Data Services for Geosciences

Access

Access to Geoscience Data Sets
The following are sources of data sets. Some of the repositories may be potential sites for depositing your own data.

General


A Good Place to Start: Global Change Master Directory   

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AAPG GIS Open Files (Petroleum Geology) - " a GIS/spatial library comprised of peer-reviewed projects. Many files are available (free) to the public and can be downloaded from this GIS Open Files page, whereas other projects may be part of the subscription-based GIS-UDRIL program within AAPG Datapages." Divided into 3 groups: Global Framework, Geothematic, and Geographic.

Basemaps:

Antarctic Environmental Data Centre - data held by the Polar Data Centre at the British Antarctic Survey British Antarctic Survey

Biogeochemistry:

Canada - Data

CISL Research Data Archive - Data for Atmospherica and Geoscience Research

Climate Change Data - See Quaternary and Climate Change Data

Digital Earth Project  - The Digital Earth Project "is a global database created by the Institute for the Study of the Continents (INSTOC) at Cornell to make accessible geological information accumulated by Cornell researchers over the last eight years. The GIS includes over 100 different data sets..."

Earthquakes, Seismology,  & Hazards:

Earthscope - EarthScope is a program of the National Science Foundation (NSF) that deploys thousands of seismic, GPS, and other geophysical instruments to study the   structure and evolution of the North American continent.

 EUR-OCEANS Southern Oceans Data Portal (ESODAP) -
 circumpolar ecosystem data

 GEON - 3 and 4 Dimensional Earth Science Data  

 Global Change Master Directory  

 Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center

Hydrology/Hydrography (see Water)

 Illinois State Geological Survey - Data

 Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)

 Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA) - Marine and Other

Marine Geoscience Data System - Data

National Archive of Marine Seismic Surveys (NAMSS) - USGS

National Snow and Ice Data Center

Pangaea: Network for Geological and Environmental Data  

Petroleum Geology

Images

Quaternary and Climate Change Data

Structural Geology:

USA - Data.gov  

USGS - Data

Water:

World Data Center

Spatial Data

AAPG GIS Open Files - " a GIS/spatial library comprised of peer-reviewed projects. Many files are available (free) to the public and can be downloaded from this GIS Open Files page, whereas other projects may be part of the subscription-based GIS-UDRIL program within AAPG Datapages." Divided into 3 groups: Global Framework, Geothematic, and Geographic.

ArcGIS Online, from ESRI

ATSR (Along Track Scanning Radiometer) Inrared images of Earth

Bathymetry Maps

Canadian Geological Survey Geologic Maps

Canadian Topographic Maps – Toporama  

Digital Geologic Maps of U.S. States

Digital State Geologic Maps – USGS  

Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) - Satellite Land Remote Sensing Data

Federal Geographic Data Committee  

Geodata.gov - federal, state and local geographic data, USA

GeoFacets, from Elsevier (many from Lyell Collection & Elsevier publications; 75% georeferenced for integration with GIS)

GeoGratis - Canadian Geospatial Data  

Geological Maps - Natural Resources Canada  

GEON - 3 and 4 Dimensional Earth Science Data  

Illinois Online Maps and Data

Illinois Data (Complete List of Online Illinois Data) - Illinois Natural Resources Geospatical Data Clearinghouse 

MSR Maps

National Geologic Map Database– USA  

National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) MetaData Sites

OneGeology.org - an international initiative of the geological surveys of the world, with links to national surveys

SWGEONET - Server for processing and delivery of georectified Aster satellelite image data for the Southwestern US and northern Mexico. See also .

US Bureau of Land Management Maps  

USGS Digital Raster Graphics  

USGS Folio Maps - TAMU (search "usgs folio")  

USGS Geospatial Data Clearinghouse

USGS Publications Warehouse  

World Stress Map Project   

CD-ROMS

Global GIS (from AGI and USGS)  

Physical Data

National Directory of Geoscience Data Repositories (physical data such as cores, samples, paper logs)  

U.S. Geological Survey Field Records Library (Denver Federal Center)  

U.S. Geological Survey Field Photograph Collection (Denver Federal Center)  

Software


Geo-Environmental Software

Rockware

Geochemists’ Work Bench

Surfer Contouring and Surface Mapping Software

PetraSim (simulation capabilities for fluid flow and heat transfer in porous and fractured media)  

Data Surge 

Software List from North Dakota State  

Software for Structural Geology  

Geosoft

Journal Supplemental Data Repositories
 

GSA Data Repository

AGU Dynamic Content  

AGU Auxiliary Materials

Links to Other Lists of Data Sources 

 Ohio State University - from Mary Scott