James Madison University

GIS Data Sources


United States & North America


Image Data Archives

  • Reverb: http://reverb.echo.nasa.gov/reverb/
    • This site contains many types of data, including Aster, AVHRR, MODIS, Landsat, and radar data including archives of ASAR, ERS-1/2, JERS-1, and Radarsat data.
  • . USGS EarthExplorer: http://earthexplorer.cr.usgs.gov
    • This is the best and easiest place to find Landsat data.  The side also has other types of data, including AVHRR, EO-1, and SIR-C.
  • SPOT Catalog: http://spotcatalog.spotimage.com
    • This site allows you to search for SPOT and KOMPSAT-2 imagery.
  • GeoEye Geofuse: http://geofuse.geoeye.com/maps/
    • This site allows you to search for GeoEye-1, Ikonos, and OrbView-2 data.
  • DigitalGlobe Imagefinder: http://browse.digitalglobe.com/imagefinde
    • Allows you to search for QuickBird, WoldView-1, and WorldView-2 images.
  • USDA Geospatial Gateway: http://datagateway.nrcs.usda.gov/
    • Allows you to search and download NAIP imagery.  Note that in Virginia you should select the name of the county surrounding a city (e.g., Rockingham) rather than the name of the city itself (e.g., Harrisonburg).
  • MDA Price List: http://gs.mdacorporation.com/SatelliteData/SatelliteData.aspx
    • A pricelist for new acquisitions from multiple satellites, including many radar satellites and RapidEye.  To view the price list, click on the link for ‘Satellite Data’ and the click the link for the satellite that is of interest.


Finding Geospatial Data

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