Spatial data is data that is easily viewable using a standard desktop GIS such as ArcMap or QGIS. The Map & Imagery Lab has a long history of collecting, providing access to, and developing novel search and discovery tools to spatial data.
In 2014 we have assessed more than 20 years worth of collections for inclusion in the new Alexandria Digital Research Library. We are actively working with partners across campus to build a long-term storage mechanism in order to provide access to spatial data for teaching and research.
In the meantime, our data collections are all available if you come to visit MIL. Please stop by MIL to receive access or for help finding data elsewhere.
MIL spatial data collections include:
- A large selection of CD-ROMs and DVDs accessible via the Library Catalog
See our GI Science Research Guide for tips on searching the catalog for spatial data
- Networked Data Collections stored nearline on secure Library networks
Much of the data collected by the library is on secure storage that is only accessible within MIL.
- Selected tiled raster data available via the legacy ADL Globetrotter system
- by geography (campus, city, county, state, etc.)
- by type (elevation models, georeferenced maps, demographic, etc.)
- Campus GIS ListServ
A discussion forum for issues related to GIS
- GIScience subject guide
A guide to finding GIS data online and through the UCSB Library Catalog
- GIS Services
GIS tutorials and news
- ADL Data Examples
Examples of data held as part of the Alexandria Digital Library
- Web Links
A collection of spatial web links from the 1990s.