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Imagery and geospatial data sources that can be used in GIS and mapping projects.
What is Geospatial Data?
Aerial Photos & Satellite Imagery
GIS Data by Topic
Archaeology & Classics
Census & Demographic
Energy, Environment & Climate
Transportation & Infrastructure
Geospatial data for energy, environmental science, climate change, and geology-related research. Includes data on biota, weather patterns, land use, renewable energy, minerals, mining, etc.
Data Repositories: Global coverage
UNEP Environmental Data Explorer
Site includes geospatial data sets, covering topics like freshwater, population, forests, emissions, climate, disasters, health, and GDP.
Global-scale data on human population characteristics, land use, land cover, climate and other environmental characteristics. Includes historical data sets.
World Bank Data Catalog: Geospatial Data
Geospatial data sets from the World Bank. Includes satellite imagery, vector & raster data, georeferenced environmental, agricultural, hydrological data, etc.
Data Repositories: United States
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Dataset Gateway
Data portal from the U.S. EPA with data covering topics such as aquifers, climate change, ecological regions, and more.
U.S. Forest Service: Geospatial Data Discovery
Geospatial data, maps, and applications from the U.S. Forest Service regarding topics such as forest management, recreation, fire and aviation, vegetation, and more.
U.S. National Park Service (NPS) Open Data
Includes NPS data on topics such as hydrology, water quality, vegetation, campsites, etc.
Biology & Conservation
Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Portal
Biodiversity data from across the world. Search by country, scientific or common name(s), etc.
USA National Phenology Network
Site includes observational data and phenology maps.
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: Spatial Data Download
Data include global assessments for 112,432 species. More than 78% of these (>88,500 species) have spatial data.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Geospatial Services
Includes national and regional USFWS data on topics such as coastal barriers, critical habitat, landscape conservation, migratory bird conservation, etc.
National Weather Service GIS Portal
Includes downloadable data on precipitation and weather patterns, disasters, air quality, etc. File formats include shapefiles, KML, web services, etc.
NCAR/UCAR Climate Data Guide
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)'s data guide was curated by experts in the field. It includes observational data sets, tools, and methods related to climate science.
National Snow & Ice Data Center
Data on our world’s frozen realms, including snow, ice, glaciers, frozen ground, and climate interactions that make up Earth’s cryosphere.
Dept of Energy (DoE) Data Explorer
Office of Scientific and Technical Information's (OSTI)'s search tool for finding DOE-funded, publicly available, scientific data.
USGS Energy Resources Program
Geospatial data sets and maps on energy sources, including national and international assessments on petroleum, gas, coal, etc.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL): Geospatial Data Resources
Includes geospatial data on renewable energy sources for the U.S. and internationally.
Open Energy Initiative (OpenEI)
Knowledge sharing platform with open data sets on renewable energy, utilities, and related topics.
Joint Organisations Data Initiative (JODI)
Coordinates the collection, standardization, and publication of oil and gas data from around the world (100+ countries). Coverage: oil data from 2002, gas data from 2009.
NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
Data on natural hazards, ocean drilling, bathymetry, geophysics, etc.
USGS Mineral Resources Spatial Data
Interactive maps and downloadable data for regional and global analysis.
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