Geospatial data are explicitly defined across geographic space. Coordinates define where they belong.
ASU Geo-Data Directory
ASU Library holds thousands of geospatial data layers, pertaining primarily to the metro Phoenix, greater Arizona, and American Southwest regions.
ASU affiliates: choose from the following sets of instructions to access the file directory.
Metro Phoenix Local Government Portals
Local municipal governments are increasingly making their data assets open and freely available. Here are some of the municipalities advancing the open data movement here in Phoenix.
Metro Phoenix LiDAR Data
LiDAR and LiDAR-derived data initially acquired in 2014 through the USGS 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). Data were pre-released to ASU for public consumption in 2017.
The AZGEO Clearinghouse is an initiative of the Arizona Geographic Information Council (AGIC) maintained and hosted by the Arizona State Land Department.
Data on AZGEO are contributed by a variety of Arizona state public agencies. A (free) registration is required to access these data.
Other Outside Sources
Multiple other sources of geospatial data are available through various organizations. They’re listed here by the geographic extent to which they correspond.