Inventory & Monitoring GIS

Portion of a map displaying parks and network boundaries

Geographic data and GIS technologies are essential tools for natural resource management in the National Park Service. GIS provides the framework for the acquisition, analysis, synthesis, and application of the inventory and monitoring data we collect.

About Inventory & Monitoring GIS

The I&M GIS group helps manage the collection, analysis, and distribution of network, NPS, and geospatial data. We also develop GIS tools, extensions, and applications. All this information is made available to I&M networks, other NPS programs, and the public.

Helpful Spatial Data Resources

Tools and Applications

  • Explore data used in Landscape Dynamics with the Landscape Dynamics Map Viewer
  • See what others in the NPS are doing with spatial data at NPS ArcGIS Online
  • NPS Theme Manager for ArcGIS NPS Theme Manager is a desktop tool for delivering spatial data to GIS users. This product allows data managers to present data in an organized and intuitive structure without exposing the underlying complexities of physical data storage.
  • The Database Metadata Extractor is an MS-Access add-in for extracting FGDC Section 5 metadata as XML. Note: this tool is being updated and improved.

Frequently Requested Spatial Data

Last updated: September 26, 2018