GIS Data Available Over the Internet


US Geological Survey (maps, imagery, national data)

USGS National Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science

USGS Digital Elevation Models

NOAA Digital Coast

GIS Data Depot

Federal Geographic Data Committee

The Geography Network (ESRI)

Geospatial One Stop

National Historical Geographic Information System

National Park Service Data Store

USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service

US Census Bureau (TIGER data)

US Dept of Housing and Urban Development


US Dept of Health and Human Services

Dept of Homeland Security National Incident Management System

National Institute of Justice (crime records)


USGS National Hydrography Dataset

USGS Ground-Water Data for the Nation

FEMA Flood Maps

River Gauges

Surf Your Watershed – EPA site

Flood Zone Definitions

USACE Navigation Data Center


USDA National Resources Conservation Service

Satellite Imagery – US

USGS Landsat Thematic Mapper

NASA’s Earth Observing System – Terra spacecraft

NOAA Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites (Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer)

Ikonos (panchromatic)

DigitalGLobe QuickBird (panchromatic)

Satellite Imagery – Other Countries

SPOT – France



Louisiana Specific

Atlas: The Louisiana Statewide GIS

Louisiana Geospatial Metadata Catalogue

LOSCO Data Catalogue

SONRIS – LA Dept of Natural Resources

Louisiana Tax Commission (property look up)

Louisiana Maps from Marine Conservation Agreements

Louisiana Map

US Army Corps of Engineers – Team New Orleans

City of Baton Rouge GIS

Office of Technology The One New Orleans Community Recovery and Resources

Texas/Mexico Specific

USGS US-Mexico Border Environmental Health Initiative

Texas Water Development Board

Instituto Nacional de Estadistica y Geografia (INEGI)

GIS info from Mexico

US DOT JWC US-Mexico Border Transportation Planning

Border EcoWeb

Texas Natural Resources Information System

Texas General Land Office

Department of State Health Services – Texas

Texas Courts

Texas Crime Statistics

Mississippi Specific

Mississippi Geospatial Clearinghouse

MARIS (Mississippi Automated Resource Information System)

Missouri Specific

Missouri Data


Wash U Links

Illinois Specific

Illinois GIS

Illinois GIS providers list from UIUC

East St Louis Action Research Project (might have something here… from UIUC)

Australia Specific

Australian Natural Resources Atlas – online mapping

Northern Australian Fire Information

Geoscience Australia natural hazards – Cairns online mapping

GIS Tutorials (an internet search can find a plethora – watch for outdated)

ArcGIS 9.3 Tutorials from ESRI

Harvard GIS Tutorials (these are great)

Using GIS to Understand Environmental Complexity (long, approx. 1 hour)

Intro to GIS (basic stuff)

General YouTube tutorials (vary in quality, but can provide tips, tricks, extra info) (search under GIS)

NOAA Tutorials (older, but still useful)

KnowGIS Video Tutorials for ArcGIS (commercial tutorials / some are free)

GIS Development Tutorials (basic)

GIS Information Sites

GISCafe – Resources, tutorials, news

ArcUser magazine online

ESRI User Conferences online

GIS Development – truly encyclopedic site for GIS information and

GeoWorld magazine online

Position magazine (Australia) online

Directions magazine – web mapping pages

The Geography Network – online mapping and search engine (not sure if still in service)

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