March 02, 2006

Free DOQQs for a "finski"? Check out these awesome GIS data finds and save yourself $25K or more

I couldn't help this one.. apparently the geocommunity (datadepot / thinkburst / qlinks (or whatever the he#$%$# the place is now called ;0)  has "DOQs DOQs DOQs"... at a mere $495 per State... nice deal getting these freely available data for a "FINski".... Want to save yourself some $25,000??? Simple to do - check out these free GIS data resources from State clearinghouse sites (most of which contain freely downloadable DOQS, DRGs and more). See the following useful resources for some valuable leads:
Guide to USGS Orthoimagery and DOQQs - http://www.gisuser.com/content/view/4890/28/
FGDC Suggested State Clearinghouse Websites - http://www.gisuser.com/content/view/4588/28/
Data Directory (100's of pointers to free State data resources) - http://www.gisuser.com/content/section/10/41/
Finally, I can't say this one enough... check out the USDA Geospatial gateway (Free DRG, DOQs, DEMs, and more!) A detailed description is offered up here at http://www.gisuser.com/content/view/1267/53/ or simply jump directly to http://datagateway.nrcs.usda.gov/ and start downloading data.
Bookmark these resources and save yourself some of your hard earned cash!

1 comment:

Eduardo Manchón said...

Hi Glenn,

Sorry for posting here, but I didn't find your e-mail. I just wanted to tell you about a project we just launched few months ago, Panoramio.com, where you can upload and easily geolocate your photos over Google Maps with just one click.

http://www.panoramio.com

People already uploaded more then 13.000 photos. You also can see them through Panoramio's feed for Google Earth:

http://www.panoramio.com/panoramio.kml

Hope you like it,

Cheers,

Eduardo Manchón