GIS data is widely available from a multitude of sources, too many to include on this page. Listed here are examples of resources that may be useful to the Rutgers Community. If you are looking for GIS data and would like assistance, please send an email at the link with details of your interests.
Country level data including administrative boundaries, roads, railroads, altitude, land cover, population density.
(Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
Provides searchable and browsable access to International GIS data.
World Data Center System
Network of data repositories for worldwide GIS data.
Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis at Rutgers
New Jersey GIS data.
NJDEP Open Data
The Open Data site for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Bureau of GIS.
Maintained by the New Jersey Office of Information Technology, Office of GIS. Serves as a New Jersey Spatial Data clearinghouse.
New York State GIS Clearinghouse
Provides New York state data.
City of New York Open Data
GIS and other data from a variety of New York City agencies and organizations.
Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository (CUGIR)
Offers New York state natural resource data.
Congressional District Shapefiles
Provides historical digital boundary definitions for every U.S. Congressional District between 1789-2012.
Provides a map display for economic data, with download capability from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
(Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) Provides searchable and browsable access to International GIS data.
An international consortium of more than 750 academic institutions and research organizations, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences. It hosts 21 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.
National Geospatial Digital Archive
This project will Create a new national federated network committed to archiving geospatial imagery and data.
National Historical Geographical Information System
As implied, old Census boundaries and data, from 1790 on.
Public domain map dataset at multiple scales.
NOAA World Data Centers
Observational data centers for meteorology, paleoclimatology, oceanography.
A collection of various Census shapefiles (boundaries and geographic features) in TIGER form.
UDSA Geospatial Gateway
A collection of GIS data on natural resources.
The US Geological Survey (USGS) provides many GIS data resources:
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