Mapping, Remote Sensing, and gis-related Websites

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Mapping, Remote Sensing, and GIS-related Websites

USGS Earth Science Information Center

For help finding a product, ordering a product, or if you have any questions, please contact the USGS Earth Science Information Center (ESIC):

1-888-ASK-USGS (1-888-275-8747) (email)
USGS Homepage

The National Map

Free access to high-quality geospatial data and information from multiple partners. View surface elevation, vector data, geographic names, hi-res orthoimagery, and more. Download seamless vector features only.

Seamless Data Distribution System*

Free seamless raster features: NED 30m DEM (10m where available), NLCD land cover, hi-res digital orthoimagery of urban areas, Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, and MODIS. Data extracted at user-specified boundaries.


View and download portions of USGS topographic maps and air photos (JPGs with world files).

National Atlas of the United States

Interactive map with hundreds of free downloadable data layers. A wealth of digital information, and an outstanding educational tool!

To download raw data:
USGS Land Remote Sensing Program

The Land Remote Sensing web page provides access to remote sensing products, events, links, and general remote sensing information.

USGS Web Mapping Portal*

Compilation of seamless U.S. and global geospatial datasets, interactive maps, and links.

Geospatial One-Stop Portal

Central portal for access to geospatial data and services from multiple agencies (mostly Federal).

USGS Geospatial Data Clearinghouse

Good starting point for digital data and other products from all USGS disciplines.
USGS Maps and Aerial Photos Online

Links to USGS partner sites where you can view USGS maps and aerial photo images from your Web browser.


Interactive world map from a collaboration of United Nations organizations.
USGS Geographic Data Download

USGS Geodata by quadrangle. NED, DEM, DLG, LULC, NLCD, NHD.
DLGV32 Pro

Free USGS software for viewing USGS digital data (DRGs, DEMs, DLGs, DOQs) and doing very limited manipulation and analysis. This is a limited-feature version of “Global Mapper”. PC only.
USGS on-line Map Lists

Lists latitude/longitude and date of 7.5´ USGS topographic maps.

USGS Landsat Project
U.S. Commercial Remote Sensing Space Policy
USGS EROS Data Center
Information on digital cartographic data, satellite imagery, and aerial photographic products distributed by the USGS EROS Data Center (EDC).

USGS Product Pricing Information

USGS Store

A quick and easy way to find and order USGS printed paper maps, books, and other publications.

Order USGS air photos, cartographic products, and satellite images on-line. Locate products by name, coordinates, or point and click.

Photo Finder

A quick and easy way to find and order USGS National Aerial Photography Program (NAPP) Photos.

Global Visualization Viewer (Glovis)*

Order Landsat (MSS, TM, and ETM+) and Terra ASTER satellite images on-line. User-friendly global browse image database allows convenient preview of images and scene mosaics.
USGS Landsat Image Gallery

View selected Landsat images chosen specifically for their scientific or aesthetic interest. Includes a Featured Image series, Change Over Time series, Earth as Art, and an interactive map, in addition to the main gallery.
USGS EDC Image Gallery
A special collection of images that record events of historic significance, beautiful sights or images that stir the imagination. Mostly satellite images.
National Land Cover Data

Land cover type at 30-meter resolution for conterminous U.S. plus much more.
Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics

Consortium (MRLC)
Global Land Cover Facility*

Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies

Guide to mostly on-line and mostly free U.S. geospatial and attribute data.

Global GIS Project*

Integrated global datasets on 7 CD-ROMs. Organized by regions of the world.
GIS tools and educational resources

A wealth of information about GIS from Joseph Kerski, GIS Education Coordinator for the USGS.

GIS Overview and Applications Poster
USGS Planetary GIS Web Server (PIGWAD)

GIS tools for analyses of planetary datasets.
Status Graphics

Status of USGS mapping products.
National Mapping Program Standards

Geographic Names Information System

Search for geographic features by name.

National Geologic Map Database
Mineral Resources On-Line Spatial Data*
Coordinate Conversions

U.S. Department of the Interior

Western Region Geography, U.S. Geological Survey March, 2004

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