Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Geography, Map, and Geospatial Information Resources: GIS Resources

...a guide to basic research resources in geography and geographic information sciences and technologies.

GIS Librarian

Profile Photo
Joe Aufmuth
GIS Librarian


Welcome to Spatial Information Services

Spatial Information Services

GIS and Remote Sensing at the University of Florida are integrated into many academic departments and research efforts. In support of our patrons and the University's programs, the library offers free GIS and Remote Sensing consulting services.

The GIS Librarian is available to consult with faculty, staff and students on all aspects of spatially referenced data and GIS software. The librarian can also provide specialized GIS lectures, and related web pages.

GIS Data Collections at the UF Libraries

UF faculty, staff, and students have access to the following resources through the EVGeocloud.

- Botswana 1:50,000 scale topographic maps (geotiff)
- Botswana 1:50,000 scale vector data
- Haiti 1:25,000 scale topographic maps (geotiff)
- LandScan population data (2000 - 2012)
- Natural Earth 1:10,000,000 scale vector data
- South Africa 1:50,000 scale vector data
- Zimbabwe 1:50,000 topographic maps (geotiff)

Click here for EVGeoCloud
**If you are off campus, please see the Library's Off-Campus Access page. You must use VPN, Option #2, to access EVGeocloud.**

The following datasets are only available in the Map & Imagery Library.

Georeferrenced Topographic Maps - Angola, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somolia, Burnudi, Saudi Arabia, Jamaica
Global GIS Bundle - VMAP0, SRTM, World 500K TPC Topographic Maps, WVSPLUS (World Vector Shoreline Plus)
Global Administrative Unit Layers (GAUL) 1990 - 2013 (Please see Map Librarian for access and licensing information.)

The Map & Imagery Library is located on the 1st floor of Smathers Library East. If you have any questions, please contact the Map & Imagery Library at (352) 273-2825.

    Florida/Local Data Online

    Encyclopedia of GIS

    Requesting GIS Data

    We can help you find or purchase GIS Data for your research needs.  Please let us know how we can help!  Email Carol McAuliffe,, for more information.

    Interdisciplinary Concentration in GIS

    UF offers a GIS certificate to qualified students.  Please see the website for more information on the requirements.

    University of Florida Home Page

    This page uses Google Analytics - (Google Privacy Policy)

    Creative Commons License
    This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.