Data Sources

Do you know of a current and useful online source of geospatial data?  If so, please complete this online form to help us improve the Kansas State University GIScience Virtual Collaboratory.

Web Services

Esri - http://server.arcgisonline.com/arcgis/rest/services
GISSAL-KSU - http://services.geog.ksu.edu/ArcGIS/rest/services

Web Portals

ArcGIS Online
Kansas State University ArcGIS Online
GISSAL ArcGIS Online
GEOSS Portal (Group on Earth Observations)
Kansas Data Access and Support Center
US National Atlas
US National Map Viewer and Download Platform

Themes

Administrative Boundaries

DIVA-GIS

Biology

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Data Portal

Climate and Weather

PRISM Climate Data - spatial climate datasets to reveal short- and long-term climate patterns,
WorldClim - global climate grids at spatial resolution of approximately 1 square kilometer,

Elevation

U.S. National Elevation Dataset (NED)  - primary elevation data product of the USGS,

Imagery

EOSDIS - NASA Earth Observing System Data and Information System; source of global satellite imagery.
GLOVIS - USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science Center; source of satellite imagery for U.S.

Landuse/Landcover

Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics Consortium (MRLC) - obtain U.S. National Land Cover Databases for 2001, 2006, and 2011,

Population

WorldPop - high resolution, contemporary data on human population distributions,

Soils

Web Soil Survey - provides soil data and information produced by the National Cooperative Soil Survey.

Water Resources

National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) - source of surface water data on the U.S. National Map,