Wednesday, February 24, 2016

GIS data clearing houses

Log on to these websites, to see whether the kind of spatial datasets that you're looking for is actually available:

GIS Geography
A blog on everything about GIS.

Natural Earth
For basic geography data (coastlines, lakes and rivers)

Atlas of the Biosphere
For land use, ecosystems, and water resources

NASA/GSFC Rapid Response
For satellite imagery of the earth

FAO Geonetwork
Spatial data depository by FAO

"Probably largest source of GIS data. Most datasets are user-submitted, hence be careful about data quality" according to Robert M. Gonzalez

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