Global GIS DVD

The Global GIS DVD was released as a product of the USGS and the American Geological Institute and contains a wealth of USGS and other public domain data —  including global coverages of elevation, land cover, seismicity and resources of minerals and energy at a nominal scale of 1:1 million. The organization of this collection mirrors the subfolders located on the database.  Metadata was not available for all included items.

Economic Structures

Description File Metadata
Large Urban Areas Shapefile  
Mine/Quarry, Oil/Gas Field, Fish Hatchery/Fish Farm/Marine Farm, Salt Evaporator Shapefile  
Mine/Quarry, Well, Oil/Gas Field, Salt Evaporators Shapefile Metadata
Processing/Treatment Plants, Oil/Gas Facilities, Towers Shapefile  
Storage Depots, Tanks, and Water Towers Shapefile  

Environment

Description File Metadata
Canals Shapefile Metadata
Climate Data, Actual Evapotranspiration Shapefile Metadata
Climate Data, Cloud Coverage Shapefile Metadata
Climate Data, Potential Evapotranspiration Shapefile Metadata
Climate Data, Precipitation Shapefile Metadata
Climate Data, Temperature Shapefile Metadata
Climate Monitoring Sites Shapefile Metadata
Drainage Basins Shapefile Metadata
Ecological Regions Shapefile Metadata
Elevation Data Shapefile  
Other Water Features Shapefile Metadata
Perennial Rivers Shapefile Metadata
Rivers and Streams Shapefile Metadata
Springs, Wells, and Dams Shapefile Metadata
Stream Gaging Stations, United States Shapefile Metadata
Water Hazards Shapefile Metadata

 

Gazeteers

Description File Metadata
ESRI World Gazeteer, features Shapefile Metadata
ESRI World Gazeteer, population Shapefile Metadata
Features Gazeteer, -180 - 0 longitude Shapefile  
Features Gazeteer, 0 - 180 longitude Shapefile  
Population Gazeteer, -180 - 0 longitude Shapefile  
Population Gazeteer, 0 - 55 longitude Shapefile  
Population Gazeteer, 55 - 180 longitude Shapefile  
Population Gazeteer, United States Shapefile  

 

Imagery

Description File Metadata
Shaded Relief Map Shapefile  
Simulated Earth Image, Low Resolution Shapefile Metadata
Simulated Earth Image, Medium Resolution Shapefile Metadata
Simulated Earth Image, High Resolution Shapefile Metadata

 

Land

Description File Metadata
Earthquales, 1973-2003 Shapefile Metadata
Earthquakes, significant Shapefile Metadata
Faults (Alaska) Shapefile Metadata
Faults (Global) Shapefile Metadata
Faults (United States) Shapefile Metadata
Geologic Age (Alaska) Shapefile Metadata
Geologic Age (Global) Shapefile Metadata
Geologic Age (United States) Shapefile Metadata
Geologic Province (Global) Shapefile Metadata
Mineral deposit and metallogenic belt maps of the Russian Far East Shapefile Metadata
Mines Shapefile Metadata
Oil and Gas Fields Shapefile Metadata
Ore Deposits Shapefile Metadata
Volcanos Shapefile Metadata
US National Oil and Gas Assessment Shapefile Metadata

 

Political 

Description File Metadata
Administrative Boundaries, global Shapefile Metadata
Administrative Boundaries, United States Shapefile Metadata
Cities, ESRI Shapefile Metadata
Cities, gazeteer Shapefile Metadata
Political Boundaries and Labels Shapefile Metadata

 

Rasters

Description File Metadata
Cloud Cover, Eastern Hemisphere Shapefile  
Cloud Cover, Western Hemisphere Shapefile  
Land Cover Shapefile  
Lights at Night Shapefile  
MODIS topographic raster Shapefile  
Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), April 1992 Shapefile Metadata
Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), July 1992 Shapefile Metadata
Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), October 1992 Shapefile Metadata
Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), January 1993 Shapefile Metadata
Population, 2000 Shapefile  
Population Image, 2000 Shapefile  
Population Density, 2000 Shapefile  
Population Mean, 2000 Shapefile  
Shaded Relief Map Shapefile  
Slope Shapefile  

 

Reference

Description File Metadata
Continental tiles Shapefile  
Global Earth Observation Grid Shapefile  
Latitude/longitude, one degree increment Shapefile  
Latitude/longitude, 30 degree increment Shapefile Metadata
Bailey equal area grid Shapefile  

 

Transportation

Description File Metadata
Airfields Shapefile Metadata
Railroads Shapefile Metadata
Roads Sharpefile Metadata

 

Utilities

Description File Metadata
Pipelines, power transmission lines, telephone lines Shapefile Metadata
Utilities facilities Shapefile  

 

Supplemental Items 

Description File Metadata
Earthquakes, Africa GIF
AVI
Bink Video (exe)
 
Earthquakes, Central and South America AVI
Bink Video (exe)
 
Earthquakes, Europe GIF
AVI
Bink Video (exe)
 
Earthquakes, North America GIF
AVI
Bink Video (exe)
 
Earthquakes, Northern Asia GIF
AVI
Bink Video (exe)
 
Earthquakes, South Pacific GIF
AVI
Bink Video (exe)
 
Earthquakes, Southern Asia GIF
AVI
Bink Video (exe)
 
Earthquakes, Turkey GIF
AVI
Bink Video (exe)