Land Use/Land Cover Datasets
National Land Cover Database (NLCD)
The NLCD is a product of the Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics Consortium (MRLC). Download land cover, tree canopy and urban imperviousness image files.
The National Map Seamless Server
Free downloads of transportation, boundaries, hydrography, land cover and elevation data. Also has orthoimagery and Landsat imagery.
USGS Earth Explorer
1:250,000 and 1:100,000 Scale Land Use Land Cover (LULC) datasets are available for download.
USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Data Center
Access to aerial photographs, digital elevation models, digital raster graphics, satellite imagery, and land cover data.
National Wetlands Inventory Center
Contains data about the characteristics, extent and status of the Nation's wetlands and deep water habitats. This site is produced by the Department of Fish and Wildlife; a division of the Department of the Interior.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Geospatial Services
Includes the popular National Wetlands Inventory, the Critical Habitat Portal, and other information from Fish and Wildlife Service GIS data sources.
USGS National Water Quality Assessment Data Warehouse
Contains chemical, biological, and physical water quality data from 51 USGS study units across the U.S.
USGS Water Data for the Nation
Includes an interactive search tool to create tabular data regarding water conditions, including surface water, ground water, and water quality.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Website of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Download flood maps and Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRM) for a fee. If you are looking for the Kansas or Missouri data, please contact (firstname.lastname@example.org). Online viewers are available. Kansas data is available for viewing through the Kansas Department of Agriculture. Beware, maps are slow to load.