(Free) GIS data index

MAIN TABLE (international level)

NAME
NOTES
COVERING
DATA TYPES
METADATA
FREE / NOT FREE
DATA ACQUISITION
VOTE
GIS Data Depot
AS

SEA

ALL

Y

F

E

****

Directions Magazine

 

a lot of
empty files

 

ALL

 

 

 

*

MapMart

 

especially
USA

NO

ALL

 

 

 

**

CIP MapServer

Theme maps

ALL

LC

V

N

F

D

**

geospatial engine

 

ALL

DTM

Y

F

E

***

NASA's Visible Earth

 

ALL

SAT

N

F

D

***

usgs geo-data Explorer

Information about underground resources-
small scale

ALL

SAT

 

 

 

**

radar sat international

Several satellite data types

ALL

SAT

 

P

 

 

globe

Precision 1 Km

ALL

DTM

N

F

D

**

lp daac

 

 ALL

ALL 

 

 

 

 

glcf

Search using map

ALL

LC,SAT

Y

F

D

***

master

Mostly
USA

 

FA

Y

 

 

*

ADCi

 

ALL

V

 

P

D

*

A World of Maps

 

ALL

ALL

 

P

CD

*

EROS Data Center

Mostly
USA

ALL

ALL

 

 

 

 

GIS Express

Catalogue under construction

 

ALL

 

P

 

**

Global GeoData

 

It’is necessary to fill a form

ALL

ALL

 

P

 

***

Go Spatial Limited

 

ALL

ALL

 

P

D

****

SpatiaLogic Mapping

Samples and prices only after request

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earth from Space

Good resolutions

ALL

SAT

Y

F

D

****

eMapSite

 

ALL

ALL

 

P

 

***

Landsat

 

600$ each sat image

 

ALL

SAT

 

P

 

****

ATSR

Along Track Scanning Radiometer

ALL

SAT

 

 

 

 

 

NOAA

 

Small scale

ALL

SAT

 

F

D

**

ISS EarthKAM

 

ALL

SAT

Y

F

D

**

Kingswood MapMechanics

 

Few available material

ALL

ALL

 

P

 

 

NASA Earth Observatory

 

Broad range of surveys - small scale

ALL

SAT

 

F

 

**

NASA Image eXchange (NIX)

 

ALL

SAT

N

F

D

**

SPOT Image Corporation

 

ALL

ALL

 

P

 

***

Digital Chart of the World

It stacks vectorial data - small scale

ALL

V

 

F

 

**

East View Cartographic

It refers to Russian military
maps

ALL

ALL

 

P

E

***

Tele Atlas

USA and Europe only

NO

ALL

 

P

 

 

Shuttle Radar Topography Mission

 

ALL

SAT3d

 

P

CD

**

ComputaMaps - Geographic

Login required

ALL 

 

 

** 

DigitalGlobe
 

 

ALL 

 SAT

 

 

*** 

ImageSat International

Good resolutions

ALL

SAT

 

P

 

***



LEGEND:

COVERING:

ALL

AF Africa

AS South America

SEA South-East Asia  

NO it does not provide data for the above mentioned areas

 

DATA TYPE: 

ALL  several data types

DTM

SAT  satellite images

V  vectorial data (hydrography, boundaries,…...)

OF orthophoto

MP thematic maps

FA aerial imagery

  

METADATA:

Y yes (most of the times)

N no

 

FREE / NOT FREE:

F free

P pay

E both

 

ACQUISITION DATA:

D download

CD CD-Rom

E both

 

VOTE (based on data availability and scale):

**** best

***

**

* poor



SPECIFIC SITES (by geographic area)

                                  

AFRICA  

African GIS Data

ADDS - Africa Data Dissemination Service  

Environment Information Systems Program in Sub-Saharan Africa not many GIS data

The GIS Gambia Page

Internet GIS resources for East African Lakes

africaGIS 2001

CARPE Products Web Page  good (vegetation maps, satellite maps,...)

The South African National Land-Cover Database  good with metadata

Africa topographic and climatic databases on CD with minimal prices

Miombo Home Page  >>>>> MIOMBO Network: TRFIC Data Hosting  rainforest satellite images

Egyptian Geological Survey and Mining Authority(EGSMA)  only one part about GIS: it provides especially thematic maps

GIS services, products and solutions africa GIS

North Africa GeoNet - GIS / Satellite images   it directs to other sites

LYNX it sells complete GIS datasets with underground data of several north-african countries (for example Algeria, Libia, Egypt)


SOUTH AMERICA


INPE-DGI  satellite images about Brazil: best

GeoArgentina complete: aerial imagery, dem, raster,.. not free 

inegi_mexico complete: aerial imagery, dem, raster,.. not free 


SOUTH-EAST ASIA  


surveyofindia…not many useful data

china  a bit of all data type

ACASIAN - Asian Spatial Information and Analysis: GIS Data for China, South-East Asia, Soviet Union  good: not free,…land use, vectorial data,...

China in Time and Space (CITAS)  a little of all data type, it directs to other sites

ILUD - Indonesian Land Use Databank at B P N land use, good

Bakosurtanal_indonesia complete english translation is not avaible, however it provides vector data

eurasia satellite images


OCEANIA

Geoscience Australia  good, not free, with metadata

9 arc-seconds Australian Digital Elevation Model  good 


EUROPE


eurimage  all about Europe...good

Baltic GIS: Arc/Info GIS data   only baltic

GISDATA.com only Albania, Croazia, Bosnia,..

Slovenia  all data type

XYZ Digital Map Company  especially England

eurasia sat 


USA AND CANADA


ChartTiff provides plug compatible Digital Geographic Maps.  Orthophoto, dem, vectorial data, only USA (but very good)

DMTI Spatial Really Smart Spatial Solutions  only Canada e USA

DataMaps   only USA

TerraServer V5.0 Homepage only USA: satellite images

The National Atlas of the United States of America  USA

Download NWI Data National Wetlands Inventory - USA

www.topowest.com: Welcome to the Free Topo Foundation only USA

GeoGratis - Home Page   only Canada

Interactive Numeric & Spatial Data Engine only Idaho

UA Census 2000 TIGER/Line File Download Page  only USA

StratMap Home Page   only Texas

Yukon 90 meter Digital Elevation Model  only Yukon

Map Layers Warehouse - The National Atlas of the United States of America usa

Clary-Meuser Research Network  (mapcruzin.com) only USA

ADOL ArcData Guide  good (ESRI) only USA

Earth Science data on the Global Land Information System(Global Land Information System) only USA

EROS Data Center only USA

Community Cartography only New York

FreeDemographics  only USA

Illinois Natural Resources Geospatial Data Clearinghouse  Illinois

toto depot    USA

Landsat4U, LLC - Public Domain Satellite Data for the Public  south USA


REST OF THE WORLD


singapore  good: satellite images

EOC  Japan (login required)


ITALY

 

USEFUL SITES:

mapcenter  all Italy (vectorial and raster data)

Geography and Map of Italy 

GEOdati - Programma di Diffusione di Dati Geografici ALL, best

GisGroup - Il portale italiano del GIS

Le regioni di Italia  regional offices

realGIS cartographic digital imagery, thematic or basic (raster and vector) data  

Telespazio - servizi e prodotti satellitari  under construction

Planetek Italia s.r.l. satellite images

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consulteco

ERODOTO the geoinformatic site

Geoesplora - Il Portale dell'Informazione Geografica

TerraItaly aerial imagery

IPT - Informatica per il Terrirorio


REGIONAL SITES:

 

ABRUZZO

Regione Abruzzo - Cartografia Regionale aerial imagery, land use map,...good

 

BASILICATA

Regione Basilicata cartografia

 

CALABRIA

Calabria Ambiente Home  (good) color orthophoto, aerial imagery, several vector data type

 

CAMPANIA

cartografia Campania colour orthophoto, aerial imagery,..

 

EMILIA ROMAGNA

Web Server Cartografico - Regione Emilia Romagna  thematic maps download

ERMES - Emilia-Romagna

 

FRIULI VENEZIA-GIULIA

Regione Autonoma Friuli-Venezia Giulia  catalogue with orthophoto and digital maps…expected soon

  

LIGURIA

Repertorio Cartografico - Regione Liguria  A bit of everything, not free

ECOZERO it allows access to SIRA and SIBERA data

Regione Liguria - Territorio e Ambiente - Repertorio Cartografico SITAR site

 

LAZIO

Sistema Informativo Territoriale-lazio technical maps on CD

MapGuide Regione Lazio - Home Page (under construction)

 

LOMBARDIA

CENTRO METEOROLOGICO LOMBARDO ® not many useful data

 

MARCHE

Cartografia Principale Marche   orthophoto  B/N 88, vector data

 

MOLISE

Nothing

 

PIEMONTE

MAP (connection problems)

Regione Piemonte - Repertorio Cartografico good, many data (hydrography,...)

 

PUGLIA

Nothing

 

SARDEGNA

Nothing

 

SICILIA

cartosicilia  not many useful data

 

TOSCANA

Regione Toscana -  SIT a file about thematic maps

 

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE

Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano - Alto Adige download thematic maps, orthophoto,...

trentino cartografia  C.T.R.(regional technical maps), orthophoto

 

UMBRIA

Regione Umbria - Servizio Informativo territoriale thematic maps, aerial imagery, basic,..

 

VALLE D’' OSTA

Valle d'Aosta - cartografia  (it is necessary to order data) aerial imagery, basic maps

 

VENETO

La Cartografia regionale - Site Ufficiale della Regione Veneto only digital c.t.r. (regional technical map)




OTHER INTERESTING SITES


SITES CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION

spaceimaging all the world

landinfo  good: all the world


LIST

Search Ways for Maps on the Internet list about mapps

 

LINKS

Oddens' bookmarks  The Fascinating World of Maps and Mapping

UNHCR little useful maps, all the world

UT Library Online only maps scanned from books (all the world)

Maps of the World only maps scanned from books (all the world)

Globalmaps - Maps and Data  (under construction)

Dotted Eyes  boundaries, however little interesting

bartholomew especially Europe

Multimap.com   maps about all the world (also other data about UK)

Omni Resources - Maps & Geology Supplies best, not free

Map Town international maps

etak A Worldwide Leading Provider Of Intelligent Map Data

UNEP/GRID - Sioux Falls little interesting (it’is necessary an account for use) thematic maps but small scale

The DataStore for maps and all your GIS datasets  it seems best, world, but many empty files (not free)

 

SEARCH ENGINES

 

The ultimate Search Engine for GIS,GPS,CAD,LBS and wireless information search engine (geocommunity)

Ricerca immagini Google

Maps & GIS INFOMINE Search Screen

NASA's Visible Earth


LISTS    (lists of links)


Digital Terrain Modeling and Mapping Digital Elevation Model

GISLinx - Over 1,700 Categorized GIS Links!   

Free Geo-Data

Link Collections

Data Warehouses

GLOBIS /lista di sites geografici

Wisely's GIS Yellow Pages

CGRER NetSurfing: GeoData Information Sources

FREE Geodata

SD : Environment : Specials : GIS : Global datasets in digital format

GRASS Datasets

Retail Profit Management: RPM Information Network -- GIS

mapdigger

Links GEO:connexion

Remote Sensing, GIS / LIS, Terrain Modeling

The GISPortal! Great GIS Net Sites!

Geography Network - Free Resources

Landsat TablesLandsat on internet

spatial data on the web a specific list for each country

NSIDC Data Catalog  specialized on snow and ice, several satellite images...much information

Geography Home Page it links to other sites, but good

MapInfo   answers for your demographic data and maps questions

Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center economic data list

NSDI MetaData and WWW Mapping Sites list about metadata

Geography World   only scanned maps, little interesting but huge


USEFUL SITES  


Unidata Community Portal  helps researchers and educators to acquire and use Earth related data

Federal Geographic Data Committee>>>>>FGDC Geospatial Data Clearinghouse Activity   clearinghouse (also metadata)

    >>>Status of NSDI Clearinghouse Nodes clearinghouse sites state

    >>>FGDCWizard it provides sites that regard selected zone with number of data found 

Geoplace - Geographic Information Systems the Authoritative Resource for Spatial Information



Last update 29th July 2003 by Paolo Zatelli
based on a page by Pierluigi Tamanini 
supervision by Marco Ciolli  and Paolo Zatelli