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USGS is a primary source of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Data. Our data and information is presented both spatially and geographically including The National Map, Earth Explorer, GloVIS, LandsatLook, and much more. Start exploring by topic below.

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Date published: March 12, 2019

GAP/LANDFIRE National Terrestrial Ecosystems 2011 Map Viewer

The GAP/LANDFIRE National Terrestrial Ecosystems represents a highly thematically detailed land cover map of the U.S. This dataset is produced by the U.S. Geological Survey in collaboration with the LANDFIRE Program.  The spatial data layer was created using Landsat satellite imagery and a detailed vegetation and land use classification system.

Date published: March 12, 2019

Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US) Map Viewer

The Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US) Viewer provides a spatially explicit inventory that lets any user explore the protected areas network anywhere in the United States and allows them to easily use this inventory in conservation, land management, planning, recreation and other uses. 

Date published: March 4, 2019

National Hydrography Products

Access the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD), Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD), and NHDPlus High Resolution (NHDPlus HR) - digital geospatial datasets that map and model the surface water of the United States.

Date published: March 4, 2019

Water Resources NSDI Node

The Water Resources NSDI Node, or "Water Node", contains geospatial datasets related to USGS water-resources analyses. All data on the Water Node are free to the public.

Date published: March 3, 2019

Changes in imperviousness for U.S. urban areas, 1974-2012

This product consists of two sets of imperviousness calculations for 3,535 urban areas and urban clusters in the conterminous United States. Imperviousness is given as the percent of the area covered by impervious surfaces, such as roads, buildings, or parking lots.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: December 19, 2018

Downloadable Data for Eastern Basin Oil and Gas Assessments

Follow this link to access downloadable GIS and tabular data for this province.

Date published: December 17, 2018

Downloadable Data for Southern Alaska Oil and Gas Assessments

GIS Data for Southern Alaska Oil and Gas Assessments

Date published: December 17, 2018

Downloadable Data for Central Alaska Oil and Gas Assessments

GIS Data for Central Alaska Oil and Gas Assessments 

Date published: December 12, 2018

Topobathymetric Model for the Southern Coast of California and the Channel Islands, 1930 to 2014

To support the modeling of storm-induced flooding, the USGS Coastal National Elevation Database (CoNED) Applications Project has created an integrated 1-meter topobathymetric digital elevation model (TBDEM) for the Southern California Coast and Channel Islands. 

Date published: December 11, 2018

Global Multi-resolution Terrain Elevation Data 2010 (GMTED2010) Viewer

Global Multi-resolution Terrain Elevation Data 2010 (GMTED2010) Viewer Notes

The viewer uses extensive JavaScript and frames which means some browsers may not be able to support full interactive capabilities.

Additionally, the viewer may be difficult for some users to interpret. These users may contact EROS Customer Services...

Date published: December 11, 2018

SPARROW: Attributes for MRB_E2RF1 Catchments by Major River Basins in the Conterminous United States

The national databases used in USGS SPARROW models are available for download. Attributes from the RF1 data set, such as climate, geology, soils, land cover, hydrologic variables, physical characteristics, chemicals, and nutrients, are available for all catchments in the digital stream networks (1:100K scale).

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: December 11, 2018

SPARROW: Attributes for NHDPlus Catchments (Version 1.1) for the Conterminous United States

The national databases used in USGS SPARROW models are available for download. Attributes from the NHDPlus data set, such as climate, geology, soils, land cover, hydrologic variables, physical characteristics, chemicals, and nutrients, are available for all catchments in the  digital stream networks (1:500K scale).

Attribution: Water Resources