Virtual Clearinghouse for Nevada Geographic Information


This Web site provides links to organizations that provide geographic information, including geographic information system (GIS) coverages.

At its meeting in January 1998 the State Mapping Advisory Committee agreed to establish this Web site as a beginning for a clearinghouse for geographic information. The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology volunteered to manage the Web site.

We encourage organizations interested in mapping and geographic information in Nevada to link to this Web site and to provide us with links to appropriate sites. Please send information to Jennifer Vlcan at (

In many cases the type of information that is provided is obvious in the title (for example, we can expect that Clark County produces GIS coverages of Clark County). Nonetheless, if you would like to supply a brief paragraph explaining what your organization is, what types of products you have available, whether you meet FGDC standards for metadata and GIS coverages, and who the key contacts are for geographic information in your organization, we will add this information to the Web site.

For more information about the Virtual Clearinghouse, please contact:

Jennifer Vlcan
Executive Secretary, State Mapping Advisory Committee
Manager, NBMG Cartography & GIS group
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
University of Nevada, Reno/MS 178
Reno, NV 89557-0088 telephone: 775-682-8759
fax: 775-784-1709



State Mapping Advisory Committee

National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP)

Nevada Geographic Names Board

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology

W.M. Keck Earth Sciences and Mining Research Information Center

Nevada State Geographic Society

USGS Geoscience Data Catalog

FGDC Geoplatform Portal

State of Nevada

GIS at the Nevada Natural Heritage Forum
Nevada Legislative Council Bureau, District Information
Nevada Department of Transportation
Nevada Division of State Lands - Maps and GIS Resources page

Department of Museums, Library and Arts

City of Henderson

Clark County

Clark County Geographic Information Systems Management Office
Clark County Assessor's Office

City of Las Vegas

City of Las Vegas Interactive Map

City of Reno

City of Reno GIS Mapping

Las Vegas Valley Water District

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

UNLV Department of Geoscience

University of Nevada, Reno

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy
UNR Geography Department
UNR Geological Sciences Department
UNR Seismological Laboratory
UNR DeLaMare Library
Mary B. Ansari Map Library
W.M. Keck Earth Sciences and Mining Research Information Center

Utah State University

Intermountain Region Digital Image Archive Center (IRDIAC), Imagery of the Great Basin and Intermountain area plus software utilities.

Washoe County GIS

Nevada Geographic Information Society

U.S. Geological Survey

USGS Geo Data Portal
USGS National Land Cover Database
USGS National Map
Quaternary Fault and Fold Database of the United States
USGS Flagstaff Field Center
USGS Water Resources Division - Nevada District Office
USGS National Mapping Information
USGS EarthExplorer
EROS Data Center
EROS Data Center Land Cover
U.S. Board on Geographic Names
Geographic Names Information System
National Geologic Map and Geologic Name Database
National Elevation Dataset (NED)
National Hydrography Dataset
The USGS Land Cover Institute
Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics (MRLC)
GIS Data for Water Resources
USGS Mineral Resources On-Line Spatial Data
The SAGEMAP Project Data Center

Federal Geographic Data Committee

National Imagery and Mapping Agency

U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Resources Conservation Service

USDA Geospatial Data Gateway
NRCS Soil Data Access

U.S. Department of Energy

DOE Yucca Mountain Project
GeoPowering the West

U.S. Department of Defense, Nellis Air Force Base

U.S. Bureau of Land Management

Nevada GIS data

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

EPA Enviromapper

U.S. Forest Service

ESRI Open Datasets

National Geographic Map Machine

The Climatic Source, LLC

GIS Data Depot


HUD - Map your community

CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention GIS and Public Health