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GEO 383/683 - Geographic Information Systems (Spring 2015)  

Guide to help locate needed geospatial resources on the web.
Last Updated: May 1, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Local and State links

National & International links

    Search for all types of geospatial and numeric data produced by the US Government
  • US Census
    This link provides all of the geospatial data and interactive mapping features available from the US Census
  • FREE USGS topo maps
    Download 1:24k, 1:100k, and 1:250k topo sheets for the US
  • USGS Earth Explorer
    Find and download aerial photography, satellite imagery, DRG and DLG data sets.
    You will need to create a free access account to use this site.
  • EROS Data Center
    Land cover, elevation, air photos, satellite imagery can be found here.
  • Social Explorer  
    SU Library database
  • American FactFinder 2
    An updated web interface to locate demographic Census data
  • GIS DataDepot
    Free download link is slow but FREE, Premium download link is fast but costs you money.
  • USGS National Map Viewer
    Download various types of vector based data sets.
  • Alexandria Digital Library
    Searchable database for geospatial data from around the world.
  • OpenStreetMap Data
    Download geospatial files for use in your GIS software from around the world.


  • ESRI Knowledge Base
    Search ESRI's Knowledge base for answers to questions you may have about using ArcGIS.
  • ESRI Virtual Campus
    The center boxes have links to online classes that you can get for free through ESRI's Virtual Campus. Contact me for specific course you wish to take.


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Numeric Data Services Librarian – Paul Bern – - 443-1352

 For all your statistical needs.

Maps/GIS Librarian – John Olson – – 443-4818

 For all you geospatial needs

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