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Maps and Geospatial Information: GIS data

This is the guide to the Library's Map Collection, and information regarding Geospatial Information.

GIS data

The Colorado School of Mines has a site license for ESRI products including ArcMap for desktop.  This software may be accessed from any campus lab computer.

Colorado Data:

U.S. Data:

General GIS links:

  • GIS links from Colorado State University
  • GIS links from Map and Geospatial Information Round Table (MAGRIT) of the American Library Association (ALA)
  • General GIS links from the University of Reading, England
  • Free GIS data -- worldwide coverage
  • ESRI -- Maker of ArcInfo and ArcView

GIS/spatial-base research

  • Center for Spatial Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara -- The Center's mission is to engage in interdisciplinary research and education in how people and technology solve spatial problems in the natural and social sciences, as well as in engineering, the humanities, and the arts.
  • Center for Spatial Data Science at the University of Chicago -- The Center for Spatial Data Science (CSDS) addresses research questions where location represents an important dimension of the research problem. Application areas include a range of substantive fields where space matters, such as economic geography, environmental economics, sociology, criminology, public health, and other social sciences. The site includes data regarding public health.

GIS-related case study publications