Land Use Academy

Data Resources

Check out these helpful resources for accessing Connecticut's Public Domain data. Some resources are data downloads and others are GIS map services.

Primary Resources


CT Environmental Conditions Online (CT ECO)


Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

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CLEAR Imagery & Data

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UCONN Map and Geographic Information Center (MAGIC)

Other Helpful Data Links

CT State Library

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Harkness Park

Long Island Sound Resource Center

The Resource Center was established in 1988 as a central clearinghouse for information and data related to the Sound. This web site is an ongoing project to provide access to data and information about the Sound.

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Links to Other Interesting Stuff


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FREE Webinars!

The Center for Land Use Education and Research has recently added a series of monthly webinars on a broad range of topics related to land use planning, land cover research and geospatial technologies. Visit the CLEAR webinar library to view past webinars.

benchmarker In 2006, a permanent benchmark was installed in Haddam Meadows State Park. The benchmark can be used to test the accuracy and precision of GPS receivers. You can find out about the benchmark by visiting the GPS Benchmark page.

Maps Online Have you ever wanted to put maps on the Internet but weren't sure how to do so? Have you been frustrated by the high cost of Internet mapping software and the difficulty of setting up an interactive mapping website? Are you looking for some simple solutions to make maps available to others? If you answered yes to any of these questions, learn more about some easy ways to put maps online here.

User To User photo The Connecticut GIS User to User Network is a voluntary organization of individuals from a variety of organizations using geospatial technologies. The Network was created to foster communication among geospatial professionals and to help promote knowledge and use of geospatial technologies.

NASA If you have ever wanted a picture taken from space of a particular location on Earth, then this is the site for you. The Johnson Space Center maintains a hugh searchable archive of low and high resolution photographs taken by astronauts abord the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station. You can search and view these images and request image files for downloading.

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Federal Geographic Data Committee

The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) is an interagency committee that promotes the coordinated development, use, sharing, and dissemination of geospatial data on a national basis. This nationwide data publishing effort is known as the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI).