Research Data Access Resources: GIS

This research guide identifies electronic datasets to support statistical research in the social sciences.


This section of the research guide contains online GIS data sources from the Geospatial Data and Resources research guide. 

Contact the GIS Subject Specialist, Justin Sorensen, for additional help and information.

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
National Map Viewer
US Department of Agriculture
US Fish and Wildlife Service
National Geophysical Data Center
National Park Service GIS Data


Key Resources

Marriott Library Eccles Library Quinney Law Library