Below you will find links to data resources to be used in GIS projects. For help with any of the listed resources, or to request an appointment or suggest additional resources, contact GIS Specialist Lisa Jordan at (ljordan@drew.edu) x3740.

Data Resources: International Data

Integrated Public Use Microdata Series International

Census data from 44 countries and 130 different census projects. Be aware that any data sets from this site will be using standard map projections and coordinate systems different from those used in the United States. As a result, adjustments may need to be made in your map files to accommodate these differences.

NASA Global Change Master Directory

More than 25,000 descriptions of Earth science data sets and services for relevant to global change and Earth science research.

Data Resources: U.S. Data

Geodata.gov

Provides Tiger/Line shapefiles for the digital map base for a geographic information system or other mapping software. These files provide the outlines for U.S. state shapes and other basic digital, visual information and data onto which maps may be built. The files do not contain mapping software.

Nationalatlas.gov

The new National Atlas of the United States, providing a comprehensive, map-like view into the enormous wealth of geospatial and geostatistical data collected for the United States. It includes electronic maps and services that are delivered online.

USGS National Map Seamless Server

Provides free data downloads, user-defined datasets, acquired data from different hosts, elevation point and profile tools and more for national and international geophysical data.

U.S. DOT Federal Highway Administration

Links to datasets for roads, bridges, and highways across the U.S.. Also contains links to other types of data gathered by other federal agencies, including the Fish and Wildlife Service and the Army Corps of Engineers.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Links directly to the CDC’s resources for creating public health maps and for GIS and spatial analysis.

Berkeley/Penn Urban & Environmental Modeler’s Datakit

You will need to apply for a username and password to access the resources on this site.  A data clearinghouse created by UC Berkeley and Penn Institute that collates data sets from the U.S. Geologic Survey, the Census Bureau, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Agency, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Data Resources: New Jersey Data

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection: Data Downloads

Freely available statewide data files and information for New Jersey. Note: Shape files are in a proprietary format usable in ArcGIS.

New Jersey Department of Transportation GIS Data Downloads

Shapefiles and geodatabase files available here for the New Jersey Roadway Network and the New Jersey Tide Telemetry System.

Regional Information

Each region of New Jersey maintains specific data for their area. The following are links to GIS data for each region listed.

Highlands Council

Pinelands Commission

Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute

Other Resources

AI Geostats

AI Geostats is a site dedicated to disseminating news and information about geostatistics and spatial statistics. Be aware that any data sets from this site will be using European standard map projections and coordinate systems, so adjustments may need to be made in your map files to accommodate these differences.

Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science

CSISS seeks to develop unrestricted access to tools and perspectives that will advance the spatial analytic capabilities of researchers throughout the social sciences.

National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis

The National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis is an independent research consortium dedicated to basic research and education in geographic information science and its related technologies, including geographic information systems (GIS). Look in the Education section of their web site to find resources for teaching interdisciplinary spatial analysis skills.