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The Library collects GIS data for areas around the world, with an emphasis on the nine county San Francisco Bay Area and northern California. Data can be accessed via GeoData @ UC Berkeley (the Library's geoportal), various databases, and at the GIS workstations in the Earth Sciences & Map Library. The guides below also include links to frequently-requested public datasets and sources.
Geospatial data in both vector and raster formats including scanned maps.
The library's geoportal that helps users find geospatial data in both vector and raster formats including scanned maps. Users can search both geographically and using a text-based search. Some data is restricted to UC Berkeley access only.
Finding GIS data through UC Library Search
To search the library catalog for GIS data:
1) In UC Library Search search for "geospatial data" You can also add a place name or theme to your search. Example: "geospatial data" Vietnam
2) Use the filters on the left side of the screen to limit the Resource Type to Maps