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GIS Data Sources: Starting Points

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  • ArcGIS Hub  Thousands of free GIS datasets primarily from U.S. federal, state, and local agencies, but some international areas, too.
  • Colllection of over 100,000 geospatial datasets in all sort of formats, from federal and state agencies, universities, non-profits, city governments, and other entities.
  • ESRI Data & Maps Layers covering the USA, international areas, and the entire world (Duke Only) 

United States


Local Area

Data for History

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Mark Thomas
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