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OSM Region: Worldwide
Thema: Web Mapping Service
Dataformat: Web-GIS
Description: OpenStreetMap is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world.
OSM-Data each country Region: Worldwide
Thema: Osm-Shapefiles
Dataformat: OSM, SHP
Description: OSM extract for each country as shape files or xml.
OSM-Daten worldwide Region: Worldwide
Thema: Osm-Shapefiles
Dataformat: OSM, SHP
Description: OSM data for the hole world.
Bing Maps Region: Worldwide
Thema: Web Mapping Service
Dataformat: Web-GIS
Description: Includes maps of satellite imagery and high-resolution aerial images (objects of about 1 m recognizable). Bing Maps provide: - Local search and route planning - 3D models for different cities - Bing Street Side like Google Street View
Yahoo Maps Region: Worldwide
Thema: Web Mapping Service
Dataformat: Web-GIS
Description: Maps as satellite imagery or hybrid map.
Nokia Maps Region: Worldwide
Thema: Web Mapping Service
Dataformat: Web-GIS
Description: Is a map service and a navigation software from Nokia for Nokia mobile phones and smartphones.
Google Maps Region: Worldwide
Thema: Web Mapping Service
Dataformat: Web-GIS
Description: Google offers pure map display, aerial view and a view illustrating a map and aerial view.
Google Earth Region: Worldwide
Thema: Web Mapping Service
Dataformat: Web-GIS
Description: With Google Earth is it possible to visualize satellite and aerial images of different resolutions with spatial data and display them on a digital elevation model.
Grasswiki Region: Worldwide
Thema: Height Data, Satellite Imagery, Climatic Data, Population
Dataformat: Link list
Description: Global datasets of raster and vector data e.g. digital elevation models, satellite imagery, climatic data, population maps, topographic maps and national datasets.
The World Factbook Region: Worldwide
Thema: Population, Government, Business, Geography, Communications, Traffic, Military, Transnational Issues
Dataformat: SHP, KML, Table
Description: Statistical data from a total of 267 regions are available for download. Provide information’s on population, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues.
General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) Region: Worldwide
Thema: Bathymetric Maps
Dataformat: WMS
Description: Bathymetry data of the world oceans.
Digital Nautical Chart Region: Worldwide
Thema: Bathymetric Maps
Dataformat: RTP
Description: Containing maritime significant features for safe marine navigation. Portfolio of approximately 5,000 nautical charts for global marine navigation between 84 North latitude and 81 South latitude.
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Region: Worldwide
Thema: Shoreline
Dataformat: SHP
Description: The data set is an approximation of the High Water Line.
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Region: Worldwide
Thema: Offshore Drilling Units
Dataformat: SHP
Description: To view Mobile Offshore Drilling Units in programs like Google Earth.
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Region: Worldwide
Thema: Geographic Names
Dataformat: SHP
Description: GNS database contains over 5 million features and eight 8 million feature names. The data is based on geographic coordinates with WGS84 datum and ellipsoid.
Alexandria Digital Library Project Region: Worldwide (excluding USA and Antarctica)
Thema: Geographic Names
Dataformat: SHP
Description: List of 5.9 million geographic names available for download.
The matic mapping Region: Austria
Thema: Administrative Boundaries
Dataformat: SHP
Description: Offers administrative boundaries of Austria as shp. files.
Earth Explorer Region: Worldwide
Thema: Satellite Imagery, Aerial Imagery, Digital Elevation Model, Land Use, Digitized Maps
Dataformat: Raster
Description: Broad variety of data sets such as satellite data, aerial photography, satellite imagery, elevation (DHM, SRTM), land cover and digitized maps.
University of Maryland Department of Geography Region: Worldwide
Thema: Land Use
Dataformat: Raster
Description: The land cover classification is online available at three spatial scales.
Institute of for Energy and Transport Region: Africa, Asia (partly), Europe
Thema: Solar Radiation, Temperature, Photovoltaic Information System
Dataformat: Raster
Description: Photovoltaic Geographical Information System for solar radiation and photo potential summary for fixed-mounted PV systems.
Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Region: Worldwide
Thema: Wind Speed, Solar Radiation, Climatic Data
Dataformat: Raster, SHP
Description: The data is available as shape file and raster format.
Physical Sciences Division (PSD) of the Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) Region: Worldwide
Thema: Climatic Data, Precipitation, Wind Speed, Solar Radiation, Temperature
Dataformat: Gridded Dataset, Raster
Description: Wide range of data from gridded climate datasets extending hundreds of years up to real-time at single locations. The data or products are available to scientists and the general public.
EDENext Data Portal Region: Worldwide
Thema: Land Cover, Road Network, Digital Elevation Model, Aerial Imagery, Health And Safety, Distribution of Species , Climatic Data, Hydrographic, Soil, Bio-geographical regions , Government, Demographic
Dataformat: Raster, SHP, Table
Description: EDENext is about biology and control of vector-borne infections in Europe. To the research project belong all together 46 international investigation teams to do research on biological, ecological and epidemiological components of vector-borne disease. The EDENext Data Portal is designed as a resource for posting data, tools and links.
Natural Earth Region: Worldwide
Thema: Environment, Climatic Data, Digital Terrain Models, Population, Government, Business, Geography, Communications, Traffic, Transnational Issues
Dataformat: Raster, SHP
Description: Natural Earth datasets are available at 1:10m, 1:50m, and 1:110 million scales. Offers vector and raster data. With Natural Earth you can make a variety of maps and analyses with a wide variety of GIS software.
HydroSHEDS Region:
Thema: Hydrological Data
Dataformat:
Description: HydroSHEDS is a mapping product that provides hydrographic information on regional and global-scale. Offers geo-referenced vector and raster data sets at various scales (including river networks, watershed boundaries, drainage directions and flow accumulations). The available data is based on high-resolution elevation data (NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)).
Tiger (Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing) Region: United States of America, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Saudi-Arabia, Guam, Commonwealth, Northern Mariana Islands, Midway Islands
Thema: Population, Government, Business, Geography, Communications, Traffic, Sociology, Road Network
Dataformat: WMS, KML, SHP, Table
Description: The TIGER data offers a comprehensive collection of GIS data including boundaries, roads, address information, water features and so on. Offers as well KML files for use with Google Earth, Google Maps, or other similar platforms.
North American Atlas Region: United States of America
Thema: Agriculture, Environment, Biology, Geology, Hydrological Data, Climatic Data, Transportation, Administrative Boundaries, History
Dataformat: WMS, KML, SHP, Table, Raster
Description: Nearly all data at the National Atlas Map Maker can be downloaded at no cost. Useful data based on the following subjects: - Agriculture - Environment - Biology - Geology - Water - Climate - Transportation - Boundaries - History
NOAA Digital Coast Region: United States of America
Thema: Marine Biology, Hydrological Data, Ocean Planning, Land Cover, Digital Terrain Models, Digital Elevation Model, Socioeconomics
Dataformat: Raster, SHP, Table
Description: U.S. Coast data with useful browser for selecting.
National Transportation Atlas Database Region: United States of America
Thema: Infrastructure, Road Network
Dataformat: SHP
Description: The National Transportation Atlas Database is a set of nationwide geographic databases including transportation facilities, transportation networks as well the infrastructure.
Natural Resources Canada Region: Canada
Thema: Geology, Climatic Data, Environment, Energy Resources, Soil
Dataformat: SHP, Raster, Table
Description: Geospatial data is online available at no cost and no restrictions. Data: vector, raster and tabular
Road Network File (RNF) Region: Canada
Thema: Infrastructure, Traffic, Road Network
Dataformat: SHP, GML, Table
Description: Road Network File (RNF). Canada's national road network containing wide range of information such as street name, type, direction and address ranges.
Карта Украины Region: Germany, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Czech, Greece, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, North Korea, Tanzania, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya
Thema: Topographic Maps
Dataformat: Raster
Description: Soviet military topographic maps at 1:50000 scale. Offers a huge collection of topographic maps even for remote areas.
WorldClim Region: Worldwide
Thema: Climatic Data
Dataformat: Raster
Description: WorldClim provides a set of global climate data (climate grids) with a spatial resolution of about 1 square kilometer. The data can be used for mapping and spatial modeling.
(European) Alpine Climate Data Region: Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Germany
Thema: Climatic Data
Dataformat: Table
Description: European Alpine Climate Data (1800-2003 period) incl. precipitation and Palmer Drought Severity Index.
Climatic Research Unit Region: Worldwide
Thema: Climatic Data
Dataformat: Table
Description: Hemispheric averages of northern, southern and global temperature from 1850 to 2012. Available is as well monthly and annual values as separate files (5°×5° gridded versions).
Climatic Research Unit Region: Worldwide
Thema: Climatic Data
Dataformat: Table
Description: Pressure and Circulation Indices: - Northern Hemisphere gridded pressure - North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) - Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) - NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis - Madras monthly mean sea level pressure - Nagasaki monthly mean sea level pressure and temperature - Luterbacher et al NAO Reconstructions - Trans Polar Index (TPI) - Vinther et al NAO modifications - North Sea Caspian Pattern (NCP) - Mediterranean Oscillation Index (MOI)
World Database for Protected Areas Region: Worldwide
Thema: National Parks, Wilderness Areas, World Heritage Sites
Dataformat: KMZ, SHP, Table
Description: Explore worldwide national parks, wilderness areas and world heritage sites. You can discover beautiful places based on interactive maps and intuitive searching. Offers the possibility to understand what and where natural resources are being conserved.
OpenStreetMap WMS Region: Worldwide
Thema: Satellite Imagery, Aerial Imagery
Dataformat: WMS
Description: OpenStreetMap as WMS.
GEO.DATA.GOV Region: Worldwide
Thema: Population, Climatic Data, Geology, Geography, Communications, Traffic, Military, Transnational Issues
Dataformat: Raster, SHP, Table
Description: You can easy find, download, and use datasets that are generated by Federal Government. There are tools which help to find all the available geo-data.
Map Library Region: Africa
Thema: Administrative Boundaries
Dataformat: SHP
Description: The Map Library is a source of public domain basic map data. Offers to download administrative boundaries in Africa. The data is available for each african country!!!!
Global Administrative Areas (GADM) Region: Worldwide
Thema: Administrative Boundaries
Dataformat: KMZ, SHP
Description: Database for the world's administrative areas. Including countries and lower level subdivisions such as provinces, departments, districts….
Consortium for Spatial Information (CGIAR-CSI) Region: Worldwide
Thema: Digital Elevation Model
Dataformat: Raster, Table
Description: Provides SRTM 90m Digital Elevation Data for the entire world. The SRTM digital elevation data (NASA produced) is easy accessible and offers the advanced possibility in digital mapping of the world.
ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model (ASTER GDEM) Region: Worldwide
Thema: Digital Elevation Model
Dataformat: Raster, Table
Description: The ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model (ASTER GDEM) is generated from data collected by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER), an earth observing instrument. The resolution of images ranges between 15 to 90 meters. The ASTER GDEM covers the land surface of the Earth at high resolution.
National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) Region: Worldwide
Thema: Digital Elevation Model
Dataformat: Raster, Table
Description: ETOPO1 is a 1 arc-minute global relief model of Earth's surface (integrates land topography and ocean bathymetry). Contains numerous global and regional data sets and is available as well for the Arctic and Antarctica.
Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego Region: Worldwide
Thema: Digital Elevation Model (land And Sea Floor)
Dataformat: Raster, Table
Description: The data is stored in 33 files. The data is also available in a single file (1.9 Gbyte, 2-byte integer).
Viewfinder Panoramas Region: Worldwide
Thema: Digital Elevation Model
Dataformat: Raster, Table
Description: Digital elevation models for selected regions of the world.
National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) Region: Worldwide
Thema: Digital Elevation Model
Dataformat: Raster, KMZ, Table
Description: Bathymetry and global relief for ocean depth data and derived digital elevation models.
Earth Science Data Interface (ESDI) at the Global Land Cover Facility Region: Worldwide
Thema: Digital Elevation Model, Land Cover, NDVI
Dataformat: Raster
Description: Aster- and Landsat data (satellite images, digital elevation models, vegetation index etc.).
Climatic Research Unit Region: Worldwide
Thema: Climatic Data, Precipitation, Wind Speed, Solar Radiation, Temperature, Cloud Cover
Dataformat: Table
Description: High-resolution gridded climate datasets.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Region: Worldwide
Thema: Climatic Data
Dataformat: Raster, Table
Description: IPCC Data Distribution Centre.
Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) Region: Worldwide
Thema: Climatic Data
Dataformat: Raster, Table
Description: Analyses of the global precipitation and meso-scale atmospheric processes.
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection Region: Worldwide
Thema: Historical Maps
Dataformat: Raster
Description: Focuses on rare 18th and 19th century maps of North and South America and offers as well maps of the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. Maps range in date from about 1700 to 1950s. Over 38,000 items are online available.
European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) Region: Worldwide
Thema: Climatic Data
Dataformat: Table
Description: Offer a wide range of climate data from 1979-2012 based on daily readings.
Global Land Cover Facility (GLCF) Region: Worldwide
Thema: Land Cover, Digital Elevation Model, NDVI
Dataformat: Raster
Description: Distributes remotely sensed satellite data and products for land cover (on local and global scale). Determining land cover and land cover change around the world. Land cover: vegetation, geologic, hydrologic or anthropogenic features These features, such as forests, urban area, croplands and sand dunes, can be measured and categorized and land cover change can be compared.
Regionaldatenbank Deutschland Region: Germany
Thema: Socioeconomics, Population, Administration
Dataformat: Table
Description: The "regional database Germany" is a database that contains deeply detailed results of official statistics. It will be continuously expanded. The tables retrieved free of charge and can be variably adjusted to individual needs. The storage of the results is possible in different formats. Additional usage options are available to registered users and are free of charge.
GeoNames Region: Worldwide
Thema: Geographic Names
Dataformat: Table
Description: GeoNames offers a geographical database, which covers all countries worldwide. It contains over eight million placenames available for download and free of charge.
European Environment Agency (EEA) Region: Europe
Thema: Environment, Energy, Traffic, Industry, Land Use, Natural Resources, Soil
Dataformat: Raster, SHP, Table
Description: Downloadable data tables about Europe's environment (e.g. land use, biodiversity, climate change, green economy, industry, soil, water and urban environment). As well you will find raster and vector data.
European Environment Agency (EEA) Region: Europe
Thema: Land Cover, Land Use
Dataformat: Raster
Description: Corine land cover by country for hole Europe.
Frida Region: Germany
Thema: Topographic Maps
Dataformat: SHP
Description: The Frida project offers for the city of Osnabrück detailed free vector spatial data.
Geoportal Bavaria Region: Germany
Thema: Web Mapping Service
Dataformat: Web-GIS
Description: Data about infrastructure, nature, environment, agriculture and forestry, weather and climate based on Web-GIS platform.
Bing Maps Region: Worldwide
Thema: Satellite Imagery, Aerial Imagery
Dataformat: WMS
Description: High quality BING WMS-Map.
Карта Украины Region: Germany, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Czech, Greece, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, North Korea, Tanzania, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya
Thema: Topographic Maps
Dataformat: Raster
Description: Soviet military topographic maps at 1:1000000 scale. Offers a huge collection of topographic maps even for remote areas.
Карта Украины Region: Germany, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Czech, Greece, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, North Korea, Tanzania, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya
Thema: Topographic Maps
Dataformat: Raster
Description: Soviet military topographic maps at 1:500000 scale. Offers a huge collection of topographic maps even for remote areas.
Карта Украины Region: Germany, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Czech, Greece, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, North Korea, Tanzania, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya
Thema: Topographic Maps
Dataformat: Raster
Description: Soviet military topographic maps at 1:200000 scale. Offers a huge collection of topographic maps even for remote areas.
Карта Украины Region: Germany, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Czech, Greece, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, North Korea, Tanzania, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya
Thema: Topographic Maps
Dataformat: Raster
Description: Soviet military topographic maps at 1:100000 scale. Offers a huge collection of topographic maps even for remote areas.
Geoportal of Thuringia Region: Germany
Thema: Web Mapping Service, All
Dataformat: WMS, Web-GIS
Description: Geodata of the state of Thuringia from local government provided via the Internet. The data comes from state offices e.g. surveying, environment and agriculture.
Geoportal Saxonia Region: Germany
Thema: All, Web Mapping Service
Dataformat: Web-GIS
Description: Geodata of the state of Saxonia from local government provided via the Internet. The data comes from state offices e.g. surveying, environment and agriculture.
Geoportal Saxony-Anhalt Region: Germany
Thema: Web Mapping Service
Dataformat: Web-GIS
Description: Geodata of the state of Saxonia-Anhalt from local government provided via the Internet. The data comes from state offices e.g. surveying, environment and agriculture.
Geoportal Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Region: Germany
Thema: Web Mapping Service
Dataformat: Web-GIS
Description: Geodata of the state of Saxonia from local government provided via the Internet. The data comes from state offices e.g. surveying, environment and agriculture.
Geoportal Brandenburg Region: Germany
Thema: Web Mapping Service
Dataformat: Web-GIS
Description: Geodata of the state Brandenburg from local government provided via the Internet. The data comes from state offices e.g. surveying, environment and agriculture.
Geoportal Berlin Region: Germany
Thema: Web Mapping Service
Dataformat: Web-GIS
Description: Geodata of the state Berlin from local government provided via the Internet. The data comes from state offices e.g. surveying, environment and agriculture.
Geoportal Nordrhein-Westfalen Region: Germany
Thema: Web Mapping Service
Dataformat: Web-GIS
Description: Geodata of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia from local government provided via the Internet. The data comes from state offices e.g. surveying, environment and agriculture.
Geoportal Saarland Region: Germany
Thema: Web Mapping Service
Dataformat: Web-GIS
Description: Geodata of the state of Saarland from local government provided via the Internet. The data comes from state offices e.g. surveying, environment and agriculture.
Geoportal Baden-Württemberg Region: Germany
Thema: Web Mapping Service
Dataformat: Web-GIS
Description: Geodata of the state Baden-Württemberg from local government provided via the Internet. The data comes from state offices e.g. surveying, environment and agriculture.
Geoportal Rheinland-Pfalz Region: Germany
Thema: Web Mapping Service
Dataformat: Web-GIS
Description: Geodata of the state Rheinland-Pfalz from local government provided via the Internet. The data comes from state offices e.g. surveying, environment and agriculture.
Geoportal Hessen Region: Germany
Thema: Web Mapping Service
Dataformat: Web-GIS
Description: Geodata of the state Hessen from local government provided via the Internet. The data comes from state offices e.g. surveying, environment and agriculture.
Geoportal Niedersachsen Region: Germany
Thema: Web Mapping Service
Dataformat: Web-GIS
Description: Geodata of the state Niedersachsen from local government provided via the Internet. The data comes from state offices e.g. surveying, environment and agriculture.
Geoportal Hamburg Region: Germany
Thema: Web Mapping Service
Dataformat: Web-GIS
Description: Geodata of the state Hamburg from local government provided via the Internet. The data comes from state offices e.g. surveying, environment and agriculture.
Geoportal Schleswig-Holstein Region: Germany
Thema: Web Mapping Service
Dataformat: Web-GIS
Description: Geodata of the state Schleswig-Holstein from local government provided via the Internet. The data comes from state offices e.g. surveying, environment and agriculture.

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NASA World Wind Open source software that enables direct access to recordings of several NASA satellite and aerial images. Any place on earth can be selected and zoomed in to view in 3D. - Contains numerous maps of Moon, Mars, Venus and Jupiter - High resolution aerial and satellite images of selected areas - Interface to GPS receivers
GeoMaker This program create the geographical location (latitude, longitude, and altitude) for every city, village, region, state, county in the world. The program search the data from US Geological Survey for the USA and The National Imaging and Mapping Agency for all other countries.
AutoDEM AutoDEM is a freeware GIS software to create Digital Elevation Models (DEM) from scanned topographic maps for Windows. -Contour lines extraction and reconstruction -Contours to DEM interpolation and DEM analysis -DEM to TIN conversion AutoDEM can directly import data from web servers e.g. TerraServer, WebMapService...
Shape2earth This is a tool for Google Earth. Open Source program to convert shapefiles to KML and the other way round. There is as well a standalone application to make thematic maps in Google Earth.
Navfree Navigation-App for Smartphone’s (offline navigation based on free and downloadable maps!!!)
OpenLayers OpenLayers makes it easy to put a dynamic map in any web page.
g3DGMV The g3DGMV program was designed as a free viewer for Digital Elevation Model and Digital Line Graphs maps. These maps can be rendered by g3DGMV as 3D images, so that the user can view maps from different angles.
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