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: November 9, 2016

Climate Change Tool

Application of Flood Regressions and Climate Change Scenarios to Explore Estimates of Future Peak Flows

Date published: November 7, 2016

Upstate New York Surficial Aquifer Viewer

Map view of over 30 sand and gravel aquifers in upstate New York (Note: Zoom-in to purple-shaded areas for detailed 1:24,000 scale aquifer maps. Use the Map Identify tool, "i", to display links to related on-line reports.)

Date published: November 7, 2016

New York Borehole Well Log Viewer

Borehole geophysics is the science of recording and analyzing measurements of physical properties made in wells or test holes. Probes that measure different properties are lowered into the borehole to collect continuous or point data that is graphically displayed as a geophysical log.

Date published: November 2, 2016

Monthly Hydrologic Conditions for New York Mapper

The U.S. Geological Survey New York Water Science Center’s monthly summary reports and tables of hydrologic conditions for surface and ground water list the station, county, period of record, and several statistics, including color-coded percent exceedance categories based on average monthly conditions for the period of record at each station.

Date published: November 2, 2016

USGS NWIS Mapper (New York)

The National Water Information System (NWIS) provides access to data at over 1.5 million sites. There are 56 possible site types used in the NWIS data base, including 14 primary types and 42 secondary types. To simplify mapping of the site locations for most practical applications, the site types are displayed in 5 groups that include the following primary and secondary types.  

Date published: November 1, 2016

Central Valley: Drought Indicators

During the recent droughts of 2007-2010 and 2012-2017, groundwater pumping has increased from the combined effects of the drought and land-use changes, re-initiating land subsidence. In order to document historical subsidence and monitor continued changes, the USGS has gathered and interpreted data from a variety of sources.

Date published: September 20, 2016

Bedford County Virginia Monitoring Network

Monitoring Stations in Bedford

Date published: September 19, 2016


StreamStats for New York can be used to estimate (1) instantaneous flood discharges with exceedance probabilities of 0.8, 0.667, 0.5, 0.2, 0.1, 0.04, 0.02, 0.01, 0.005, and 0.002 (1.25-, 1.5-, 2-, 5-, 10-, 25-, 50-, 100-, and 500-year recurrence intervals, respectively) for ungaged, unregulated, rural streams throughout NY; (2) bankfull discharge and channel characteristics of streams in NY.

Date published: September 15, 2016

Michigan Lake Water Clarity Interactive Map Viewer

Available online are estimated Secchi-disk transparency (eSDT) and corresponding estimated trophic state index (eTSI) values for Michigan inland lakes. To view available eSDT for Michigan inland lakes greater than 20 acres without interference from clouds, cloud shadows, dense vegetation or shoreline, go to the Michigan Lake Water Clarity Interactive Map Viewer. 

Date published: September 14, 2016

Real-time data turbidity map for Hudson River


Hudson River Turbidity real-time sites

Gary Wall, USGS

Date published: July 1, 2016

NYWSC 305b map - Ambient Groundwater Quality Monitoring

Ambient groundwater quality monitoring well mapper information for New York

Date published: June 28, 2016

GLRI edge-of-field monitoring subbasins and sites

This interactive map, created in support of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: Edge-of-Field Monitoring story map, shows the subbasins and study sites for the GLRI edge-of-field project.