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Finding Spatial Data for Mapping (GIS)


Find Spatial Data

Includes spatial data sources and mapping tools and support persons. Boston College supports several Geographic Information Systems software packages on campus.

Free: U.S. and Community

Free Online Sources

Download free GIS data:

Mapping Examples

Historical Map Resources

Boston College GIS Data


Boston College owns several years of demographic data from our software vendor ESRI. This data includes selected Census data with geographic boundaries from the block level up to the national level. Additional data for roads, water and parks are also included. A select amount of international data can also be found. All data ArcGIS compatible.

ESRI Map and Data 2012

See separate tabs for earlier years. 

Business Data