GIS Data

USGS is a primary source of geographic information system (GIS) data. Our data and information is presented in spatial and geographic formats, including The National Map, Earth Explorer, GloVIS, LandsatLook, and much more. 

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Date published: January 3, 2018


When combining lidar and bathymetry datasets the final product is considered a topobathy dataset served as a raster. The topobathy single surface model is important for examining different ecological processes that occur across aquatic and near shore areas. 

Date published: January 3, 2018

Bathymetric data for the Upper Mississippi River System

Bathymetric data are collected with an automatic survey system and processed in a Geographical Information System (GIS). Through interpolation the individual points of water depth are converted into a water depth map.

Date published: January 3, 2018

Upper Mississippi River - Land Water Shape Files

Land/water is one of the classification attributes in the land cover/use data sets created by UMESC from aerial photography. These data are redistributed here as shape files with the boundaries of the region's 1:24,000-scale USGS quadrangles added to the data. 

Date published: January 3, 2018

Mississippi River - River Miles

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers use a river mile measuring scheme to locate features on the Mississippi River. Two digital version of these data are available, one created by UMESC from stored on USGS quadrangles, and one created by the Scientific Assessment and Strategy Team (SAST) project. 

Date published: January 3, 2018

Upper Mississippi River - Aquatic Areas Data 1989 and 1991

The Aquatic Area data sets were created by the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center to identify areas of similar aquatic habitat, based primarily on large-scale geomorphic characteristics. 

Date published: January 2, 2018

Submersed Aquatic Vegetation Model

A statistical model to predict the probability of occurrence of submersed aquatic vegetation in Pool 8 of the Upper Mississippi River on the basis of a few hydrological, physical, and geomorphic variables. (Project summary)

Date published: January 2, 2018

Upper Mississippi River System Land Cover Viewer

This tool allows the user to view and identify several land cover data sets within the Upper Mississippi River System. 

Date published: January 2, 2018

Upper Mississippi River System Historic Map Viewer

This tool allows the user to view several scanned and georeferenced historic map image mosaics. Data is available for viewing by selecting the layer list button described below, and checking the boxes next to the data layers of interest. There are other tools that allow map creation, distance and area measurements, and drawing tools.                              

Date published: January 2, 2018

LTRM Spatial Data Query Tool

The Upper Mississippi River Restoration (UMRR) Program Long Term Resource Monitoring (LTRM) element has collected millions of records of information over 20+ years. Fisheries, water quality, vegetation, and invertebrates have all been sampled. Geographic locations were collected for all sampling points. 

Date published: January 2, 2018

National Water Information System (NWIS) - Web Mapper application

This mapper provides access to over 1.5 million sites contained in the USGS National Water Information System (NWIS), including sites where surface-water, groundwater, springs, and atmospheric data has been collected.

Date published: November 2, 2017

Tualatin River Basin Beaver Study Area

Map of intensive sites and rapid sites where data was collected for the Tualatin River Basin Beaver Study.

Date published: October 30, 2017

Telemetry of Shoveler along the Pacific Flyway

Scientists at  WERC's Dixon Field station have fitted several different species of waterfowl with GPS backpacks. Using R, the telemetry locations are displayed on an image every two weeks.