GIS & Geospatial Data

We designed this guide to help you use geographic information and geospatial data in your research.

What is GIS?

Spatial Data Explorer

UA Campus Maps

EVGeoCloud - Mexico

PAG Imagery & Lidar

SanBorn Maps

Social Explorer

Scanned Arizona Topos

    Welcome to the University of Arizona GIS guide!

    This guide provides a centralized link to data and resources available to University of Arizona faculty, staff, and students, as well as for the public. If you have any questions or special request for data, help with your GIS, or maps please use the contact links for library personnel on the left side of the page.


    12 New Collections added to the Spatial Data Repository


    Screenshot of some of the new NPN Data

    Twelve new collections from the National Phenology Network that contain over 1000 individual raster datasets have been added to the Spatial Data Repository and are now available through the Spatial Data Explorer. These include datasets depicting the daily temperature accumulations for each day of the year averaged over 30 years, leaf indicies, and first bloom and first leaf out days for lilacs and Arnold Red and Zabelii Honeysuckle for each year for 35 years.

    Regional Energy Opportunity Analysis Datasets added to the Spatial Data Repository


    Screenshot of new REOA layers

    Two datasets created as part of the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension 2014 Regional Energy Opportunity Analysis have been added to the Spatial Data Repository, and are available here through the Spatial Data Explorer:

    More information about the REOA can be found here:

    Spatial Data Explorer Receives an Update


    Screenshot of new Spatial Data Explorer page

    The Libraries Spatial Data Explorer has received a user interface and functionality update. Changes include improvements in design, search toggling, and handling of collection names, as well as the addition of several new repositories at other institutions including Columbia University and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Take a look!