Department of Urban & Regional Planning | Illinois

Department of Urban & Regional Planning

UP 418: GIS for Planners

UP 418: GIS for planners

DATA SOURCES

  US DATA CLEARINGHOUSES

GeoData.gov - National searchable database of GIS data over a wide range of topics and areas
Census TIGER Files - Spatial data including streets, hydrological features, political units, and urban areas
ESRI Census Data Download - Census TIGER files (lines generalized somewhat) along with some Census attribute data


  PHYSICAL / HYDROGRAPHY

USGS Data - US Geological Survey data including elevation data, detailed hydrology, and some land cover
USGS Water Data - US Geological Survey data on hydrology, water quality, including links to state-level data
Illinois land cover data - US Geological Survey data clipped to Illinois, requires registration but free
Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources Data - GIS data for Illinois on geology, land cover, hydrology, SATELLITE IMAGERY


  TRANSPORTATION

National Transportation Atlas - US Dept. of transportation data including roads, railroads, airports, etc.
US Census TIGER Files - Street data for the entire US
IL DOT CADD Files - CADD Data from the IL Dept. of Transportation


  ORTHORECTIFIED AND GEOREFERENCED PHOTOS

IL Historic Aerial Photos - Old aerial photographs of places in IL


  SOCIOECONOMIC

US Decennial Census - Demographic and socioeconomic data for all of the US from 1990 and 2000
National Historical Geographic Information Systems - US Census spatial and attribute data for periods before 1990
American Community Survey - Demographic and socioeconomic data for all of the US done yearly starting 2005
FBI Crime Statistics - Yearly data on crimes by type at the state, county, and city level


  ECONOMIC

US Economic Census - Data on economic output and industry daya from 2007, 2002, and 1997
County and ZIP Code Business Patterns - Economic data by year including employment by industry
Bureau of Labor Statistics - Employment and unemplyment data by month at the state and county level
Bureau of Economic Analysis - Economic data by year including employment by industry


  NATURAL RESOURCES / ECOLOGICAL

Terrestrial Ecoregions (WWF/NGS) - Ecological regions


  MISCELLANEOUS DATA FROM OTHER STATES

Massachusetts
Stanford University - Clearinghouse with links to CA and other states' GIS data
Digital USGS Topo Maps - Digital Raster Graphics (DRG) Digital 7.5 minute maps


  NATIONAL – OTHERS

http://soils.usda.gov/ (Soil Survey)
http://cpg.cr.usgs.gov/pub/other-maps.html (USGS Other Maps)
http://cedr.lbl.gov/hm.html (Health and Mortality Data)
http://www.landinfo.com (Landinfo – Global GIS data and services)
http://www.gis.com/data/data_sources.html (data for your GIS)
http://www.loc.gov/ (Library of Congress)


  DATA - INTERNATIONAL

http://www.gsdi.org/ (Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association)
http://www.maproom.psu.edu/dcw/ (Digital Chart of the World)
http://www.digitalearth.gov/ (Digital Earth)
http://edcsns17.cr.usgs.gov/EarthExplorer/ (USGS Earth Explorer)
http://fgdclearhs.er.usgs.gov/ (United Nations Environment Program)
http://www.grida.no/prog/global/cgiar/htmls/data.htm (CGIAR Cooperation - Datasets)
http://res.agr.ca/CANSIS/_overview.html (Canadian Soil Information System)
http://www.grida.no/aedea/ (Arctic Environmental Database for Europe and Asia )
http://assda.anu.edu.au/ (Australia Social Science Data Archives)
http://www.anzlic.org.au (Australia New Zealand Land Information Council)
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/ENVI/pict.html
http://www.gisdatadepot.com
http://www.esri.com/data/index.html
http://www.etak.com


  NATIONAL SPATIAL DATA INFRASTRUCTURE (NSDI)

National States Geographic Information Council - Organizing GIS at the state level
http://gos2.geodata.gov/wps/portal/gos (Geospatial One Stop – US web portal)
http://www.fgdc.gov (Federal Geographic Data Committee)
http://www.fgdc.gov/metadata/ (Metadata)
http://www.fgdc.gov/dataandservices/clearinghouse_qanda (Clearinghouse)
http://www.fgdc.gov/standards/ (Standards)
http://www.fgdc.gov/framework/framework.html (Framework)
http://fgdclearhs.er.usgs.gov/ (FGDC Clearinghouse Referral Server)
http://nsdi.usgs.gov (USGS node of the NSDI)


GIS LINKS

http://www.esri.com (Environmental Research Systems Institute, Inc.)
http://boris.qub.ac.uk/shane/arc/ARChome.html (ArcINFO tutorial / Shane Murnion)
http://www.geog.uni-hannover.de/grass/index.php (Geographic Resources Analysis Support Systems – GRASS – raster GIS)
http://www.mapinfo.com/ (MapInfo. Inc.)
http://www.intergraph.com/ (Intergraph / GeoMedia)
http://www.caliper.com/ (Caliper – Maptitude – TransCAD)
http://www.communityviz.com/ (Community Viz)
http://www.what-if-pss.com/ (What If? planning decision support system)
http://www.geo.ed.ac.uk/home/giswww.html ( Univ. of Edinburgh / AGI GIS resource list)
http://www.gislinx.com/ (Map resources)
http://maps.google.com


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