If you are a CURRENT member of the UC San Diego community, you are welcome and invited to use the GIS resources at UC San Diego. Our ESRI GIS software license does not permit members of the public, or past or future UC San Diego community members to use the software and associated data.
If you are a UC San Diego person looking for GIS data, you want to start with either our X drive, or our list of GIS Data links in this guide.
The Data & GIS Lab keeps the majority of its GIS data on a drive called the X drive. The data is organized geographically, roughly by continent, with topical data arrangement inside each folder. Topics are:
Remember, if you are looking for data on a smaller area of geography, be sure to check the folder with the larger geography first. An example would be if you are looking for data for only one of the states in the United States, you would want to look in the United States Data folder as well as the North America data folder.
NOTE: TO USE DATA ON THE X DRIVE YOU MUST BE IN THE DATA & GIS LAB. Our current configuration does not allow for the use of the Data & GIS Lab's GIS data to be accessed from anywhere other than the workstations in the Data & GIS Lab. At some point in the future, it is possible that we will have Web access with UC San Diego authentication to the X drive. Sorry for any inconvenience!