Help with GIS Data

Go to general map links on the Library's web site.

 

**NEW** Map Indexes GIS Clearinghouse -- downloadable ARC GIS files that were used to create the Google Earth Indexes.


Colorado Data:

 

Maps by the US Geological Survey (USGS)
Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)
Colorado Department of Natural Resources -- links to Colorado GIS layers
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Colorado Office of Information Technology -- includes links to Colorado GIS layers and "Inventory of geospatial data assets created and required by state agencies"
Colorado State Demography Office GIS
Colorado Geographic Information Portal
Jefferson County GIS products 
Boulder County, Colorado GIS  
Geospatial Centroid -- located at Colorado State University (CSU), this group is dedicated to facilitating campus-wide communication about events, research, and education in geospatial sciences.
GIS in the Rockies

Bureau of Land Management, Colorado
Colorado Agricultural Statistics Service -- United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service
Colorado Geospatial Data Clearinghouse
Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission -- State of Colorado Department of Natural Resources Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
Geospatial Data Gateway -- United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service
Geospatial Data and Metadata -- Statewide GIS Layers from BLM Colorado
GeoSpatial Data Sets -- United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Geospatial Library -- United States Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region (includes Colorado)
Mineral Resources Spatial Data -- United States Geological Survey
Mountain Studies Institute -- GIS Data & Resources for the San Juan Mountains.
National Resources Inventory -- United States Department of Agriculture
National STATSGO Database -- United States Department of Agriculture


Surrounding States Data:

AZGS Document Repository -- Arizona Geological Survey's digital data repository.
Arizona State Cartographers's Office -- includes GIS data.
INSIDE Idaho -- Idaho's Geospatial Data Clearinghouse.
Kansas Data Access and Support Center -- State of Kansas GIS.
Montana Information Clearinghouse (NRIS)
Montana Bureau of Mining and Geology -- includes GIS data.
Nebraska Geospatial Data Center
New Mexico Resource Geographic Information Systems Program (RGIS)
Oklahoma Center for Geospatial Information
South Dakota Geological Suvey -- includes GIS data.
Utah GIS Portal
Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC)


U.S. Data:

The National Map -- the offical map of the United States includes various data layers.
Center for Ellecellence in Geography (CEGIS) -- "The CEGIS vision is to conduct, lead, and influence the research and innovative solutions required by the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) and the emerging GeoSpatial Web."
Emergency Operations -- data by U.S. Geolgoical Survey (USGS) -- Explore critical pre- and post-disaster satellite and aerial images and datasets online for immediate viewing and downloading.
FS Geodata Clearinghouse -- data by the U.S. Forest Service.
GeoCommunicator -- data from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
Geospatial Data Gateway (GDG) -- co-operative project between the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Farm Service Agency (FSA), and Rural Development (RD); includes environmental and natural resources data
Geo-data.gov -- Now part of Data.gov  Contains hundreds of GIS data sets.
Hazards Data Distribution System (HDDS) -- U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) -- a collection of imagery and documents designed to assist in the response to natural and artificial disasters.
Land Cover Institute -- U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
National Geophysical Data Center
National Geospatial Program -- no data, but information regarding the program. 
National Hydrography Dataset -- A comprehensive set of digital spatial data of the USA that contains information about surface water features.
National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) -- provides, free of charge, aggregate census data and GIS-compatible boundary files for the United States between 1790 and 2000.
National Wetlands Inventory -- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
National Ocean Service (N.O.S.) Data Explorer -- offers interactive mapping tools that allow users to locate NOS products in any area in the United States and its territories through a metadata catalog.
WebGIS--dowloadable GIS data


International Data:

The Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) -- CIESIN works at the intersection of the social, natural, and information sciences, and specializes in on-line data and information management, spatial data integration and training, and interdisciplinary research related to human interactions in the environment.
GeoGratis -- Geospatial data of Canada
GeoBase -- Geospatial data of Canada
Global Land One-Kilometer Base Elevation (GLOBE) -- A 1-km gridded, quality-controlled global Digital Elevation Model (DEM).
OpenEarth -- A free and open source initiative to deal with Data, Models and Tools in marine & coastal engineering projects.


General GIS links:

GIS links from the University of Colorado Boulder
GIS links from Colorado State University
GIS links from the University of Reading, England

ESRI -- Maker of ArcInfo and ArcView
GIScafe.com -- An on-line newletter/magazine.
GIS.com -- general website regarding GIS by ESRI
GIS Internet Resources -- Pointers to GIS companies, associations, and government web pages as well as sources of software, data, publications, and services.
GIS Lounge -- focuses on geospatial technologies.
GIS Pilot -- links to GIS sites
GIS User.com -- A leading GIS, Geo-tech resource for GIS users & tech professionals - News, tips, jobs & updates on GIS, web services, mashups, LBS, social location, GPS, and the GeoWeb.  Includes links to data.
Global GIS Curriculum -- U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Learn GIS mapping basics
MapCruzin.com -- Free GIS shapefiles, software, resources, and geography maps.
Open Source Geospatial Foundation -- dedicated to open source geospatial software. "Our goal is to encourage the use and collaborative development of community-led projects."
Petroleum Industry and GIS -- ESRI 
Teach Spatial -- a collaborative web site devoted to promoting applications of spatial concepts and spatial tools in teaching and learning.
 

GIS tools:

Arc 2 Earth -- Publishes GIS data to the Cloud.
Batch Geocode -- Make free maps using geocoded data (addresses, etc.).
ColorBrewer: Color Advice for Cartography
KML2KML -- Reorganize and optimize kml/kmz (Google Earth) data.
National Geodetic Survey (NGS) Tool Kit -- conversion tables and tools used by professional surveyors.  Topics include magnetic declination, and the U.S. Natioanl Grid. 
RockWare -- GIS software -- based in Golden, Colorado, provides geologists and engineers tools for visualizing their surface and sub-surface data.
State Plane Coordinates (USA) - Lat/Long Converter -- Converts State Plane Coordinates to latitude/longitude coordinates and vis-a-versa.
UTM-Lat/Long Converter -- Converts Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinates to latitude/longitude coordinates and vis-a-versa.
Zonum -- Stand-alone tool that converts GIS layers to Google Earth.

 

 

 

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