The ASU GIS Data Repository contains over 32,000 geospatial data files, available to current ASU students, faculty and staff. You must add the repository address as a DRIVE on your computer before you can view or use the data.
Accessing the ASU GIS Data Repository using Windows:
- Open Windows Explorer by double-clicking on the My Computer icon, or
- Right click on the Start menu and choose "computer" from the list on the right side of the pop up menu
- Do not use a web browser (like IE or Firefox or Chrome)
- In Windows Explorer, from the Tools menu, choose “Map Network Drive”
- In the Drive window, choose an available letter - S is a common choice
- Copy and paste this address into the Folder window: \\itfs1.asu.edu\gisshare1$\spatial_data
- Make sure the "Reconnect at logon" box is checked
- Click on the “Connect using a different user name" option. In the new window that opens, type your ASU ID and password. For example, the standard ASU ID is something like 'asuad\jdoe3'.
- If you are having trouble connecting, try changing your password. To do that, go to http://www.asu.edu/changepassword
Accessing the ASU GIS Data Repository from a Mac:
- Open Finder
- Use Command K to open the Connect to Server dialog box
- Enter this server address in the box:cifs://itfs1.asu.edu/gisshare1$/spatial_data
- Click the connect button
- In the next dialog box, enter your ASURITE ID and password, and click the registered user option
- You should now see the GIS data folders in the repository
If you are working from off campus (e.g., from home):
NOTE: you must uninstall the older VPN software first. The older version was called CheckPoint Secure Remote. The SSLVPN will not work until the CheckPoint software has been removed.
- Download Cisco SSLVPN VPN software: UTO .
- Be sure to read and follow the instructions on this page
- Use the Control Panel, Add and Remove Software screen to locate the CheckPoint Secure Remote software and uninstall it
- After confirming the CheckPoint SecuRemote VPN software is not installed (or after you have uninstalled it), you can install the ASU SSLVPN
- Go to https://sslvpn.asu.edu (you will have to enter your ASURITE ID and password to get in)
- Once the web page loads the software should start to download automatically
- You may be required to reboot your computer to complete the SSLVPN installation
- Once the SSLVPN has been installed you will find it on your PC by clicking "start' then 'Programs' then 'Cisco'
- Note that the SSLVPN does not start automatically when your computer starts, you have to open it and login
- You will need to use your ASURITE ID and password just as you did with the old CheckPoint Secure Remote software
- Once connected via the SSLVPN, you can connect to ASU resources just as if you were on campus
- Finally, if your connection is still not working please call 965-6500 and report the problem to UTO.
The ASU GIS Data Repository contains a diversity of data for Arizona, including:
- Administrative Boundaries such as city, county, school district, legislative districts, etc.
- Generalized Census data for ethnicity, education, age, and income
- Cultural features such as parks, hospitals, airports and more
- Elevation data – both 10M and 30M elevation for the state
- Historic Landuse for Maricopa County – generalized
- Hydrology including drainage, lakes, watershed boundaries and more
- Aerial photography – DOQQs and Kenney Aerials
- Indices for Township/Range/Section, 24K, 150K and 250K USGS quads
- Digital Raster Graphics (scanned topo maps)
- Transportation including geocodable roads
- Current and historic Parcel Data for Maricopa and other Arizona Counties
For more information or help, please contact Mary Whelan .