Data List

A Glossary of Important Terms and Abbreviations

Data Collection

These data are provided "As Is" with the exception of the data sets that originate with the Information Center for the Environment, UC Davis, all data sets originate from another organization.

To the best of our knowledge, all of these data sets are current, and sufficiently accurate to be useful for the scale of work being done on the SJV Greenprint. That being said, none of these data are perfect or all inclusive. It is probable that features not recorded in these data exist in reality, and equally likely that the data may indicate the presence of things that might not exist. We are aware of many ongoing efforts to improve the data linked here and will endeavor to update this table as we become aware of new or improved data.

We recommend that you download data from the "Source Link" whenever possible. That is the more authoritative source of the data.

Some known data creation/improvement projects:

  • California Protected Areas Database (funded by the Strategic Growth Council)
  • Riparian Vegetation Mapping (being done by the Geographic Information Center at Chico State University)
  • Vernal Pools

 

Theme Name Data Source Geographic Coverage Notes Source Link Local Link Map Link Source Date Download Date
Admin Boundaries County Boundaries CalAtlas Statewide   Link Download Map May 2009  
Admin Boundaries Spheres of Influence       Link Download Map    
Admin Boundaries Incorporated City Limits CalFire Statewide   Link Download Map 7/1/2013 5/15/2014
Admin Boundaries City Limits       Link Download Map    
Admin Boundaries State Water Districts CalAtlas Statewide   Link Download Map Mar 2003 Oct 2012
Admin Boundaries Private Water Districts CalAtlas Statewide   Link Download Map Oct 2003 Oct 2012
Census Population, HU, group quarters 2010 US Census with assembly by ICE Statewide            
Census Racial/ethnic information                
Census American Community Survey     Census Tract and/or Place level data          
Census Disadvantaged Communities in SJR and Tule Basins Geospatial Information Center (GIC) San Joaquin Valley     Download Map 2010 January 2013
Land Use Planning General Plans (generalized) UC Davis - ULTRANS Statewide ULTRANS data   Download Map 2010 Nov 2012
Land Use Planning General Plans CA Natural Resources Agency Statewide   Link Download   April 2004 Sept 2012
Land Use Planning General Plans (Individual)         Contact Nathaniel Roth      
Land Use Planning General Plans SJV local governments with assembly by ICE San Joaquin valley General plans have been crosswalked to ICE land use codes. Link Download

County GP Map

City GP Map

2013 5/2013
Land Use Planning Zoning (as available)         Contact Nathaniel Roth      
Land Use Planning Parcel data         Contact Nathaniel Roth      
Urban Growth Forecasts SJV Blueprint         Contact Nathaniel Roth      
Urban Growth Forecasts PIER         Contact Nathaniel Roth      
Agriculture

Farmland Mapping and Monitoring Program

California Dept of Conservation San Joaquin Valley  

Link

 

Download

Link 2010

Map 1984-2010 August 2013
Agriculture DWR Land Cover California Dept. of Water Resources Statewide   Link   Map 1976-2009  
Agriculture Specialty Crops                
Agriculture Williamson Act Various San Joaquin Valley     Contact Nathaniel Roth      
Agriculture Retired Farmland California State University, Stanislaus - Endangered Species Recovery Program Fresno and Kings County     Download Map 2007 January 2013
Transportation Major Roads Census Bureau (TIGER) Statewide  

Census Link

CalAtlas Link

Download Map Dec 2008 Nov 2012
Transportation LocalRoads Census Bureau (TIGER) Statewide  

Census Link

CalAtlas Link

Download Map Dec 2008 Nov 2012
Transportation Rail lines Census Bureau (TIGER) Statewide  

Census Link

CalAtlas Link

Download Map Dec 2008 Nov 2012
Transportation all roads OpenStreetmaps  

Link1 leads to www.openstreetmaps.org

Link2 leads to a site with a current shapefile.

Link1

Link2

Download   Dec 2011 Nov. 2012
Transportation VMT         Contact Nathaniel Roth      
Water Resources National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) - High Resolution USGS Statewide lines and polygons Link Download   Aug 2012 Aug 2012
Water Resources National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) - Medium Resolution USGS Statewide lines and polygons Link Download

Flowlines Map

Water Bodies Map

Aug 2012 Aug 2012
Water Resources Major Rivers National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) - High Resolution Statewide Created this by selecting all features in NHD that had "River" in their name n/a Download

Map1

Map2

  Aug 2012
Water Resources Lakes   Statewide     Download Map    
Water Resources Central Valley Rivers   Central Valley     Download      
Water Resources Water Supply                
Water Resources Groundwater Rechargeable Soils California Water Institute (CWI) San Joaquin Valley     Download Map   January 2013
Water Resources Water quality                
Water Resources Watersheds (CalWater) CA Dept of Forestry and Fire Protection Statewide   Link Download Map 1999 Sept 2012
Water Resources Spring Ground Surface to Water Surface: SJR and Tule Lake Basins California Water Institute (CWI) San Joaquin Valley     Download   2009 January 2013
Water Resources Spring Groundwater Surface Elevation California Water Institute (CWI) San Joaquin Valley     Download   2009 January 2013
Water Resources Depth to Shallow Groundwater US Bureau of Reclamation San Joaquin Valley     Download   April 1977,1987 January 2013
Water Resources Hydrologic Unit Maps USGS Statewide HUC 8, 10 & 12 Link Download   Aug 2012 Sept 2012
Water Resources Groundwater Basins Ca. Dept. of Water Resources Statewide   Link Download Map June 2012 November 2012
Water Resources Groundwater Contamination-Boron/Selenium/Molybdenum/Electrical Conductivity U.S. Bureau of Reclamation San Joaquin Valley     Download   1989-1990 January 2013
LandCover CalVeg USDA Forest Service Statewide from several time periods using slightly different methods Link Download     Sept 2012
Land Cover California Augmented Multisource Landcover map (CAML) Allan Hollander/ UC Davis - ICE Statewide (a combined land cover map merging several other sources identified here) Link Download   2010 Aug 2010
Land Cover 2001 National Land Cover Database (NLCD 2001) USGS Statewide Clipped by CA border buffered by 3km Link Download   2001 Nov 2012
Land Cover 2006 National Land Cover Database (NLCD 2006) USGS Statewide Clipped by CA border buffered by 3km Link Download   2006 Nov 202
Land Cover FRAP Best available multi-source CalFire Statewide   Link Download   2002 Sept 2012
Land Cover FRAP Riparian Vegetation in Hardwood Rangelands CalFire Statewide   Link Download   1994 Oct 2012
Land Cover FRAP Hardwood Rangeland Vegetation CalFire Statewide   Link Download   1990 Oct 2012
Land Cover Dept of Water Resources (DWR) Land Cover DWR San Joaquin Valley Very detailed, but with mixed years Link

Download

Map 1986-2009 Oct 2012
Land Cover Potential natural Plant Communities (Kuchler 1976) U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Statewide   Link Download Map 1976 Sept 2012
Land Cover Historic Vegetation (CSU Chico) US Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Central Valley   Link Download Map 2001 Nov 2012
Land Cover National Wetlands Inventory US Fish and Wildlife Service Statewide   Link Download Map Oct 2010 Sept 2012
Land Cover Carbon Sequestration                
Land Cover DFG Delta Veg Map Ca Dept of Fish and Game Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta   Link Download Map Feb 2007 Sept 2012
Land Cover BLM Grazing Allotments U.S. Bureau of Land Management Statewide   Link Download

Map

Historic Map

Dec 2011 Oct 2012
Land Cover Taylor Grazing Act Grazing Districts U.S. Bureau of Land Management Statewide   Link Download Map Oct 2011 Oct 2012
Land Cover BLM Land Status U.S. Bureau of Land Management Statewide   Link Download   Oct 2012 Oct 2012
Land Cover BLM Land Use Plans U.S. Bureau of Land Management Statewide   Link Download Map May 2012 Oct 2012
Land Cover National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS) Wilderness Areas U.S. Bureau of Land Management Statewide   Link Download Map Nov 2011 Oct 2012
Land Cover Land Use/Land cover Model California State University, Stanislaus - Endangered Species Recovery Program San Joaquin Valley     Download Map May 2012 January 2013
Land Cover Drainage Soil/Irrigation Suitability U.S. Bureau of Reclamation San Joaquin Valley     Download   2001 January 2013
Habitat Riparian Vegetation CA Dept of Water Resources Central Valley   Link Download Map Aug 2011 Oct 2012
Habitat Vernal Pool Complexes Dr. Bob Holland, Placer Land Trust Statewide   Link Download Map Dec 2009 Mar 2010
Habitat Hardwood Rangeland Vegetation CA Dept of Forestry and Fire Protection Central Valley Oak Woodlands Link Download Map 1990 Nov 2012
Habitat California Essential Habitat Connectivity CalTrans, CA Fish & Game, Federal Highway Admin Statewide * Link  

Connectivity Map

Natural Landscape Block Map

March 2010 Sept 2012
Habitat Dr. Huber's Dissertation Connectivity Dr. Patrick Huber Central Valley Peer reviewed and published 2011 Link Download

Corridor Map

Core Map

2011 Sept 2012
Biodiversity Critical Habitats USFWS       Download Map    
Biodiversity California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB) Ca Dept of Fish and Game Statewide   Link     Sept 2012 Sept 2012
Biodiversity Plant Distributions                
Biodiversity Animal Distributions                
Biodiversity Animal Distributions - San Joaquin Kit Fox Suitability California State University, Stanislaus - Endangered Species Recovery Program San Joaquin Valley   Link

2009

2012

2012

  Dec 2009/2012 January 2013
Biodiversity Herptile Distribution- Tiger Salamander Suitability California State University, Stanislaus - Endangered Species Recovery Program Madera, Fresno, and Tulare County     Download   2012 January 2013
Biodiversity T&E Hotspots                
Administrative Boundaries California Protected Areas Database (CPAD) GreenInfo Network Statewide   Link Download Map July 2012 Oct 2012
Administrative Boundaries National Conservation Easement Database U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities Statewide   Link Please download from source Map Aug 2011  
Conservation Priority Areas DFG Areas of Conservation Emphasis (ACEII) Ca Dept of Fish and Game Statewide   Link     Oct 2010 Oct 2012
Conservation Priority Areas DFG Conceptual Area Protection Plans (CAPP)                
Conservation Priority Areas DFG Land Acquisition Evaluation (LAE)                
Conservation Priority Areas TNC Ecoregion Priorities The Nature Conservancy Statewide     Contact TNC     Sept 2012
Conservation Priority Areas Ca. Rangeland Coalition Priorities California Rangeland Conservation Coalition Statewide    

Contact

Ca. Rangeland Coalition

    Sept 2012
Conservation Priority Areas Tulare Basin Wildlife Partners                
Conservation Priority Areas Audubon Society Important Bird Areas Audubon California Statewide         Dec 2008 Oct 2010
Conservation Priority Areas PRBO Conservation Priorities                
Conservation Priority Areas Carrizo Plain                
Conservation Priority Areas South Coast Wildlands                
Conservation Priority Areas BLM Area of Critical Environmental Concern U.S. Bureau of Land Management Statewide   Link Download Map June 2010 Oct 2012
Conservation Priority Areas Southern Sierra Partnership Data Basin Regional   Link Download   Sept 2012  
Risk Fire Threat CA Dept of Forestry and Fire Protection Statewide   Link Download   2004 Sept 2012
Risk Flood risk     FEMA, DWR, ACE (HEC),          
Climate Change Downscaled Forecasts                
Climate Change PRBO Species Distributions                
Physical National Elevation Dataset (10m)    

Clipped To California

VERY LARGE DOWNLOAD

  Contact Nathaniel Roth      
Physical Solar Radiation                
Air Air Quality Districts Air Resources Board Statewide   Link Download Map Mar 2004 Oct 2012
Air Air Quality Basins Air Resources Board Statewide   Link Download Map Mar 2004 Oct 2012
Soils Soils (SSURGO) USDA/UC Davis Statewide   Link     Varies  
Soils Soil Salinization                
Cultural Cultural sites (as willing to share)                
Recreation Equestrian Trails                
Recreation River Access                
Recreation Boat Access (boat ramps)                
Recreation Local and Regional Parks     See California Protected Areas Database (CPAD)          
Recreation OHV Recreation                
Recreation Bicycle Paths/Lanes (Grade separated/off road) OpenStreetmaps Statewide this is from OpenStreetmaps a crowd sourced dataset. It is unlikely to be complete or entirely correct   Download   2012 2012
Recreation Hiking Paths OpenStreetmaps Statewide this is from OpenStreetmaps a crowd sourced dataset. It is unlikely to be complete or entirely correct   Download   2012 2012
Energy Existing and Proposed solar and wind generation U.S. Bureau of Land Management Statewide   Link Download   Aug 2008 Oct 2012
Energy BLM Solar and Wind Projects CA Energy Commission Southern CA   Link Download   July 2008 Oct 2012
Energy Geothermal Leases U.S. Bureau of Land Management Statewide   Link Download

Leases Map

Area Map

March 2010 Oct 2012
Energy Known Geothermal Resource Areas CA Energy Commission Statewide   Link Download   July 2008 Oct 2012
Energy Oil fields                
Energy Oil Well Locations CA Dept of Conservation Statewide   Link Download Map January 2014 May 2014
Energy Dept. of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources Districts Ca. Dept. of Conservation Statewide   Link Download Map   May 2014
Energy Oil Fields/Administrative Areas Ca. Dept. of Conservation Statewide   Link Download Map   May 2014
Energy Geothermal Wells

Ca. Dept. of Conservation

Statewide   Link Download Map   May 2014
Energy High Voltage Transmission Lines

OpenStreetmaps

Statewide this is from OpenStreetmaps a crowd sourced dataset. It is unlikely to be complete or entirely correct   Download   2012 2012
Energy BLM Utility Corridors CA Energy Commission Southern CA   Link Download   July 2008 Oct 2012
Energy Proposed DOE 368 Energy Corridors CA Energy Commission Statewide   Link Download   July 2008 Oct 2012
Energy Proposed Energy Corridor on Federal Land USDA Forest Service Statewide   Link Download   Nov 2008 Oct 2012
Energy Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative (RETI) Phase 2B CA Energy Commission Statewide   Link Download   April 2010 Oct 2012
Mineral Rights                  
Utilities