State of Michigan GIS Open Data Portal.
“The State of Michigan Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Mapping Site provides access to GIS data, and information across the GIS community in Michigan. The site is maintained by the Department of Technology, Management and Budget's Center for Shared Solutions in collaboration with State agencies and other partners." For population data, go to the Census Statistics and Demographic Data page from the State of Michigan. The DATA.CENSUS.GOV and the American Community Survey pages at the Census Bureau can be used to create detailed custom tables.
MSU GIS Guide
Much like this guide with a few more resources. Here is their link to Michigan & Great Lakes Data. The world, the nation, and other data links are available off that page.
Much more than the Marquette data that you first see is available here.
Great Lakes Commission
View data online as well as download it--includes hydrology and bathymetry.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contains national and regional data.
Historical county boundaries: Michigan. From the Newberry Library in Chicago. All 50 states are available.
Hiawatha National Forest and Ottawa National Forest.
Great Lakes Ecological Assessment Data.
This resource is "an interagency effort to collect and consolidate new and existing environmental, biological, and socioeconomic information in the Northern Lake States." An additional resources is the Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Framework
Mineral Resources, Online Spatial Data for Michigan.
From the USGS. Clicakble map of counties in Michigan. The entire US is also available. The "National and global datasets" as well as the "Additional studies and data" tabs will contain links to the data.
Under the "Small Scale Data Download" link you can download shapefiles, from land cover to water.
Bureau of Transportation Statistics: Transstats
Recently redesigned, the information is not as easy as it once was to locate.
The federal government's public gateway for providing access to geospatial information. A wide variety of data categories are available containing data from federal, state, local and private sources. Searchable via a text search or an interactive map.
Also from the Fedearal Government, Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data (HIFLD)
National foundation-level geospatial data within the open public domain that can be useful to support community preparedness, resiliency, research, and more. The data is available for download as CSV, KML, Shapefile, and accessible via web services to support application development and data visualization.
ArcGIS Open Data
If you have an online subscription to this program, you can freely exchange data.
Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)
Data by subject, coversion tools and applicaitons, metadata catalogs.
U.S. Census Bureau Geography webpage. Older census boundary files may be obtained from National Historical Geographic Information System: NHGIS. For demographic data, visit the DATA.CENSUS.GOV website.
Download soil data. This is a request service: you must wait for your data to be created.
Landcover Database from MRLC
Online version of landcover data from 1992, 2001, 2006, 2011, 2013, 2016, and 2019.
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Geospatial Data Gateway.
Data from: Farm Services Agency, Rural Development, National Geospatial Center of Excellence (NGCE), Aerial Photography Field Office (APFO), Web Soil Survey, eFOTG (Field Office Technical Guide), Geo.Data.Gov, APFO Customer Order Entry System, USGS Maps, Imagery and Publications, National Atlas, National Map Viewer 2.0, US Census Bureau Geography, Download TIGER/Line Shapefiles, and Download Public Land Survey System Data.
Links to data from the University of Arkansas
National, state and international sources. Every large university with a GIS program/library will have lists of resources (such as the University of Oregon).
You might also prefer to simply go to USA.gov's agency list and search for the agency you'd like or search for GIS in the search engine along with your topic.
Every state has a GIS data clearinghouse of some sort or another. Here is a list of them from Purdue University.
USGS GIS Data Download.
Search by topic, location, and year.
A collaborative catalog of open geodata websites around the world (includes US data).
Natural Earth Data
Free vector and raster map data at 1:10m, 1:50m, and 1:110m scales.
ESRI's Arc GIS Online.
Canada's free GIS portal.
Natural Earth Data
Public domain map dataset available at 1:10m, 1:50m, and 1:110 million scales.
A listing of resources by country--will also direct you back to sources already mentioned here on this page.
African GIS data accessible to all.
ESRI Support Page and ArcGIS Resource Center. The latter is pre-May 2014 support with a link to newer resources.
The Illustrated Guide to Nonprofit GIS & Online Mapping. A publication from Maptogether.org. Contains a brief introduction to mapping and GIS technology and concepts, examples of successful nonprofit projects using GIS and/or mapping technologies, helpful strategies for planning your own mapping/GIS project, a review of public data sources with freely available data, and a brief review of free and low-cost tools for nonprofit mapping and GIS projects.
Hundreds of free Geography & Mapping books are available from National Academies Press. A search for GIS returns over 1400 publications
Cartography 2.0. An online map and GIS textbook. This is a free online knowledge base and e-textbook for students and professionals interested in interactive and animated maps. Link takes you to the Internet Archive--the original link, http://Cartography2.org, is dead.
Mapping, Society, and Technology. An Open Textbook from the University of Minnesota. Available in multiple formats.
Dictionary of Abbreviations and Acronyms in Geographic Information Systems, Cartography, and Remote Sensing.
Geospatial Solutions. A GIS magazine (with additional resource and career information) closely associated with GPS World.
GIS Lounge. An information site covering research and case studies about the applications of geographic information systems, geospatial technologies, and cartography. The purpose of this site is to provide introductory text for issues relating to GIS as well as interesting news items, tips, and resources for the geospatial field.
NMU has access to these GIS and cartography journals:
- Cartography and Geoinformation
- Transactions in GIS
- Annals of GIS
- Cybergeo: Revue Européenne de Géographie = European Journal of Geography
- Journal of Geographical Systems
- GIM International
- Applied Spatial Analysis & Policy
- Geodesy and Cartography
- Journal of Geospatial Information Science and Engineering
- Geo-spatial Information Science
- Kartografija i Geoinformacije = Cartography and Geoinformation
- Applied GIS
- Journal of Spatial Information Science
- ARC News
- ARC User
- Cartographic Perspectives
- Journal of Map & Geography Libraries
- ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information
- Journal of Hydroinformatics
- Cartographic Journal
- Journal of Geodesy and Geoinformation Science
- Revista Cartográfica
- International Journal of Digital Earth
- The Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Science
- Revue Internationale de Géomatique = International Journal of GIS and Spatial Analysis
- International Journal of Geoinformatics
- Journal of Spatial Science
- The Globe
- Digital Geography and Society
- Revista Brasileira de Cartografia
- Environment and Planning. B, Urban Analytics and City Science
- Geospatial Health
- Polish Cartographical Review
- Imago Mundi
In the library, the Government Documents computer has ArcGIS installed.