Geospatial Data

Big Ten Academic Alliance Geoportal

Description

The Big Ten Academic Alliance Geoportal provides discoverability and facilitates access to geospatial resources. The resources in the portal are selected and curated by librarians and geospatial specialists at ten research institutions in the Big Ten Academic AllianceThis geoportal connects users to digital geospatial resources, including GIS datasets, web services, and digitized historical maps from multiple data clearinghouses and library catalogs. Scanned maps from the University of Michigan’s Clark Library are searchable in the Geoportal.The interface offers both text and place based search options, and item pages display descriptive metadata records along with external links to download, view, or read more about the resources. This site is solely an aggregator and does not host any data.

Type
Database
Map(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/43162
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Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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Istanbul Urban Layers

Alternative Titles
Istanbul Urban Database
Description

"Istanbul Urban Database is an accessible, interactive mapping platform for historians, architects, city planners and other researchers to examine and contribute to the collective memory of Istanbul. This project is a sustainable platform that blends a wide range of historical data, and is the most comprehensive online archive of Istanbul’s urban history.

The project is an ongoing digital humanities project developed by Nil Tuzcu, a researcher at MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning, and Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative. The project is being developed in collaboration with Professor Sibel Bozdogan, Gul Nese Dogusan Alexander, and Marysol Rivas Brito.

The platform presents a series of historical maps, aerial imagery, historical photos, geographical features like historical transportation routes, as well as many points of interest such as the historical beaches of Istanbul. Users can selectively examine historical maps or superimpose multiple maps with adjustable transparency values, and overlay georeferenced features to the base maps. The project also provides a tool for side-by-side comparison of two maps from different times, allowing users to examine in detail the changes took place over time. The Istanbul Urban Database can be used on its own or be integrated into other projects. This is a unique approach to history research: focusing not only on the examination of archives but also supporting seamless integration with ongoing historical research. An API is currently being developed for serving and exporting different layers, so that the database can serve an even wider range of interests and purposes.

Istanbul Urban Database currently has 8 categories: base maps, transportation, photos, major roads, spaces of everyday life, housing, master plans, and growth: Base maps include aerial photos, Jacques Pervititch insurance maps which were drawn between 1921 and 1946, and several Ottoman era maps provided by the Harvard Map Collection.

The transportation layer currently hosts 1922 city transportation layers: ferry lines, train lines and tramway lines. Major roads are presented as a different category because of their impact on city growth. Both transportation and major roads layers were studied and drawn by Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative researchers.

The master plans layer presents the archive of Henri Prost, a renowned French architect and urban planner, who was invited to Istanbul by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk to develop the city’s master plan. Although Prost stayed briefly in Turkey from 1936 to 1951, his master plans had a long term impact on city’s redevelopment.

The spaces of everyday life category includes beaches, casinos, movie theaters and patisseries that reflect the modernization of Istanbul in the mid-century. This category also presents spaces that no longer exists."

Type
Database
Images
Map(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/42772
Access
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U-M Sustainability Experts Database

Type
Database
Directory
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/42445
Access
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Digital Projects Studio

The University of Michigan Libraries – Digital Project Studio offers support for a wide range of visualization related activities and projects. We provide resources, consulting, instruction and support for small and large projects. We are located on the third floor of the Shapiro Undergraduate Library (3169).

We can offer guidance for static, dynamic, and interactive visualizations depending on the needs of your research and the audience it is intended for. We can also help with finding and manipulating diverse types of data as well as brainstorming and scoping projects. The library also provides a variety of additional services to support visualization activities on North and Central Campus and the Medical Campus. More information about the breadth of services available can be found here.

We have students and librarians available to help with visualization and related digital projects. We have office hours mid-day friday. You can reserve an appointment on our calendar. You can also contact the visualization librarian directly by e-mail for additional assistance or help outside of these hours.

We have a blog that serves as a space to share tutorials and troubleshooting for various approaches to digital data visualization. It is also meant to provide unique ideas for data utilization for researchers in a variety of fields. Our team members use existing data sets from various projects around the world to extend their use and/or test the possibilities of particular software to collect and manipulate data. The blog posts narrate the journeys of our researchers through these technologies, their possibilities and challenges.

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Last modified: 02/10/2017

China Geo-Explorer II

Alternative Titles
China Geo-Explorer
Description

It provide China's demographic and economic data, maps, charts and reports in web-based delivery system. Government Statistics in provincial, city, and county level, Population Census, Economic Census (1995, 2001, 2004), Industrial Census (1995), Geographic and Environmental data are available. Available in both English and Chinese. Created and managed by the U of Michigan China Data Center. UM user only. 2010 census data will be updated in the end of 2013. 

Type
Database
Map(s)
Numeric Data
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30579
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Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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ClarkData Geospatial Data Server

The ClarkData Geospatial Data Server (ClarkData) provides geospatial data to the University of Michigan campus. Most publicly available data is not replicated on this server. The server contains data licensed for use by UM users, including current ESRI Data and Maps (10.1) and Landscan data (2000 to 2015).
 
You can access the read-only ClarkData space from most networked computers on campus, for example Clark lab computers, SITES computers, CAEN computers, faculty and staff computers, etc.. If you are on wireless or are off campus, you can do this only if you are using the VPN.
 
Step by step instructions for connecting to ClarkData are available at this "Connecting to the ClarkData fileserver" document, which requires UM affiliation to be viewed.
 
For more information, please email clarklibrary@umich.edu .
 
The most current versions of the street network dataset and address locators for the United States are at ESRI > Data_and_Maps_for_ArcGIS_10_1 > streetmap_na > data . If you have the space, performance of network analysis and geocoding will be better if you copy the data from the fileserver rather than just connecting to it.
 
 
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Last modified: 03/22/2017

Landscan

Description

The LandScan Global Population Databases, developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, represent resolution global population distribution databases available. This is a geographically based, population distribution model.

LandScan is a global population database that shows geographical distribution of population at one-kilometer resolution over an average 24 hour period.

The LandScan algorithm uses spatial data and imagery analysis technologies and the most up-to-date census data within an administrative boundary. Accurate administrative boundaries are an integral part of the LandScan population distribution modeling process. These population distribution models are tailored to match the data conditions and geographical nature of each individual country and region.

Most national censuses count populations by measuring where people sleep (or reside) rather than where they work or travel. LandScan integrates daytime movements and collective travel habits into a single measure to produce a better representation of where people are located during an average day.

With improvements added this year, high-resolution imagery sources were used extensively for validation to refine urban areas, land cover data, and thousands of smaller villages and populated places.

GIS users can access these data directly from GIS by clicking on the GIS Web Services Connection Information link at the top of the Landscan archive homepage.

Description adapted from http://www.eastview.com/online/landscan , which provides additional information

Type
Map(s)
Coverage
2000-2013
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29253
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Data Citation Index

Alternative Titles
DCI
Description

Designed to "connect the data to the research it informs," Data Citation Index captures all available metadata for the data repositories indexed.  Currently, 69 repositories and over 1.75 million records in the Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Arts & Humanities are indexed.  Includes citations to publications reporting research which utlitizes the data.

 

Type
Database
Numeric Data
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11817
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Data-Planet Statistical Datasets

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Data Sets
ProQuest Datasets
Datasets
Data Sets
formerly called LexisNexis Datasets
formerly called ProQuest Statistical Data Sets
ProQuest Statistical Datasets
Description

Provides access to statistical information produced by U.S. Federal agencies, private companies, and intergovernmental organizations. Create maps and reports from data you select from over 640 datasets.  Subjects include health, crime, population, finance, industry, and marketing.

Data is available for the world as a whole or for selected countries. Data for the U.S. are shown by state, often by county, sometimesby census tract and zip code. Time series data may go back several decades.

Data sources include the U.S. government, the World Bank, Dow Jones, Dun & Bradstreet, Mergent, and Standard & Poors.

The University Library has Datasets Basic Subscription, which does not include EASI Market Planner, IMF data or data from the U-M China Data Center.  U-M China Data Center is available from China Data Online.  IMF data in IMF eLibrary Dat

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Type
Map(s)
Statistics
Coverage
International, US, state and local statistics.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11441
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Social Explorer

Alternative Titles
SocialExplorer
Description

Social Explorer provides easy access to demographic information about the United States, from 1790 to present.  Create maps and reports based on decennial censuses of 1940 to 2010 and the American Community Survey.  Includes over 40 billion data elements and 335,000 variables.  Includes demographic and  economic data, religion, election and carbon emissions data.

Type
Map(s)
Statistics
Coverage
1790-present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10387
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Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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