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LAND ARC 311: Introduction to Design Frameworks and Spatial Technologies

Geospatial data resources for LAND ARC 311

Geospatial Data Resources for Landscape Architecture 311

This Course Guide presents some useful geospatial data resources for Landscape Architecture 311:

Additional resources may be found in the comprehensive Mapping and GIS Library Research Guide:

General Boundary and Basemap Data

ArcGIS Online
ArcGIS Online hosts maps and data that can be used in a GIS.  Sign up for a free account or use an Organizational Account to search the data holdings. UW-Madison's Organizational URL is:

Census Bureau TIGER and TIGER/Line Mapping Center
Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) product information from the US Census Bureau, including up-to-date U.S. Census boundary shapefiles and relationship files.

Living Atlas (ArcGIS)
ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World is the foremost collection of geographic information from around the globe. It includes maps, apps, and data layers to support your work.

Natural Earth Cartographic Boundary Data
Natural Earth is a public domain map dataset available at 1:10m, 1:50m, and 1:110 million scales.

OpenStreetMap Data (OSM)
International streets data and transportation networks from OpenStreetMap data.
Quick and easy download access to all shapefiles from OSM via GeoFabrik