UCSB Campus Data

  • The Library has shapefile extracts of campus data from several different sources available in our Network Data Collection.

Municipal Data

None of Santa Barbara County's incorporated cities share their GIS data online.  We have a variety of this local data in our Network Data Collection

Santa Barbara County Data

Neighboring Counties Data

  • Ventura
    MIl is working to acquire this data for local use.
  • San Luis Obispo
    Note: MIL has a 2013 capture of this data

Regional Data

Statewide Data

United States National Scale Data

  • The National Map Viewer
    includes the ability to download layer files to connect ArcGIS to WMS services and to extract subsections of data for use on your own desktop computer. 

US Census


  • Natural Earth Data
    Global vector and raster data suitable for creating regional and international maps at scales from 1:10 million to 1:105 million.  Administrative boudaries down to states/provinces for most countries.  Downloads are shapefiles and TIFFs.
  • Global Administrative Areas (GADM)
    Countries of the world, along with 294,430 administrative subdivisions.  Available in several common GIS formats.