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List of useful Geospatial Data Portals The Open Data portal based on ArcGIS Hub technology This portal’s simple “what” and “where” interface is the entry point to a vast, curated, and growing list of valuable open data sites, along with a helpful story map. The Esri Living Atlas of the World The Esri Living Atlas of the World is an expanding, curated set of data and maps on thousands of topics that can be used and also contributed to by the GIS community. ESA Sentinel Online Data The European Space Agency’s Sentinel Online data portal includes a wide variety of image-related data sets on the five themes of land, marine, atmosphere, emergency, and security CIENSIS at Columbia University CIESIN at Columbia University has been serving data for over 20 years on climate, population, soil, econonics, land use, biodiversity, and other themes, including its Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). The Atlas of the Biosphere The Atlas of the Biosphere serves global data, largely in grid format, of human impact, land use, ecosystems, and water resources themes. Natural Earth Natural Earth is a public domain dataset at small scale (1:10,000,000, 1:50,000,000, and 1:110,000,000) for the globe, in vector and raster formats that are easily ingestible in GIS software. World Resources Institute The World Resources Institute hosts a variety of data geospatial data sets for specific areas of the world, such as Kenya and Uganda. The FAO GeoNetwork. This portal contains global to regional scale data from administrative boundaries and agriculture to soils, population, land use, and water resources. OpenTopography This NSF data facility from UC San Diego focuses on “Earth science-related, research-grade, topography and bathymetry data”, including a mountain-load of Lidar data. OpenStreetMap. the project that creates and distributes free geographic data for the world. We started it because most maps you think of as free actually have legal or technical restrictions on their use, holding back people from using them in creative, productive, or unexpected ways.
Kerski, J. (2019). The Top 10 Most Useful Geospatial Data Portals, Revisited. https://spatialreserves.wordpress.com/2019/02/18/the-top-10-most-useful-geospatial-data-portals-revisited/. Accessed 11 May 2022