GIS: Major Resources

November 25, 2013

US Census Maps and GIS Data

Download digital maps covering a variety of US Census demographic categories for general reference purposes. GIS data in vector boundary files for spatial aggregations of tabular census data at all levels of the census hierarchy.

November 26, 2012

Historical US Census GIS Data

The National Historical Geographic Information System provides, free of charge, aggregate census data and historically accurate GIS-compatible boundary files for the United States between 1790 and 2010. Users must register to download data.

May 9, 2012

Social Explorer

User-friendly tool for locating and downloading US Census data and other demographic resources. Social Explorer is also an on-line tool for creating maps with this data for export as image files.

August 15, 2008

US National Atlas

The National Atlas provides geospatial information from the federal government. Printable Maps allows users to download complete maps covering a variety of themes. Map Maker is an on-line tool with which users can create custom maps at the city/town, county, or state level using select social, economic and geographic data. After the customized map is created on-line, users may download it in an image file.

August 15, 2008

GeoRef and GeoRef in Process

Indexes the literature of geology, including journals, books, conference proceedings, maps, and USGS reports.

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