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Geography 401

Senior Colloquium in Geography


Our Government Documents Department has links for Wisconsin, Minnesota, & local government information.

The federal government is the world's largest English language publisher. Here are some of their links: 

Here are some other good sites:

  •  resource of U.S. federal, state, and local geospatial data.
  • The National Map USGS provides several data layers at national scale for download through an interactive map viewer.
  • USGS Seamless Data Distribution System Free downloads of national base layers including orthoimagery, national elevation data, national land cover, Shuttle Radar Topography, Bureau of Transportation (roads), etc.
  • GeoData Portal from United Nations Environment Programme. Topics covered include themes like Freshwater, Population, Forests, Emissions, Climate, Disasters, Health and GDP. 

Here's a link to a separate International Statistics guide.

Here is one that isn't from the federal government:  

Many of the public and private business statistical sources list information by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code.


  • Wolrd Bank Data Their Data Catalog provides download access to over 8,000 indicators from World Bank data sets. Indicators include: agricultural development, economic policy, education, health & more

  • Eurostat Detailed statistics on the EU and candidate countries, and various statistical publications for sale.

  • UN Data  Includes UN statistical databases in education, employment, energy, environment, food and agriculture, health, human development, industry, information and communication technology, national accounts, population, refugees, trade and tourism.