Geospatial Data


Allegheny National Forest GIS Datasets

Datasets with the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) extent that are not included in National GIS datasets are available for download. A link to the FGDC compliant metadata is provided for each dataset. All zipped shapefiles and keyhole markup language files are in the following projection:

Universal Transverse Mercator

Zone: 17
Units: Meters
Datum: NAD 1983
Spheroid: GRS 1980


Instructions for downloading and viewing shapefile data:

  1. Click on the .zip file and extract the files to the desired location on your hard drive.
  2. To view the GIS shapefiles, download the freeware ArcGIS Explorer.

Instructions for downloading and viewing Google Earth kml files:

  1. Click on the .kmz file, save the file to the desired location on your hard drive.
  2. To view Google Earth kml files, download the freeware Google Earth:


GIS Datasets for the Allegheny National Forest (ANF)


Click Title to View Metadata


Shape (.zip)and Keyhole Markup Language (.kmz) files are zipped


Dataset Description

Local Town (9 KB)

LocalTown.kmz (3 KB)

All cities, boroughs and villages within and surrounding the ANF.
Warrant (242 KB)

Warrant.kmz (312 KB)

Warrants and lots within and immediately outside the ANF proclamation boundary.
Subsurface Right (116 KB)

SubsurfaceRight.kmz (174 KB)

Tracts of Federal land with subsurface rights.
Base Map
Contour 20 (37 MB)

Contour_20.kmz (20 MB)

Contour lines covering the ANF and surrounding area at 20 foot intervals.
Contour 100 (7 MB)

Contour_100.kmz (4 MB)

Contour lines covering the ANF and surrounding area at 100 foot intervals.
Management Area (2 MB)

ManagementArea.kmz (1 MB)

Areas of the ANF having a unique emphasis, desired condition, list of suitable uses, and standards and guidelines.
Terrestrial Ecological Units
Ecological Landtype (15 MB)

EcologicalLandtype.kmz  (11 MB)

Physical characteristics of upland and fluvial ecological land types of the ANF.
ELT Landform (4 MB)

Elt_Landform.kmz (8 MB)

Landforms of the ANF.
Landtype Association  (455 KB)

LandTypeAssociation.kmz  (257 KB)

Useful and functional land units on the ANF that differ significantly from one another in their abiotic/biotic characteristics.
Travel Route  (10 MB)

TravelRoute_ln.kmz (14 MB)

All roads and trails within the boundary or in close proximity to the ANF.
Allegheny Reservoir (74 KB)

AlleghenyReservoir.kmz (45 KB)

Shoreline of the Allegheny Reservoir at summer level.
Allegheny River (193 KB)

AlleghenyRiver.kmz (120 KB)

Allegheny River shoreline along/within the proclamation boundary of the ANF.
Major Stream (702 KB)

MajorStream.kmz (359 KB)

Portions of the Allegheny and Clarion Rivers, the Allegheny Reservoir and larger streams within the ANF.
Waterbody (928 KB)

Waterbody.kmz (577 KB)

Rivers, lakes, reservoirs, ponds and double-line streams on the ANF.

Compartment (2 MB)

Compartment.kmz (3 MB)

Small subdivisions of forest land for purposes of orientation, administration and/or silvicultural operations.

Vegetation (19 MB)

Vegetation.kmz (29 MB)

Field sampled vegetation about trees, fuels, down woody material, surface cover and understory by stand on the ANF.


National GIS Datasets

Forest Service Enterprise Data  A single point of access for data collected and managed by the Agency. You can use the Data Extract Tool to access data about individual forests or grasslands or about an area of interest that you specify on the national map. You can find and download National datasets by topic area or theme or find and use map services published by the Agency.

Download National Datasets  (

Data collected and managed by Forest Service programs is available in a map service and two downloadable file formats – in a shape file and an ESRI file geodatabase.  Metadata is available that describes the content, source, and currency of the data.  The following list of datasets are not all-inclusive.  There are other datasets with ANF data found by filtering or searching the topic or theme.


Base Map


  • FSTopo RecFacility Point  Portrays recreational locations, such as Campgrounds, Picnic Areas, Trailheads, Forest Service Offices and Facilities on National Forest Lands.


  • Motor Vehicle Use Map: Roads  Indicates the specific types of motorized vehicles allowed on the designated routes and their seasons of use.
  • Motor Vehicle Use Map: Trails  Forest Service trails where motorized use is allowed. It contains information on the specific type of motor vehicle and their seasons of use.
  • National Forest System Trails  Information about National Forest System trail locations and characteristics
  • National Forest System Roads  Existing Forest Service roads with attributes representing their characteristics.
  • FSTopo Railroad Line  Portrays features associated with railroad tracks.
  • FSTopo Transportation Line  Transportation features ranging from Trails to Highways. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF). The source for this feature class is local, county, and state data as well as the Infra database,


Forest Insect and Disease GIS Datasets

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