Tennessee Data Resources
|TNMap Open Data Portal
|The state’s new portal making available data including administrative boundaries, political districts, water, state parks, and trails.
|STS GIS Data
|Download state LiDAR and derived products including elevation (DEM), countours, and building footprints.
|TNGIS Tennessee GIS Clearinghouse
|Provides links to other data sources and some Tennessee specific downloadable products derived from Federal datasets.
|Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency maintained maps and data.
|Tennessee Property Viewer
|Interactive web map allowing users to browse property boundaries for the majority of Tennessee counties. No data download functionality. Some counties including Knox, Davidson, Shelby and Hamilton are not included.
|Tennessee GIS Data at UTK Libraries
|Collection of links to data sources organized by theme maintained by Eric Arnold, UTK Libraries GIS Specialist.
|Tennessee Spatial Data Nexus
|ArcGIS Open Data Site maintained by the UTK Geography GIS Labs
|Tennessee State Data Center
|ArcGIS Open Data site hosting census and population data maintained by the Tennessee State Data Center
Local and Regional Data Sources
|Nashville Open Data
|City of Nashville Open Data Portal containing various spatial and non-spatial datasets.
|Chattanooga Open Data
|Portal maintained by the Chattanooga Public Library containing city and community data.
|Shelby County 911 Open Data
|Downloadable data includes road centerlines, address points and emergency zones for Shelby County and Memphis.
|North Carolina OneMap
|North Carolina’s geospatial portal
|Georgia Spatial Data Infrastructure. Direct link to GIS Clearinghouse here (account creation required).
|Kentucky Geography Network
|Kentucky statewide data portal and mapping applications.
|Virginia Open Data
|State of Virginia open data portal
|South Carolina GIS
|Resource for GIS data maintained by various South Carolina state agencies.
|Portal for multi-agency Alabama data coordinated by Alabama Department of Homeland Security. Login is required but anyone with education email address (ending with .edu) can create a free account.
|Florida Geographic Data Library
|Comprehensive resource of state, federal and local datasets in Florida maintained by the University of Florida GeoPlan Center.
US Federal Government
|US Census Bureau TIGER products
|“TIGER products are spatial extracts from the Census Bureau’s MAF/TIGER database, containing features such as roads, railroads, rivers, as well as legal and statistical geographic areas.”
|Comprehensive index of US Government open data including spatial and non-spatial.
|USGS National Map Viewer
|Elevation (DEM), hydrography, imagery, land cover and other US Geological Survey products are downloadable from this interactive map. Go here for info on this tool and available data.
|EPA Geospatial Resources
|Applications and searchable datasets maintained by the US Environmental Protection Agency.
|NRCS Geospatial Gateway
|US Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service resource includes soil, imagery, hydrology and climate data.
|NOAA Digital Coast
|Resource for a variety of coastal datasets and geospatial tools including extensive collection of elevation and LiDAR data.
|US Fish & Wildlife Service GIS Data
|Data related to wildlife conservation and fisheries including critical habitat areas, ecosystem regions, and the National Wetlands Inventory.
|National Park Service Data Clearinghouse
|Data for NPS administered areas including National Parks, Monuments, Historic Sites and Seashores.
|National Renewable Energy Laboratory GIS Data
|GIS resources relating to renewable energy including biomass, solar, geothermal and wind data.
|USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science Center
|Collection of satellite and aerial imagery and derived products including land cover and fire maps.
|NSGIC GIS Inventory
|Multi-agency resource compiling datasets from state and local providers managed by the National States Geographic Information Council
|Texas A&M GeoCoder
|Free geocoding engine for US addresses provided by Texas A&M University Geoservices.
|The Nature Conservancy GIS
|Download high resolution topographic data in raster or point cloud formats. Most datasets are within US but some global availability.
Global & International Resources
|GeoData at Tufts
|Comprehensive portal containing over 13,000 open datasets.
|United Nations Environment Programme Data Explorer
|Global Climate Data including rasters for temperature, precipitation, wind and solar radiation.
|ESRI Living Atlas of the World
|Global Land Cover Facility
|“GLCF develops and distributes remotely sensed satellite data and products that explain land cover from the local to global scales”
|Global hydrographic and watershed data created by a collaboration of the USGS and World Wildlife Fund.
|Global resource for maps, GIS data and imagery maintained by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
|GADM Database of Global Administrative Areas
|“Administrative areas in this database are countries and lower level subdivisions such as provinces, departments, bibhag, bundeslander, daerah istimewa, fivondronana, krong, landsvæðun, opština, sous-préfectures, counties, and thana.”
Other Good Stuff
|Question and Answer site because if you’re having a problem you aren’t alone.
|Indispensable resource for color selection in cartography. Download an ArcGIS Style file with ColorBrewer palates here (no longer available on the ColorBrewer site).
|Penn State Open Educational Resources
|Scroll down to the Department of Geography section for an extensive collection of open course materials.
|Lynda GIS Tutorials
|Accessible with UTK Login.