What is the Status Map and how do I use it?

The Status Map shows where geospatial data exist and their current status. There are three different status maps that show 1) the location of registered users, 2) the GIS data that has been inventoried and 3) the status of the National Cadastral Inventory.


The following geographies can be selected for display on the status maps. The default selection is for State and County geographies to minimize the response time to display the status maps. Clicking on/off different geographies will control how you view responses by level of geography. For example, reported nationwide data layer coverage is turned off by default - click "on" to see if there is nationwide coverage of a particular data layer.
[tab]1. Nationwide coverage
[tab]2. States and territories
[tab]3. Counties and equivalent entities
[tab]4. Cities and equivalent entities
[tab]5. Tribal areas
[tab]6. Coastal waterways

Using Status Maps

[tab]1. Typical map tools including zoom in, zoom out, pan, and identify to help you navigate the map. You may also hold down your left mouse button and move the mouse to select a particular area of the map that will then be displayed in the map window.
[tab]2. The GIS Inventory contains an inventory of data layers that are cataloged under approximately 435 data layer names. They are divided into ISO Categories which must be selected first. Just use the drop-down menus to select the category of geospatial data and your data layer of interest.
[tab]4. The map key (legend) explains how the map is color-coded by the status of geospatial data (colored by complete, in work, and planned; shaded by the level of geography that is represented).
[tab]5. Depending on your preference, you can also turn name labels on or off.
[tab]6. You can also download a copy of the map image for use in presentations or reports.

Requesting Database Information

After selecting your data layer of interest, you can click the information "i" button from the map tools and then click onto an area on the map to see details for the location you clicked. The inventory information reported for that location will appear in a pop-up window and you will see the results of your information request. Results of your query will be based upon what data or information is available for the location you selected. Not all locations have inventoried data.

Organization and contact names are listed for GIS Inventory users who have reported they have geospatial data for your area of interest. The status, scale and production date are listed for quick reference. If available, contact names and organizations are hyperlinked to web URLs.