Geospatial data

Geospatial data are explicitly defined across geographic space. Coordinates define where they belong.

Arizona Government Portals

Governments at the municipal-, county-, and state-level are increasingly making their data open and freely available. Here are some of the government agencies working to advance the open data movement across Arizona.

Arizona Geographic Information Council (AGIC)AZGEO Clearinghouse

The Arizona Geographic Information Council (AGIC) has taken initiative to make accessible many datasets produced by Arizona's state-level public agencies via its AZGEO platforms.

LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging)

LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is a remote sensing method that involves shooting pulses of light to determine ranges (distances) of objects. Raw LiDAR data come in the form of dense point clouds. Derived LiDAR products include a wide range of three-dimensional data outputs, including digital surface, terrain, and other structural models.

Planet Imagery DataPlanet Labs Inc logo.

Planet Labs Inc. has chosen ASU as its first institutional data partner for higher education. Planet's Dove and RapidEye sensors collect imagery at 3-5 meter spatial resolution at daily temporal resolution.

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.

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.