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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 22, 2019

Internet Map Server and GIS Data

An internet map server and downloadable list of GIS data being served by the Coastal/Marine Hazards and Resources Program.

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

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 4, 2019

Principal Aquifers of the United States

A principal aquifer is defined as a regionally extensive aquifer or aquifer system that has the potential to be used as a source of potable water. This site provides downloadable maps (Ground Water Atlas of the United States, 2003) and spatial data (National Atlas, 2014) for the principal aquifers and aquifers of alluvial and glacial origin of the U.S.

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 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 6, 2018

Vegetation Dynamics Drought Web Services

The Drought Monitoring datasets are available as OGC Web Map Services (WMS). 

Date published: October 9, 2018

Water Quality Data Viewer for New York

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists are leading a diverse range of studies to address CyanoHAB issues in water bodies throughout the United States, using a combination of traditional methods and emerging technologies, and in collaboration with numerous partners. 

Date published: August 10, 2018

Principal components of climate variation in the Desert Southwest for the time periods 1980-2010, 2040-2070 (RCP8.5) and (RCP4.5) - data release

Five principal components are used to represent the climate variation in an original set of 12 climate variables reflecting precipitation and temperature gradients. The dataset provides coverage for four regions (the Sonoran Desert, Mojave Desert, Colorado Plateau, and Southern Great Basin) and two time periods: current climate (defined as the 1980-2010 normal period) and future climate (...

Date published: April 19, 2018

U.S. Wind Turbine Database

The USWTDB Viewer, created by the USGS Energy Resources Program, lets you visualize, inspect, interact, and download the most current USWTDB through a dynamic web application.  The USWTDB provides onshore & offshore wind turbine locations in the United States, corresponding facility...