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GIS Data @ Harvard

Harvard Geospatial Library

The Harvard Geospatial Library is the University’s catalog and repository for geospatial data. It houses thousands of layers of digital geospatial data, in both vector and raster (scanned maps) forms. HGL uses traditional text searching combined with map/coordinate based searches. Data can be viewed on-line, or downloaded for use in a desktop GIS. See a powerpoint presentation explaining HGL and its capabilities.

The Harvard Map Collection

The Harvard Map Collection maintains a large collection of geospatial data sets for use in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Cartography, and Remote Sensing. The Map Collection's geospatial holdings include U.S. Census Bureau, Boston metropolitan area, and many worldwide and foreign data sets. These data can also be found in HOLLIS.

Graduate School of Design LAN

The GSD Frances Loeb Library and the GIS Specialist have gathered together a large amount of GIS data stored on the GSD Local Area Network for student access.

Public GIS Data Resource Listing

CGA maintains a list of organizations that provide geographic data, including government, educational or non-profit organizations that provide free data.

Collect your own data with CGA's GPS loaner systems .