Dates of census enumerations over the past half century, as well as projected or scheduled enumerations in the near future.
A guide to Tufts Haiti Geospatial Data Repository and for Online Haiti Geospatial Data repositories.
Maintained by U.S. Census Bureau. Links to National Statistical Agencies across the world.
Administrative Divisions of Countries. Worldwide reference for states, provinces, governorates, counties, districts, and other subdivisions of countries.
Facilitates the international exchange and sharing of knowledge and information on census taking, as well as provision of guidance to countries, and monitoring progress on the implementation of the Programme.
Index of National Mapping Agencies
Index of National Mapping Agencies. No longer maintained.
Reports on National Mapping Agencies
Dataset designed for disaggregated conflict analysis and crisis mapping. Coded location of all reported conflict events in 50 countries in the developing world from 1997 to 2010.
Development of geospatial information, software applications, database solutions, and country maps.
Data access to the data collected for the Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS NET) activity, aiming at strengthening the abilities of foreign countries and regional organizations to manage risk of food insecurity through the provision of timely and analytical early warning and vulnerability information. Data portal.
30 meter global digital elevation model
An academic and applied research activity specializing in Geographical Information System (GIS) databases for Asia (China in particular) and the former Soviet Union. Most of the data are paid data.
CIESIN is the World Data Center for Human Interactions in the Environment, specializing in global and regional network development, science data management, decision support, and training, education and technical consultation services.
Geospatial data for the Congo Basin.
EarthData (NASA Earth Observatory System Data and Information System)
Gateway to NASA’s global satellite data and derivatives.
Commercial vendor, great source of international topo maps and data.
Various conflict, insurgency, civil war, and other violence. Afghanistan, COlombia, Iraq, Mexico, Pakistan, Phillipes, Vietnam
International livelihood analysis and mapping.
GeoNetwork opensource provides internet access to interactive maps, satellite imagery and related spatial databases.
Commercial vendor specializing in international GIS and statistical data.
Site to download Open Street Map into ArcGIS. You don’t get the full OSM dataset though.
Great source of international administrative geography.
Get coordinates from NGA’s international place name server.
Commercial vendor, great source of international administrative geography.
Spatial database of the world’s administrative areas (or administrative boundaries)
MODIS Landcover 2001-2012. Also more easily available from https://search.earthdata.nasa.gov/
Global landcover datasets from the European Commission Joint Research Centre Global Environment Monitoring Unit.
An open-source database including information on terrorist events around the world from 1970 through 2010 (with annual updates planned for the future).
The UK portal to spatial data and information.
Index of Humanitarian Information Centers.
World-wide animal data for download, especially animals of the United States, Canada, and the entire Western Hemisphere. Data focusing on the taxonomy, natural history, distribution, and conservation status of vertebrates and selected invertebrates.
Metropolitan extracts of Open Street Map (OSM) data. Complete extract.
Good for international data.
Global Nights at Light Data.
World-wide crowd sourcing street data.
Mesoamerica’s free data delivery system that allows online access to digital map data of the region (satellite imagery, roads and river coverages, etc.). MesoStor is part of the SERVIR “One Stop Shop” for regional data, dynamic maps, decision support, and interactive visualizations.
30 meter global digital elevation model
Source for data sets used by UNEP and its partners in the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) report and other integrated environment assessments. Its online database holds more than 500 different variables, as national, subregional, regional and global statistics or as geospatial data sets (maps), covering themes like Freshwater, Population, Forests, Emissions, Climate, Disasters, Health and GDP. Display them on-the-fly as maps, graphs, data tables or download the data in different formats.
From the website: “The website of the 2010 World Population and Housing Census Programme facilitates the international exchange and sharing of knowledge and information on census taking, as well as provision of guidance to countries, and monitoring progress on the implementation of the Programme.”
International data base created and maintained by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Extract Open Street Map (OSM) via zoom and select.