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GIS Resources at Ball State University Libraries: Accessing Data

List of GIS Resources including data, software, training and news.

Accessing GIS Data on LIBGIS

Ball State faculty, staff and students can access hundreds of local, national and global GIS datasets on the LIBGIS server.

The collection includes GIS data from local county GIS departments, including Delaware, Henry, Madison and Marion County, selected State GIS layers and national and global data including United States Census and American Community Survey datasets. 

Indiana GIS Data Resources

• IndianaMap

The the largest publicly available collection of Indiana Geographic Information System (GIS) data. 

 Indiana Spatial Data Portal

The Indiana Spatial Data Portal (ISDP) provides access to more than 30 terabytes of Indiana geospatial data. Most datasets are available to the public for download and have no use restrictions. Available statewide datasets include aerial photos, topographic maps, LiDAR and elevation data, and Sanborn historic maps. In addition, the ISDP hosts several local datasets for Allen, Bartholomew, Boone, Dearborn, Gibson, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Monroe, Morgan, Posey, Shelby and Wayne Counties..  

Indiana Department of Health Open Data Portal

The Public Health Geographics Program develops and maintains various types of geographic datasets (GIS layers) and provides access through web applications including directories for Health StatisticsHealth Resources, and Health Designations.



National Data Resources

International Data Resources

Subject Specific GIS Data Resources

Energy Data




Health Data