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Landscan 2013

Using an innovative approach with Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing, ORNL's LandScan is the community standard for global population distribution. At approximately 1 km resolution (30" X 30"), LandScan is the finest resolution global population distribution data available and represents an ambient population (average over 24 hours). The LandScan algorithm, an R&D 100 Award Winner, uses spatial data and imagery analysis technologies and a multi-variable dasymetric modeling approach to disaggregate census counts within an administrative boundary. Since no single population distribution model can account for the differences in spatial data availability, quality, scale, and accuracy as well as the differences in cultural settlement practices, LandScan population distribution models are tailored to match the data conditions and geographical nature of each individual country and region. Source: http://www.ornl.gov/sci/landscan/

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Creator: 
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Date of creation: 
2013
Temporal extent: 
2013 Jul
Publisher: 
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Place of publication: 
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
Edition: 
LandScan 2013 Global Population
Scale: 
cell size is 0.008333333333333 double precision
Projection: 
Geographic
Datum: 
WGS84
Data type: 
Require permission to use?: 
None
Require acknowledgement to use?: 
None
Cost for use: 
None
Medium: 
Internal Network Drive and download
Subjects: 
POLITICAL
POPULATION
Geography: 
WORLD (INCLUSIVE)
Restrictions: 
FACULTY STAFF STUDENTS
Open data: 
Not Open
Downloads: 
Subject: 
POPULATION
Format: 
GRID

ESRI Data: World Base Maps

ESRI DATA: World Countries and World Administrative Areas; 2010 US Census datasets with their new geometry and attributes. Block Group, Tract, County and State are all represented as polygons with over 40 attribute fields containing population totals by age and race, along with family and household information. Census Blocks are represented as points with total population and household information; European demographics datasets, North America Street Map, World Base Maps, mainly topographic data such as roads, lakes, administrative boundaries

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Creator: 
ESRI
Date of creation: 
2012
Temporal extent: 
2012
Publisher: 
ESRI
Scale: 
various
Projection: 
Geographic
Datum: 
WGS84
Data type: 
Require permission to use?: 
None
Require acknowledgement to use?: 
Citation
Cost for use: 
None
Medium: 
web
Subjects: 
AERODROMES
BASE MAPS
BOUNDARIES
BOUNDARIES - POLITICAL
CENSUS
CITIES
CONTINENTS
CONTOURS
COUNTRIES
CULTURAL
DESIGNATED PLACES (DPL)
GAZETTEERS
HIGHWAYS
ROADS
STREETS
Geography: 
EUROPE
UNITED STATES (INCLUSIVE)
WORLD (INCLUSIVE)
Restrictions: 
FACULTY STAFF STUDENTS
Open data: 
Not Open
Downloads: 
Subject: 
ADMINISTRATIVE BOUNDARIES
Format: 
SDC (ESRI COMPRESSED)
Subject: 
AIRPORTS
Format: 
SDC (ESRI COMPRESSED)
Subject: 
CITIES
Format: 
SDC (ESRI COMPRESSED)
Subject: 
CENSUS
Format: 
SDC (ESRI COMPRESSED)
Subject: 
CONTINENTS
Format: 
SDC (ESRI COMPRESSED)
Subject: 
CONTINENTS
Format: 
SDC (ESRI COMPRESSED)
Subject: 
CONTOURS
Format: 
SDC (ESRI COMPRESSED)
Subject: 
COUNTRIES
Format: 
SDC (ESRI COMPRESSED)
Subject: 
HYDROGRAPHY
Format: 
SDC (ESRI COMPRESSED)
Subject: 
GAZETTEERS
Format: 
SDC (ESRI COMPRESSED)
Subject: 
LATITUDE LONGITUDE
Format: 
SDC (ESRI COMPRESSED)
Subject: 
HYDROGRAPHY
Format: 
SDC (ESRI COMPRESSED)
Subject: 
HYDROGRAPHY
Format: 
SDC (ESRI COMPRESSED)
Subject: 
LAKES
Format: 
SDC (ESRI COMPRESSED)
Subject: 
LATITUDE LONGITUDE
Format: 
SDC (ESRI COMPRESSED)
Subject: 
POLITICAL
Format: 
SDC (ESRI COMPRESSED)
Subject: 
POPULATION
Format: 
SDC (ESRI COMPRESSED)
Subject: 
RAILROADS
Format: 
SDC (ESRI COMPRESSED)
Subject: 
CONTINENTS
Format: 
SDC (ESRI COMPRESSED)
Subject: 
CONTINENTS
Format: 
SDC (ESRI COMPRESSED)
Subject: 
RIVERS
Format: 
SDC (ESRI COMPRESSED)
Subject: 
ROADS
Format: 
SDC (ESRI COMPRESSED)
Subject: 
TIME ZONES
Format: 
SDC (ESRI COMPRESSED)
Subject: 
URBAN AREAS (UA)
Format: 
SDC (ESRI COMPRESSED)
Subject: 
UTM ZONES
Format: 
SDC (ESRI COMPRESSED)
Subject: 
LATITUDE LONGITUDE
Format: 
SDC (ESRI COMPRESSED)
Subject: 
CARTOGRAPHY
Format: 
LYR (ESRI LAYER FILE)
Subject: 
CONSERVATION
Format: 
SDC (ESRI COMPRESSED)
Subject: 
CONSERVATION
Format: 
SDC (ESRI COMPRESSED)

GIS Tutorial for Marketing

GIS Tutorial for Marketing Data CD

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Creator: 
Fred L. Miller
Date of creation: 
2007
Publisher: 
ESRI Press
Scale: 
Various
Data type: 
Require permission to use?: 
None
Require acknowledgement to use?: 
None
Cost for use: 
None
Medium: 
DVD[434]
Library call number: 
HF5415.125 .M55 2007X
Subjects: 
EDUCATION
Geography: 
WORLD (INCLUSIVE)
Restrictions: 
Public
Open data: 
Not Open

GIS Tutorial Workbook for ArcView

Workbook for ArcView 9, DVD Maps and Data

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Creator: 
Wilpen L. Gorr and Kristen S. Kurland
Date of creation: 
2008
Temporal extent: 
2008
Publisher: 
ESRI Press
Edition: 
Third Edition
Scale: 
Various
Data type: 
Require permission to use?: 
None
Require acknowledgement to use?: 
None
Cost for use: 
None
Medium: 
DVD[433]
Library call number: 
G70.212 .G74 2008X
Subjects: 
EDUCATION
Geography: 
WORLD (INCLUSIVE)
Restrictions: 
Public
Open data: 
Not Open

GIS Tutorial II Spatial Analysis Workbook

Spatial Analysis Workbook DVD Maps and Data

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Creator: 
David W. Allen
Temporal extent: 
2009
Publisher: 
ESRI Press
Place of publication: 
Redlands, California
Scale: 
Various
Data type: 
Require permission to use?: 
None
Require acknowledgement to use?: 
None
Cost for use: 
None
Medium: 
DVD[432]
Library call number: 
G70.212 .A434 2009X
Subjects: 
EDUCATION
Geography: 
WORLD (INCLUSIVE)
Restrictions: 
Public
Open data: 
Not Open

Landscan 2011

Using an innovative approach with Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing, ORNL's LandScan is the community standard for global population distribution. At approximately 1 km resolution (30" X 30"), LandScan is the finest resolution global population distribution data available and represents an ambient population (average over 24 hours). The LandScan algorithm, an R&D 100 Award Winner, uses spatial data and imagery analysis technologies and a multi-variable dasymetric modeling approach to disaggregate census counts within an administrative boundary. Since no single population distribution model can account for the differences in spatial data availability, quality, scale, and accuracy as well as the differences in cultural settlement practices, LandScan population distribution models are tailored to match the data conditions and geographical nature of each individual country and region. Source: http://www.ornl.gov/sci/landscan/

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Creator: 
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Date of creation: 
2010
Data edited date: 
2011 Jun
Publisher: 
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Place of publication: 
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
Edition: 
2011
Scale: 
cell size is 0.008333333333333 double precision
Projection: 
Geographic
Datum: 
WGS84
Data type: 
Require permission to use?: 
None
Require acknowledgement to use?: 
None
Cost for use: 
None
Medium: 
Internal Network Drive and download
Subjects: 
POLITICAL
POPULATION
Geography: 
WORLD (INCLUSIVE)
Restrictions: 
FACULTY STAFF STUDENTS
Open data: 
Not Open
Downloads: 
Subject: 
POPULATION
Format: 
GRID

Earthinfo Environmental Database

EarthInfo Hard Drive - Database Index Database Title - Summary List of Data Elements (Period of Record) FILE LOCATION Global Climate - Monthly Temperature, Precipitation, Pressure (1697-2010) /gDATA\GC Global Daily - Daily Temperature, Precipitation, Snowfall, Evaporation, Wind (1833-2010) \DATA\GD Global Marine - Monthly Temperature, Pressure, Humidity, Cloudiness, Wind (1800-2002) Region 1 Arctic \DATA\GM\1 Region 2:1 Atlantic \DATA\GM\2.1 Region 2:2 Atlantic \DATA\GM\2.2 Region 2:3 Atlantic \DATA\GM\2.3 Region 2:4 Atlantic \DATA\GM\2.4 Region 3:1 Indian \DATA\GM\3.1 Region 3:2 Indian \DATA\GM\3.2 Region 4:1 Pacific \DATA\GM\4.1 Region 4:2 Pacific \DATA\GM\4.2 Region 4:3 Pacific \DATA\GM\4.3 Region 4:4 Pacific \DATA\GM\4.4 Region 4:5 Pacific \DATA\GM\4.5 NCDC Summary of the Day - Daily Temp, Precipitation, Snowfall, Evaporation (1854-2010) West 1 AZ CA CO NM NV UT WY \DATA\SD\W1 West 2 AK HI ID KS MT ND NE OK OR PI SD TX WA \DATA\SD\W2 Central AL AR IA IL IN KY LA MI MN MO MS OH TN WI WV \DATA\SD\CE East CT DE FL GA MA MD ME NC NH NJ NY PA PR RI SC VA VI VT \DATA\SD\EA NCDC Hourly Precipitation - Hourly Precipitation, Events, Storms (1900-2009) West 1 AZ CA CO NM NV UT WY \DATA\HP\W1 West 2 AK HI ID KS MT ND NE OK OR PI SD TX WA \DATA\HP\W2 Central AL AR IA IL IN KY LA MI MN MO MS OH TN WI WV \DATA\HP\CE East CT DE FL GA MA MD ME NC NH NJ NY PA PR RI SC VA VI VT \DATA\HP\EA NCDC Fifteen Minute Precipitation - Quarter-Hourly Precip, Events, Storms (1970-2006) \DATA\FP NCDC Surface Airways - Hourly Temp, Pressure, Humidity, Sky Cover, Wind (1938-2005) West 1:1 AZ CA \DATA\SA\W1.1 West 1:2 NV UT \DATA\SA\W1.2 West 1:3 CO NM WY \DATA\SA\W1.3 West 2:1 ID MT ND OR SD WA \DATA\SA\W2.1 West 2:2 KS NE OK TX \DATA\SA\W2.2 West 2:3 AK HI PI \DATA\SA\W2.3 Central:1 IA IL MN MO WI \DATA\SA\CE.1 Central:2 IN MI OH WV \DATA\SA\CE.2 Central:3 AL AR KY LA MS TN \DATA\SA\CE.3 East:1 CT MA ME NH NJ NY RI VT \DATA\SA\EA.1 East:2 DC DE MD NC PA VA \DATA\SA\EA.2 East:3 FL GA PR SC VI \DATA\SA\EA.3 NCDC First Order Summary of the Day - Daily Temp, Pressure, Humidity, Wind (1881-2008) West 1:1 AZ CA \DATA\FO\W1.1 West 1:2 CO NM NV UT WY \DATA\FO\W1.2 West 2:1 ID MT OR WA \DATA\FO\W2.1 West 2:2 KS ND NE SD \DATA\FO\W2.2 West 2:3 OK TX \DATA\FO\W2.3 West 2:4 AK HI PI \DATA\FO\W2.4 Central:1 IA IL MN MO WI \DATA\FO\CE.1 Central:2 IN MI OH WV \DATA\FO\CE.2 Central:3 AL AR KY LA MS TN \DATA\FO\CE.3 East:1 CT MA ME NH NJ NY RI VT \DATA\FO\EA.1 East:2 DE MD NC PA VA \DATA\FO\EA.2 East:3 FL GA PR SC VI \DATA\FO\EA.3 USGS Daily Values - Daily Mean Streamflow (1859-2009) West 1 AZ CA CO NM NV UT WY \DATA\DV\W1 West 2 AK HI ID KS MT ND NE OK OR SD TX WA \DATA\DV\W2 Central AL AR IA IL IN KY LA MI MN MO MS OH TN WI WV \DATA\DV\CE East CT DC DE FL GA MA MD ME NC NH NJ NY PA PR RI SC VA VI VT \DATA\DV\EA USGS Peak Values - Maximum Instantaneous Streamflow (1683-2006) \DATA\PV USGS Quality of Water \ Ground - Contaminants, Metals, Organics, Sediment (1875-2006) West 1 AZ CA CO NM NV UT WY \DATA\QWG\W1 West 2 AK HI ID KS MT ND NE OK OR SD TX WA \DATA\QWG\W2 Central AL AR IA IL IN KY LA MI MN MO MS OH TN WI WV \DATA\QWG\CE East CT DC DE FL GA MA MD ME NC NH NJ NY PA PR RI SC VA VI VT \DATA\QWG\EA USGS Quality of Water \ Surface - Contaminants, Metals, Organics, Sediment (1867-2006) West 1 AZ CA CO NM NV UT WY \DATA\QWS\W1 West 2 AK HI ID KS MT ND NE OK OR SD TX WA \DATA\QWS\W2 Central AL AR IA IL IN KY LA MI MN MO MS OH TN WI WV \DATA\QWS\CE East CT DC DE FL GA MA MD ME NC NH NJ NY PA PR RI SC VA VI VT \DATA\QWS\EA

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Creator: 
Earthinfo Inc.
Date of creation: 
2010
Temporal extent: 
1697 to 2010
Publisher: 
Earthinfo Inc.
Place of publication: 
Huntington Beach, California
Data type: 
Require permission to use?: 
None
Require acknowledgement to use?: 
Citation
Cost for use: 
None
Medium: 
local intranet M:\data\private\world\earthinfo
Subjects: 
CLIMATE
ENVIRONMENT
Geography: 
WORLD (ENTITY)
WORLD (INCLUSIVE)
Restrictions: 
FACULTY STAFF STUDENTS
Open data: 
Not Open

Vector Map Level 0 (VMap0)

The VMap Level 0 database provides worldwide coverage of vector-based geospatial data which can be viewed at 1:1,000,000 scale. It consists of geographic, attribute, and textual data. The complete database is organized into 10 thematic layers. The top level thematic layers are: Boundaries, elevation, hydrography, industry, physiography, population, transportation, utilities and vegetation. In addition, there are various layers underneath each top level category.

Creator: 
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
Date of creation: 
2000
Temporal extent: 
2000
Publisher: 
Land Information Worldwide Mapping, LLC
Edition: 
Version 5
Scale: 
1:1,000,000
Datum: 
WGS84
Data type: 
Require permission to use?: 
None
Require acknowledgement to use?: 
None
Cost for use: 
None
Medium: 
web
Subjects: 
ABORIGINAL
AGRICULTURE
AIRPORTS
BATHYMETRY
CITIES
COAST
CONTOURS
ENVIRONMENT
GLACIERS
HYDROGRAPHY
INDUSTRY
PIPELINES
PLACENAMES
POLITICAL
POPULATION
RAILROADS
RIVERS
ROADS
TRAILS
TRANSPORTATION
UTILITIES
Geography: 
WORLD (INCLUSIVE)
Restrictions: 
Public
Open data: 
OPEN

Tactical Pilotage Charts (TPC)

The Tactical Pilotage Charts are a set of 506 military raster topographic maps. All TPCs are in an enhanced TIFF format with georeferencing (GeoTIFF). The resolution of the GeoTIFF is 72 dpi (generally, this is a low resolution, however, since the actual map size is very large, this resolution is considered relatively high). This data is georeferenced to Geographic (lat-long) WGS84 and is unprojected.

Creator: 
National Geospatial-Intelligence agency (NGA)
Date of creation: 
2001
Temporal extent: 
2001
Publisher: 
Land Information Worldwide Mapping, LLC
Edition: 
2001
Scale: 
Scale 1:500,000
Datum: 
WGS84
Data type: 
Require permission to use?: 
None
Require acknowledgement to use?: 
Citation
Cost for use: 
None
Medium: 
web
Subjects: 
TOPOGRAPHY
Geography: 
WORLD (INCLUSIVE)
Restrictions: 
FACULTY STAFF STUDENTS
Open data: 
Not Open
Downloads: 

Der Grosse Ploetz Atlas zur Weltgeschichte

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Creator: 
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht GmbH & Co.
Date of creation: 
2009
Temporal extent: 
2009
Publisher: 
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht GmbH & Co.
Place of publication: 
KG, G\öttingen
Data type: 
Require permission to use?: 
Verbal
Require acknowledgement to use?: 
Citation
Cost for use: 
None
Medium: 
DVD[387]
Subjects: 
HISTORICAL
Geography: 
WORLD (INCLUSIVE)
Restrictions: 
FACULTY STAFF STUDENTS
Open data: 
Not Open