ERSI Maps are very similar to Google Maps, but created with different software. The ESRI map files open in a browser and allow you to zoom in to your area of interest and view details on a specific location. Google Earth files do this and more but require Google Earth software to be installed on your device. DEC makes some of our popular map data available in one or both of these formats for public use.
To use ESRI Maps, simply click on any of the ESRI Maps icons on either the Sporting and Recreation Maps page or the Natural Resources and Environmental Maps page and the map will open in your browser window.
To use Google Earth, you must first download and install software from Google (follow these instructions (2 MB PDF) if you are having trouble). Then navigate to either the Sporting and Recreation Maps page or the Natural Resources and Environmental Maps page and click on a Google Earth icon to open or save the map (as a kmz file).