GIS Datasets

Looking for GIS Datasets ? This page will guide you on some good sources of GIS Datasets
covering a number of fields in the Geospatial Scene

Osewa Dare   December, 2016

Natural Earth

Category : General

Natural Earth Includes coastline, land, oceans, islands, rivers, lakes, glaciated areas and bathymetry. Available at multiple levels of detail. A version of this data is also available in the Wagner VII projection, which has good equal area properties

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Natural Earth - Raster

Category : General

Natural Earth - Raster includes various raster images, intended for use as backgrounds for other data, for example hypsometric tints, satellite derived land cover, shaded relief etc.

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Global Map

Category : General

Global Map provides a set of consistent GIS layers covering the whole globe at 1km resolution including: transportation, elevation, drainage, vegetation, administrative boundaries, land cover, land use and population centres. Produced by the International Steering Committee on Global Mapping.

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Diva-GIS Country Data

Category : General

Diva-GIS Country Data is a collection of data collected from a number of the sources below includes administrative areas, inland water, roads and railways, elevation, land cover, population and climate. Probably the easiest place to get a simple set of data for a specific country.

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UNEP GEOdata

Category : General

UNEP GEOdata is a wide range of data from the United Nations Environment Programme including Global Forest Cover, Global Potential Evapotranspiration, Global Average Monthly Temperatures, Dams, Watershed Boundaries and much more. To get data, choose Advanced Search and select Geospatial Data Sets from the top drop-down link

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Koordinates

Category : General

Koordinates is a GIS data aggregation site including data in a number of categories such as elevation, environment, climate etc. Some global datasets, some based on continents, some for specific countries. Mostly vector, but some raster.

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MapCruzin

Category : General

MapCruzin GIS aggregation site including wide range of data for various areas of the world. Some datasets appears to be of low quality, but others are good.

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GeoNetwork

Category : General

GeoNetwork is a GIS aggregation site including a wide range of data under various categories (both human and physical).

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European Environment Agency

Category : General

European Environment Agency

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GDEM

Category : Elevation

GDEM provides 30m resolution global elevation data derived from ASTER satellite images

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SRTM

Category : Elevation

SRTM provides approx 90m (3 arc-second) resolution elevation data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission for the whole world.

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Earth Env-DEM 90m

Category : Elevation

Earth Env-DEM 90m provides 90m-resolution near-global DEM created by merging the GDEM and SRTM products and post-processing to fill voids and smooth data.

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ETOPO1

Category : Elevation

ETOPO1 is a 1 arc-minute resolution relief model including ocean bathymetry.

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Global Multi-Resolution Topography

Category : Elevation

Global Multi-Resolution Topography provides Gridded elevation at approximately 100m resolution, covering terrestrial and sea-floor topography.

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OpenTopography

Category : Elevation

OpenTopography is a community-based site giving free access to high-resolution topography data. Data at the moment appears to be clustered on the West Coast of the USA and in Greenland, and is available both as dense point clouds and processed DEMs.

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Downscaled GCM Portal

Category : Elevation

Downscaled GCM Portal is a wide range of downscaled (that is, higher resolution data) created from the outputs of a wide range of GCMs. Covers the majority of important climate variables.

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WorldClim

Category : Weather and Climate

WorldClim provides climate data for past, present and predicted future conditions. Includes temperature (min, max, mean) and precipitation. 1km x 1km resolution.

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NCAR GIS Climate Change Scenarios

Category : Weather and Climate

NCAR GIS Climate Change Scenarios provides lots of data from the National Centre for Atmospheric Research models, including data used by the IPCC in their reports.

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CRU Climate Datasets

Category : Weather and Climate

CRU Climate Datasets provides various datasets including temperature, precipitation, pressure, drought, paleoclimate and others, from the (infamous) Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia. High and low resolution datasets available. Various datasets including temperature, precipitation, pressure, drought, paleoclimate and others, from the (infamous) Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia. High and low resolution datasets available.

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European Climate Assessment and Dataset

Category : Weather and Climate

European Climate Assessment and Dataset is a gridded observation data across Europe, including cloudiness, temperature, precipitation, humidity, pressure, snow and sunshine.

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Global Potential Evapotranspiration and Aridity In

Category : Weather and Climate

Global Potential Evapotranspiration and Aridity In provides potential evapotranspiration data and indices of aridity at 30 arc-second resolution in raster format.

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GlobAerosol

Category : Weather and Climate

GlobAerosol provides aerosol data in raster format (provided as NetCDF files), including estimations of AOD at 550nm and the Angstrom coefficient.

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Global Aerosol Climatology Project

Category : Weather and Climate

Global Aerosol Climatology Project provides monthly averages of Aerosol Optical Thickness and the Angstrom exponent from 1981 to 2006.

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