Geospatial Data Resources

Alabama Geological Survey and Oil & Gas Board Data

Alaska State Geospatial Data

Alaska's state geospatial data clearinghouse.

American Fact Finder

Downloadable data from the Census Bureau.

Arizona Land Resource Information System

Big 10 Academic Alliance GeoPortal

The resources, curated by librarians and geospatial specialists at twelve research institutions in the Big Ten Academic Alliance, include GIS datasets, web services, and digitized historical maps.

Data.gov

This is the home of the US Government's open data.  Here you will find data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations and more.

European Space Agency's Sentinal Satellite Data

The Copernicus Open Access Hub (previously known as Sentinels Scientific Data Hub) provides complete, free and open access to Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3 user products, starting from the In-Orbit Commissioning Review (IOCR).

GeoPlatform - Geospatial Platform

The GeoPlatform provides shared and trusted geospatial data, services, and applications for use by the public and US government agencies and partners to meet their mission needs. Geospatial Platform is an FGDC initiative that provides shared and trusted geospatial data, services, and applications. 

Global Health Observatory Data

The Global Health Observatory theme pages provide data and analyses on global health priorities.

Hawaii Statewide GIS Program Data Portal

INSIDE Idaho

Interactive Numeric & Spatial Information Data Engine - Idaho's Geospatial Data Clearinghouse

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation - US Data

Download US county-level data on life expectancy, alcohol use, obesity, physical activity, and diabetes. Data are available for each state, the District of Columbia, and the US as a whole.

IPUMS Terra

IPUMS Terra integrates population and environmental data across disciplinary scientific domains, enabling research into dramatic transformations of human populations, the environment, and their interactions.

Louisiana State Data

Wide collection of data for Louisiana

Marine Cadastre National Viewer

The MarineCadastre.gov National Viewer provides interactive mapping of data available through the MarineCadastre.gov Data Registry that have compatible Esri REST services associated with them. This document is a quick reference for how to use the viewer.

Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment for the Government of Spain

Mapping resources from the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment in Spain.

Minnesota Geospatial Commons

The Minnesota Geospatial Commons is a collaborative space for users and publishers of Minnesota's geospatial resources. The Commons is used by researchers, cartographers, web and application developers, planners, journalists, and other citizens who need GIS data for a project.

NASA Earth Observations

NEO strives to make global satellite imagery as accessible as possible.

Natural Earth

Data themes are available in three levels of detail. For each scale, themes are listed on Cultural, Physical, and Raster category pages.

New Zealand Geospatial Data

NationalMap Data Service for New Zealand includes free and paid resources.

OpenStreetMap

The files found here are regularly-updated, complete copies of the OpenStreetMap.org database, and those published before the 12 September 2012 are distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license, those published after are Open Data Commons Open Database License 1.0 licensed.

Open Topography

OpenTopography facilitates community access to high-resolution, Earth science-oriented, topography data, and related tools and resources.

Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center

A Data Center in NASA's Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) — Hosted by CIESIN at Columbia University

Stanford Libraries - Data Portal

Branner Earth Sciences Library and the Stanford Geospatial Center host a comprehensive set of base and thematic spatial data as well as a large collection of static maps. Please contact us to get a tour of the SGC data collection or set up a data research reference appointment.

The U.S. Wind Turbine Database & Viewer

The United States Wind Turbine Database (USWTDB) provides the locations of land-based and offshore wind turbines in the United States, corresponding wind project information, and turbine technical specifications. The creation of this database was jointly funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) via the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Electricity Markets and Policy Group, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Energy Resources Program , and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). The database is being continuously updated through collaboration among LBNL, USGS, and AWEA. Wind turbine records are collected and compiled from various public and private sources, digitized or position-verified from aerial imagery, and quality checked. Technical specifications for turbines are obtained directly from project developers and turbine manufacturers, or they are based on data obtained from public sources.

US Census Bureau

The newest data portal from the Census Bureau includes new search tools and more.

U.S. Data by State at Purdue

A concise list of important resources available to you on the web and at Purdue.

US Geological Survey

Data and information is presented both spatially and geographically including The National Map, Earth Explorer, GloVIS, LandsatLook, and much more.

Utah State Geographic Information Database

The State Geographic Information Database (SGID) provides a one-stop access point to hundreds of data layers that were developed, aggregated, or acquired by Utah state government.

Washington State Data

Discover, explore, and download open data from Washington State.  The open data bridge provides access to geospatial and tabular data.

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