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Maps & Geospatial: Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Resources to discover GIS data, learn about GIS, and provide references for research.

United States

The resources below include data and resources from US government agencies, non-profit, and other academic institutions based on the following themes:  historical; political/demographic/administrative, natural sciences; social/health; transportation; general, other. This is not a comprehensive list; however, these sites have been seen as useful points of reference.


General  (Multiple Thematic Areas)

Non-Government Sources (Multiple Thematic Areas)


Non-Profit Organizations

U.S. Geological Survey

U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S Department of Education

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

National Park Service

Federal Emergency Management Agency

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Bureau of Indian Affairs

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

National Weather Service


U.S. Department of Transportation

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Energy Information Administration