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GeoStats:  Spatial,  Socioeconomic and Natural Resource Data Service

Selected Sources of Data Sets Supporting Maine-Related Research
Compiled by Frank Wihbey, Fogler Library, University of Maine

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GeoStats logo imagesNumeric databases are organized bodies of quantitative information, for example economic time series, opinion surveys, election results and Census figures.  The term "database" has come to imply "computerized" but strictly speaking, they may exist in several forms, including online databases on the World Wide Web, online on a Local Area Network (LAN), paper documents or cards, microform, floppy disks, and CD-ROM and DVD formats.

However the term "spatial databases"  evolved during the computer era and almost always implies digitized information about the location and shape of, and relationships among, geographic features.   Usually these are "georeferenced", i.e. stored with information identifying coordinates in space.  The topological information (which generates the representation of altitude, distance, direction, shape, etc. and may represent points, lines, arcs and polygons), is usually stored as formulas, to be used by the appropriate Geographic Information System (GIS) software to create the desired map or plot.

Numeric Data

Subject /Topic of Data Source File name Coverage Dates / Region Format Availability (physical location, URL, etc.)
All-purpose Information Resource of Maine (InforME) Maine eGovernment Portal Links to various Maine state government statistical sites

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http://www.maine.gov/portal/facts_history/statistics.html
Fogler Library, University of Maine Site name:  Fogler Library Quick Reference Resources: Statistics Links to various statistical sites

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Click on the "Statistics" link:
http://www.library.umaine.edu/virtualref/statexpress.htm
Census (population, housing) U.S. Census Bureau Site name:
American FactFinder
1990 and 2000 Censuses; menu-driven comma delimited (2 choices) .csv; tab delimited (2 choices) .lst; headerless database  .txt http://factfinder.census.gov
Fogler Library, University of Maine Site name:  Maine Census Population Totals 1790-2000 Town and county population totals; all federal decennial Censuses; five search indexes html http://www.library.umaine.edu/census/
Children Maine Department of Human Services Cancer registry; Maternal and Child Health; Teen and Young Adult Health
State level; ca. 1990-2010 .pdf (mostly graphs) http://www.mainemarks.org/intro.htm
Maine Dept. of Education; Maine Office of GIS Health Risk Behaviors Among Maine Youth State level; 1997 .pdf http://www.mainecshp.com/yrbs/2007/report.pdf
Crime, Law Enforcement U.S. Bureau of Justice Various files; menu-driven   html;  comma delimited .csv; .pdf http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/
Department of Public Safety, Maine State Police Various files; menu-driven   .pdf http://www.state.me.us/dps/cim/crime_in_maine/cim.htm
Economics  
       
Education National Center for Education Statistics   Almost all state level data;  use site search facility html; .pdf; .xls http://nces.ed.gov/
Maine Dept. of Education; Maine Office of GIS Maine Student  Enrollment and Demographics State, county and some town, ca. 1991- present .pdf; some .xls http://www.state.me.us/education/enroll/enrlfacts.htm
Elections and Politics Maine Secretary of State. Division of Elections and Commissions Various files; menu-driven 1992-present;
more limited coverage 1910-present
html; comma delimited .txt http://www.state.me.us/sos/cec/elec/elec.htm
Health National Center for Health Statistics Various files various subjects; usually state- and county-level data (rarely town level) .html; .pdf
.rtf; pdf
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/
Maine Department of Human Services.  Office of Data, Research and Vital Statistics Various files various subjects; usually state- and county-level data (rarely town level) .pdf http://www.state.me.us/dhs/bohodr/
Income and Poverty Maine Dept. of Human Services.  Bureau of Adult and Elder Services A Profile of the Older Population in Maine State and county level; 1990 html http://www.state.me.us/dhs/beas/statist.htm
Maine State Planning Office Report Card on Poverty in Maine State level; 2007 .pdf http://www.state.me.us/spo/economics/economics/pdf/poverty2002.pdf
Labor U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Selected site divisions:  Civilian labor force; Employment, Unemployment; Wages & Salary By county and town.
2000- present.
ca. 1990 - present.
.pdf http://www.bls.gov
Maine Dept. of Labor, Division of Labor Market Information Services Various files Civilian labor force; employment; unemployment; wages and salaries .pdf http://www.state.me.us/labor/lmis/
Natural resources; biology; ecology;  wildlife USGS Biological Resources Division; Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit; et al A Gap analysis of Maine Maine; 1998; lands with significant unprotected species habitats Narrative text and .e00 Fogler Library, University of Maine
CD-ROM.  Call number:
Gov Doc   I 19.212/19:M 28/DISC.1-2
Prices U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index, etc. Regional only, no town level html, .pdf, etc. http://www.bls.gov
Weather, climate Fogler Library, University of Maine Site name:  Fogler Library Climate and Weather Resources Links to various government and education sites

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http://www.library.umaine.edu/climate/

Spatial Data

Subject /Topic of Data Source File name Coverage Dates / Region Format Availability (physical location, URL, etc.)
Customizable maps MapQuest none menu-driven and map-searchable .gif http://www.mapquest.com/
DeLorme, Inc. Topo USA
3-D TopoQuads Maine
menu-driven and map-searchable .bmp Fogler Library, University of Maine
CD-ROM.  Call numbers:
GeoStats CD-ROM G1201.C2 T66 1999
GeoStats CD-ROM G1215 T4 1999
Education Maine Dept. of Education; Maine Office of GIS edagent    edindvd 
edcsd       edmsad
edeut       edunion
All of Maine municipalities covered by school districts .e00 search for "school":
http://megis.maine.gov/metaweb/results.asp?whichpage=3&pagesize=5&sqlQuery=SELECT+CI%2ETITLE%2CID%2EAbstract%2CID%5FWeb%5FPublish%2EWebPublish+FROM+CI%2CID%2CID%5FWeb%5FPublish++WHERE+CI%2ECitation%5FID+%3D+ID%2ECitation%5FID++AND+ID%2EDataset%5FID+%3D+ID%5FWeb%5FPublish%2EDataset%5FID++AND+NOT+ID%5FWeb%5FPublish%2EWebPublish+%3D+0+AND+NOT+ID%2EDataset%5FType+%3D+2++AND+%28++EXISTS+%28SELECT+ID%2EDataset%5FID%2C+ID%5FThesaurus%5FKeyword%2EKeyword%5FName++FROM+ID%5FThesaurus%2C+ID%5FThesaurus%5FKeyword++WHERE+ID%2EDataset%5FID+%3D+ID%5FThesaurus%2EDataset%5FID+AND+ID%5FThesaurus%2EThesaurus%5FID+%3D+ID%5FThesaurus%5FKeyword%2EThesaurus%5FID+AND+UPPER%28ID%5FThesaurus%5FKeyword%2EKeyword%5FName%29+LIKE+%27%25BOUNDARIES%25%27%29+%29+ORDER+BY+CI%2ETitle
Maine lakes - geography, chemistry University of Maine depts.: George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental and Watershed Research; Spatial Information Science and Engineering PEARL: multiple files; map - searchable ca. 1970-2000; all of Maine html http://pearl.spatial.maine.edu/home.htm
Natural resources Maine Office of GIS various files various regions various formats Click on the "natural resources" link:
http://musashi.ogis.state.me.us/metaweb/results.asp?Keyword=natural+resources
Orthophotoquad USGS; Maine Office of GIS medoq Georeferenced compressed photographic maps, 7.5 minute series; all of eastern Maine and most of western Maine MrSid (.sid) format and accompanying .sdw world file

For ExpressView Browser Plugin (MrSID) plugin for Internet Explorer and Netscape:
http://www.lizardtech.com/index.html

http://musashi.ogis.state.me.us/catalog/catalog.asp?state=2&extent=24k#medoq
Political divisions USGS; USFWS; FEMA; Maine Land Use Regulation Commission; et al. metwp24
metwp100
metwp250
Maine political boundaries, common town names, geocodes; partially based on USGS map series .e00 http://musashi.ogis.state.me.us/catalog/catalog.asp
Topographic-current USGS Digital Orthophotoquad quadrangle maps; Maine Office of GIS drgclip collarless 7.5 minute topographic map raster images .tif and accompanying .tfw world file http://musashi.ogis.state.me.us/catalog/catalog.asp?state=2&extent=24k#drgclip
Topographic-retrospective, historical USGS; University of New Hampshire Library Multiple files; map  - searchable ca. 1890-1950; all of Maine Non-georeferenced .jpg http://docs.unh.edu/nhtopos/Maine.htm
Zip Code polygons ESRI; USPS eastusa/me/mezip.prj 5-digit level; all of Maine .shp (ArcView) Fogler Library, University of Maine
CD-ROM.  Call number:
GeoStats  G70.212 .E77 1999

For assistance and to make suggestions please contact Karen Stewart

Page Created by Frank Wihbey; revised by Karen Stewart: 12/28/11


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