Category Archives: free data

Data Tip – NOAA Digital Coast Data Access Viewer adds LiDAR

TweetHere’s details of a pretty sweet data access tool from the NOAA Coastal Service Center- the Data Access Viewer. In a recent update from NOAA we learn that Many new LiDAR data sets recently have been added to the resource. … Continue reading

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FEMA launching a new way to view preliminary flood hazard data

TweetAn update from FEMA this week… Nation-wide preliminary flood hazard data (preliminary data) issued after April 1, 2013 will be available in one centralized web address, along with effective data. Preliminary data provide an early look at your home or … Continue reading

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Canada Announces Expansion of Open Government and Open Data Portal open.gc.ca

TweetLoads of noise out of Ottawa today as Canada makes announcements regarding some major initiatives in Open Government.  This from the official announcement… The expansion of open government is being pursued through these three main streams: Open Data, which is … Continue reading

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City of Grand Forks GIS web map and Open Data Warehouse

TweetThis via Adam R. Jonasson GIS Coordinator  City of Grand Forks, ND details of a new web service and open data warehouse. This new map has many more layers, is cleaner, faster, and more up to date than our previous … Continue reading

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Open Data – City of Calgary Alberta Public Data Catalogue #opengov

TweetAn interesting, open initiative from Alberta, Canada… This PDC provides a means of increasing public access to data managed by The City; supporting not only transparency in government, but also innovation and reuse of the data by citizens and community … Continue reading

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Geo Data in The Cloud from the viaEuropa

TweetA new service from an old colleague and friend from Europa Technologies – enter via Europa (http://www.viaeuropa.uk.com/). viaEuropa is a new online service from Europa Technologies for the delivery of high quality digital maps direct to your app. The service … Continue reading

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Open Data Tip – City of Calgary Alberta Public Data Catalogue

TweetAn interesting, open initiative from Alberta, Canada… This PDC provides a means of increasing public access to data managed by The City; supporting not only transparency in government, but also innovation and reuse of the data by citizens and community … Continue reading

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USGS Update – US Topo A New Generation of Maps Now Covering Over Half of the USA

TweetAn interesting update came our way via the USGS as more than 50% of the Nation is now “covered” by new USGS digital maps; either the US Topo or earlier released “Digital Map – Beta”. The number of quads available … Continue reading

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GIS Data Tip – CanVec data

TweetVia Geogratis Canada, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) announces the 6th release of CanVec, including: – Addition of 240 new datasets; – Update of National Road Network (NRN) for Yukon; – Update of geographical names. CanVec 6th release is available in … Continue reading

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GIS Data Tip – Geological Survey of Alabama

TweetA State resource of interest …  The Geological Survey of Alabama (GSA) with support from the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) has developed and maintains a National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Isite Node of the National Geospatial Data Clearinghouse that … Continue reading

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OS OpenData – Making Public Data Public with free and unrestricted access to geographic data

TweetNo doubt you’ve heard the buzz from the Ordnance Survey and the OS OpenData initiative… as of yesterday the doors are open! OS OpenData (www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/opendata) allows users to download a wide range of mapping and geographic information for free reuse … Continue reading

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MapMart Rolls Out Instant Access via ArcMap to Geospatial Data

TweetMore big news today in Geo as MapMart introduced the MapMart On-Demand Toolbar for ESRI ArcMap. Available free from MapMart.com, the On-Demand Toolbar integrates directly into ArcMap and enables ESRI users to search, compare imagery options, preview and purchase a … Continue reading

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