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 Western US GIS Sites


Arizona State Cartographers Office ...dedicated to improving access to GIS information in the State of Arizona.


The California Spatial Information Library -  The State of California’s Mapping Coordinating Committee, GIS data resource site.


Idaho Department of Lands GIS - Info on GIS Data from the Idaho Department of Lands.


Montana State Library of Geographic Information - Montana’s GIS Data Offerings.


Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology - Digital Raster Graphic Files and other Nevada based GIS data from UN.


New Mexico Resource Geographic Information System - Download or order data for the State of new Mexico.


Oregon's Geospatial Data Clearinghouse home page  -  Oregon Geospatial Data Clearinghouse (OGDC);  offering gigabytes of free data for starting and enhancing Oregon GIS database’s.

2005 Oregon NAIP Ortho imagery.     Click to download WMS MapInfo access details:  MapInfo.TAB

Oregon Department of Geology LiDAR data.  Link to project and availability information.


Utahs State Geographic Information Database - Utah GIS data and Internet based interactive maps.


The Washington State Department of Ecology - Download GIS Data for Washington State.

Washington State Geospatial Data Archive  - University of Washington Libraries' Map Collection and Cartographic Information Services.


Wyoming Natural Resources Data Clearinghouse  -  
Data from the Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center at UW.


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General GIS/GPS/Mapping Resources

USFS GPS BASE STATIONS- US Forest Services GPS base stations page. Differential corrections data sets available, also listing of additional GPS base station operations.

NOS MapFinder - Download coastal aerial photography, nautical charts, coastal survey maps, and more from this map driven site by NOAA.

Download GoogleEarth -  Its here to stay and a must have for anyone with a high speed Internet connection.

ArcGIS.com - GIS on line.  Free!!   Make a map, share a map.    Public or private sharing.

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Forestry Resources

USFS Fusion LiDAR processing Software  - Freeware from the Forest Service for LiDAR data analysis and visualization.

MapInfo/Forestry Users Group Links - Favorite links of the MapInfo/Forestry Users Group.

USFS Cruising Software -  A variety of Free utilities from the US  Forest Service for use with Pocket PC's to collect cruise data and tally trees. 

CyberTracker -  Free PocketPC based, GPS enabled field data collection and mapping system.  Supports ESRI Shape files.

The Stand Visualization System - SVS.   - View and display timberstand data and characteristics in a 3D mode.

The Rural Technology Initiative - Affiliated with the University of Washington, this site offers free forestry software, links and other resources for the forester.

ESRI Forestry Users Group - New, On line Forestry focused, GIS Users Group hosted by ESRI.

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Public Safety Resources

CAMEO - Computer-Aided Management of Emergency Operations.  NOAA and EPA developed software tools for management of  emergency operations.   Includes links  to mapping tools and data as well.

FGDC Homeland Security Working Group - Details and downloadable fonts for Emergency Response mapping applications.

CrimeStat III - CrimeStat is a spatial statistics program for the analysis of crime incident locations.

National Archive of  Criminal Justice Data - Qurey and download criminal justice data from a vast source of archives.

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