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Data Resources

MARIS - Mississippi Automate Resource Information System

Provides access to Mississippi's statewide geographic information systems. 

US Geological Survey

Free topographic maps and aerial photos.

US Census Bureau - TIGER

TIGER products are spatial extracts from the Census Bureau's MAF/TIGER database, containing features such as roads, railroads, rivers, as well as legal and statistical geographic areas. The Census Bureau offers several file types and an online mapping application. 


Free, simple, effective spatial data.

US Address Geocoder

Find latitude and longitude coordinates for street addresses. 

NASA Ocean Color Web


Tropical Rain Forest Information Center (TRFIC)

Federal Geographic Data Committee

Federation of American Scientists (FAS) Intelligence Resource Program: Image Intelligence

GIS Data Depot

Global Land Cover Facility Homepage (Univ. of Maryland)

Subject Guide