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Updated February 3, 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

NE Landsat

Free Landsat Imagery. The entire USGS Landsat archive is now available for download at no charge. See the USGS Earth Explorer website for more information.

Landsat 8 Products 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


Images of the Platte River from 1938 and 1998 are available for download at the Platte River Program - A USGS Priority Ecosystems Program site.

Platte River 1938

Platte River 1998 (color infra-red)


Other Sources of Nebraska Geospatial Data:

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

Nebraska Department of
Natural Resources Data

USGS Earth Explorer

USDA NRCS Geospatial Data Gateway



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