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Arizona Geospatial Data and Maps

The Arizona Geospatial Data and Maps is the successor to the Arizona Electronic Atlas. Provides geospatial data to download from 1870-2001 and simple prepared maps you can view, save, or print.


BizMiner produces the most granular industry statistical reports in the market. The database provides industry financial analysis benchmarks for over 5,000 lines of business and industry market trends on thousands more. Our market analysis reports are available at the national and local levels down to the zip code.

Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA)

Find and download full-text corpus data of American English taken from spoken (transcripts), fiction, popular magazines, newspapers, and academic texts from 1990.

Complete data sets may be downloaded from the link below.

CQ Voting and Elections Collections

Find historical and modern voting data, analyses of campaigns and voting behavior, explanations of electoral process and reforms, and census and district demographics.


dataZoa gives you instant free access to over 200 million data series on a wide array of topics: Economics, banking, finance, Population/Demographics/Well-being, Environment, Agriculture, Energy and more. You can grab data such as home prices by region, employment and occupational data, wage rates by city, education and poverty measures, health and disease metrics and spending, traffic through U.S. ports, company 10-Ks and more, and delivers historical time series data in a standardized format right into your personal account.

Encyclopedia of Social Measurement

The encyclopedia covers both qualitative and quantitative approaches to social science and social measurement. It is illustrated with tables and figures of actual data sets.

ESRI Business Analyst Online

Business Analyst Online is a Web-based solution that applies GIS technology to extensive demographic, consumer spending, and business data to deliver on-demand analysis, presentation-ready reports, and maps. Select from a wide variety of existing reports or create custom reports to meet your marketing needs.

Euromonitor's Passport GMID

Passport is a global market research database providing statistics, analysis, reports, surveys and breaking news on industries, countries and consumers worldwide. Detailed analysis of consumer and industrial markets around the world across 781 cities, 210 countries, and 27 industries with historic data from 1997 and forecasts through 2020. Passport data is completely cross-country comparable.

EVGeoCloud LandScan 2013

Visualize population data using sub-national census reports, satellite imagery, and local knowledge. The population data is gridded at 30 arc seconds (~1 sq. km) in a GIS raster format.

EVGeoCloud Mexico 1:50,000 Scale Vector Data

Access geospatial data for the Mexican states of Baja California Norte, Sonora, and Chihuahua. You can view and extract 85 map layers as shapefiles.

Historical Statistics of the United States (Millennial edition)

Find statistics on virtually every quantifiable dimension of American history from 1790 to the present. Topics range from migration and health to crime and labor, and are each placed in historical context by a recognized expert in the field.

ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) Data Archive

Find and download data sets and documentation in sociology, political science, education, economics, and other areas. Users may search for data, but will need to create an account to download data.

Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard's Cluster Mapping Project

The Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard’s ‘Cluster Mapping Project’ and the ‘International Cluster Competitiveness Project’ examines the effects of location and performance of industries here in the United States and abroad.

Linguistic Data Consortium Corpora

Find supporting materials for language-related education, research, and technology development by creating and sharing language resources including lexicons, speech files, transcripts, and other text files from 1999 to present.

PAG Orthophotography and LiDAR Imagery Data 1998-2011

Provides access to orthophotography data from 1998-2011 and LiDAR data from 2005-2011 for Pima County by the Pima Association of Governments. The orthophotography data is provided as zipped .tif and .tfw files and the LiDAR data as .las files. Requires GIS software to view and analyze the data. Data was purchased in collaboration with the Schools of Geography and Development and the School of Natural Resources and the Environment. Questions? Contact Chris Kollen at

Polling the Nations

Find public opinion polls from 1986-present.

ProQuest Sanborn Maps Geo Edition

Sanborn Fire Insurance maps with GIS information that enables users to locate data by address or geographic coordinates. It also allows users to layer maps from different years on top of each other and over modern street, satellite, and hybrid layers using an integrated map API or by importing into GIS tools. Covers: Baltimore, Maryland; Boston, Massachusetts; Charlotte, North Carolina; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; Los Angeles, California; Miami, Florida; New York, New York; Newark, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Richmond, Virginia; Seattle, Washington. Time frame varies by the city.

Reference USA

ReferenceUSA can help users create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds, and locate people. This database has access to more than 20 million businesses, 222 million consumers, U.S. new businesses, and U.S. new homeowners.

Sage Stats

Find over 200,000 datasets about U.S. geographies from over 200 authoritative sources harmonized into consistently formatted statistical data series.

Social Explorer

Provides easy access to current and historical census data and demographic information for the United States. You can create thematic maps, interactive maps, and customized reports. Also includes data from the U.S. Census' American Community Survey and 1980-2000 Religious Congregations and Membership Study. Maps and reports can be printed or downloaded.

Spatial Data Explorer

Access spatial data previously available through the Arizona Geospatial Data and Maps, Campus Repository, Arizona Regional Image Archive, and other campus sources. Discover data through the map-based interface, preview data and metadata, download data as shapefiles or image files, and share data with others. There is some basic GIS functionality available, but for anything more complex you will need GIS software.

United Nations Common Database (UNCDB)

Find statistics collected by the United Nations on a variety of topics, including agriculture, crime, education, employment, environment, and health.

World Development Indicators Online (WDI)

It contains statistical data for over 800 development indicators and time series data from 1960-2007 for 227 economies.