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Geographic Information Systems: A guide to learning and using GIS at Temple University

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Global Data: links to data for and from countries other than the United States

Multi-National / Africa / Antarctica / Asia / Europe / Oceania / North America / South America

U.S. National or Regional Government Data: links hosted by the U.S. government and organized by federal department.

State Data

A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z  

U.S. National or Regional Non-government Data: links containing data freely available from .edu, .org., .net, and .com websites.

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Global Data

The following links contain data for and from countries outside of the United States.

Multi-National (including U.S.):

  • AQUASTAT -- "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 environment."
  • Digital Chart of the World
  • geocommunity
  • 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 -- "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 -- "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 education."
  • 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 Group (UNGIWG)."
  • 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 generations."

Africa:

Antarctica:

Asia:

Europe:

  • Eurostat -- "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

Oceania:

North America:

South America:

U.S. National or Regional Government Data

The following links are hosted by the U.S. government and are organized by federal department.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Geocommunicator -- Land Survey Information System

Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project.

Northwest Forest Plan Regional Ecosystem Office GIS Data

National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Dynamic Maps, GIS Data, & Analysis Tools

U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

U.S. Department of the Interior

Independent Agencies

U.S. National or Regional Non-government Data

The following links contain data freely available from .edu, .org., .net, and .com websites.

State Data

Links are listed alphabetically by state. If you cannot find the data you need for a particular state in this section, consult the national and regional links above. Many of the U.S. government and non-government sites contain state-level data.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

A

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

C

California

Colorado

Connecticut

D

Delaware

F

Florida

G

Georgia

H

Hawaii

I

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

K

Kansas

Kentucky

L

Louisiana

M

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

N

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

O

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

P

Pennsylvania

R

Rhode Island

S

South Carolina

South Dakota

T

Tennessee

Texas

U

Utah

V

Vermont

Virginia

W

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming