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GIS: Geographic Information Systems: Data Resources - World, National, & Local

A guide to print and electronic resources available at CCA Libraries

United States Census Data

US Census Data - The Census Bureau's mission is to serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.

Census data on individual communities in the US is available at American Factfinder 2.

US TIGER shapefiles - TIGER shapefiles for displaying US Census Data are available from 1992-2013.

Population Clock - US and World population in real time!

Global Open Data Index

Global Open Data Index

Each year, governments are making more data available in an open format. The Global Open Data Index tracks whether this data is actually released in a way that is accessible to citizens, media and civil society and is unique in crowd-sourcing its survey of open data releases around the world.

Obtaining GIS Data

There are many resources from which GIS data can be obtained. 

Listed below are resources with data types ranging from International to local level.

International Data

*Disclaimer: While this document provides links to potential GIS data resources online, it does not endorse the authenticity of any data. You are responsible for any data you download and for respecting propriety and copyrighted data. Do not illegally use data.

US Federal Government Data

*Disclaimer: While this document provides links to potential GIS data resources online, it does not endorse the authenticity of any data. You are responsible for any data you download and for respecting propriety and copyrighted data. Do not illegally use data.       

Geospatial Clearinghouse by State:

California