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GIS Data and Resources

This guide provides geospatial data sources and citation guidance for use with GIS

General Rules of dataset citation

A dataset citation includes many of the same components of a traditional citation.

Many style manuals have not developed specific instructions for citing data. If the style guide you are using does not address data citations, you may use the basic citation elements, regardless of the type of work.

  • author(s) (Who created the data? an organization, individual, group of individuals) ,
  • title (name of the study or title of the dataset),
  • year of publication,
  • publisher (or location of where the data was found)
  • edition/version
  • access information (URL/doi where data was found)



Citing ESRI maps, resources, and Storymaps

Citing Census Data