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Indian & Federal Lands
ArcGIS Shapefiles

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want to know what it is and how it is used.

Coverage: All U.S. including Hawaii and Alaska.

Important Note 09/30/11: I have updated the shapefiles to include a .prj file. The latest version of ArcGIS Explorer (build 1500) requires these files. Other GIS viewers and programs do not. ArcGIS Explorer is a fine program, but I've found that it needs a quite fast computer with a lot of memory to run well. You can download ArcGIS Explorer here or you can check out some free GIS viewers that are simpler and take less resources. You can use any of these to load, view, query and make maps with these shapefiles.

TatukGIS Viewer 19.3 mb
TatukGIS Viewer documentation 2.2 mb
ArcExplorer 2.2 13.5 mb
ArcExplorer Java 63.6 mb

These ArcGIS shapefiles work with the free ArcExplorer GIS viewer, ArcView GIS, ArcGIS, Maptitude, Mapinfo, Manifold, TatukGIS and many other commercial GIS and mapping programs and many free GIS programs as well. Each layer includes easy to follow instructions that show you how to add streets, highways, census information and much more to your maps for free. We have included national level base maps with each map archive listed below. Also, check our free GIS software and free GIS ArcGIS shapefiles pages for more information and free ArcGIS shapefiles.

No Experience Required

The shapefiles come with easy to follow instructions for downloading ArcExplorer, a free GIS map viewer. We provide step-by-step instructions so that you can easily learn to use and view the maps. For more help, take advantage of our free Learn2Map GIS Tutorial & Atlas.

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Each shapefile map layer is $37. Click next to the map you wish and you will have immediate access to it using our secure merchant account provider, ClickBank.

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Indian Lands (BIA) - Bureau of Land Management (BLM) - Bureau of Reclamation (BOR)
Department of Defense (DOD) - Forest Service (USFS)
Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) - National Park Service (NPS)

Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) (details)
Download: click here.

Bureau of Land Management (BLM) (details)
Download: click here.

Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) (details)
Download: click here.

Department of Defense (DOD) (details)
Download: click here.

Forest Service (FS) (details)
Download: click here.

Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) (details)
Download: click here.

National Park Service (NPS) (details)
Download: click here.

Additional Map Layers Included Free With Purchase of Any Shapefile

The free national base map shapefiles include:

  • Cities
  • Roads
  • Rivers
  • States
  • Water Bodies

The free "Other Federal Facilities" shapefile includes these themes:

  • Agricultural Research Service ARS
  • Bureau of Prisons DOJ
  • Central Intelligence Agency CIA
  • Department of Energy DOE
  • Department of Transportation DOT
  • General Services Administration GSA
  • Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA
  • Tennessee Valley Authority TVA
  • U.S. Coast Guard DOT
  • United States Department of Agriculture USDA

Theme Descriptions:

Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) - 542 polygons - Download Now

  • Indian Reservations

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Burea of Land Management (BLM) - 21,044 polygons - Download Now
  • Forest Reserves
  • National Conservation Areas
  • National Monuments
  • National Recreation areas
  • Public Domain Lands
  • Wilderness
  • Wilderness Study Areas
  • Other BLM

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Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) - 545 polygons - Download Now
  • Bureau of Reclamation

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Department of Defense (DOD) - 897 polygons - Download Now
  • Air force
  • Army
  • Army Corps of Engineers
  • Department of Defense
  • Marine Corps
  • Navy

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Forest Service (FS) - 2,384 polygons - Download Now
  • National Forests
  • National Grasslands
  • National Monuments
  • National Recreation Areas
  • National Scenic Areas
  • Purchase Unit Blocks
  • Wilderness
  • Wilderness Study Areas

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Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) - 1,726 polygons - Download Now
  • National Fish Hatchery
  • National Wildlife Refuge
  • Waterfowl Production Area
  • Wilderness
  • Wilderness Study Area
  • Wildlife Management Area

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National Park Service (NPS) - 897 polygons - Download Now
  • National Battlefields
  • National Battlefield Park
  • National Capital Parks
  • National Historic Parks
  • National Historic Sites
  • National Lakeshores
  • National Mall
  • National Memorials
  • National Military Parks
  • National Monuments
  • National Parks
  • National Parkways
  • National Preserves
  • National Recreation Areas
  • National Reserves
  • National Rivers
  • National Seashores
  • National Wild and Scenic Rivers
  • Wilderness
  • Wilderness Study Areas

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Map Creation

Each map layer was created by extracting federal land polygon features from the individual 1:2,000,000-scale State boundary Digital Line Graph (DLG) files produced by the U.S. Geological Survey. These files were then appended into a single coverage. Individual layers (above) were extracted from this coverage. (Source: USGS).

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A Note About How Your GIS Maps Will Look

The image(s) on this page are examples of how these shapefiles may look when loaded into a GIS program. Your GIS maps may not look exactly like this. Each GIS program is different. Shapefiles themselves are a collection of points, lines or polygons. They have no attributes. It is up to you, the user, to define colors, line width, symbols and other attributes within the limits and capabilities of the GIS programs you are using.

Copyright and Use of Shapefiles

The shapefiles on this page are copyrighted as follows. Copyright © 2012 Michael R. Meuser, All Rights Reserved. You may use these shapefiles in any GIS project or to make maps. You may not create copies of the shapefiles for the use of others whether for personal or commercial use. You may not resell the shapefiles. If you require multiple copies of the same shapefile, please contact Mike at mike@mapcruzin.com. Thank You.

About Quality, Accuracy and Suitability

This data may come from a variety of U.S. government, non-governmental and self-reporting private sources. While we try to assure the accuracy of this material, we cannot promise that it is absolutely accurate. We do promise that using the map layer will be fun, entertaining or educational. Beyond this, we make no guarantee as to its suitability for any purpose. We assume no liability or responsibility for errors or inaccuracies. Please understand that you use these map layers and data at your own risk.

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