Geospatial Data

About Geospatial Data

The Forest has a broad set of geospatial datasets that capture geographic features across southern Indiana.  Many of these datasets are available via the Forest Service Geospatial Clearing House.  This data can only be downloaded and used within GIS software.

Coordinate System

All Hoosier-specific spatial data has the following Projection, unless otherwise noted:

Coordinate System: Universal Transverse Mercator
Zone: 16
Units: Meters
Datum: NAD 1983
Spheroid: GRS1980


The USDA Forest Service makes no warranty, expressed or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, nor assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, reliability, completeness or utility of these geospatial data, or for the improper or incorrect use of these geospatial data. These geospatial data and related maps or graphics are not legal documents and are not intended to be used as such. The data and maps may not be used to determine title, ownership, legal descriptions or boundaries, legal jurisdiction, or restrictions that may be in place on either public or private land. Natural hazards may or may not be depicted on the data and maps, and land users should exercise due caution. The data are dynamic and may change over time. The user is responsible to verify the limitations of the geospatial data and to use the data accordingly.

Additional GIS Data

  • FS Geodata Clearinghouse: A collection of data themes that depict the land status and boundary management of National Forest System lands, as well as a collection of other maps and data as FS topo 7.5” Quad Maps. 
  • Through the site, anyone can access geospatial information from federal agencies through one portal.
  • The National Map: The USGS has an online, interactive map service. 
  • Indiana Map: Additional Indiana data is available at the site. This site serves as the state's repository of digital geographic information.

Please Note: The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Agriculture of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. Unless otherwise specified, the Department does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. All links are provided with the intent of meeting the mission of the Department and the Forest Service web site.


Motor Vehicle and Visitor Use Maps

Vehicle Navigation Systems and GPS units may provide inaccurate information —sending drivers the wrong way or leading them to dead ends in remote areas. Hoosier National Forest maps can be downloaded off our website and are available in visitor centers, campgrounds, or trailheads. 

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Key Contacts


Linda Cole
Forest GIS Coordinator
248 15th St
Tell City, In 47586