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Geospatial Resources in the Libraries
Welcome to the University of Washington Libraries' geospatial data resource guide. The UW Libraries has digital geospatial data for research and educational use. Our collection focuses on the Puget Sound and State of Washington areas, but we also have national and international datasets. Some datasets located or described here are restricted by license agreement and are available only to UW faculty, staff, and students. Other datasets are in the public domain.
Use the tabs at the side or the frequently visited links below to navigate through the guide.
New and Interesting
FIMo : Fire Insurance Maps Online
Fire Insurance Maps, Real Estate Atlases, Plat Books, and other historical maps showing building structures, building construction details, property ownership, property uses, and other useful information.
LandScan Global Population Rasters
Global population distribution data representing ambient population (average over 24 hours). The LandScan algorithm uses spatial data and imagery to disaggregate census counts within an administrative boundary.
NOAA Coastal Imagery
Oblique coastal imagery of the contiguous US coastal areas.
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