Political, physical, outline, population, climate, historical, and many other types of maps available for downloading and printing for educational purposes only. Maps available in a variety of file formats. New maps are added monthly.
Included in this collection on California are ninety-seven titles covering eight cities and regions. These titles comprise tables and lists of vital statistics, military service records, municipal and county officers, chronologies, portraits of individuals and views of urban and rural life not found anywhere else. The atlases provide additional information on land use and settlement patterns and scarce early town and city plans.
U.S. Forest Service Ecoregions Center portal to the description, evaluation and mapping of large areas where similar ecosystems recur in predictable patterns. Links to other resources, maps and GIS data downloads are below.
ESRI is the predominate maker of GIS software. Extensive website resources include examples of and information about the use of GIS across multiple disciplines, in-depth tutorials and educational resources, and access to free GIS data.
Be sure to check out the GIS reference collection located in the Data & GIS Lab on the main floor of the Geisel Library building. These books can help for learning specific skills or general ideas. We also have GIS books located in the stacks!
GIS staff in the UCSD Libraries will be happy to assist current members of the UC San Diego community with their GIS needs. Check the website for our staff schedule in the Data & GIS Lab and come see us on the main floor of the Geisel Library building!
Created by GIS librarians for you, this should be one of your first places to go to when looking for GIS data while at UC San Diego. Also, remember to look on the X drive from the computers in the Data & GIS Lab!
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) offers this site as a compendium of literature and links to data sources related to GIS and remote sensing for aquaculture and fisheries.
"The LandScan Global Population Databases, developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, represent the finest resolution global population distribution databases available"--Legend on 2000 (East View Geospatial version, viewed March 22, 2013)
There are several options for you to learn GIS at UC San Diego ranging from completely online to group classes to one-on-one instruction. Go http://libraries.ucsd.edu/gis and click on the Learn GIS page to find out more about your options.
U.S. Geological Survey program with goal to keep common species common by identifying those species and plant communities not adequately represented in existing conservation lands. Includes maps, GIS data and other program information.
SimplyMap is a web-based mapping application that lets users quickly create professional-quality thematic maps and reports using demographic, business, and marketing data for the United States. Access limited to 5 simultaneous users. Try again later if refused.
1790-2006. This site combines data from the U.S. Census of Population and Housing & the American Community Survey (ACS) with a user friendly interface allowing the creation of maps & statistical tables. Census Tract boundaries are available back to 1940.
Provides redistricting data including CA voting, registration and geographic datasets, redistricting court cases and news, and other redistricting resources such as research on redistricting criteria, initiative language and maps.