GIS Data relating to weather and climate The following links, mostly from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) sites, offer downloads of data for various types of climatic and weather events.
GIS Data for base maps and other data The links below offer downloads of data in various GIS-ready formats for base maps and geographic layers.
Typically, the acronym GIS stands for Geographic Information System. However, it can depend on who you ask, as the “S” has been known to stand for Science as well. Simply put, a GIS is a collection of data with a spatial component that can be used for visualization and analysis. It is becoming increasingly useful in many occupations, including those in the fields of weather and climate.
National Geographic Society
GIS (geographic information system)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
What is GIS?