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GEOSPATIAL DATA FOR ALABAMA

 

Geospatial hazards data for Alabama and the U.S. is available from multiple sources. Data are available for direct download (GIS shapefile format) on this page if the data source is Geological Survey of Alabama. If the data are from another source or agency, the weblink to the data is given. If you have any questions about this data or recommend additional data sources, please email Sandy Ebersole at sebersole@gsa.state.al.us.

 

For a list of abbreviations used on this page, click here.

 

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Data Topic

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HAZARD-SPECIFIC DATA

General Hazards

 

US hazard losses

USGS

Hazards damage/losses for US counties 1995-2000

Weblink to external source

US multiple recent disasters

USGS

USGS Hazard Data Distribution System GIS data and imagery related to recent disasters around the world

Weblink to external source

 

Climate/Weather Hazards

 

AL floodplain data

ADECA

Floodplains in Alabama

Coming soon (go to Alabama Department of Economic Affairs)

AL surge zones

GSA

Storm surge zones for coastal Alabama

Coming soon

Regional April 2011 tornadoes

USGS, multiple agencies

GIS and imagery related to the April 2011 tornado outbreak in the southeastern US (through HDDS)

Weblink to external source

Regional suspensates in the Gulf (tropical cyclone related)

GSA

Raster data of Landsat and MODIS data with highlighted suspensates prior to and after tropical cyclones (2000-2010); part of the Sediment Analysis for Decision Support (SANDS) project

Weblink to external source (UAH GHRC)

US tornadoes

SPC

Tornado touchdown points in the US from 1950-2008

Weblink to external source

US tropical cyclones

NWS

Hurricane and tropical storm tracks in the Atlantic basin 1851-2004

Weblink to external source

 

Environmental Hazards

 

AL NGS National Geochemical Survey (NGS) data

USGS

Geochemical data for a variety of elements and contaminants in stream sediments and soil in Alabama

Weblink to external source

Regional Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill

USGS

GIS data and imagery related to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico (USGS HDDS)

Weblink to external source

US air releases

 

Air emissions sites as of May 2005

Weblink to external source

US NGS data

USGS

Geochemical data for a variety of elements and contaminants in stream sediments and soil around the US

Weblink to external source

US superfund sites

USEPA

Superfund sites (NPL) in the U.S., as of May 2005

Weblink to external source

US toxic release inventory

USEPA

Toxic release sites in the U.S., as of May 2005

Weblink to external source

 

Earthquakes

 

 

 

 

 

AL epicenters

GSA

Earthquake epicenters in Alabama (as of March 09, 2012)

Download from GSA

AL basement faults

GSA

Deep buried faults interpreted from structure and cores

Download from GSA

AL surface faults

GSA

Surface faults from 1:250,000 digital geologic map of Alabama

Download from GSA

AL liquefaction/Amplification

GSA

Liquefaction and amplification susceptibility for Alabama (based on 1:250,000 digital geologic map), HAZUS categories

Download from GSA

AL seismic stations

GSA

Seismograph stations in Alabama

Download from GSA

US seismic hazard

USGS

Areas of seismic hazard and minimum peak horizontal ground acceleration value

Weblink to external source

US seismic hazard

USGS

Seismic hazards based on probability of exceeding shaking within a given time frame

Coming soon

US Quaternary faults

USGS

Quaternary surface faults in the U.S.

Weblink to external source

World earthquake epicenters 1568-2009

USGS

Earthquake epicenters of significant quakes in the world between 1568 and 2009

Weblink to external source

 

Flood

 

AL flood risk

ADECA

Alabama Flood Risk Information System (AL FRIS)

Alabama Department of Economic Affairs

AL flood map status

ADECA

County Flood Map Information Status

Alabama Department of Economic Affairs

Other AL flood map information

ADECA

Additional flood map related information such as risk map, map revisions, etc.

Alabama Department of Economic Affairs

AL surge zones

GSA

Storm surge zones for coastal Alabama

Coming soon

 

Landslides

 

AL landslide susceptibility

GSA

Landslide susceptibility in Alabama (based on 1:250,000 geology and slope derived from 30-m USGS NED)

Download from GSA

ShapefileGSA

AL historical landslides

GSA

Historical landslide points digitized from GSA OFR, Rheams, 1982

Download from GSA

US landslide incidence and susceptibility

USGS

Areas of landslides and areas susceptible to future landslides

Weblink to external source

US landslide costly events

USGS

Most costly landslide events in the U.S.

Weblink to external source

US landslide costly event areas

USGS

Areas of most costly landslides triggered by a meteorological or earthquake event in the U.S.

Weblink to external source

 

Radon

 

AL radon levels

GSA

Radon levels reported in Alabama by zipcode (based on ACES data)

Download from GSA

Weblink to ACES data source

 

Sinkholes

 

AL sinkholes

GSA

Sinkhole points digitized from center of sinkholes on 1:24,000 topographic maps

Download from GSA

US karst engineering

USGS

Areas of karst and subsidence in the U.S.

Weblink to external source

 

FRAMEWORK AND FOUNDATION DATA

Agriculture

 

Cropland

USDA

Cropland Data Layer by State

Download from USDA/NRCS

Major Land Resource Areas

USDA

Major Land Resource Areas by State

Download from USDA/NRCS

Common Resource Areas

USDA/NRCS

Common Resource Areas by State

Download from USDA/NRCS

Soils (SSURGO)

USDA/NRCS

Soil Survey Spatial and Tabular Data (SSURGO 2.2)

Download from USDA/NRCS

Soils (STATSGO)

USDA/NRCS

U.S. General Soil Map (STATSGO) - State Subset

Download from USDA/NRCS

 

Climate/Weather

 

AL monthly precipitation

USDA/NRCS

Multiple data sets from 1971-2010 for monthly average precipitation data

Download from USDA/NRCS

AL annual precipitation

USDA/NRCS

Multiple data sets from 1971-2010 for annual average precipitation data

Download from USDA/NRCS

AL annual precipitation and temperature

USDA/NRCS

Multiple data sets from 1971-2010 for annual average raster precipitation and temperature

Download from USDA/NRCS

AL annual average minimum temperature

USDA/NRCS

Multiple data sets from 1971-2010 for annual average minimum temperature

Download from USDA/NRCS

AL annual average maximum temperature

USDA/NRCS

Multiple data sets from 1971-2010 for annual average maximum temperature

Download from USDA/NRCS

 

Elevation and Topographic Maps

 

3-meter elevation

USGS

National Elevation Dataset 3 Meter, raster data based on topographic maps

Download from USDA/NRCS

10-meter elevation

USGS

National Elevation Dataset 10 Meter, raster data based on topographic maps

Download from USDA/NRCS

30-meter elevation

USGS

National Elevation Dataset 30 Meter, raster data based on topographic maps

Download from USDA/NRCS

Topographic map county mosaics

USDA

Digital Raster Graphic County Mosaic by NRCS, raster

Download from USDA/NRCS

 

Geology

 

AL state geology

GSA

1:250,000 state geology, faults, symbols, dikes, and structure

GSA geology maps page

AL 7.5 geologic quadrangles

GSA

Available 7.5 geologic quadrangles in Alabama

GSA geology maps page

AL economic-geology data

OGB

Coal, oil, and gas data

OGB GIS data page

AL wells (economic geology)

OGB

Oil/gas wells, bottom holes, OGB well units, boreholes

OGB GIS data page

AL well unit boundaries

OGB

Black Warrior Basin, coalbed methane and other regions

OGB GIS data page

AL field boundaries

OGB

Offshore and land oil/gas field boundaries

OGB GIS data page

AL infrastructure (energy)

OGB

Oil/gas platforms and state water lease blocks

OGB GIS data page

 

Government Units/Boundaries

 

AL census tracts 2000

AlabamaView

TIGER data by county

Download from AlabamaView.org

AL 2010 census blocks

U.S. Census Bureau

TIGER data by county or state

Download from USDA/NRCS

AL 2010 census block groups

U.S. Census Bureau

TIGER data by county or state

Download from USDA/NRCS

AL 2010 census tracts

U.S. Census Bureau

TIGER data by county or state

Download from USDA/NRCS

AL Populated Places

USGS

Geographic Names - Populated Places

Download from USDA/NRCS

Al Populated Places

USGS

Geographic Names - Non-Populated Places

Download from USDA/NRCS

AL counties

GSA/OGB

Counties of Alabama

Download from OGB

AL counties

AlabamaView

TIGER data by county

Download from AlabamaView.org

AL urban areas 2000

AlabamaView

TIGER data by county

Download from AlabamaView.org

AL state

USDA/NRCS

State of Alabama, data by state

Download from USDA/NRCS

AL Congress Districts

U.S. Census Bureau

TIGER/ESRI 112th Congress Districts by State

Download from USDA/NRCS

AL Public land survey system (PLSS) townships

USDA/NRCS

Public land survey system (PLSS) townships

Download from USDA/NRCS

AL Public land survey system (PLSS) sections

USDA/NRCS

Public land survey system (PLSS) sections

Download from USDA/NRCS

AL NRCS Conservation Easement Areas

USDA/NRCS

NRCS Conservation Easement Areas by State

Download from USDA/NRCS

AL NRCS Conservation Easement Points

USDA/NRCS

NRCS Conservation Easement Points by State

Download from USDA/NRCS

AL 1:12,000 Map Index

USDA/NRCS

Quadrangle Map Index 1:12,000

Download from USDA/NRCS

AL 1:24,000 Map Index

USDA/NRCS

Quadrangle Index 1:24,000

Download from USDA/NRCS

AL 1:100,000 Map Index

USDA/NRCS

Quadrangle Index 1:100,000 by State

Download from USDA/NRCS

AL 1:250,000 Map Index

USDA/NRCS

Quadrangle Index 1:250,000 by State

Download from USDA/NRCS

 

Imagery

 

AL satellite imagery

AlabamaView

Satellite imagery including Landsat, MODIS, and other of Alabama

Download from AlabamaView.org

AL aerial imagery

AlabamaView

Ortho and color aerial imagery (NAIP)

Download from AlabamaView.org

APFO Digital Ortho County Mosaic

USDA

Digital Ortho County Mosaic of 7.5' quads by APFO

Download from USDA/NRCS

NRCS Digital Ortho County Mosaic

USDA

Digital Ortho County Mosaic of 7.5' quads by NRCS

Download from USDA/NRCS

Digital Ortho 7.5' quads

USDA

Digital Ortho 7.5' quads

Download from USDA/NRCS

NAIP NCGC Derivative Mosaic

USDA

NAIP NCGC Derivative Mosaic

Download from USDA/NRCS

2005, 2006, 2009, 2011 NAIP

USDA

National Ag. Imagery Program Mosaic, 1-meter spatial resolution

Download from USDA/NRCS

2013 NAIP

USDA

2013 National Ag. Imagery Program Mosaic, 1-meter spatial resolution

Download from USDA/NRCS

 

Landcover

 

AL National Land Cover

USGS

National Land Cover Dataset by State

Download from USDA/NRCS

AL Cropland Data

USDA

Cropland Data Layer by State

Download from USDA/NRCS

 

Roads/Transportation

 

AL railroads

AlabamaView

TIGER data by county

Download from AlabamaView.org

AL roads

AlabamaView

TIGER data by county

Download from AlabamaView.org

AL Primary Roads

U.S. Census Bureau

TIGER 2010 Primary Roads by State

Download from USDA/NRCS

AL Primary and Secondary Roads

U.S. Census Bureau

TIGER 2010 Primary and Secondary Roads

Download from USDA/NRCS

AL Streets

U.S. Census Bureau

TIGER 2010 Streets

Download from USDA/NRCS

 

Water/Hydrology

 

AL HUC 11 watersheds

GSA

Hydrologic unit code 11 watersheds in Alabama

GSA geology maps page

AL hydrography

AlabamaView

TIGER data by county

Download from AlabamaView.org

AL water polygons

AlabamaView

TIGER data by county

Download from AlabamaView.org

National Hydrography

USGS

National Hydrography Dataset 1:24,000

Download from USDA/NRCS

8 Digit Watershed Boundaries

USGS/USDA

8 Digit Watershed Boundary Dataset

Download from USDA/NRCS

10 Digit Watershed Boundaries

USGS/USDA

10 Digit Watershed Boundary Dataset in HUC8

Download from USDA/NRCS

12 Digit Watershed Boundaries

USGS/USDA

12 Digit Watershed Boundary Dataset in HUC8

Download from USDA/NRCS

HUC2-12 Watershed Boundary Lines

USGS/USDA

Watershed Boundary Dataset Lines for HUC2-12

Download from USDA/NRCS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL GIS DATA

 

Below are some additional weblinks to sites that also have GIS data that may relate to hazards. If there are additional geospatial data sources you would recommend that are not on this page, please let us know by emailing sebersole@gsa.state.al.us.

 

 

State/Region Specific

 

Alabama Topographic Maps http://www.gsa.alabama.gov/gsa/gis_data.aspx

Alabama Geospatial Office http://geospatial.alabama.gov/

Alabama Map Library http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/

Alabama Hydrologic spatial data http://www.aces.edu/waterquality/gis_data/index.php

AlabamaView (Auburn University) satellite/aerial data of Alabama http://www.alabamaview.org/

 

 

General Nationwide Data (some searchable by state or county)

 

USDA/NRCS Geospatial Data Gateway http://datagateway.nrcs.usda.gov/

USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) http://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic/index.html

ESRI downloadable data http://www.esri.com/data/find-data.html

North American Landcover Data Links http://landcover.usgs.gov/landcoverdata.php

USGS Seamless Data Server http://seamless.usgs.gov/website/seamless/viewer.php

National Atlas spatial data http://nationalatlas.gov/maplayers.html

 

 

Geo- Event or Geo-Topic Specific

 

USGS Mineral Resources http://mrdata.usgs.gov/

USGS Mineral Resources Online Spatial Data expanded http://tin.er.usgs.gov/metadata/

NOAA National Geophysical Data Center spatial data http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/mggd.html

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, (formerly the Minerals Management Service)

http://www.gomr.boemre.gov/homepg/pubinfo/repcat/arcinfo/index.html

Preliminary Geologic Map Database southeastern states http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1323/

 

 

 

 

 

ABBREVIATIONS ON THIS PAGE

 

ADECA Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs

ESRI Environmental Systems Research Institute

GHRC Global Hydrology Resource Center

GSA Geological Survey of Alabama

NRCS Natural Resources Conservation Service

NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NWS National Weather Service

OGB Alabama State Oil and Gas Board

SPC Storm Prediction Center

UAH University Alabama Huntsville

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture

USEPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

USGS U.S. Geological Survey

 

 

 

 

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