Geospatial Data

A wide variety of geospatial data is available for the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. If you are looking for forest maps, please see Maps & Publications.

Forest Service Data Sources

USDA Forest Service Geodata Clearinghouse - An online collection of digital data related to forest resources. Through the Clearinghouse you can find datasets related to forests and grasslands, including boundaries and ownership, natural resources, roads and trails, as well as datasets related to State and private forested areas, including insect and disease threat and surface water importance. You can also find downloadable map products, raster data, and links to other sources of forest resource information.
USDA Forest Service Open Data - A single point of access for data collected and managed by the Agency. This website allows access to data about individual forests or grasslands or about an area of interest that you specify on the national map. You can find and download datasets by topic area or theme or find and use map services published by the Agency.

Other Sites for Geospatial Data

USGS National Map - A collaborative effort among the United States Geological Survey and other Federal, State, and local partners to improve and deliver topographic information for the Nation. This source provides additional data covering National Forest lands.

GIS Data Disclaimer 

These products are reproduced from geospatial information prepared by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. The Forest Service makes no expressed or implied warranty, including warranty of merchantability and fitness, with respect to the accuracy, character, function, or capabilities of the data or their appropriateness for any user's purposes.
The Forest Service reserves the right to correct, update, modify, or replace this geospatial information based on new inventories, new or revised information, and if necessary in conjunction with other federal, state or local public agencies or the public in general as required by policy or regulation. Previous recipients of these products may not be notified unless required by policy or regulation.