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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

An overview of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and GIS-related resources available to the students and faculty of Florida Institute of Technology

U.S. Census Resources: GIS

Online Resource
Name & Link


Census Years

Smallest GeographyRelative Ease of Use
National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) Public/Free 1790-Present Download Data and GIS shapefiles Blocks Moderate
American Factfinder Public/Free 2000-Present Download Data, Online Maps, Custom Profiles Blocks Moderate
TIGER/Line Geographic Data Public/Free 1990-Present GIS shapefiles, geodatabases, web services Blocks Easy
Longitudinal Tract Data Base (LTDB) from Brown University - (Normalized Data)
Project Website
LTDB GIS Geodatabase
Public/Free 2000/2010 Data download, GIS shapefiles Tracts Moderate