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Presented here is a collection of geospatial data derivatives obtained from many sources including maps, aerial photographs, and remote sensors. Included is a list of public-domain software developed by USGS scientists and partners to support a wide variety of natural science research and mapping activities.
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Software to read and access digital data



For Scientists and Professionals


Digital Line Graphs

DLGs are digital versions of paper topo maps


DLG Fact Sheet



Guide to USGS DLG Data



DLG Standards



Digital Orthophoto Quadrangles

DOQs are aerial photographs that can be used like a map


Download DOQ Data



DOQ Home Page



DOQ Fact Sheet



DOQ Standards



National Elevation Dataset

The NED provides elevation data across the US


NED Home Page



NED Fact Sheet



NED Standards



Global Multi-resolution Terrain Elevation Data 2010 (GMTED2010)


(No Charge)
The Global Multi-resolution Terrain Elevation Data 2010 (GMTED2010) provides a new level of detail in global topographic data. The GMTED2010 product suite contains seven new raster elevation products for each of the 30-, 15-, and 7.5-arc-second spatial resolutions and incorporates the current best available global elevation data.
GMTED2010 Viewer  EarthExplorer


National Hydrography Dataset

The NHD is a comprehensive set of digital spatial data that contains information about surface water


Download NHD Data



NHD Home Page



NHD Fact Sheet



NHD Standards



Land Use and Land Cover Data

Land use data describes what type of natural or manmade elements are using that land


Download National Land Cover Dataset 1992



Land Cover Institute Home Page



Scientific Software


General Software

Software tools created by or for USGS, and used to display, create, or intrepret geospatial data and information


Digital Mapping Software and Utilities



Public Domain Software for SDTS



Software and Predictive Models



Metadata Software



Software Tools and Utils from Global Change



Image Processing

Interpretation and analysis tools for a variety of imagery and data sources


Image Processing Software from Flagstaff



Remote Video Monitoring Image Processing



Interactive Aerotriangulation System



Spectroscopy Lab Software Tools




Applications that focus on narrow, closely defined topics or data


Water Resources Application Software



Water Models and Modelling Tools



One-Dimensional Transport with Inflow



Watershed Software



Bedform Sedimentology Software



Potential-Field Geophysical S/W



Geophysical Unit in MenloPark



VolQuake: Seismicity Associated with Volcanic Activity



Patuxent Wildlife Research Center



Famine Early Warning System Data Mgmt



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