The following links contain data for and from countries outside of the United States.
Multi-National (including U.S.):
-- "AQUASTAT is FAO's [Food and Agriculture Organization of the United
Nations] global information system of water and agriculture developed
by the Land and Water Development Division of FAO. The objective of
AQUASTAT is to provide users with comprehensive information on the
state of agricultural water management across the world, with emphasis
on developing countries and countries in transition. "
- British Oceanographic Data Centre
- Center For International Earth Science Information Network
-- "The Center for International Earth Science Information Network
(CIESIN) is a center within the Earth Institute at Columbia University.
CIESIN works at the intersection of the social, natural, and
information sciences, and specializes in on-line data and information
management, spatial data integration and training, and
interdisciplinary research related to human interactions in the
- Digital Chart of the World
- Global Land Cover Facility (GLCF)
-- "The GLCF is a center for land cover science with a focus on
research using remotely sensed satellite data and products to assess
land cover change for local to global systems."
- Gridded Population of the World
- The Harvard Geospatial Library
- International Steering Committee for Global Mapping
-- "NatureServe is a non-profit conservation organization that provides
the scientific information and tools needed to help guide effective
conservation action. NatureServe and its network of natural heritage
programs are the leading source for information about rare and
endangered species and threatened ecosystems."
-- "ReefBase is the world's premier online information system on coral
reefs, and provides information services to coral reef professionals
involved in management, research, monitoring, conservation and
- Second Administrative Level Boundaries (SALB)
-- "The Second Administrative Level Boundaries (SALB) dataset is a
dataset aiming at improving the availability of information about
administrative boundaries down to the second subnational level. The
SALB dataset forms part of the UN geographic database and was developed
in the context of the United Nations Geographic Information Working
- United Nations Environment Programme - GEO Data Portal
-- "The GEO Data Portal is the authoritative source for data sets used
by UNEP and its partners in the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) report
and other integrated environment assessments. Its online database holds
more than 450 different variables, as national, subregional, regional
and global statistics or as geospatial data sets (maps), covering
themes like Freshwater, Population, Forests, Emissions, Climate,
Disasters, Health and GDP. Display them on-the-fly as maps, graphs,
data tables or download the data in different formats."
- World Resources Institute Datasets
-- "The World Resources Institute is an environmental think tank that
goes beyond research to create practical ways to protect the Earth and
improve people’s lives. Our mission is to move human society to live in
ways that protect Earth’s environment for current and future
-- "We are the Statistical Office of the European Communities,
established in 1953. Our mission is to gather and analyse figures from
the different European statistics offices in order to provide
comparable and harmonised data to the European Institutions so they can
define, implement and analyse Community policies. Our data cover the
European Union, its Member States and its partners, and are published
under a variety of Themes and Collections."
- Baltic Sea Region GIS, Maps and Statistical Database
- United Kingdom
U.S. National or Regional Non-government Data
The following links contain data freely available from .edu, .org., .net, and .com websites.