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A collection of websites offering geospatial shapefiles on a variety of topics for utilization within projects.


Starting Points for Data Sources

ArcGIS Open Data

Environmental Systems Research Institution (ESRI)


    • When searching for GIS data through a search engine, use keywords such as "GIS" and "Data", specify a geographic location such as "Salt Lake City" while including the type of data you are searching for such as "Roads" or "Hydrology".



Utah Data Sources

Salt Lake City

Salt Lake County Surveyor's Office

Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center (AGRC)

Utah Geological Survey


Federal Data Sources

Land Cover Institute

National Centers for Environmental Information (NOAA)

National Park Service GIS Data

Protected Areas Database of the United States

Seamless Data Distribution System, Earth Resources Observation & Science

United States Census Bureau

United States Department of Agriculture

United States Fish & Wildlife Service

United States Geological Survey

Contact Information

Justin Sorensen
GIS Specialist
J. Willard Marriott Library - 1705M
(801) 585-7349

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