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GIS (Geographic Information Systems): Data

This guide covers resources and tools helpful for people interested in GIS.

GIS data in the Library

The Earth Sciences & Map Library collects GIS data for areas around the world, with an emphasis on the nine county San Francisco Bay Area and northern California, and makes it available for use on the GIS workstations. Library users can download freely available data to use in their projects. The library also collects licensed GIS data that is accessible by library users who are affiliated with UC Berkeley.

To search the library catalog for GIS data, in Oskicat use the Advanced Keyword Search to search for subject keywords. Include the terms geographic information systems or databases or gis data or geospatial information as well as place names.  Example: oakland gis data.

GeoData @ UC Berkeley

GeoData@UCBerkeley is the UCB Library's geoportal for GIS data collected by the Library and partnering universities.

Demographic & Census Data

Online GIS data sources

ESRI Streetmap North America data

The following StreetMap North America datasets are available on the GIS workstations in the Earth Sciences & Map Library, as part of the Esri Data & Maps products. Ask at the reference desk for help accessing the data.

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