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Spatial Data @ University of Minnesota 

Check it out -- this is an application designed to help users find spatial data with a focus on the state of Minnesota. Let us know what you think!


Selected Resources

Data-Planet Statistical Datasets
Provides access to statistical information produced by U.S. Federal agencies, States, private organizations, and major intergovernmental organizations. A module of ProQuest statistical insight. Many of the data sets are available for download as GIS data -- look for the "Map" icon to identify this functionality.

GIS Data for India (email Ryan for details and access)

  • Major Crops (area, production & yield)
  • District Hospitals
  • Health Centers
  • Economic Assets
  • State & District Boundaries (with demographics) 1991 & 2001
  • State, District, & Sub District Boundaries (with demographics) 2011
  • District Boundaries (with demographics) 1951 (coming soon)

Allows users to create custom maps and analyses using data from a variety of GIS datasets, including topographic maps and population data. Includes tools to analyze raster data (when available), and to query and download data. 

Data sets currently available in EVGeoCloud include LandScan Global Archive (2000-2013), Karta Mira, Amman, Jordan Neighborhood Boundaries, and raster versions of topographic maps (Ethiopia 1:250,000 scale; Burundi 1:50,000 scale; Haiti 1:25,000 scale; Paraguay 1:100,000 scale). 

New Data Sets in EVGeoCloud:  World Thematic Data Layers from DeAgostini

SimplyMap is a web-based mapping application that lets users quickly create thematic maps and reports using demographic, business, health and marketing data for the United States. If you have not had a chance to check out SimplyMap in a while, take a look -- version 3.0 launched earlier this year!

PolicyMap is a web-based online data and mapping application that provides access to over 15,000 indicators related to demographics, housing, crime, mortgages, health, jobs and more. Data is available at all common geographies (address, block group, census tract, zip code, county, city, state, MSA) as well as unique geographies like school districts and political boundaries. Data comes from both public and proprietary sources.

East View LandScan Global Archive (2000-2013)
Allows quick and easy assessment, estimation, and visualization of demographic (age, race, sex) and socioeconomic characteristics and population data. Most data is available as a web application. Data is also available on disc in the Map Library.

Social Explorer
Created by Queens College, City University of New York, and partnering with the University of Minnesota's own National Historical Geographic Information System, this subscription edition of Social Explorer offers the ability to create customized maps and reports of demographic, housing, and employment patterns throughout the United States using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 

China Geo-Explorer II
China Geo-Explorer is an intelligence spatial data service offered by the University of Michigan China Data Center, in collaboration with the All China Market Research Co., Ltd and the State Key Laboratory for Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS) of Wuhan University. It offers China demographic and economic data, maps, charts and reports in the web-based delivery system. With this spatial intelligence, users are able to make rapid, accurate spatial decisions with greater confidence for regional planning, business investment, population, housing, environmental assessment, public health and many other spatial applications. Data sources in this database includes demographic and business information for all PRC geographies, including 31 Provinces, 345 Prefecture Cities, 2,873 Counties, and over 50,000 Townships.

Sage Research Methods Online
SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO) is a tool designed to help you create research projects and understand the methods behind them. SRMO's new taxonomy of over 1,400 unique methods terms links to authoritative content, including: Over 600 books; Dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks; The entire "Little Green Book" and "Little Blue Book" series; Two major works collating a selection of journal articles; Newly commissioned videos.