Geospatial Data and Resources: Online GIS Data Resources

An introductional guide to the various types of geospatial data and avaiable resources for use within your projects.

Data Starting Points

Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)




 Use keywords such as “GIS” and “data”

Specify a geographic location
   Example: Salt Lake City, UT
Specify the type of data you are searching
   –Example:  Roads or Hydrology

Regional Data Sources

Utah GIS Portal/Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center (AGRC)

Salt Lake City

Salt Lake County Surveyor’s Office

Utah Geological Survey


Federal Data Sources

            ◦US Census Bureau


US Geological Survey


Land Cover Institute


Seamless Data Distribution System, Earth Resources Observation and Science


US Department of Agriculture


US Fish and Wildlife Service


National Geophysical Data Center


National Park Service GIS Data


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