Geospatial Data: U.S. and Other Countries

Nationwide or regional geospatial data for other countries (excluding Canada) are also available from a wide variety of resources online. This page outlines some frequently-request datasets by continent. Select one of the links below to get access to each dataset. More international datasets can be accessed in the Worldwide section.

North America: United States

Data Portals


Natural Environments


Social Environments

Latin America

Africa

  • Africover: a digital georeferenced data base on land cover and baseline geographic data for Africa. Africover has been discontinued, but its data can be accessed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations' GeoNetwork pages (by searching keyword "Africover"). 
  • Digital Atlas of Namibia: maps and geospatial data for Namibia’s climate, physical geography, living resources, land and population and infrastructure. 
  • Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE): interactive access to geospatial data for central African nations
  • The Map Library: free Africa vector and raster GIS data

Asia

  • China Dimensions Data Collection: get access to various geospatial datasets for China including Administrative Boundaries, Fundamental Maps, Population and Public Health, Economics and Public Policy.
  • China Historical GIS (Harvard University): a database of populated places, historical place names and historical administrative units for the period of Chinese history between 221 BCE and 1911 CE.

Europe