Due to a lapse in appropriations, the majority of USGS websites may not be up to date and may not reflect current conditions. Websites displaying real-time data, such as Earthquake and Water and information needed for public health and safety will be updated with limited support. Additionally, USGS will not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted. For more information, please see www.doi.gov/shutdown
We offer a wide range of software tools created by or for the USGS and used to display, create, and interpret data from a variety of sources. Choose a topic of your interest below:
Discover the changing planet using tools that provides users the ability to query, search, and order aerial photographs, cartographic products, and satellite images from several sources, and more.
Access software that helps scientists conduct research and assessments on the location, quantity, and quality of mineral and energy resources, including the economic and environmental effects of resource extraction and use.
Learn more about software for mapping, remote sensing, which is the detection and analysis of the physical characteristics of an area by measuring its reflected and emitted radiation at a distance from a targeted area, and geospatial data, which is information such as measurements, counts, and computations as a function of geographical location, and more.
Every year in the United States, natural hazard events threaten lives and livelihoods, resulting in deaths and billions of dollars in damage. Access the scientific data collected from monitoring, assessing, and conducting targeted research on a wide range of natural hazards.