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: September 2, 2014

Species On Lands Affected by Renewables (SOLAR)

Multiple large scale solar, wind, and geothermal energy development projects are currently proposed across the Mojave and Sonoran deserts of the southwestern U.S., and these development needs are likely to continue or increase into the future. Agencies tasked with managing biological resources must understand the potential impacts in order to select appropriate sites and to mitigate effects. 

Date published: May 7, 2014

How much water do we use?

Map viewer used to visualize water use by region and date for U.S. freshwater withdrawals, 1950-present (created by USGS VIZLAB)

Date published: January 17, 2014

Estimated Depth to Ground Water in the Portland, Oregon

Estimated depth to water for the Portland Metropolitan Area.

Date published: September 21, 2012

Water-Level Altitudes 2012 and Water-Level Changes in the Chicot, Evangeline, and Jasper Aquifers and Compaction 1973–2011 in the Chicot and Evangeline Aquifers, Houston–Galveston Region, Texas

This report is one in an annual series of reports depicting water-level altitudes and water-level changes in the Chicot, Evangeline, and Jasper aquifers  and measured cumulative compaction of subsurface sediments in the Chicot and Evangeline aquifers in the Houston-Galveston region.

Date published: February 1, 2010

Shaded Relief Image of the Klamath Basin

Shaded Relief Image of the Klamath Basin

Date published: January 31, 2010

A Three-Dimensional Hydrogeologic Framework Model of Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System

This web interface allows users to explore a 3D geologic framework model developed for the Columbia Plateau regional aquifer system as part of a USGS assessment of groundwater availability. The geologic model consists of geologic units with their associated thickness and elevations.

Date published: January 1, 2010

Flood high and low flows for Oklahoma

View flooding high and low flows for streams and rivers throughout Oklahoma on the USGS WaterWatch website.

Date published: December 11, 2009

Development of a Watershed Boundary Dataset for Mississippi

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service, Mississippi Department of Transportation, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Forest Service, and the Mississippi Automated Resource Information System, developed a 1:24,000-scale Watershed Boundary Dataset for Mississipp.

Date published: July 1, 2004

Map showing recent (1997-98 El Niño) and historical landslides, Crow Creek and vicinity, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, California

By Jeffrey A. Coe,1 Jonathan W. Godt,1 and Pierre Tachker2

1 U.S. Geological Survey, Denver Federal Center, MS 966, Denver, CO 80225
2 Institut Des Sciences Et Techniques De Grenoble, Département Géotechnique, Grenoble, France