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Indiana University

At IU, what spatial data resources are available?

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Indiana University spatial data resources

  • 24-hour GPS base station (CORS)
    Bloomington, Indiana GPS base station with downloadable base station files; provided by IU Physical Plant

  • IndianaMAP
    Statewide interactive maps and free data downloads; provided by the Indiana Geological Survey (IGS)

  • Indiana Spatial Data Portal (gis.iu.edu)
    Interactive web site and archival system providing over 14 TB of Indiana geospatial data for download or online viewing, including datasets featuring aerial photos, infrared imagery, topographic maps, and digital elevation data; provided by UITS

  • Indiana Water Quality Atlas
    Online interactive maps and information for watershed managers and the general public; provided by the Polis Center at IUPUI

  • LakeRim GIS
    Repository for GIS data for the Indiana counties adjacent to Lake Michigan

  • SAVI
    A comprehensive electronic database of mapped and tabular data about the Indianapolis Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which refers to Marion County and its eight contiguous counties: Boone, Hamilton, Madison, Hancock, Shelby, Johnson, Morgan, and Hendricks; provided by the Polis Center at IUPUI

  • STATS Indiana
    An information service of the Indiana Business Research Center (IBRC) at IU's Kelley School of Business

Local resources

National resources

  • Esri maps and data
    Datasets for the world, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and the US, provided in SDC format, including layers such as political boundaries, cities, rivers, and roads; also available in this dataset are demographic data, StreetMap USA, elevation data, and world imagery

  • GIS Climate Change Scenarios
    Datasets for analysis and mapping of global climate change from the National Center for Atmospheric Research

  • GIS Data Depot
    Many types of data such as DEM, DOQQ, FEMA, NWI, DLG, DRG, and TIGER datasets (most require a small fee)

  • GPS Visualizer
    Determines the ground surface elevation at each point (given a user-supplied input file of latitude and longitude coordinates) and writes an output file containing this information for download (You don't need to download a DEM.)

  • National Historical Geographic Information System
    The 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 2010.

  • US Census Bureau
    Cartographic boundary files from the Census Bureau's TIGER geographic database; also available by interactive download from Esri

  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
    GIS data, satellite and aerial imagery, biological data, and interactive mapping links

  • USDA Geospatial Data Gateway
    A centralized repository of US natural resources or environmental data, including climate, temperature, precipitation, soil surveys, topographic maps, aerial photos, and more; also see the NRCS Soils Data Mart

  • USGS Global Visualization Viewer
    All archived Landsat scenes at no charge to all users, including Landsat 1-5 MSS Data and Landsat 4-7 TM data from the USGS/EROS Data Center (You will need to register for download access.)

  • USGS National Water Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Data Warehouse
    More than 11 million records on water quality, ecology, and hydrology across the nation; one of the largest nationally consistent online collections of water-quality data and associated information available