Links to Useful and Interesting GIS Data
Many of these sites provide links to even more data, interactive maps, and learning resources, and are designed for users of varying levels of GIS experience and ability. If you are looking for a particular type of data, or are unsure how to use any website containing GIS data and/or interactive maps, you are welcome to contact the GIS specialist for assistance.
Federal Gov't Data
Many of these sites provide links to even more data and resources, and are designed for varying levels of GIS experience.
Government Data Warehouse: http://catalog.data.gov/dataset
Forest Inventory: http://www.fia.fs.fed.us/tools-data/default.asp
Fish and Wildlife: http://www.fws.gov/gis/index.html
NOAA weather: http://radar.weather.gov/ridge/kmzgenerator.php
USGS hydrography: http://nhd.usgs.gov/data.html
USDA environmental and natural resources: http://nhd.usgs.gov/data.html
EPA monitored sites: http://www.epa.gov/enviro/geospatial-data-download-service Enforcement and Compliance: http://echo.epa.gov/?redirect=echo
Census TIGER files: http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/tiger.html Data Ferrett: http://dataferrett.census.gov/
National Pipeline Data: https://www.npms.phmsa.dot.gov/default.aspx
Public Land Survey: http://www.geocommunicator.gov/blmMap/MapLSIS.jsp
National Historical GIS: https://www.nhgis.org/research/related-sites
Wisconsin Statewide Data
WIDNR FTP: ftp://dnrftp01.wi.gov/../
DATCP FTP: ftp://ftp.datcp.state.wi.us/GIS/
WI State Cartographer's Office: http://www.sco.wisc.edu/
Runoff Risk Advisory Forecast, from Wisconsin Manure Management Advisory System: http://www.manureadvisorysystem.wi.gov/app/runoffrisk
Interactive 590 Restriction Maps (includes SWQMA info): https://datcpgis.wi.gov/590/default.htm
General GIS Data, Interactive Maps, and Support
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To securely manage and disseminate data as maps, webpages, interactive maps, and reports that exemplify the political, cultural and natural resources within the Bad River Reservation.
- To establish working relationship with each department and program of the Bad River Band
- To create a self-sustaining Mapping and GIS Program.
- To support outreach to all communities of the Bad River Reservation through map and data sharing in printed and online maps.
- To provide formal and informal training on GIS, mapping, and GPS technology to staff
- To develop and maintain standards for data-sharing and documenting data used in maps and collected in the field.
- Spatial data analysis, GIS training & assistance
- GPS training & assistance
- Custom map creation-both interactive ("webmaps") and static (printed) maps
- Large map plotter printing (costs apply)
- Tribe’s critical infrastructure (e.g., roads, sewers, pipelines, electric lines, housing/structure locations)
- Natural resources (e.g., wells, streams, wildlife locations, forest harvests, land use/land cover, designations of resources)
- Lease sites (e.g., locations of past and present lease boundaries, monuments for legal descriptions, maps for NEPA review of leases)
- Land ownership (e.g., historic allotments, fractionated interests, current owners, land purchases, plat maps)
- Tribal historic preservation (e.g., cemeteries, burials, historic roads and structures, historic plat maps)
- Governmental boundaries(e.g. Reservation boundary, watershed boundaries, PLSS boundaries)