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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: April 8, 2016

Red–Assiniboine River Basin (RARB) SPARROW Mapper, 2002

This mapper displays SPARROW nutrient load and yield data and the importance of various nutrient sources for the RARB, given nutrient inputs similar to 2002. Rankings can be shown by country, state/province, HUC4, HUC8, and catchment. Nutrient data can be explored using maps and interactive graphs and tables. Modeling results can be exported as an Excel spreadsheet or a geospatial dataset.

Date published: April 7, 2016

The National Map Data Download and Visualization Access

The National Map, managed by the USGS National Geospatial Program (NGP), provides free visualization, inspection, and download access to our most current US Topo and Historical Topographic Map products as well as GIS data for our primary data themes including: Elevation, Orthoimagery, Hydrography, Geographic Names, Boundaries, Transportation, Structures, and Land Cover. 

Date published: April 2, 2016

Bad River Groundwater Model Mapper

The Bad River Groundwater Model Mapper accompanies the report "Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions in the Bad River Watershed, Wisconsin". The mapper displays model inputs such as aquifer recharge and hydraulic conductivity; outputs including water-table elevations, groundwater-flow directions, and stream baseflows; and the results of an analysis evaluating potential monitoring well...

Date published: March 30, 2016

Data for Status and trends of land change in selected U.S. ecoregions - 2000 to 2011

U.S. Geological Survey scientists developed a dataset of 2006 and 2011 land-use and land-cover (LULC) information for selected 100-km2sample blocks within 29 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Level III ecoregions across the conterminous United States. 

Date published: March 15, 2016

The National Geologic Map Database (NGMDB)

The U.S. National Geologic Map Database (NGMDB) serves as the authoritative, comprehensive resource for information about paper and digital geoscience maps and reports on the Nation's geology and stratigraphy, by all publishers. 

Date published: March 14, 2016

Interactive Map of Spatial Data for the Colorado River Corridor downstream of Glen Canyon Dam

The interactive map with photo viewer application allows users to navigate to, select, and explore attributes, photos, and documents associated with Campsite and Sandbar features of the Colorado River channel between Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Mead.

Date published: March 12, 2016

Colorado Flood Database and Interactive Map

Data on 6,767 flood events at 1,597 individual sites throughout Colorado were compiled to generate the flood database. The data sources of flood information are indirect discharge measurements that were stored in U.S. Geological Survey offices (water years 1867–2011), flood data from indirect discharge measurements referenced in U.S. Geological Survey reports.

Date published: March 12, 2016

Mineral Resources On-Line Spatial Data

Interactive maps and downloadable data for regional and global Geology, Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Mineral Resources.

Date published: March 10, 2016

Alaska Volcano Observatory Satellite Data

This is a new tool for understanding and communicating risks. The activities include the development of risk models and approaches to improve the situational awareness of communities and industries to natural hazards and reduce the uncertainty of those risk assessments.

Attribution: Region 11: Alaska
Date published: March 4, 2016


A GIS Database for Sage-grouse and Shrubsteppe Management in the Intermountain West.

Date published: February 11, 2016

Spatially explicit modeling of annual and seasonal habitat for greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) in Nevada and Northeastern California—an updated decision-support tool for management

Successful adaptive management hinges largely upon integrating new and improved sources of information as they become available. Updating management tools for greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) populations, which are indicators for the large-scale health of sagebrush (Artemisia spp.) ecosystems in the Great Basin of North America, provide a timely example for...

Date published: January 25, 2016

Stream Suspended Sediment Loads in Western Oregon and Northwest California (2012)

This ASCII file contains mean annual suspended-sediment loads predicted for western Oregon and northwestern California and the relative contribution to those loads from different types of upstream lithology. These suspended-sediment predictions can be joined to the NHDPlus v.2 hydrography (COMID), allowing users to perform additional analysis and create their own map products.