Gila National Forest GIS Data

Selected GIS data that encompass Gila National Forest are available for download from this page. A link to the FGDC compliant metadata is provided for each dataset. All data are in zipped shapefile format, in the following projection:

Universal Transverse Mercator
Zone: 12
Units: Meters
Datum: NAD 1983
Spheroid: GRS 1980

In the event GIS data other than what is listed on this page is of interest, please complete a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. For more information, please visit the U.S. Forest Service FOIA website.

Instructions for downloading and viewing GIS data:
1. Click on the ZIP file link.
2. Save the ZIP file to the desired location on your hard drive.
3. Open the ZIP file with WINZIP and EXTRACT all the files to a folder on your hard drive.
4. To view the GIS data, download the freeware ArcGIS Explorer from http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/explorer-desktop. Instructions for using ArcGIS Explorer can be found at this site.

Instructions for downloading and viewing Google Earth KMZ files:
1. To view Google Earth KMZ files, download the freeware Google Earth from. http://earth.google.com/intl/en/download-earth.html. Instructions for using Google Earth can be found at this site.
2. Click on the KMZ file link.
3. Save the KMZ file to the desired location on your hard drive.
4. Open the KMZ file. Select Open from the same File Download window you selected Save from.

 Selected GIS Datasets for Gila National Forest

 

 Shape

 KMZ

Activities:

Activity Polygons - Activities either with a signed NEPA document, laid out on the ground and/or accomplished on the ground.  Metadata  Posted 9/21/2018

Shape
10.0 MB

 

iweb_FACTS_Activities Table - Tabular data from Forest Service Corporate database - FACTS ACTV160 Report (Microsoft Excel Format).  Metadata Posted 9/21/2018

Excel table
3.4 MB

Activities Join to iweb_FACTS_Activities - Activities Polygons Joined to the Forest Service Corporate database - FACTS ACTV160 Report for Accomplished Activities in Fiscal Years 2008 to 2018.  Posted 9/21/2018

Shape
4.2 MB

KMZ
3.5 MB

FACTS Activity Codes Appendix B - Code definitions Posted 4/14/2017 PDF Document

Constructed Features :

Constructed Feature Points - Points depicting Constructed features, (e.g, fences, bridges, culverts, buildings, communication systems, gates, helipads, parking lots, shooting ranges, etc.) and non-constructed features which may include natural barriers and other features that need to be maintained spatially.  Metadata  Posted 9/21/2018

Shapes
3.4 MB

KMZ
518 KB

Constructed Feature Lines - Similar to "Constructed Feature points" but containing features better represented as lines.  Metadata  Posted 9/21/2018

KMZ
3.2 MB

Constructed Feature polygons - Similar to "Constructed Feature points" but containing features better represented as polygons.   Metadata  Posted 9/21/2018

KMZ
658 KB

Fire Management:

Fire History Points - Fire origins for fires occurring from 1970 through 2017 Metadata  Posted 4/17/2018

Shapes
3.2 KB

KMZ
1.7 MB

Fire History Polygons - Fire Perimeters. Includes all fires greater than or equal to 10 acres. Includes all fire perimeters from 1970 to 2017 with some polygons dating back to 1925  Metadata  Posted 4/17/2018

KMZ
2.2 MB

Wildland Urban Interface - Wildland Urban Interface areas as identified by the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). The area or zone where structures and other human development meet or intermingle with undeveloped wildland or vegetative fuels  Metadata  Posted 08/2010

Shape 748 KB

KMZ
1.1 MB

Land:

Administrative Forest - An area encompassing all the National Forest System lands administered by an unit. The area encompasses private lands, other governmental agency lands, and may contain National Forest System lands within the proclaimed boundaries of another administrative unit. All National Forest System lands fall within one and only one Administrative Forest Area.   Metadata  Posted 9/21/2018

Shapes
412 KB

KMZ
53 KB

Ranger District - A depiction of the boundary that encompasses a Ranger District.   Metadata  Posted 9/21/2018

KMZ
468 KB

Administrative Region - An area encompassing all the National Forest System lands administered by a Region. The area encompasses private lands, other governmental agency lands. All National Forest System lands fall within one and only one Administrative Region Area.   Metadata  Posted 9/21/2018

Shape
381 KB

KMZ
469 KB

Military Reserve - An area depicting National Forest System land parcels that have management or use limits of Military Reserve or Hazardous Area.   Metadata  Posted 9/21/2018

Shape
23 KB

KMZ
6 KB

Other National Designated Area - An area depicting National Forest System land parcels that have management or use limits placed on them by legal authority. Examples are: National Recreation Area, National Monument, and National Game Refuge.   Metadata  Posted 9/21/2018

Shape
20 KB

KMZ
2 KB

Proclaimed Forest - A depiction of the boundaries encompassing the National Forest System (NFS) lands within the original proclaimed National Forests, along with subsequent Executive Orders, Proclamations, Public Laws, Public Land Orders, Secretary of Agriculture Orders, and Secretary of Interior Orders creating modifications thereto, along with lands added to the NFS which have taken on the status of 'reserved from the public domain' under the General Exchange Act. The following area types are included: National Forest, Experimental Area, Experimental Forest, Experimental Range, Land Utilization Project, National Grassland, Purchase Unit, and Special Management Area.    Metadata  Posted 9/21/2018

Shape 
82 KB

KMZ
79 KB

Section - An area defined by the Public Lands Survey System Grid. Normally, 36 sections make up a township.   Metadata  Posted 9/21/2018

Shapes
2.7 MB

KMZ
2.2 MB

Township - An area defined by the Public Lands Survey System grid that is referenced by its tier and range numbers, and is normally a rectangle approximately 6 miles on a side with boundaries conforming to meridians and parallels.   Metadata  Posted 9/21/2018

KMZ
361 KB

Special Interest Management Area - A depiction of National Forest System land parcels that have management or use limits placed on them by the Forest Service. Examples include: Anadromous Spawning Area, Indian Reserve Classification Area, Archeological Area, and Scenic Area.   Metadata  Posted 9/21/2018

Shape
291 KB

KMZ
368 KB

Surface Ownership - An area depicting ownership parcels of the surface estate. Each surface ownership parcel is tied to a particular legal transaction. The same individual or organization may currently own many parcels that may or may not have been acquired through the same legal transaction. Therefore, they are captured as separate entities rather than merged together. This is in contrast to Basic Ownership, in which the surface ownership parcels having the same owner are merged together. Basic Ownership provides the general user with the Forest Service versus non-Forest Service view of land ownership within National Forest boundaries. Surface Ownership provides the land status user with a current snapshot of ownership within National Forest boundaries.   Metadata  Posted 9/21/2018

Shape
543 KB

KMZ
715 KB

Surface Ownership Dissolve -This is a Basic ownership layer mergered from Surface Ownership. Ownership is depicted (dissolved) by FS_Own_Code (USFS or OTHER.)   Metadata  Posted 9/21/2018

Shape
262 KB

 

Wilderness Status - The Land Status view of National Forest System land parcels that have legal descriptions such as National Wilderness Area, Primitive Area, or Wilderness Study Area.   Metadata  Posted 9/21/2018

Shape
178 KB

KMZ
222 KB

Rangeland:

RMU_Unit (Allotments) - Depicts the gross grazing management area (allotment) boundaries, range general resource area boundaries, and wild horse territories boundaries.  Metadata  Posted 6/29/2018

Shapes
2.0 MB

 

RMU_SubUnit (Pastures) - Depicts grazing implementation monitoring area boundaries within each Pasture.   Metadata  Posted 6/29/2018

 

gc_allotments_v - Linkable Tabular data from tables gc_allotments_v (Microsoft Excel Format).  Metadata  Posted 6/29/2018

Excel Tables
116 KB

gc_pastures_v - Linkable Tabular data from tables iweb_gc_pastures_v (Microsoft Excel Format).  Metadata  Posted 6/29/2018

AllotmentJoin - RUM_Unit (Allotments) Join to table gc_allotments_v   Posted 6/29/2018

Shapes
1.8 MB

KMZ
1.2 MB

PastureJoin - RMU_SubUnit (Pastures) Join to gc_pastures_v   Posted 6/29/2018

KMZ
2.3 MB

Recreation:

Recreation Site Points - Spatial location of recreation site points within or in close proximity to an administrative unit.  Metadata  Posted 9/24/2018

Shape
40 KB

KMZ
33 KB

Single Edition Quadrangles (SEQ):

Single Edition 1:24000 Quadrangles - Also known as FSTopo Maps, are raster images of published Forest Service 1:24000 maps. FSTopo 1:24000 data reflect the content of published maps, downloadable in Geotiff and PDF format. Note: To obtain georeferenced 1:24000 Forest Service topographic quadrangles, please click on the link and select the "Raster Data" link. Once at the site, see the associated metadata files for complete information.  FS Geodata Clearinghouse

Terrestrial Ecological Units:

TEU Land Type Polygons - Polygons of mapped units of land based on ecological attributes.  Metadata  Posted 9/2009

Shape
12.5 MB

 

Transportation:

Road Routes - Depicts spatial location of Forest Service roads within or in close proximity to an administrative boundary unit.  Metadata  Posted 2/22/2017

Shape
8.9 MB

 

Trail Routes - Depicts spatial location of trails within or in close proximity to an administrative boundary unit.  Metadata  Posted 2/22/2017

Shape
3.6 MB

 

iweb Road Linear Events table - Tabular data from Infra Road Linear Events Report (Microsoft Excel Format).  Metadata  Posted 2/22/2017

Excel Tables
861 KB

iweb Trail Linear Events table - Tabular data from Infra Trail Linear Events Report (Microsoft Excel Format).  Metadata  Posted 2/22/2017

Excel Tables
182 KB

RoadJoin - Road Route Joined to their respective event tables. These Roads exclude Operational Maintenance Level 1 Roads (Closed) and Decommissioned Roads. Posted 2/22/2017

Shape
5.9 MB

KMZ
8.4 MB

TrailJoin - Trail Route Joined to their respective event tables.   Posted 2/22/2017

Shape
3.8 MB

KMZ
4.8 MB

Motor Vehicle Use Map Roads Dataset – Roads Dataset used to create the MVUM for the Gila National Forest. MVUM represents the legal document that depicts where motorized vehicles can be used on the Forest.   Metadata  Posted 2/22/2017

Shapes
6.6 MB

 

KMZ
6.8 MB

Motor Vehicle Use Map Trails Dataset – Trails Dataset used to create the MVUM for the Gila National Forest. MVUM represents the legal document that depicts where motorized vehicles can be used on the Forest.   Metadata  Posted 2/22/2017

KMZ
492 KB

Motor Vehicle Use Maps for the Gila National Forest

Vegetation:

Base Vegetation Locations - Depicts location (compartment) boundaries correlating to information including management units to group sites (stands).  Metadata  Posted 7/2011

Shapes
44.8 MB

 

Base Vegetation Sites - Forest and district-level thematic vegetation polygons correlating to vegetative inventories conducted by the forests.  Metadata  Posted 7/2011

 

Mid-Scale Existing Vegetation Canopy Cover Map Units- Canopy cover map units of trees for tree life form polygons or shrubs for shrub life form polygons Metadata Posted 3/2012

Shape
9.4 MB

 

Mid-Scale Existing Vegetation Dominance Type Map Units- Polygons of dominance type in the map units. Dominance types are defined by the species or genera of greatest abundance, usually of the uppermost canopy of the plant community. Metadata  Posted 3/2012

Shape
11 MB

 

Mid-Scale Existing Vegetation Life Form- Polygons representing the dominant life form. Metadata  Posted 3/2012

Shape
1.6 MB

 

Mid-Scale Existing Vegetation Size Map Units- Diameter class map unit of dominant trees for tree life form polygons or shrub height class for shrub life form polygons. Metadata  Posted 3/2012

Shape
9.6 MB

 

Water:

NHD Points - High-resolution National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) with USFS CFF information depicting the spatial location of wells, springs, etc.  Metadata  Posted 7/2011

Shape
140 KB

KMZ
116 KB

NHD Areas - High-resolution National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) with USFS CFF information depicting the spatial location of named significant drainages on or near the forest.   Metadata  Posted  8/2010

Shape
1.3 MB

KMZ
1.9 MB

NHD Water Bodies - High-resolution National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) with USFS CFF information depicting the spatial location for large water bodies on or near the forest.  Metadata  Posted 7/2011

Shape
1.6 MB

KMZ
2.2 MB

NHD Flow Lines - High-resolution National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) with USFS CFF information depicting the spatial location of drainages and flowlines on or near the forest.  Metadata  Posted 8/2010

Shape
50.6 MB

 



Datasets for New Mexico

Key Contacts



https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r3/landmanagement/gis/?cid=stelprdb5203027