This guide provides links and search tools to help you find spatial data and ideas for your GIS course. This guide includes spatial data sorted by topic, links to help you find project ideas, and citation resources.
For information about GIS Software, see our GIS Software Guide.
For information on general geospatial datasets, including datasets broken up by geographic units (i.e. state, local, and federal data), see our Spatial Data Online Guide.
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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 from Joseph Kerski's blog post.
You've picked a project topic, found your datasets, and cited your data - now you need to communicate what you've found to an audience. Maps are a great tool for visualizing geospatial data, but a lot goes into making a great map. Look at these resources below for help picking colors, composing your map, and more! Here's a compilation of resources for choosing colors (including colorblind friendly palettes), typography, and more from Andrew Norris' blog post.