This category contains introductory text about GIS data such as types of error in GIS datasets, types of GIS data (raster and vector), and metadata. Find resources to finding GIS data and where to download data.
The World Bank in August 2018 launched the Integrated Geospatial Information Framework, which is seen as a way for GIS data to be provided for governments, NGOs, and companies to make more informed decisions that not only benefit their economies but also enable sustainable development.
Covering 11 states, this GIS dataset contains annual estimates of carbon stocks, fluxes, and productivity for Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
The National Land Cover Database is a GIS dataset that is seen as critical for monitoring the impact of fires, particularly increased wildfires in the West, general health of ecosystems, biodiversity monitoring, and increasing effects of climate change on land cover.