Operational Datasets

    Infrastructure & Natural Features


  • Power Plants

    Dataset: EPA Facility Registry Service (FRS): Power Plants
    Description: EPA registered power plants and details about them.
    Government Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    Spatial Scope: United States


  • Electrical Substations

    Description: Points where electric substations are located, along with some details about them.
    Government Agency: Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data (HIFLD), Open GP – Energy
    Spatial Scope: United States
    Temporal Range: Current data only
    Temporal Range Ingested: Ongoing


  • Electrical Transmission Lines

    Description: United States’ electric transmission lines and details about them.
    Government Agency: Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data (HIFLD), Open GP – Energy
    Spatial Scope: United States


  • Natural Gas Pipelines

    Description: United States’ network of natural gas pipelines, with some data about each, such as operator.
    Agency and NGO: Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data (HIFLD), Open GP – Energy
    Temporal Range: Current data only
    Spatial Scope: United States
    Ingestion: Ongoing


  • Dams

    Description: This dataset defines all dams in the US with lines on a map. It also contains attributes about their height, length, and more.
    Agency: Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data (HIFLD)
    Spatial Scope: United States


  • Hospitals

    Description: US hospitals, and some other data about them.
    Government Agency: HIFLD Open GP – Public Health
    Temporal Range: Current data only
    Spatial Scope: United States


  • Urgent Care Facilities

    Description: US urgent care facility locations, and some other data about them.
    Government Agency: HIFLD Open GP – Public Health
    Temporal Range: Current data only
    Spatial Scope: United States


  • Fire Stations

    Description: US Fire Stations locations, and some other data about them.
    Government Agency: Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data (HIFLD), Open GP – Emergency Services
    Temporal Range: Current data only
    Spatial Scope: United States


  • Public Schools

    Description: This Public Schools feature dataset is composed of all Public elementary and secondary education facilities in the United States as defined by the Common Core of Data (CCD, https://nces.ed.gov/ccd/ ), National Center for Education Statistics (NCES, https://nces.ed.gov ), US Department of Education for the 2017-2018 school year. This includes all Kindergarten through 12th grade schools as tracked by the Common Core of Data. Included in this dataset are military schools in US territories and referenced in the city field with an APO or FPO address. DOD schools represented in the NCES data that are outside of the United States or US territories have been omitted. This feature class contains all MEDS/MEDS+ as approved by NGA. Complete field and attribute information is available in the ”Entities and Attributes” metadata section. Geographical coverage is depicted in the thumbnail above and detailed in the Place Keyword section of the metadata. This release includes the addition of 3065 new records, modifications to the spatial location and/or attribution of 99,287 records, and removal of 2996 records not present in the NCES CCD data.
    Government Agency: Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data (HIFLD)
    Spatial Scope: United States


  • Surface Water

    Description: Contains historical measurements of water bodies including stream flow, reservoir levels and water temperature.
    Government Agency: United States Geological Survey
    Temporal Range: 1980-Current with a sample frequency of 15 minutes
    Spatial Scope: Measurement locations from across the United States. Fixed Latitude/longitude of measurement locations.
    Spatial scope that we ingested/support queries over: Geohash size of 6 corresponding to an area of 1.2km x 609 m.


  • Synthetic Water Distribution Infrastructure

    Description: The dataset describes geospatial layout and water distribution pipe diameters beyond the arterial level to more granular endpoints such as businesses and residential areas. The SyNF model was developed at Arizona State University to support urban sustainability and resilience researchers who often struggle to gain access to rich infrastructure data. The model was designed to estimate the spatial layout, characteristics, and operational parameters of power and water systems, and facilitate interdependency analysis of power, water, building, and transportation systems.
    Spatial Scope: United States (soon); Cities currently available for Pheonix, Denver metropolitan area, and Fort Collins.


  • Water Quality

    Dataset: The Water Quality Portal (WQP) is a cooperative service sponsored by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the National Water Quality Monitoring Council (NWQMC). It serves data collected by over 400 state, federal, tribal, and local agencies.
    Temporal Range: 1980-Current
    Spatial Scope: United States


  • Flood Zones

    Description: The National Flood Hazard Layer (NFHL) is a geospatial database that contains current effective flood hazard data.
    Government Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
    Temporal Range: United States
    Spatial Scope: Current data only



  • Tract, County, State, & Federal


  • Climate and Atmospheric Data

    Governemnt Agency: National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
    Description: North American Mesoscale (NAM) Forecast System collects frequent atmospheric data from over 260,000 weather stations in North America. Latest datasets capture around 60 features corresponding to various weather-related phenomena.
    Features that we have curated include: Air Quality, Visibility, Land Surface Temperature, Atmospheric Pressure Measurements, Surface Pressure, Air Temperature, Dew Point Temperature, Surface Winds, Freezing Rain, Precipitation Amount, Rain, Ice Pellets: Sleet, Snow
    Spatial scope of the data availability: A bounding box encapsulating entire North America (N: 61.0S: 12.1E: -49.4W: -152.9)
    Data Format: GRIB


  • Satellite


    Satellite Format Spatial Reference System Scan Frequency Coverage Pixel Resolution Band Count
    MODIS hdf Sinusoidal 1-2 Days United States 200m, 500m 7, 7
    NAIP zip/jp2 Traverse Mervator 2 Years United States 1m 4
    Sentinel-2 SAFE Traverse Mercator 5 Days United States 10m, 20m, 60m 6, 4, 3

  • National Risk Index

    Description: The Index is intended to help users better understand the natural hazard risk of their respective areas or communities. Intended users include planners and emergency managers at the local, regional, state and federal levels, as well as other decision makers and interested members of the general public. With improved understanding of natural hazard risk, communities can take action to reduce it.
    Government Agency: FEMA
    Spatial Scope: United States


  • Air Quality Index

    Air quality data from the Environmental Protection Agency now available within sustain. This includes data collected at hourly intervals from monitoring locations in the United States from 1980.


  • COVID-19

    Description: The New York Times is releasing a series of data files with cumulative counts of coronavirus cases in the United States, at the state and county level, over time. We are compiling this time series data from state and local governments and health departments in an attempt to provide a complete record of the ongoing outbreak.
    Agency: The New York Times
    Temporal Range: 1/21/2020-Current
    Spatial Scope: United States


  • MACA

    Description: Multivariate Adaptive Constructed Analogs (MACA) is a statistical method for downscaling Global Climate Models (GCMs) from their native coarse resolution to a higher spatial resolution that captures reflects observed patterns of daily near-surface meteorology and simulated changes in GCMs experiments.
    Agency: MACA
    Temporal Range: 1950-Current
    Spatial Scope: United States


  • US Census Data

    Data from the US Census Survey now available within Sustain. The data covers several features at the block-level for the past 4 decades.