Data - Geospatial (GIS) Resources

Geocoding Tools

BatchGeo

Free online tool to assist with geocoding addresses.

 

Geocoding (University of Southern California GIS Research Laboratory)

"Convert postal addresses into geographic coordinates using a state-of-the-art research geocoding platform." Free of charge in allotments of 2500, just cite them in your work.

 

GPS Visualizer

Free tool to geocode addresses to GPS coordinates.  Can export as a Google Earth KML/KMZ format.

 

Miscellaneous

ShapeEscape

Converts shapefiles for use in Google Fusion Tables.  Free.

Cartographic Boundary Files (US Census)

Pre-2010 Census Cartographic Boundary files for Census, political and socioeconomic boundaries available for download.