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Africa

  • Kenya
    • Kenya openData
      Governmental GIS data, including census information, water resorces, boundaries, and more.
      • Agency: Kenyan Government
      • Download Site: Data Catalogue
      • Note: Not all data is spatial data.
  • South Africa
    • South African Rivers
      South African drainage network.
      • Agency: Republic of South Africa
      • Download Site: Data Links

Asia

  • The Philippines
    • PhilGIS
      Data includes soil, rainfall, climate, population distribution, geology, and more.
      • Agency: The Government of the Philippines
      • Download Site: Free GIS Data
  • The United Arab Emirates
    • Abu Dhabi EnviroPortal
      A wide range of data from Abu Dhabi. Includes geological data, inland water resources, transportation networks, habitat zones, and more.
      • Agency: Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi
      • Download Site: EnviroPortal

Australia

  • 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.
    • Australian Antarctic Data Center
      Data from the Australian antarctic programme, including data sets on oceans, paleoclimate, sun-earth interactions, cryosphere, biosphere, and more.
      • Agency: Australian Government: Department of Environment and Heritage
      • Download Site: Spatial Data Access
  • New Zealand
    • LINZ Data Service
      Land information from New Zealand. Includes hydrography, topography, transportation networks, and more.
      • Agency: The Government of New Zealand
      • Download Site: Browse Data
    • LRIS Portal
      Land information from New Zealand with a focus on soil, ecosystems, and climatology.
      • Agency: The Government of New Zealand
      • Download Site: Browse Data
    • New Zealand Bathymetry
      250m-resolution raster bathymetry data for New Zealand's Exclusive Economic Zone.
      • Agency: National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research
      • Download Site: Get Data
    • Depart of Conservation Geoportal

      • Agency: National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research
      • Conservation related datasets, including marine reserves, animal distribution, estuarine data, and more.
      • Download Site: Browse Geoportal

Europe

  • 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.
  • Denmark
    • Kortforsyningen (Map Supply)
      A wide range of data for Denmark including aerial photos, LiDAR data, historical maps and more. In Danish.
      • Agency: Ministry of the Environment Geodata Board
      • Download Site: Map Supply
      • Note: Registration is required to download data. Website is in Danish.
  • Finland
    • National Land Survey of Finland
      A wide range of data including general topographic maps (1:1,000,000 and 1:4,500,000), administrative divisions, elevations and place names and orthophotos for Finland.
  • Greece
    • Open Geodata
      Open spatial data from Greece. Includes hydrography, urban planning data, transportation networks, orthophotos, and more.
      • Agency: General Secretariat for Research and Technology of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs./
      • Download Site: Geodata Portal
      • Note: The website is in Greek.
  • Ireland
    • Census Boundaries
      Boundary files for the 2006 and 2011 censuses. Other census data is available to join with the boundary files.
    • Habitat & Species Datasets
      Data on habitats, species, designated sites and a large set of biodiversity data. Some data requires registration to download.
      • Agency: Irish National Park and Wildlife Services
      • Download Site: Maps & Data
      • Note: Some data requires registration to download.
    • Geological Survey of Ireland
      Geology data for Ireland including bedrock geology, groundwater data, quarry locations, and more.
      • Agency: Department of Communications, Energy, and Natural Resources
      • Download Site: GSI Data
    • EPA Geoportal
      A wide range of environmental data including soil, water quality, radiological data, mine information, and more.
      • Agency: Irish Environmental Protection Agency
      • Download Site: Geoportal
  • Italy
    • National Geoportal
      Spatial data from Italy. Includes topography, administrative boundaries, protected areas, bathymetric data, erosion risk, geologic data, and more.
      • Agency: Ministry of the Environment and Protection of the Land and Sea
      • Download Site: Geoportal
      • Note: The main site is in English but much of the data is in Italian.
  • The Netherlands
    • National Georegister
      Geoinformation from the Netherlands. Includes transportation, boundaries, biota, elevation, and more.
      • Agency: the Cadastre, the Ministries of Infrastructure and Environment, Economic Affairs, Rijkswaterstaat and Geonovum
      • Download Site: Catalog
    • Geoportal of Overijssel
      Data from the province of Overijssel. Includes boundaries, vegetation mapping, and flora mapping.
      • Agency: The government of the province of Overijssel
      • Download Site: Geoportal
      • Note: The site is in Dutch.
  • Norway
    • Skog & Landskap
      Data includes land type, tree species, site index, reindeer data and more.
      • Agency: Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute
      • Download Site: The Source
      • Note: The main site and the data download site are in Norwegian.
  • Portugal
    • Atlas of the Environment
      Data on the physical, biological, biophysical, human, and protected environments. All data is in Portuguese.
      • Agency: Portuguese Environmental Agency
      • Download Site: Data Files
      • Note: The site is in Portuguese. Registration is required to download data.
  • Slovenia
    • Geoportal EARS
      Data from Slovenia, mainly focused on water resources but also includes soil data, boundaries, land cover change and more. Site is in Slovenian.
      • Agency: Slovenian Environment Agency
      • Download Site: Geoportal
      • Note: Website is in Slovenian.
    • EIONET in Slovenia
      European Environment Information and Observation Network data from Slovenia. Data on waste management and pollution.
      • Agency: Slovenian Environment Agency
      • Download Site: Data Links
      • Note: Website is in English but data is in Slovenian.
    • Geostatistical Data Base
      Demographic data incuding statistical regions, settlements, and municipalities.
      • Agency: Slovenian Environment Agency
      • Download Site: Data Links
      • Note: Website is in English but data is in Slovenian.
  • Spain
    • SIA
      A large amount of GIS data from the Environmental Agency of Spain. Includes physical data, water resources, protected areas, risk assessments, and more. Website is in Spanish.
      • Agency: The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and the Environment
      • Download Site:
    • Andalusia Environmental Information Network
      Environmental data from Southern Spain. topography, biodiversity, forest ecosystems, climate info and more.
      • Agency: Junta de Andalucia - Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning
      • Download Site: Data Catalog
      • Note: The website is a mixture of Spanish and English.
    • Spacial Data Infrastructure of Navarra
      Topics include urban planning, orography, land cover, transportation, biodiversity, and more.
  • Switzerland
    • SwissTopo
      Data from the Swiss National Mapping Agency including geologic maps, tectonic maps, hydrogeological maps, glacier maps, and more.
      • Agency: Federal Office of Topography
      • Download Site: Free Geodata
  • UK
    • Ordnance Survey
      Many Ordnance Survey mapping products available in both vector and raster formats as well as detailed gazateers, boundary datasets and post-code point locations.
      • Agency: Great Britain's Ordnance Survey
      • Download Site: Data Order Form
      • Note: Data is available by both DVD and download.
    • MAGIC Datastore
      Direct downloads and links to other websites the contain data for the UK. Includes habitat and species data, landscape data, boundaries, marine data, and more.
    • Data.Gov UK
      Vast amounts of data from the UK, includes everything from transportation to the environment, education, and much more.
      • Agency: Government of The UK
      • Download Site: Datasets
      • Note: Not all of the data is georeferenced.
    • Natural England
      Data on environmental boundaries. Includes nature reserves, conservation zones, sensitive areas, National Park data, habitats, and more.
    • UK Pollution Deposition Data
      Maps of pollutant deposition across the UK for chemicals such as ammonium, nitric acid, nitrogen and sulphur dioxide.
      • Agency: Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs
      • Download Site: Pollutant Data
    • UK Data Service
      A large amount of data available from the Economic and Social Research Council. Not all data is spatial.
      • Agency: Economic and Social Research Council
      • Download Site: Data Service
    • London Datastore
      Open data available from the city of London. Not all data is spaital.
      • Agency: Mayor of London and the London Assembly
      • Download Site: Datastore
      • Note: Not all of the data is spatial.

North America

  • Canada
    • GeoGratis
      A wide range of spatial data including 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.

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.
  • Brazil
    • Brazil Geoscience Products
      Wide range of datasets for Brazil, including basemaps, administrative boundaries and land use. Most of the data is in Portuguese.
      • Agency: Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística/li>
      • Download Site: English or Portuguese
      • Note: The website is in English but the data is in Portuguese.