Geographic Information System (GIS)
Since 1989, SCDNR has been using GIS as a tool for managing South Carolina's natural resources. GIS data produced and maintained by SCDNR is available free of charge to the public in an effort to facilitate natural resource decision-making, analysis and education in South Carolina. Search authoritative SCDNR GIS data and applications through the SCDNR Geospatial Open Data site.
Other Data Sources
The SCDNR Open Data site provides access to authoritative datasets from SCDNR programs. If you are having trouble finding the data you are looking for, it may be maintained by a different agency.
- The most current statewide aerial imagery was acquired by South Carolina Revenue and Fiscal Affairs in Winter 2020.
- SCDNR has DOQQ images from 1994, 1999, and 2006. That imagery will be made available through this site when the web services are developed.
- The University of South Carolina library maintains a collection of historic aerial photos and maps.
- USGS Earth Explorer
Wetlands, Soils, and Hydrography
- Wetlands data can be found through the US Fish and Wildlife Service National Wetlands Inventory.
- Soils data can be found through the US Department of Agriculture Web Soil Survey.
- SCDNR has hydrographic data produced during our LiDAR collections. These data are generally more detailed but have less attribution.
- USGS produces the National Hydrography Dataset products.
- USGS StreamStats for calculating watershed characteristics. Source data (DEMs and Streamlines) also available for download.
SC Environmental Regulation
- South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) - GIS Open Data
- SCDHEC Watershed Atlas
- NOAA Digital Coast - elevation data, imagery, and more.
USGS Topographic Mapping
- The National Map Viewer and data download applications for core topographic mapping datasets.
- USGS TopoView for historic and current topographic maps.
Other Related Resources for South Carolina
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