Appalachian Ohio Geospatial Data Partnership
Appalachian Ohio Geospatial Data Partnership

Federal GIS Data

Federal GIS Data

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) - Geospatial Platform

Federal agencies and their partners collect and manage large amounts of geospatial data - but these data are often not easily found when needed or accessible in useful forms. The Geospatial Platform provides ready access to federally maintained geospatial data, services and applications. The content of all datasets and services demarcated with the globehave been verified by the Agency to be consistent with Federal privacy, national security, and information quality policies. As an additional service to our users, we also provide access to data from our partners across State, Tribal, Regional and local governments as well as non-governmental organizations.


A primary goal of is to improve access to Federal data and expand creative use of those data beyond the walls of government by encouraging innovative ideas (e.g., web applications). strives to make government more transparent and is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. The openness derived from will strengthen our Nation's democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.

  • A simplified user interface
  • A common look and feel
  • Featured Maps
  • An upgraded site for publishers

Nearly all data available in the National Atlas Map Maker can be downloaded at no cost. This raw data and its most up-to-date documentation is accessible from this site.

This web site's index lists all of the map layers currently contained in™, by broad subject categories that correspond to the chapters of the National Atlas.

U.S. Census Department - Geography & Data

2010 Census Geographic Products

  • Reference Information
  • Maps
  • Tallies of Geographic Entities
  • Relationship Files

      American Community Survey

     The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that provides data every year -- giving communities the current information they need to plan investments and services.      Information from the survey generates data that help determine how more than $400 billion in federal and state funds are distributed each year. All this detail is combined into statistics that are used to help decide everything from school lunch programs to new hospitals.

    TIGER® Page

  • TIGER/Line® Shapefiles, TIGER/Line®, and TIGER Related Data
  • How-To Guides on Using the TIGER/Line® Shapefiles and Census Data

U.S. Department of Agriculture NRCS - Geospatial Data Gateway

The Geospatial Data Gateway (GDG) is the One Stop Source for environmental and natural resources data, at anytime, from anywhere, to anyone. The Gateway allows you to choose your area of interest, browse and select data from our catalog, customize the format, and have it downloaded or shipped on CD or DVD.

This service is made available through a close partnership between the three Service Center Agencies (SCA); Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Farm Service Agency (FSA), and Rural Development (RD).

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - Map Service Center

The Map Service Center is FEMA's web site for all flood related mapping which includes Digital Flood Information Rate Maps or other FIRM products available for download or delivery.  Organizations that frequently visit the site are:

  • Homeowners/Renters
  • Real Estate/Flood Determination Agents
  • Insurance Agents
  • Engineers/Surveyors
  • Federal/Exempt Customers

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Environmental Dataset Gateway

Use the EDG to search for, discover, view, and access EPA's environmental resources.

National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) 

NSGIC's Mission is to promote statewide geospatial coordination activities in all states and to be an effective advocate for states in national geospatial policy and initiatives, thereby enabling the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI).

The National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) is an organization committed to efficient and effective government through the prudent adoption of geospatial information technologies (GIT). Members of NSGIC include senior state geographic information system (GIS) managers and coordinators. Other members include representatives from federal agencies, local government, the private sector, academia and other professional organizations. A rich and diverse group, the NSGIC membership includes nationally and internationally recognized experts in geospatial information technologies, data creation and management as well as information technology policy.