State of Illinois - Common Spatial Geodatabase for the Social Sciences



This geodatabase serves two purposes: 1) to provide State of Illinois agencies with a fast resource for the preparation of maps and figures that require the use of shape or line files from federal agencies, the State of Illinois, or the City of Chicago, and 2) as a start for social scientists interested in exploring how geographic information systems (whether this is data visualization or geographically weighted regression) can bring new meaning to the interpretation of their data. All layer files included are relevant to the State of Illinois. Sources for this geodatabase include the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Geological Survey, City of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Transit Authority, Regional Transportation Authority, and Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Date made availableAug 5 2021
PublisherUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


  • City of Chicago
  • hydrography
  • GIS
  • Statistical tabulation areas
  • State of Illinois
  • Chicago Public Schools

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