May 20, 2022

University of Texas Libraries Launch Texas GeoData Portal, Over 30,000 Publicly Available Geospatial Datasets Currently Available

From the University of Texas Libraries:

The University of Texas Libraries are leveraging technological advances in geographic information systems (GIS) to enhance the value of map collections at The University of Texas at Austin with the launch of a new portal that is designed to facilitate discovery of geospatial datasets that are ready to use in GIS software for mapmaking and analysis.

The Texas GeoData Portal uses an open source geospatial discovery application – GeoBlacklight – to power a web portal that gives users the ability to search, browse, preview and download geospatial datasets.

[Our emphasis] Visitors to the portal can search through over 30,000 publicly available geospatial datasets, including georeferenced scanned map images from the Perry-Castañeda Library Maps Collection and unique vector datasets developed from items in other special collections like the Benson Latin American Collection and Alexander Architectural Archives.

Read the Complete Launch Announcement

See Also: Announcing the “Texas Geodata Portal” (July 17, 2019)

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.