Spatial Data: DNR Open Data
Data Category: Open data pertaining to Michigan DNR land including ownership, recreation areas, compartment boundaries. I will focus on the Forestry Data sets, and particuarly the Forest Health Points dataset
Data Description: This data set highlights forest areas that are impacted by forest pests and pathogens across Michigan state forests.
Data Link to All Data Sets: http://gis.midnr.opendata.arcgis.com/ Data Link to Forest Health Data Set:http://gis.midnr.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/baa14b73ba2f4d39b575713db8b42bb9_8 Here is the logo! http://www.michigan.gov/images/dnr/dnr_396072_7.png
Data Use Policy: http://www.michigan.gov/som/0,4669,7-192-29938-281460--,00.html
Use with R: Data sets can be pretty large. I recommend downloading the shapefiles to your hard drive and then load them into R.