Course Guide for GIS Classes: Home

Favorite Sites for Finding Spatial Data Online


State and Local Data

GIS Data from Local Governments

Federal Data

What is in this guide?

This guide provides links and search tools to help you find spatial data for your GIS course.  For additional resources related to GIScience, please see the Geography Research Guide.  

For information about GIS Software, see our GIS & Data Services Software Guide.

Search the Library's Collection of Geospatial Data

Search our spatial data collection:


Spatial Data by Topic





Land Use Change


Business Location Data

Water Resources

Alternative Energy


Foreign-Born Population

Fertility Data


Also on AFS SSURGO (detailed soils)\afs\isis\data\gis\library\library4\ssurgoNC (by county)
STATSGO (generalized soils) \afs\isis\data\gis\library\library4\statsgoNC

The Soil Data Viewer is installed on the Public GIS machines in Davis Library Reference.


Web Mapping Services

Historical Mapping

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Need a topic for your GIS project?

Don't know what to do for your GIS project? Investigate these resources to see what professionals are doing and to find ideas for a topic of your own. These are just a few ideas generated from Joseph Kerski's blog post.

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