Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access (PASDA) is Pennsylvania’s official public access geospatial information clearinghouse. PASDA was developed in 1996 by the Pennsylvania State University and has served as the clearinghouse for Pennsylvania for over twenty years. Originally formed as a cooperative project for the Governor’s Office of Administration, the Office for Information Technology and the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment, current funding and support are provided by the Pennsylvania Office for Information Technology. Penn State’s additional contributions include system administration support and infrastructure from the Institute for CyberScience, and the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.
The purpose of PASDA is to serve as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s comprehensive open geospatial data portal, providing free public access to geospatial data and information by, for, and about the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. PASDA is Pennsylvania’s node on the National Spatial Data Infrastructure,Geospatial One-Stop, and is integrated with the National States Geographic Information Council GIS Inventory.
Learn more about PASDA here.