Geo.Data.gov provides the largest web-based access at a single-point for maps, government data, and geospatial servicesŚthe Geospatial One Stop. Data.gov, launched in May 2009, provides access to over 400,000 (primarily geospatial) datasets from 172 agencies across the Federal government. On October 1, 2011, the old Geodata.gov moved to new Geo.Data.gov, within the Data.gov infrastructure.
The Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics (MRLC) Consortium is a group of federal agencies who first joined together in 1993 (MRLC 1992) to purchase Landsat 5 imagery for the conterminous U.S. and to develop a land cover dataset called the National Land Cover Dataset (NLCD 1992). In 1999, a second-generation MRLC consortium (see logos) was formed to purchase three dates of Landsat 7 imagery for the entire United States (MRLC 2001) and to coordinate the production of a comprehensive land cover database for the nation called the National Land Cover Database (NLCD 2001).
The National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) acquires aerial imagery during the agricultural growing seasons in the continental U.S. A primary goal of the NAIP program is to make digital ortho photography available to governmental agencies and the public within a year of acquisition.
The National Digital Library is a collection of images, documents, maps, and other multimedia contributed by USFWS employees and the public in order to be served for public consumption. You will find a treasure of stunning photographs in the NDL to add the finishing touches to any of your USFWS-oriented projects. Visit the NDL at http://digitalmedia.fws.gov/cdm/
Please note there is a separate "Maps" gallery where you can find the cartographic work of many USFWS cartographers, biologists and more.
National wildlife refuges provide habitat for more than 700 species of birds, 220 species of mammals, 250 reptile and amphibian species and more than 1,000 species of fish. More than 380 threatened or endangered plants or animals are protected on wildlife refuges. Each year, millions of migrating birds use refuges as stepping stones while they fly thousands of miles between their summer and winter homes.