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GIS Data by Region

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US States

Alabama

Alaska

California

  • Sure!Maps Raster : State of California 1:24,000
    Sure!Maps Raster is a series of full color, digitized, seamlessly mosaiced, georeferenced USGS topographic raster maps of California. The data is available at 1:24,000, 1:100,000 and 1:250,000 scales.
    (1995)
  • TOPO! San Francisco Bay Area
    Interactive map application includes a seamless set of USGS topographic maps for the SF Bay region, allowing users to query, customize, and print maps.
    (1995)
  • TOPO! Yosemite
    Interactive map application includes a seamless set of USGS topographic maps for the Yosemite region, allowing users to query, customize, and print maps.
    (1995)
  • Lake Tahoe data clearinghouse
    Digital data clearinghouse for the Lake Tahoe region, including census data, DEM, DOQ, DRG, hypsography, hydrology, soils, vegetation, and bathymetry.
  • GIS data of the Monterey Bay / MBARI
    GIS data of Monterey Bay, including geology, elevation, landsat images, bathymetry, contours, coastline, fault lines, and moorings.  All image and grid data is provided in both Geographic and UTM; vector data is in ArcView shapefile format.
    (1998)
  • GLORIA: High resolution bathymetry and selected geoscience data for the Monterey Bay Region
    CD-Rom contains eight data sets for the MOnterey Canyon area: high resolution bathymetry, 1:2,000,000 and 1:100,000 DLG data, Digital Elevation Model (DEM) data, Side-Looking Airborne Data (SLAR), Landat TM data, digitized aerial photographs, and GLORIA data (long-range sidescan-sonar).
    (1989)
  • Mojave Desert Ecosystem Program
    Extensive spatial database including Landsat TM and MSS satellite images, climate and elevation data, and Arc/Info coverages including transportation, boundaries, land ownership, hydrology, and census data.
    (1992-1995)
  • San Mateo County, CA : digital orthophoto quadrangle data : US GEODATA / USGS
    Digital images containing orthorectified aerial photography at a resolution of 1 meter.
    (1996)

Florida

Massachusetts

  • Sea-floor topographic, backscatter, and interpretative maps and bottom photos of the Massachusetts Bay disposal site region off Boston, Massachusetts / USGS, NOAA
    This CD contains the results of a detailed geologic survey of the ocean floor of western Massachusetts Bay, and includes bathymetry data, side-scan sonar images, color photographs, and an interpretive geologic map.
    (1999)
  • A Marine GIS Library for Massachusetts Bay: Focusing on Disposal Sites, Contaminated Sediments, and Sea Floor Mapping / USGS
    This GIS collection contains boundaries, waste site features, bathymetry, multibeam and sidescan sonar data, sediment and contaminant data, biological data, and physical oceanography data for the Massachusetts Bay.   Data are in ArcView shapefile, grid and TIF formats.
    (2000)

Nevada

Oklahoma

  • Digital atlas of Oklahoma / USGS
    The digital atlas contains 25 datasets for Oklahoma including census data, elevation, administrative boundaries, hydrology, watershed boundaries, weather stations, and state and federal district boundaries.  Fourteen of the data layers are state-wide, the rest are divided up by county.
    (1997)

Oregon

South Carolina

Texas

  • Topographic data sets for Texas by river basin / U.S. Department of the Interior, USGS in cooperation with Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission
    CD-ROM contains 1:250,000 scale topographic data for Texas, organized by river basin.  Data is in Arc/Info ASCII grid format, with companion graphics in GIF format.
    (1997)

Washington

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US Regional

Pacific / Mountain States

Atlantic States

Central States

Southern States

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US National
  • U.S. digital topography for GIS
    This dataset contains color shaded relief maps of all states except Alaska, and 1? x 1?  tiles in georeferenced TIFF format (usable in both ArcView and Arc/Info).
    (1996)
  • DLG (Digital Line Graph) 1:2,000,000-scale : optional format / USGS
    A collection of 1:2,000,000 vector data layers for the US, including boundaries, hydrography, manmade features, pipelines, transmission lines, and transportation features.
    (1995)
  • National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) / Bureau of Transportation Statistics, U.S. Department of Transportation
    A collection of mostly 1:100,000 infrastructure and boundary data layers for the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. The data consist primarily of transportation networks and transportation facilities.
  • Capital cities of the United States : digital raster graphic data
    Digital raster graphics of USGS quadrangles containing state capitol buildings for all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia.

    (1995)
  • DLG (Digital Line Graph) 1:100,000-scale, hydrography/transportation / U.S. Department of the Interior, USGS, Earth Science Information Center
    A collection of 1:100,000 vector data layers of hydrography and transporation features for the US, derived from USGS 3-by-60 minute topographic maps.

    (1995)
  • DLG (Digital Line Graph) 1:100,000-scale, hydrography/transportation / U.S. Department of the Interior, USGS, Earth Science Information Center
    A collection of 1:100,000 vector data layers of hydrography and transporation features for the US, derived from USGS 3-by-60 minute topographic maps.

    (1991)
  • TIGER 92 : U.S. streets ? U.S. boundaries for Windows, ArcView format
    Streets--United States--Indexes--Databases.
    (1994)
  • Wessex US streets
    Streets and Boundaries 5.0 contains the geographic street and boundary data that accompanies the 1990 U.S.Census data. Also included are landmarks and water features. 
    (1997)
  • Wessex Pro/Filer Census data
    Wessex Pro/Filer contains, on 6 CDs, all the data published in Summary Tape Files 1A, 3A, and 3B of the US Census Bureau's 85 CD set. Pro/Filer contains all the answers to the "short form" of the 1990 census.
    (1996)
  • ESRI U.S. street database
    Find addresses anywhere in the United States with ESRI's U.S. Streets Database. Four CD-ROMs contain street data in shapefile format along with prebuilt geocoding indexes, made from GDT's Dynamap/1000 street files. 
    (1997)
  • GIS compendium / Hydrosphere Data Products
    Station location and data for streamflow, water quality and climate stations in the USGS WATSTORE database, the NCDC TD3200, TD3240, and TD3260 databases, and the EPA STORET database.  CD-Rom includes GIS coverages in both ArcView and MapInfo formats.
    (1998)
  • Geology of the conterminous United States at 1:2,500,000 scale : a digital representation of the 1974 P.B. King and H.M. Beikman map / by Paul G. Schruben, Raymond E. Arndt, and Walter J. Bawiec; display software by Russell A. Ambroziak
    Digital Geology map of the United States, primarily bedrock geology, at 1:2,500,000 scale; available in both Arc/Info export format and ArcView shapefile format.
    (1998)
  • GCIP reference data set (GREDS)
    Datasets include locations and periods of record for stream gages and meteorlogical stations; 500 meter DEM; digital geology, land use, hydrology, and average annual climate data; and political boundary data. 
    (1995)
  • Geographic Names Information System / USGS, U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)
    A point database containing locations for almost 2 million physical and cultural geographic features in
    the United States.
    (1995)
  • ArcUSA 1:2,000,000 coterminous U.S. / ESRI
    Contains geographic and attribute data for the coterminous United States at two scales: 1:2,000,000 and 1:25,000,000.
    (1992)

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Continents

Africa

Antarctica

Asia

  • Magnetic anomaly map of East Asia 1:4,000, 000 : by Geological Survey of Japan and Coordinating Committee for Coastal and Offshore Geoscience Programmes in East and Southeast Asia (CCOP)
    Digital maps of magnetic anomolies of East and Southeast Asia.  Data is in ASCII grid format, PICT file format and GIF file format.  The CD-Rom includes MS-DOS software for viewing the data.
    (1996)
  • Digital geologic map of East and Southeast Asia 1:2M
    Digital geological map of East and Southeast Asia with a unified geologic legend, 1:2,000,000 scale.  Data provided in DLG-3 optional, .RVC, and TIFF formats.  The CD-Rom contains viewing software for Windows 95.
  • Geological map of Japan, 1:1,000,000 / Geological Survey of Japan
    This CD-Rom contains digital geological maps of Japan in several formats, including vector and image.  Software is included for querying, displaying, and printing maps. 

    (1995)
  • Summary terrane, mineral deposit, and metallogenic belt maps of the Russian Far East, Alaska, and the Canadian Cordillera / by Warren J. Nokleberg .. [et al.] ; prepared in collaboration with Geological Survey of Canada ... [et al.].
    CD-Rom contains GIS databases of geology, mineral deposits, and metallogenic belts for the Russian Far East, Alaska, Canadian Cordillera, and adjacent offshore areas.  Data is provided in several formats, including Arc/Info coverages, Arc/Info export format (*.e00), ArcView shapefiles (*.shp), and AutoCAD Drawing Interchange File format (*.dxf).
    (1998)
  • Natural resources GIS of Russia / developed by GlavNIVC
    CD-Rom contains regional-scale geology, energy and mineral resource data, digital shaded-relief map, petroleum basin and gas field location data. Includes software for viewing data and customizing maps.

    (1998)
  • Industrial atlas of the Soviet successor states / Industrial Inofrmation Resources International, Inc.
    Data on the CD are grouped into 554 industrial categories.  Users can access ready-made maps as well as create custom maps.
    (1995)
  • Data Atlas of China
    The Data Atlas of China by IQ Media incorporates national information in point, line, and polygon format inside approximately 2,500 counties within China. It contains more than 180 thematic maps.
  • IndiaMap
    Selected cartographic and statistical data in ARC/INFO (dBase) format covering the country of India.  Includes data on train routes, highways, wildlife parks, and socio-economic and demographic data from the 1991 Census. 
    (2000)

Europe

  • Industrial atlas of the Soviet successor states / Industrial Inofrmation Resources International, Inc.
    Data on the CD are grouped into 554 industrial categories.  Users can access ready-made maps as well as create custom maps.
    (1995)

North America

  • Surficial materials of Canada / Fulton, R.J.
    (1996)
  • Summary terrane, mineral deposit, and metallogenic belt maps of the Russian Far East, Alaska, and the Canadian Cordillera / prepared in collaboration with Geological Survey of Canada 
    CD-Rom contains GIS databases of geology, mineral deposits, and metallogenic belts for the Russian Far East, Alaska, Canadian Cordillera, and adjacent offshore areas.  Data is provided in several formats, including Arc/Info coverages, Arc/Info export format (*.e00), ArcView shapefiles (*.shp), and AutoCAD Drawing Interchange File format (*.dxf).
    (1998)
  • GIS map library, a window on Cordilleran geology
    Database includes bedrock geology, hydrology, roads and geographic features, as well as attribute data for each spatial layer.  Data is provided in several GIS formats, including Arc/Info export format (*.e00), ArcView shapefiles (*.shp), AutoCAD Drawing Interchange File format (*.dxf), dBase and ASCII.
    (1995)
  • Global geoscience transect 8: Quebec-Maine-Gulf of Maine transect, southeastern Canada, northeastern U.S.A. / USGS
    CD-Rom includes a wide variety of geologic, magnetic and seismic data used to produce the digital version of U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous
    Investigations Map I-2329.  Data are provided as Arc/Info coverages and export files (*.e00), and metadata and supplementary text are provided in both text and PDF format.

    (1998)
  • National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD): for DOS computers / Bureau of Transportation Statistics, U.S. Department of Transportation
    A collection of mostly 1:100,000 infrastructure and boundary data layers for the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. The data consist primarily of transportation networks and transportation facilities.

South America

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