www.geocommunicator.gov - GeoCommunicator is sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management and the US Forest Service. As an integral part of the National Integrated Land System (NILS), GeoCommunicator is designed to provide geospatial data and products from NILS to the public. GeoCommunicator facilitates the sharing of geographic data among federal, state, local and private individuals and organizations interested in providing the public with national datasets. GeoCommunicator provides a central site for the distribution of geospatial data in three separate applications; Land and Mineral Use Records, Federal Land Stewardship and Land Survey Information System.
www.geodata.org- geodata.gov is a geographic information system (GIS) portal, also know as the Geospatial One-Stop (GOS), that serves as a public gateway for improving access to geospatial information and data under the Geospatial One-Stop E-Government initiative. Geospatial One-Stop is one of 24 E-Government initiatives sponsored by the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to enhance government efficiency and to improve citizen services.
FACTS & DATA
www.factfinder.census.gov - Your source for population, housing, economic and geographic data.
www.illinoisatlas.com - IllinoisAtlas.com is an ongoing project of the Data & Mapping Services Division of the Regional Development Institute at Northern Illinois University. The Data & Mapping Services Division has been creating computer generated maps since the early 1900's. Rather than maintaining these maps in digital archives alone, they felt that it would be more useful to the public if they made these maps available on the internet. They believed that the maps would be particularly valuable to education and the business community while, at the same time, allow themselves a means of communicating their services to potential clients.