Data on MSDIS
We have improved the way data is dicovered on MSDIS primarily by the introduction of GeoPortal. There is one requirement for publishing your data in the GeoPortal – that each dataset be accompanied by its own FGDC compliant .XMLmetadata file. Please see the "Guide to Creating and Editing Metadata in ArcGIS for Publishing to the MSDIS GeoPortal".
The existing FTP download is being maintained and most data can be accessed directly via FTP. Alternativley, some data are discoverable via simple clickable maps, for example Census data. Most of the data files on MSDIS have been zipped for faster download time (zip help). Most modern operating systems come with embedded zip software which should be able to unzip any of the files available from MSDIS. Some large (file size) imagery data is now provided by web imagery service. Links to various data types with simple web page access are provided below:
Aerial Photography - 2 Foot Resolution Leaf Off
Census 2010 - P.L. 94-171 Reference Maps
Census 2010 - Geographic Data
Census 2000 - Missouri Census Tract & Voting District Maps
Census 2000 - Geographic Data
Census 1990 - Archive Data
DEM - Digital Elevation Model
DEM 10 Meter - Digital Elevation Model 10m
DOQQ - Digital Ortho Quarter Quads
LIDAR - All currently available LiDAR data are being hosted by our Washington University colleagues via a MSDIS Partnership Node agreement that can be reached from here: http://www.msdis.missouri.edu/data/lidar/ Questions or suggestions should be directed to: Tom Vought (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 573-882-3233.
LULC - Land Use Land Cover
NAIP 2014 - National Agricultural Imagery Program
Public Water Supply - Metadata and links to get data
Soils - In an effort to provide the most current soils information available, MSDIS directs soils data users to third party links for the most up to date soil survey data.
St. Louis County Image Consortium High Resolution Aerial Photography, 0.30m and 0.15m
Topo! - USGS 1:100 000 Topo! Maps