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Updated October 27, 2016
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Data & Maps

The Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies (CALMIT) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was selected by the USGS as the NebraskaView site and, through this program, provides geospatial data. NebraskaView has developed procedures for archiving and disseminating datasets on this site, as well as linking to data available on the CALMIT Data & Maps website.

Free Data Sources:

MODIS data now available. Daily MODIS imagery (jpg and tif, clipped to Nebraska) is now available through NebraskaView, starting with December 1, 2008 imagery. Please contact Milda Vaitkus ( for instructions on how to obtain these data.


Virtual Nebraska is an on-line archive of satellite imagery and aerial photography that gives users the opportunity to view the State's landscape from unique perspectives (e.g., at infrared or microwave wavelengths). Additionally, this web site offers digital elevation data, learning activities, image-processing tools, historical "looks" at over 600 cities, and examples of how remotely sensed data can be used to solve problems.

Virtual Nebraska


NebraskaMAP provides public and private access to peer-reviewed Nebraska Spatial Data Infrastructure (NESDI) and other statewide geodata, maps, and GIS web services for Nebraska.




NE Landsat

Landsat Products. Imagery from the entire Landsat archive can be downloaded for no charge from EarthExplorer, GloVis, and the LandsatLook Viewer.


NE Farm Service
Agency DOQQs

The Nebraska Department of Natural Resources Data Bank offers 1993 - 2014 Rectified Digital Imagery for free download.

FSA Data

NE Digital Raster
Graphics (DRGs)

Can be downloaded for free from the USGS store

DRG Data

Timelapse Images:

TIME feature tracks a changing planet.Users can view successive time-lapse satellite images of their world over 35 years using TIME magazine's new Timelapse project. The imagery comes from Landsat satellites and features Earth's landscape. Viewers can track the effects of climate change, deforestation and the growth of urban areas.

Timelapse image from Time magazine

Google's Landsat Viewer. Google's Landsat Annual Timelapse viewer is an interactive video that allows user to pan and zoom anywhere on Earth and view annual mosaics from 1984 to 2012 at the resolution of a Landsat pixel. Users can create custom views of their own areas of interest by zooming and panning to a particular view, and then clicking the "Share this view" button, which produces a custom URL that you can send to anyone.  Alternatively, a user can construct URLs by inserting the appropriate latitude, longitude, and zoom level.

IMage from Google Timelapse Project


Other Sources of Nebraska Geospatial Data:

University of Nebraska
School of Natural Resources Data and On-line Resources

Nebraska Department of
Natural Resources Data

USDA NRCS Geospatial Data Gateway


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