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Virtual Clearinghouse for Nevada Geographic Information


This Web site provides links to organizations that provide geographic information, including geographic information system (GIS) coverages.

At its meeting in January 1998 the State Mapping Advisory Committee agreed to establish this Web site as a beginning for a clearinghouse for geographic information. The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology volunteered to manage the Web site.

We encourage organizations interested in mapping and geographic information in Nevada to link to this Web site and to provide us with links to appropriate sites. Please send information to Jennifer Vlcan at (

In many cases the type of information that is provided is obvious in the title (for example, we can expect that Clark County produces GIS coverages of Clark County). Nonetheless, if you would like to supply a brief paragraph explaining what your organization is, what types of products you have available, whether you meet FGDC standards for metadata and GIS coverages, and who the key contacts are for geographic information in your organization, we will add this information to the Web site.

For more information about the Virtual Clearinghouse, please contact:

Jennifer Vlcan
Executive Secretary, State Mapping Advisory Committee
Manager, NBMG Cartography & GIS group
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
University of Nevada, Reno/MS 178
Reno, NV 89557-0088 telephone: 775-682-8759
fax: 775-784-1709



State Mapping Advisory Committee

National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP)

Nevada Geographic Names Board

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology

W.M. Keck Earth Sciences and Mining Research Information Center

Nevada State Geographic Society

Metadata Explorer - University of Nevada, Reno

USGS NSDI Metadata Clearinghouse

State of Nevada

GIS at the Nevada Natural Heritage Forum
Nevada Legislative Council Bureau, District Information
Nevada Department of Transportation
Nevada Division of State Lands - Maps and GIS Resources page

Department of Museums, Library and Arts

City of Henderson

Clark County

Clark County Geographic Information Systems Management Office
Clark County Assessor's Office

City of Las Vegas

GIS Maps

City of Reno

City of Reno GIS Mapping

Las Vegas Valley Water District

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

UNLV Department of Geoscience

University of Nevada, Reno

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy
UNR Biological Resources Research Center
UNR Geography Department
UNR Geological Sciences Department
UNR Seismological Laboratory
UNR DeLaMare Library
Mary B. Ansari Map Library
W.M. Keck Earth Sciences and Mining Research Information Center

Utah State University

Intermountain Region Digital Image Archive Center (IRDIAC), Imagery of the Great Basin and Intermountain area plus software utilities.

Washoe County GIS

Nevada Geographic Information Society

U.S. Geological Survey

USGS Geodata Web Site
USGS Digital Raster Graphic Maps of Nevada (30x60 minute)
USGS National Map
Quaternary Fault and Fold Database of the United States
USGS Flagstaff Field Center
USGS Water Resources Division - Nevada District Office
USGS National Mapping Information
USGS Global Land Information System
EROS Data Center
U.S. Board on Geographic Names
Geographic Names Information System
National Geologic Map and Geologic Name Database
National Elevation Database (NED)
National Hydrography Dataset
National Atlas Digital Maps
National Land Cover Characterization Program
Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics (MRLC)
GIS Data for Water Resources
USGS Mineral Resources On-Line Spatial Data
Seamless Data Distribution Center
The SAGEMAP Project Data Center

Federal Geographic Data Committee

National Imagery and Mapping Agency

U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Resources Conservation Service

USDA Geospatial Data Gateway
NRCS Soil Data Mart

U.S. Department of Energy

DOE Yucca Mountain Project
GeoPowering the West

U.S. Department of Defense, Nellis Air Force Base

U.S. Bureau of Land Management

Nevada GIS data

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

EPA Enviromapper
Southwest Regional Gap Analysis Project: The Nevada Ecoregional Component Overview
Data browser for the Nevada component of the Southwest Regional GAP Analysis Project (SW ReGAP)

U.S. Forest Service

ESRI Online Data Site

Census 2000 TIGER Line Data - Blocks, Tracts, Roads, Hydro, Etc.


National Geographic Map Machine

The Climatic Source, LLC

GIS Data Depot

MAPSTATS   (FedStats)

HUD - Map your community

CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention GIS and Public Health