GIS Lookup: Detailed Data Layer Listing

Data Layer GraphicTitle: "National Atlas: People Data" (Dates Vary)
Description: The National Atlas provides hundreds of Geospatial data layers for download or online mapping. Most of the layers are produced by US Federal agencies, and are public domain, with no restrictions on use or sharing.

As of January, 2010, within the People category, the following layer(s) are listed:

  • Census, 1980
  • Census, 1990
  • Census, 2000
  • Crimes, 1994-2000
  • Crimes, 2001-2002
  • Energy Consumption - Total Estimated Energy per Capita, 1960-2001
  • Food Stamp Recipients
  • Income and Employment, 1979-1981
  • Income and Employment, 1982
  • Income and Employment, 1983-1987
  • Income and Employment, 1988
  • Income and Employment, 1989-1990
  • Income and Employment, 1991-1992
  • Income and Employment, 1993-2001
  • Income and Employment, 2002-2003
  • Labor Statistics - Annual Averages for 2000 and 2001
  • Labor Statistics - Annual Averages for 2002 to 2004
  • Mortality, Cancer, 1970-1994
  • Mortality, Various Causes, 1988-1992
  • Nighttime Lights
  • Poverty and Median Income 1998-2000
  • Poverty and Median Income 2001-2002
  • Reproductive Health: Fetal and Infant Mortality, 1995-1999
  • Reproductive Health: Infant Health - Preterm Delivery, 1995-1999
  • Reproductive Health: Live Births (Fertility), 1995-1999
  • Reproductive Health: Maternal Risks - Multiple Gestation, 1995-1999
  • Reproductive Health: Maternal Risks - Smoking, 1995-1999
  • West Nile Virus Surveillance 2000 - Human Cases
  • West Nile Virus Surveillance 2001 - Human Cases
  • West Nile Virus Surveillance, 2002-2004

For the most up to date version of these data, go to National Atlas Map Layers to read the full data descriptions and download the compressed data files.

Also, see NCSU Libraries Guide to National Atlas Data for information about other National Atlas data categories, older archived data versions, and file de-compression.

Keywords and Themes: Census, Crime, Employment, Energy Consumption, Food Stamps, Income (Population), Labor, Mortality, National Atlas, Nighttime Lights, Poverty, Reproductive Health, West Nile Virus
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Mapped Drive Folder: /natatlas/
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Coordinate System: Geographic Coordinates
Datum: NAD 83Map Units: Decimal Degrees

Spatial Extent: United States
Source Scale: Varies

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Collection Name: National Atlas
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Distribution Restrictions: PUBLIC DOMAIN


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Record ID: 3358_NatlAtl