GIS DATA SOURCES

Major advancements in geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing techniques since 1989 have enabled a more comprehensive overview. Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) ArcGIS 9.3 was the software utilized to display and analyze data and to design maps. Primary data sources for this document include the following: Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center (AGRC), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR), the United States Geological Survey (USGS) National Map Seamless Server, the United States

Department of Agriculture (USDA) Geospatial Data Gateway, Prism Climate Data, Daymet Climate Data, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) STATSGO2 soil database, Federal Wildland Fire Occurrence Dataset, and USGS LANDFIRE (Landscape Fire and Resource Management Planning Tools Project). Each map provided within the document is accompanied with the relevant data sources.

LAND OWNERSHIP OF UTAH

Land Ownership Data:

Utah Trust Lands (SITLA) –
ftp://lands-ftp.state.ut.us/pub/gisdata.htm
Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center –
http://gis.utah.gov/sgid

National Forests Data:

Ashley National Forest –
http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/ashley/maps/gis/index.shtml
Dixie National Forest –
http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/dixie/maps/gis/data_index.html
Fishlake National Forest –
http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/fishlake/maps/gis/gis_index.htm
Manti-La Sal National Forest –
http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/mantilasal/publications/downloads/index.html
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest –
http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/uwc/maps/wcnf/gis/index.shtml

BLM Resource Management Areas Data:

Utah BLM On-line Data –
http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/prog/more/geographic_information/gis_data_and_maps.html

Special Management Areas Data:

Utah BLM On-line Data –
http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/prog/more/geographic_information/gis_data_and_maps.html
Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center –
http://gis.utah.gov/sgid

PHYSIOGRAPHY OF UTAH

Elevation Data:


USGS National Elevation Dataset –
http://seamless.usgs.gov/index.php

Physiographic Ecoregions Data:

United States Environmental Protection Agency Omernik Ecoregions of Utah –
http://www.epa.gov/wed/pages/ecoregions/ut_eco.htm

WATERSHED BASINS OF UTAH

Hydrologic Watershed Boundaries Data:

USGS NRCS Geospatial Data Gateway –
http://datagateway.nrcs.usda.gov/

Surface Water Data:

Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center –
http://gis.utah.gov/sgid

CLIMATE OF UTAH

Climate Divisions Data:

NOAA National Climatic Data Center –
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/surfaceinventories.html

Temperature and Precipitation Data:

PRISM Group Climate Data –
http://www.prism.oregonstate.edu/
Daymet Climate Data –
http://www.daymet.org/

SOILS OF UTAH


Soil Data:

USDA NRCS STATSGO2 Soil Data Mart -
http://soildatamart.nrcs.usda.gov/USDGSM.aspx
USGS NRCS Geospatial Data Gateway –
http://datagateway.nrcs.usda.gov/

VEGETATION OF UTAH


SWReGAP Vegetation Data:

Utah State University Remote Sensing/GIS Laboratory –
http://www.gis.usu.edu/current_proj/swregap_landcover.html

STATUS OF UTAH RANGELANDS


Livestock Grazing Trends Data:

Utah BLM On-line Data –
http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/prog/more/geographic_information/gis_data_and_maps.html
National Agricultural Statistics Service –
http://www.nass.usda.gov/Data_and_Statistics/index.asp

Fire Occurrence and Fire Return Interval Data:

Wildfire: Wildland Fire Information –
http://wildfire.cr.usgs.gov/firehistory/data.html
USGS National LANDFIRE Dataset –
http://landfire.cr.usgs.gov/
Utah BLM On-line Data –
http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/prog/more/geographic_information/gis_data_and_maps.html

Wildlife Management Units and Wildlife Habitat Data:


Utah Division of Wildlife –
http://dwrcdc.nr.utah.gov/ucdc/DownloadGIS/disclaim.htm

Recreation Data:

Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center –
http://gis.utah.gov/sgid
USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) –
http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/

Energy Resources Data:

Utah Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining –
http://oilgas.ogm.utah.gov/
Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center –
http://gis.utah.gov/sgid

Urbanization Data:

United States Census Bureau –
http://www.census.gov/