Finding GIS Data


Finding GIS Data

At UIC, learn how to find GIS data using UIC Daley Library's Research Guides (Adobe PDF, 300 K). From Library home page > Research Guides > Search for DATA. Choose "Finding Data and Data Services" and "Geography and GIS". Contact our Map and Data Librarian Becky Lowery to learn more.

The Geospatial Onestop website hosts a variety of GIS data links.

ESRI hosts ArcGIS Online which contains some data that you can use as a basemap. Their "Community Basemaps" maps are available as a backdrop to your work.

For those researchers using data, read the following guidelines for filing a Memo of Understanding (MOU) at UIC.

Make sure you trust the source of your data. Metadata (data documentation) is the key to good data stewardship.


Contact us at:
Urban Data Visualization Lab
412 S Peoria Street, Room B-15 M/C 350
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 312-996-3860

Latitude (WGS 84): 41° 52' 33.85" N
Longitude (WGS 84): 87° 38' 59.05" W

image of urban graphics, such as model of neighborhood, drawing, etc.