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Posted on November 4th, 2014

Free For All – NH GRANIT

Often times, statewide GIS departments are the best resources for free spatial data. And well, the New Hampshire GIS department definitely fits this bill. Going by the nickname NH GRANIT, the New Hampshire Statewide GIS Clearinghouse features a plethora of vector and raster files that can be downloaded here. With more than 100 spatial layers featured on their website, this is truly a treasure trove for you New England GIS’ers. Organized by category, the NH GRANIT site contains spatial data on a wide variety of topics:

It was the imagery layers on the NH GRANIT page that really caught my interest. Check out this black and white goodness of Rochester, New Hampshire collected in 1962. Admittedly the data is a bit blurry as it was collected to support 1:18,000 scale mapping, but still, really, how cool is this imagery?! (Imagery Source: NH GRANIT)
  • Political boundaries
  • Agriculture and farming
  • Biology and ecology
  • Culture and demography
  • Elevation
  • Conservation
  • Geology
  • Imagery
  • Water resources
  • Survey points
  • Transportation
  • Utilities

And for those of you who are not GIS users but still have interest in New Hampshire spatial data, here is a great online map viewer to check out!

Until my next edition of the Free For All, happy hunting for free geospatial goodies!

Brock Adam McCarty
Map Wizard
(720) 470-7988

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