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Map and Data Resources

There are numerous valuable resources within the GIS community. Here are just a few the RPC relies on.

GIS Software

Common software used in the GIS community are the following:

  • ESRI Products - The ArcGIS Platform is the industry standard for GIS software and the main tool the RPC uses for GIS.
  • QGIS - A GIS software that is gaining market share and is used by the RPC. QGIS is a free and open software.
  • TransCAD - The first and only GIS designed specifically for use by transportation professionals.
  • CommunityViz - GIS software designed to help with visualization of data.

There are many other software packages available.

Data Repositories

  • GRANIT - As New Hampshire's Statewide GIS Clearinghouse, NH GRANIT offers an array of GIS data and geospatial services.
  • National Historical GIS - National Historical GIS provides, free of charge, aggregate census data and GIS-compatible boundary files for the United States between 1790 and 2014.
  • US Census TIGER page - TIGER products are spatial extracts from the Census Bureau's MAF/TIGER database.

Mapping Portals

  • NH DES GIS Viewer - The purpose of this application is to provide access to GIS data that are developed by NH Department of Environmental Services.

Other helpful links

Many of the communities in the RPC region use the following vendors for Parcels, assessing, and other GIS services.

  • PeopleGIS - PeopleGIS is a service to provide online maps for communities in the RPC region.
  • Cartographic Associates - Several communities in the RPC region use CAI's services for hosting and distributing local government information.
  • NEARC User Group - The Northeast Arc User Group is an independent, volunteer organization dedicated to helping users of Esri GIS software be more successful.
  • NEURISA - The New England Chapter of the Urban & Regional Information Systems Association is a professional organization that provides a forum for: promoting and facilitating the use and integration of spatial information technology, fostering relationships, professional development, and representing professionals.