Welcome to the Florida Center

The Florida Center is an interdisciplinary research center within the School of Architecture and Community Design, part of the College of The Arts at the University of South Florida. It was founded in 1986 as a statewide research center to address urban and regional problems related to both natural and built environments and to provide design expertise, technical assistance, and applied research to assist Florida's growing communities.

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    Atlas Programs

    Our highest profile research projects include the Atlas Programs:

    • Plant Atlas - The Plant Atlas website incorporates standards-based data-driven internet technologies to disseminate plant information, images and distribution maps to the public.
    • Community Atlas - The Community Atlas website presents quality-assured data and information concerning community conditions in a format that the public can easily access and understand.

    View our Atlas Programs brochure »


    As an extension of our ongoing Atlas research programs, the Florida Center offers technical research services to public or private organizations looking for opportunities to augment the technical abilities of existing staff. These services include:

    • Contour Data Processing and Mapping Services
    • STORET Data Processing
    • Data Mapping/Download Web Tool
    • Field Data Collection–Water Resources

    Learn more about the services we provide »