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Explorer Overview

Welcome to the Geoplatform Explorer Pathway. Through this page, you will be able to explore the federal government's extensive geospatial portfolio. You will also have access to additional resources, tutorials, and forums to help you expand your GIS knowledge and skills. Use this space to ask questions, experiment with geospatial data, and learn how you can use GIS at school, at your job or with your hobbies. Learn from other Explorers and professionals about how to empower yourself with geography.

Featured Applications

GeoPlatform - Climate Resources

GeoPlatform - Climate Resources

Find data and tools related to climate change and its impacts that can help inform, prepare, and strengthen America’s communities. This resource area is focused on providing easy access to data and resources related to coastal flooding, sea level rise, and their impacts. Over time, this area will expand to include additional data and tools relevant to other important climate-related impacts, including risks to human health, the food supply, and energy infrastructure.

Featured Map Groups

Hurricanes and Tropical Storms - The Hurricanes and Tropical Storms Group features maps, services, and applications related to Hurricanes within NOAA. The Hurricanes and Tropical Storms Group is a public group within the NOAA GeoPlatform.

Urban Water - This group is the collaborative where webmaps, services and documents are designed and stored to support the public-facing application for urban waters project sharing at

LandSat Community - This is a group formed by Esri for sharing maps and applications created using Landsat imagery. This group provides access to the Landsat imagery hosted by Esri as well as maps and applications created by the community..

National Blueway Systems - The National BlueWay System group will provide access to resources: reference layers, services, and applications for use within National Blueway Systems.

Marine Cadastre - The Marine Cadastre group is a joint effort by NOAA and BOEM to feature various ocean use maps using authoritative data.

Search Data

Search Data - Search the massive catalog of geospatial data and tools provided by a multitude of Federal Agencies. If you are a Geographic Professional, Student, Teacher or Citizen you can find data that will help you with your project, assignment, presentation or concern. If there is data you want, but can’t find please feel free to contact us. Dataset Catalog

Acquire Data - Can’t find the data you are looking for? Looking to acquire a specific dataset? Planning an investment to develop or update an existing dataset? Search the Geoplatform Marketplace to see which datasets have current or planned investments for updates or acquisition. Geospatial Platform Marketplace

Community Information

Community BannerCommunities and Agencies - Here, you will be able to discover Communities that feature data, maps (galleries), webmaps, and applications recommended or developed by the community to help understand or address their particular issue of topic. Through this pathway, you will also have access to agency-specific pages that provide users with access to geospatial data, services, and applications developed by that agency.

To explore the latest communities and Agencies on GeoPlatform check below.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)