Map resources

 

Resources for GIS maps and Census data

 

GIS desktop mapping software

Esri – ArcGIS for Desktop

http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/arcgis-for-desktop

 

QGIS – free and open source

http://qgis.org/en/site/

 

QGIS plugins repository

https://plugins.qgis.org/plugins/

 

Base maps and data

U.S. Census geography

https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/tiger.html

 

U.S. Census TIGER shapefiles

https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/tiger-line.html

 

IRE 2010 U.S. Census data

http://census.ire.org/

 

Census Reporter

https://censusreporter.org/

 

American Community Survey

http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml

 

Data.gov geospatial data

http://catalog.data.gov/dataset?metadata_type=geospatial

 

Esri Open Data

http://opendata.arcgis.com/

 

ArcGIS Online

https://www.arcgis.com/home/index.html

 

National Historical GIS (1700-2014)

https://www.nhgis.org/

 

Center for International Earth Science Information Network Archive of Census related GIS products and other resources

http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/

 

State GIS data links from University of Arkansas

http://libinfo.uark.edu/gis/us.asp

 

The National Map

http://nationalmap.gov/

 

Meeting other mapping experts (a.k.a nerd bonding)

 

National States Geographic Information Council

https://www.nsgic.org/

 

Esri User Groups

http://www.esri.com/events/user-groups