ScienceBase has various built-in capabilities to store, organize, display, share, and serve geospatial (GIS) data. ScienceBase recognizes various types of geospatial data, including: shapefiles, rasters (.tif), and ArcGIS Service Definitions. When any of these types of files are uploaded, a map of the data is displayed and publicly available GIS Services are generated. For detailed information about how to take advantage of these capabilities, please see the user help section:
You may also view the following videos:
Video shows how to upload ESRI Service Definition (.sd) files and create ArcGIS REST services, which may be consumed in software applications.
Shapefiles and Rasters
Video shows how to upload shapefile and raster formats and consume the generated open source GIS formats.