The Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation, & Forestry, Boating Facilities Division's Navigational Aid data is available, geographically referenced, via Google Earth. In response to comments received from our customers, the Boating Facilities Division has joined with our friends at the Maine Department of Environmental Protection to develop a user-friendly version of our Navigational Aids on Google Earth. Here, you can view all State installed and/or maintained navigational buoys or you can select an indiviual lake to view just that lakes' information. You can also download a text file of buoy coordinates to use in your GIS/GPS system. In order to view this information you must have Google Earth already installed on your PC. (The full version includes various search options)
You must have Google Earth already installed on your PC before launching the Navigational Aid application.
This file was updated August 25, 2012 to include the Pemadumcook Chain of Lakes marking.
Downloading Data: For GIS/GPS Users who would like to download this dataset, within Google Earth click on Maine Public Boating Facilities link in the Google Earth table of contents (Places window). In the balloon, there is a link to a .txt file with attribute data and spatial coordinates that can be imported into most GIS systems.
Feedback: If you would like to comment on the use of Google Earth, provide suggestions for improving the functionality or report problems please email the webmaster at the link below.
The Maine DOC is only providing this data to be used in the Google Earth application on the user's computer. We are not responsible for installing or maintaining Google Earth software products.
The Google Earth imagery dates provided do not necessarily represent the date the image was captured but show the date the imagery was processed and deployed.
For questions regarding data content or data accuracy please contact the Boating Facilities Division at 207-287-4952. You can also contact the webmaster at the link below.
This data is for visual representation only and may not contain all data that is available by contacting the DOC directly.
If you have questions concerning this site, contact the webmaster by email.
Boating Facilities Division
#22 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0022
(offices are located in Augusta, Maine)