permits Map

Monday, August 26, 2013 | 05:33am

New External-Facing GIS Application Offers Unique Mapping Components and Interactive Design

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation announced today the launch of its second publicly accessible Geographic Information System (GIS)-based site. The new site provides up-to-date interactive maps and information about state water permits.

The GIS map application represents TDEC’s first step towards providing the public a resource to see permits based on their location. The permits map offers an easily navigable way to explore the location and detailed information on active permits issued by the Division of Water Resources.

Within the map, permits are symbolized by type for easy viewing. Clicking on a permit site will open an information pop-up, which will give the user access to specific permit information. In addition to viewing the default streets background layer, imagery and topographical layers are also available.

“This launch of the new GIS-based application for water permit information is a big step in providing our customers easier access to information about their community,” TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau said. “This project was developed by our team internally in a collaborative effort. It increases transparency and provides a more efficient mechanism to manage important information, all at no additional cost to the department.”

The GIS-based water permits application is available at  

In January, TDEC announced another GIS-based site that provides up-to-date interactive maps and information about recreational opportunities at Tennessee State Parks and natural areas. Plans also are under way to incorporate GIS information about state historical and archaeological sites in the future. 

With more than 2,900 employees working across the state, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is a diverse and dynamic department, serving the state by (1) safeguarding the health and safety of Tennessee citizens from environmental hazards; (2) protecting and improving the quality of Tennessee's land, air and water; and (3) managing Tennessee’s 54 state parks, 82 natural areas and a variety of historical or archaeological sites.  For more information about the department, please visit  


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