Data Sources

Link Type Data Download Geographic Extent Topic Subtopics Notes
Geospatial Data Gateway Data Yes National Multiple boundaries; elevation & topography; climate; hydrography; soil; land use/land cover; geology; population; TIGER  
Data.gov Resource No National Multiple boundaries; elevation & topography; climate; hydrography; land use/land cover; geology; agriculture; population Provides links to federal agencies, metadata, information about how to access the datasets, and data exploration tools
U.S. Census Data; map; web service Yes National Multiple boundaries; population; business patterns; NAICS;  TIGER Data Ferrett Extraction Tool
Atlanta Regional Commission Data; map; web service; resource Yes Regional Multiple boundaries; zoning; structures & facilities; elevation & topography; hydrography; land use/land cover; population; TIGER  
Georgia GIS Clearinghouse Data; web service; map; resource Yes State Multiple boundaries; zoning; structures & facilities; parcels; utilities; elevation & topography; climate; hydrography; soil; land use/land cover; geology; agriculture; population; TIGER; orthoimagery Sign up/log-in required
USGS Data; map; resource Yes National Multiple comprehensive  
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Data; web service; resource Yes National People health; other Interactive data discovery tools; also contains links to other sites' query tools
Geocommons Data; web service; map Yes National Multiple boundaries; utilities; agriculture; demography; economy; transportation  
National Map Data; map; resource Yes National Multiple boundaries; structures & facilities; elevation & topography; hydrography; TIGER; orthoimagery  
National Atlas Data; map; resource Yes National Multiple boundaries; elevation & topography; climate; geology; agriculture; population; economy; transportation  
DIVA GIS Resource No International Multiple boundaries; elevation & topography; hydrography; land use/land cover; population Contains links to other organizations, agencies, etc. data websites
Georgia Tax Assessors Data; map Yes State Government parcels  
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Data Yes National Multiple housing; demography  
NOAA Digital Coast Data; web service; map; resource Yes National Environment elevation & topography; climate; hydrography; land use/land cover  
USGS Historic Elevation Data Yes National Environment elevation & topography pre-1980 NED
OpenTopography Data; resource Yes National Environment elevation & topography Also has open source tools for processing high-resolution (meter to sub-meter) elevation data
USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center Data; map; resource Yes National Environment elevation & topography; land use/land cover  
NOAA National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) Data; resource Yes International Environment climate & weather  
NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) Data; resource Yes International Environment climate & weather; hydrography  
NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) Data; resource Yes International Environment climate & weather; hydrography; land use/land cover; geology  
Climate.gov Data; map; web service Yes International Environment climate & weather  
NOAA National Weather Service Data; resource Yes National Environment climate & weather; hydrography  
NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center Data; web service; resource Yes National Environment climate & weather; hydrography  
SHELDUS Data Yes National Environment climate & weather Spatial Hazard Events and Losses Database for the United States
USGS Water Resources Data; map; resource Yes National Environment hydrography  
GA DNR Environmental Protection Division Data Yes State Environment hydrography  
NOAA Office of Coast Survey (OCS) Data; map; resource Yes National Environment hydrography  
NOAA National Ocean Service Data; map; web service Yes National Environment hydrography  
NOAA Fisheries Data; map Yes National Environment hydrography; habitat  
USGS Land Cover Institute (LCI) Data; map; web service; resource Yes National Environment land use/land cover  
International Livestock Research Institute Data Yes International Multiple boundaries; elevation & topography; hydrography; soil; geology; agriculture; habitat Sign up/log-in required; mostly Kenya and Somalia
UN Environment Programme Data; resource Yes International Environment comprehensive  
EPA Geospatial Data Download Data Yes National Environment comprehensive  
EPA Environmental Atlas Data Yes National Environment    
EPA Smart Location Database Data Yes National Environment housing density, diversity of land use, neighborhood design, destination accessibility, transit service, employment, and demographics nationwide geographic data resource for measuring location efficiency, includes more than 90 attributes summarizing characteristics such as housing density, diversity of land use, neighborhood design, destination accessibility, transit service, employment, and demographics
Social Explorer Data; map; web service Yes National People population; demographics User-friendly viewer to explore Census and ACS data; sign-up with GT email
IPUMS Data Yes International People population; demographics Sign up/log-in required
Bureau of Transportation Statistics - Transtats Data; map Yes National Transportation transportation  
MARTA Schedules Map No Local Transportation transit  
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Data; resource Yes International People health Most files available for public use, but others require sign up; offers data used in specifically-cited studies
GisUser.com Resource No State Multiple comprehensive Contains links to all states' GIS data gateways
NASA VisibleEarth Data; resource; misc. Yes International Environment comprehensive  
Ramona GIS Inventory Resource No National Multiple comprehensive Maintained by the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) as a tool to track data availability from state and local governments; contains links to data, when available
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Data; resource Yes State Environment comprehensive Contains links to other federal and state agencies, GIS resources, etc.
Georgia's Natural, Archaeological, and Historic Resources GIS (GNAHRGIS) Data; web service Yes State Other environment; population; demographics; other General users have read-only access, which includes query capabilities, to all unrestricted surveys; sign up required to create new surveys or add/edit survey data
Public Records in Georgia Resource No State Other boundaries; government; other Contains links to data and maps at the county level, voter/property/tax records, etc.
National Historical GIS (NHGIS) Data Yes National People boundaries; population; demographics Offers aggregate census data and boundary files for the U.S. between 1790 and 2012
DataCatalogs.org Resource No International Multiple comprehensive Contains links to open data and maps 
DataHub Resource No International Multiple comprehensive Contains links to federal and state agencies, NGO's, etc.; users can search for open data, or create, publish, and manage datasets of their own
SERVIR (NASA/USAID) Data; map; web service; API; resource Yes International Multiple disasters; comprehensive  
Gapminder Data; web service; resource Yes International Multiple comprehensive Users can define the X and Y axes of the Gapminder World plot as different variables to compare nations; useful interactive data visualization tool
City of Atlanta Data; map; web service Yes City Multiple comprehensive  
City of Savannah Data; map; web service Yes City; County Multiple comprehensive Interactive Data Mapper
Fulton County Data; map; web service Yes County Multiple comprehensive  
Cobb County map; web service   County      
Gwinnett County Data; map Yes County Multiple cadastral; transportation; utilities; boundaries; comprehensive data and maps available for purchase
Columbus County web service No County Government parcels; streets; ordinances  
Rome - Floyd County web service No County Multiple comprehensive  
Paulding County web service No County Multiple comprehensive  
Clayton County data; map; web service Yes County Government zoning; boundaries; transportation  
Gainseville - Hall County web service No County Government zoning; utilities; comprehensive  
Bibb County web service No County Government parcels; tax  
Cherokee County map No County Government tax; parcels; streets PDF maps available for download
Data Links List (ARC) Resource No National Multiple comprehensive  
City of Atlanta Crime Data data yes city of atlanta police crime