Map a network drive to \\zoofiles\gisdata
· All VCGI data. Simply create a new blank geodatabase in your directory, then copy the feature class/feature data set you need and paste it into your new geodatabase. For rasters you may find it’s easier just to download from www.vcgi.vermont.gov
· Scanned topo maps (DRGs)
· ESRI data for nation and world
Click here for the Vermont GIS (VCGI) homepage, where you can get all sorts of Vermont GIS data for your projects.
Click here for
access to selected
Click here for Northwest Vermont Streets data (password protected)
Click here for Maine GIS data.
Click here for Connecticut GIS data.
Click here for New York State GIS data
Click here for Massachusetts GIS data.
Click here for New Hampshire GIS data.
Click here for New Jersey GIS data.
Click here for GIS data from Montana and other parts of the Intermountain west
Click here for
Click here to access the National Map Viewer and Download Platform, where you can access all map themes of The National Map, including much of the data below.
Click here to access the USGS EROS data center, where you can download DEMs, NEDs, LULC, NLCD, and DLGs, as well as documentation on all of these data types.
Click here for the USDA’s Geospatial Data Gateway, including agricultural land boundaries, many high res color air photos, soils, watersheds, etc.
Click here for the USGS/EPA’s National Hydrography Dataset (viewer may require Internet Explorer with popup blocker turned off)
Click here for USFWS National Wetlands Inventory maps
Click here to access census TIGER data and other free data from Esri.
Click here to access Census TIGER data
Click here to access Census and American Community Survey (ACS) data from Esri
Click here to access NRCS soils data (SSURGO)
Click here to access NRCS soils data (STATSGO2)
Click here for the federal government’s geodata site.
Click here for the National Atlas data layers (variety of stuff)
Click here for MapMart, a great source of free nationwide data.
Using ArcHydro to delineate watersheds Note that for doing this in VT, you can use VCGI’s VT HydroDEM which allows you to skip the pre-processing steps.
Basic readings from mentor software. Follow the links for additional readings.
Datums, who needs ‘em anyway? By ESRI
Click here for good, concise readings on remote sensing from the Virtual Science Center in Singapore.
Click here for a good instructional movie on GPS from Trimble Navigation Ltd. (about 30 megs)
here for an excellent technical description of GPS, from Peter H.
Dana, The Geographer's Craft Project, Department of Geography, The University of Colorado at