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Core Data

The following data was recently added to the datacommons@psu. If you are interested in finding other data, including additional data from Penn State as well as data from non-profits, state, local, and federal governments, check out our Data Discovery section.

Core Data to support research at PSU is also available on the datacommons@psu. Core Data includes data that is of state, local, national or international geographic extent, specialized data collections that support PSU research areas such as geography,geology, environmental and climat sciences. If you would like the datacommons@psu to acquire and store core data, please contact us .

Core Data serves as the basis for multiple projects and programs across Penn State University. These data can be in any format--geospatial, images, tabular, etc. The goals of this data collection is to support research and teaching and to make data that is often scattered throughout multiple sites more readily available.

New Data Digital Topographic Maps Collections
This collection of data include digital topographic maps from the USGS, including current and historic topos for states including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, Maryland, and Virginia. The topograpic maps that are in multiple formats including geotiffs and geopdfs.

New Data National Hydrologic Data Set (NHD)
The National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) is a feature-based database that interconnects and uniquely identifies the stream segments or reaches that make up the nation's surface water drainage system. This data is available for Pennsyvlania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, and Virginia.

New Data Gasoline & Oil Prices
This longitudinal data set includes U.S. Gasoline and Diesel Retail Prices - August 20, 1990 through April 23, 2012. It is just one of many oil and gas related data sets on the DataCommons.

New Data EPA: TRI, Ecoregions, & more...
Multiple data sets from the US Environmental Protection Agency including Toxic Release Inventory, EPA Ecoregions, wetlands, and more...

New Data

Aerial Photos & Remotely Sensed Data
The DataCommons provides access vast collection of aerial photos and remotely sensed imagery from multiple projects and programs at PSU. The data include aerials for Pennsylvania and other states as well as satellite imagery.

New Data

Land Use & Land Cover
Land use and land cover data is available for the Mid Atlantic region and Chesapeake Bay. Data is provided by mutliple partners and projects including Chesapeake Bay Program, University of Vermont Spatial Analysis Lab, and the PAMAP Program.

New Data

Tropical Rainfall
This data from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) is a joint mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) designed to monitor and study tropical rainfall.


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