Map Update Project


Questions?

... or information about the Critical Area Program or questions relating to State oversight of local programs, e-mail us or call 410-260-3460

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Critical Area Commission
1804 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Telephone:410-260-3460
Fax:410-974-5338

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Mapping Update Project

marsh image In the Spring of 2008, legislation was passed and signed into law that required the State to work cooperatively with local governments to update the Critical Area Maps in all affected jurisdictions. The legislation directed the Department of Natural Resources to prepare a Statewide Base Map that includes a State-determined shoreline and landward boundary of tidal wetlands and a digitally generated, geo-referenced 1,000-foot Critical Area boundary, as appropriate for integration into a Geographic Information System.

This Critical Area Mapping Update will allow local Critical Area maps to:

  • Be incorporated into the Maryland iMap System;
  • Facilitate access to official Critical Area Maps via the internet;
  • Use current aerial imagery as a base map; and
  • Reflect current shoreline and wetland conditions.

The resulting Critical Area Maps will provide a uniform, consistent, and seamless map product that can be easily updated and accessed by the public.

Public Information Meetings

The Critical Area Commission along with the Town of North East held a public information meeting on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. That meeting was recorded and can be viewed here: Town of North East Public Mapping Meeting - 6-17-20​​

If you have questions please contact Commission staff at (410) 260-3478 or email Bob Cicconetti at bob.cicconetti@maryland.gov or Lisa Hoerger at lisa.hoerger@maryland.gov

Interactive Mapping Tool

If you are interested in finding out if your property is in the Critical Area or viewing the updated Critical Area boundary and designations, click here to access a map viewer that allows you the opportunity to input your property information and view the updated Critical Area boundary and designations.

Process

Find out here what happens when a public meeting is scheduled and what happens beyond the public meeting.

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