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Columbia River National Scenic Area GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Data

    This page contains metadata, or data about data, for our spatial data sets. The data sets are organized by theme which are shown in the table of contents frame. For example, if you are interested in a data set that has to do with water, just click on the water link in the table of contents. Then click on the name of the data set of interest to view the data dictionary. Each data dictionary will explain geographic information about the data set, who the data steward is, how the data set was built, and other associated information. It will also describe the database tables that are associated with the data set. Please contact the data steward (if noted) if you have questions about the content of the data. Their phone number is included within the data dictionary. The export files are shapefiles or geodatabases that have been compressed with WinZip. Projection is a local Albers projection defined for the area of Oregon and Washington in Region 6 of the Forest Service, NAD 83, units are in meters.

    Mt Hood National Forest GIS (Geographic Information Systems) data

      Located twenty miles east of the city of Portland, Oregon and the northern Willamette River valley, the Mt. Hood National Forest extends south from the strikingly beautiful Columbia River Gorge across more than sixty miles of forested mountains, lakes and streams to Olallie Scenic Area, a high lake basin under the slopes of Mt. Jefferson. These data sets were made using ESRI© ArcGIS.

      Santa Fe National Forest GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Data

        The Santa Fe National Forest GIS data available for download includes Santa Fe National Forest Geospatial (GIS) Datasets, Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) Travel Aids - digital maps and data of the SFNF to upload to GPS units or Smart Phones, 7.5 Minute Topographic Maps (PDF and GeoTIFF) - US Forest Service topo maps only, USFS Geospatial Clearinghouse - includes GIS data of vegetation treatments, administrative boundaries, inventoried roadless areas, FSTopo datasets, USGS Map Locator and Downloader - download current and historic topo maps, Hardcopy Maps with information on how to purchase hard copy visitor, wilderness, or topographic maps.

        Soil Use - Hydric Soils database

          The Hydric Soils section presents the most current information about hydric soils. It updates information that was previously published in *Hydric Soils of the United States* and coordinates it with information that has been published in the *Federal Register*. It also includes the most recent set of field indicators of hydric soils. The database selection criteria are selected soil properties that are documented in Soil Taxonomy and were designed primarily to generate a list of potentially hydric soils from soil survey databases. Only criteria 1, 3, and 4 can be used in the field to determine hydric soils; however, proof of anaerobic conditions must also be obtained for criteria 1, 3, and 4 either through data or best professional judgment (from *Tech Note 1*). The primary purpose of these selection criteria is to generate a list of soil map unit components that are likely to meet the hydric soil definition.

          Water Resources of the United States

            Water is one of six science mission areas of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Water's mission is to collect and disseminate reliable, impartial, and timely information that is needed to understand the Nation's water resources. This database contains downloadable water-related spatial data files for exploration and analysis.

            Northern Region (Region 1) Geospatial Data

              The Northern Region (R1) of the U.S. Forest Service uses ArcGIS Online to share maps, data, and applications for use by other federal agencies, partners, and the public. This gallery displays some of the web map applications developed by the Region and our Forests.

              Rocky Mountain Region (Region 2) Geospatial Data

                Our geographic area of responsibility covers Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming. The datasets presented here are derived from the USFS Land Status Records System (LSRS) and the USFS infrastructure database (Infra), and other current projects of a region wide nature, then processed using ArcMap and Google™ Earth Pro.

                Southwestern Region (Region 3) Geospatial Data

                  The Southwestern Region is 20.6 million acres. There are six national forests in Arizona, five national forests and a national grassland in New Mexico, and one national grassland each in Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle.The region ranges in elevation from 1,600 feet above sea level and an annual rain fall of 8 inches in Arizona's lower Sonoran Desert to 13,171-foot high Wheeler Peak and over 35 inches of precipitation a year in northern New Mexico.

                  Pacific Southwest Region (Region 5) Geospatial Data

                    The Pacific Southwest Region has geospatial datasets available for download from this website. These datasets are zipped personal or file geodatabases created using ESRI ArcGis 10.0 software. Additional descriptive information as well as data steward contact information, for each geodatabase, can be found under the metadata link.