On the Cutting Edge - Professional Development for Geoscience Faculty
Using GIS and Remote Sensing to Teach Geoscience in the 21st Century
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Links to other GIS data sources

Census:
ESRI TIGER Census 2000 data interface
National Historical Geographic Information System-aggregate census data and GIS-compatible boundary files for the United States between 1790 and 2000
United States Census Bureau TIGER
Data for Decision: Three part series (short) of Canada's Land Inventory Geo-Information System

Elevation & Benthic:
ASTER DEM-higher latitude than SRTM data (registration required–free)
Consortium for Spatial Information (CGIAR)-filled global 90m SRTM data
USGS CLICK LiDAR viewer-PA las files are being posted here but not complete
NOAA Digital Coast–coastal and nearshore benthic data sets including LiDAR
Open Topography LiDAR portal
Puget Sound LiDAR Consortium-LiDAR data for Washington and Oregon


Imagery:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Global Change Master Directory
University of Maryland Global Land Cover Facility–LANDSAT and other satellite imagery

Maps-historic and otherwise:
Ask the Cartographer
ArcGIS online Standard Map collection (free for non-commercial use)
new ArcGIS resource center (Groups > ESRI Data and Maps, 17 pages of data)
David Rumsey historical map collection
Digital Chart of the World–old database but sometimes the only place to find certain international data
East View Cartographic-great source for hard to find geologic maps-will scan and georeference from their collection
Historical GIS Boston 1775

Others:
National EPA Geospatial data page
National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center
Snow and Ice data center
USDA National Resources Conservation Service Geospatial Data Gateway (more info)
Color Brewer : Color selection tool for visualizing quantitative data out of Penn State