Get Your Free Raster Data Here!

09-07-2011 09:06 AM
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As a raster analyst, there are a lot times I try to "fix" many types of raster data from various online sources. If you're going to get data from elsewhere, there are many reliable sources available for GIS data, some websites that charge a fee, and some that are really well-done free clearing houses and data centers.

A few of my favorite national and state/regional sources for GIS raster data are: -

USDA Geospatial Data Gateway-

USGS Seamless -

GeoCommunity -


Great Lakes Coastal Planning -


North Carolina One Map -

Minnesota -

California -

ArcGIS Online -

National Hydrography Dataset -

Thanks for all of the contributions in the comments!

Check out the Resources for Raster Data page on for additional links and an updated list.Jeff S. - Raster Support Analyst
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GIS professional with specialties in rasters, remote sensing, 3D analysis and display, spatial analytics, some python skills and market research. Been with Esri for over 5 years and worked in the industry for over 16 years. Diehard Seahawks fan and father of two rambunctious boys.