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Data from Governments in Other Countries



  • Australia
    • Discover Information Geographically
      Governmental GIS data, including landcover, boundaries, biodiversity data, elevation and more.
      • Agency: Australian Government - Department of the Environment
      • Download Site: Data Explorer
    • Geoscience Australia
      Australian Government GIS data with geology focus. Includes topographic maps, geological data, hydrological maps etc.
      • Agency: Australian Government - Geoscience Australia
      • Download Site: Data and Publications Search
      • Note: To find the data use the product search box in the upper right corner.
    • OpenData Programme
      Open Data available from the Australian Government, including, but not limited to, soil, climate, and census data.
      • Agency: Australian Government
      • Download Site: Available Datasets
      • Note: This link displays only shapefiles.
    • South Australia Spatial Data Downloads
      Spatial data from the state of South Australia. Data is aimed at planners. Topics include land development zones, bushfire protection areas, generalized land use and more.
    • Queensland Government Information Service
      Data from the state of Queensland on topics including biodiversity, water resources, census data and more.
      • Agency: Queensland Government
      • Download Site: Spatial Data Search
      • Note: All data must be ordered, but the majority of the data is free of charge. Data is delivered by e-mail.
    • Office of Environment and Heritage Spatial Data
      Spatial data from New South Wales including biodiversity, conservation resources, vegetation and soil mapping, and more.
      • Agency: New South Wales Office of the Environment and Heritage
      • Download Site: Online Data Access
      • Note: A User Search Guide is available here.


  • Belgium
    • Belgium Marine Data
      Data on the marine environment around Belgium including anchorage areas, naviation routes, power cables, wind farms, dredging zones and sand banks.

South America

  • Bolivia
    • GeoBolivia
      Open GIS data available from the Bolivian Goverenmnet. Website is in Spanish
      • Agency: The Vice President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia/li>
      • Download Site: GeoPortal
      • Note: The Website is in Spanish. Registration is needed to download data, but data is free of charge.

North America

  • Canada
    • GeoGratis
      A wide range of spatial data indcluding topography, hydrology, and land capability.
    • GeoBase
      Freely available GIS data from Canada. Includes admionistrative busndaries, geographic names, road networks, and more.
      • Agency: Canadian Council on Geomatics
      • Download Site: Data Access
      • Note: Registration is required in order to download data. All data is free of charge.
    • National Soil Database
      Soil maps for the whole of Canada. Includes lots of metadata and process/methodology information.
      • Agency: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
      • Download Site: NSDB
    • Manitoba Land Initiative
      Detailed land data from the province of Manitoba
      • Agency: Government of Manitoba
      • Download Site: Data Warehouse
      • Note: Registration is required in order to search or download data.
    • Alberta Geological Survey
      Geological data from the province of Alberta. Includes bedrock geology, paleogeology and more.
    • Prince Edward Island GIS Data
      Data from Prince Edward Island including basemaps, electoral data, transportation data, emergency data, and more.
      • Agency: The Government of Prince Edward Island
      • Download Site: GIS Data Catalog
      • Note: Not all of the data is free, but the majority is free of charge.
    • Geomatics Yukon
      Main spatial data site for Yukon, including ortho-imagery, mining, geological data, forestry and much more.
      • Agency: Yukon Government
      • Download Site: Data & Imagery
      • Note: Registration is required to download some of the data.
    • DataBC
      Detailed geological maps for the province of British Colombia, available in shapefile and PDF formats.