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Forest Sciences: GIS Resources

Guide to information in forest sciences subject areas.

Geospatial Data Collections at UW

The Map Collection has digital geospatial data on CD-ROM, DVD and on servers for research and educational use.

Starting Point: Washington State Geospatial Data Archive (WAGDA)

Our collection focuses on the Puget Sound and State of Washington areas, but we also have national and international datasets. Examples of our data include:

We also have datasets from the City of Seattle, King, Snohomish and other Washington counties. Information in these datasets includes street layers, bike paths, critical areas (e.g., potential slide areas), building outlines, and many more.

Center for Social Science Computing & Research (CSSCR)
As Geography students, you have free access to the CSSCR Geography/GIS Consultant!

Local, State & Regional Data Resources

US Data Resources

Suggested Starting Point:

United States - GIS Data on WAGDA (UWNetID required)

International Data Resources

Suggested Starting Point:

World Countries - GIS Data on WAGDA