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The Illinois Natural Resources Geospatial Data Clearinghouse (Illinois Clearinghouse) is an established node of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure Clearinghouse Network. Hosted by the Illinois State Geological Survey since July 1, 1997, the Illinois Clearinghouse has become the de facto starting point for the GIS and remote sensing user communities in Illinois.

Customers include a broad cross-section of organizations including state and federal agencies, regional groups, county and municipal governments, universities, K-12 teachers and students, and private sector businesses. In addition, hikers, fishermen, hunters, birding enthusiasts, and land trust preservationists download data from the Illinois Clearinghouse.

This clearinghouse was initially developed as a cooperative effort by:

Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Illinois Natural History Survey
Illinois State Geological Survey
Illinois State Museum
Illinois State Water Survey
Office of Mines and Minerals
Office of Realty and Environmental Planning
Waste Management and Research Center
 
The Scientific Surveys of the Prairie Research Institute and Offices of the Illinois DNR have used GIS technology for research in the public service for many years. They have established a history of creating, publishing, and distributing information to the public, government, academia, and industry.

 

 

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