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Geography and GIS

Guide for Geography and Geographic Information Systems including available programs and GIS data. See the Maps and Aerial Photos guide for additional mapping resources.

Data @ UIC

In addition to the online files, the Maps Unit has a number of GIS files that can be used by the UIC community but will have to be obtained in the Maps Unit. Some of these files include:

  • Global GIS from USGS
  • National Transportation Databases
  • ESRI data files
  • FCC files
  • National Atlas raw data files
  • Chicago Area land use files (1990, 2001, and 2005)
  • Cook County Parcel shapefiles

GIS Blogs

Other Local Sources

A local source for EPA GIS data is Carmen Masó with the EPA.

Carmen Masó, GISP GIS Analyst 
USEPA Region 5 
Resource Management Division
Information Management Branch
Information Services Section
77 W Jackson, Mail Code MI-10J
Chicago,IL 60604
312-886-1070 (voice)
312-692-2040 (fax)

GIS Data Files

Chicagoland GIS files