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U.S. Department of Agriculture: Geospatial Data Gateway
This portal provides access to a wide variety of spatial data, imagery, and datasets. Themes include digital orthophotoquads, soils, precipitation, temperature, topographic maps, map indexes, hydrologic units, and common land units. Users can search for available data by geographic area such as county or state, use the point and click map tool to find their area of interest, use a gazetteer, or enter the latitude and longitude. The data is also searchable by theme. Thumbnails or samples of the data are provided so users can see if the material they have accessed is appropriate. The data can be downloaded directly, accessed by an ftp site, or ordered on media such as CD.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
    • Map
    • Photograph
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
    • Remotely sensed
  • Atmospheric science
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Physical geography
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Information presented on this website is considered public information (unless otherwise noted) and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credit is requested. We strongly recommend that geospatial data produced and financed by USDA SCA be acquired directly from the Geospatial Data Gateway and not through other sources that may change the data in some way. USDA SCA welcomes suggestions on how to improve our web page and correct errors. USDA SCA provides no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of furnished data.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-009-313
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Geospatial Data Gateway