Important Mapping Links

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Mapping Resources:



FEMA Map Service Center

You can find Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) on FEMA's website. You can even print out smaller copies of the FEMA maps, called FIRMette's.

State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection GIS Data

You can find free mapping data provided by the CTDEP.

UCONN Map And Geographic Information Center (MAGIC)

A wealth of free information including historical maps, aerial photography and other free Geographic resources.

ESRI ArcGIS Explorer

ESRI's ArcGIS explorer is a free GIS application which allows you to view and print maps.

NOAA's National Ocean Service

Utilize NOAA's NOS Data Explorer to view NOS spatial data

United States Geological Survey (USGS)

The USGS has been coordinating the effort of mapping the united states since 1879. They are the backbone of mapping in the U.S.

NASA Goddard SPAce Flight Center TRMM

The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) is designed to study rainfall over the whole earth.

US Fish and Wildlife Spatial Data Services

This is a link to the USFWS Region 5 GIS data resources page.


The Center for Land Use Education and Research is funded by UCONN and a number of partners.

CT GIS User to User Network

This is a group of organizations that meets to discuss geographic issues affecting CT.

State of CT Governor's Geospatial Council

This group is faced with coordinating geographic data efforts throughout the state.

HVCEO Map Center

The Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials is our regional planning agency. This is a link to their map center


National Geodetic Service Continuously Operating Reference Stations provide GPS Basestation corrections for post-processed GPS observations.

USCG Navigation Center

United States Coast Guard Navigation Center is a great place to go for GPS information.

The Connecticut Association of Land Surveying

A professional society of licensed Land Surveyors in the state of CT.

UNH Library Government Documents Division

This is a great site to obtain historic USGS maps of New England and NY. Best of all its free.

US Library of Congress Geography and Map Reading Room

The LOC has an extensive map library much of which is scanned and available online. This is an amazing resource.

US Department of Agriculture Forest Service

The Northern Research Station publications much information about the management of the forests of new england.

NOAA National Weather Service

Great site containing all sorts of weather maps including severe weather warnings. Be sure to check out the GIS link where you can download KML/IKMZ files.

US Department of Agriculture NAIP

The National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) provides aerial photography data for free and provides Common Land Unit boundaries.

US Fish and Wildlife Service

This is a link to a list of CT spatial datasets at 1:24000 scale up to 1:500000.

The Connecticut State Library Digital Collections

Online inventory of Connecticut's aerial photography surveys.

Mail-A-Map of Newtown

Mail-A-Map is a private corporation providing maps of CT towns with advertising. This road map is popularly used in town.

NOAA National Geophysical Data Center

This application computes historic declination for a specific lattitude and longitude.

BatchGeoCode is a free web utility that translates addresses to lattitude and longitude. Once complete your spreadsheet of addresses can be added to google earth or any GIS program.

State of CT DOT

State of CT DOT Google Map markup showing traffic incidents and construction sites.

CT State Data Center

A great site hosted by UCONN that provides demographic projections and statistics for CT.

CTDEP and UCONN Environmental Conditions Online

Maps and geospatial data for planning, management, education and research.


nowCOAST is a map portal for realtime access to coastal data.

CT DPUC Broadband Mapping Project

CT DPUC initiated this program to develop a statewide broadband availability map.