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GEO 498: Internet Databases

This guide is intended to assist students in Dr. Jonathan Kozar's senior-level course. Created for Fall 2019.

Internet Sources

The websites below are primarily US government websites (.gov) that are freely available on the internet. They provide trustworthy, up-to-date information for data, including census and GIS information. You can access each site by clicking on the green URL. 


United States Census Bureau 

American Fact Finder 

National Archives Census Records 

USA.GOV: Data and Statistics about the United States 

United States Census Bureau Census Data Mapper (Adobe needed


United States Geological Society (USGS) GIS Data  

NOAA Office of Coast Survey GIS Data   


National Weather Service GIS Portal

DIVA-GIS (a non-profit source developed by Robert J. Hijmans, Associate Professor of International Agricultural Development at University of California, Davis.)