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Arizona Digital Sanborn Maps

Detailed maps of Arizona cities and towns, providing information such as building outlines, construction materials, heights, street widths, building use dates range from 1886-1958.

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.

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.

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.


ImportGenius tracks the international shipping activities of importers and exporters around the world to give you an unprecedented understanding of the import-export business. Our global trade data platform can help you identify suppliers, connect with new customers, and learn about your competitors' supply chains. Data for the US, Latin America, and India.

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.

IWA (International Water Association) Online Journals

Full-text access to journals published by the International Water Association including: Journal of Water and Health, Water Policy, Water Science & Technology, Water Science & Technology: Water Supply, Journal of Water Supply: Research & Technology - AQUA, Journal of Hydroinformatics.

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

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.

ProQuest Statistical Insight

ProQuest Statistical Insight (formerly LexisNexis Statistical Universe) is a comprehensive source for federal statistics. Also indexes and provides abstracts to US (ASI), state and local governments (SRI), and privately published and international and intergovernmental statistical sources (IIS) from 1973-present.

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.


Access statistical data from market and opinion research institutions, as well as from business organizations and government, categorized into 21 market sectors.