China GIS Data

October 14, 2016

China GIS Data

Cite: Data Sharing Infrastructure of Earth System Sciencs.
GADM database of Global Administrative Areas: GADM is a spatial database of the location of the world’s administrative areas (or administrative boundaries) for use in GIS and similar software.
China Land Use and Land Cover:

Cite: Youhua Ran, Xin Li & Ling Lu (2010): Evaluation of four remote sensing based land cover products over China, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 31:2, 391-401.

Finer resolution observation and monitoring of global land cover:

Cite: Gong, P., et al, 2013. Finer resolution observation and monitoring of global land cover: first mapping results with Landsat TM and ETM+ data. International Journal of Remote Sensing 34, 2607–2654. doi:10.1080/01431161.2012.748992

Cite: Void-filled seamless SRTM data V1, 2004, International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), available from the CGIAR-CSI SRTM 90m Database.

China Desert Land:

Cite: 王一谋,王建华,祁元,颜长珍. 中国1:10万沙漠(沙地)分布数据集. 寒区旱区科学数据中心, 2005. doi:10.3972/westdc.006.2013.db

China Protected Land: It has global protected land data, you can use filter China to download the China protected land.

Cite: Long, Y., Shen, Y., 2014. Mapping parcel-level urban areas for a large geographical area. arXiv:1403.5864 [cs].


October 14, 2016



China Geo-Explorer

October 14, 2016

China Geo-Explorer

This System is brought to you by China Data Center of the University of Michigan (UMCDC). All China Marketing Research LTD, and the State Key Laboratory for Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS) of Wuhan University. With this spatial intelligence, you’ll be able to make rapid, accurate spatial decisions with greater confidence for regional planning, business investment, population, housing, environmental assessment, public health and many other spatial applications.

CGIAR-CSI – SRTM 90m Digital Elevation Database v4.1

October 14, 2016

CGIAR-CSI – SRTM 90m Digital Elevation Database v4.1

The SRTM digital elevation data, produced by NASA originally, is a major breakthrough in digital mapping of the world, and provides a major advance in the accessibility of high quality elevation data for large portions of the tropics and other areas of the developing world.



October 13, 2016

The Geoportal provides easy and convenient ways to share geospatial data. All it takes is just 3 simple steps.

NEWMAN LIBRARY – China Data Center Datasets

October 13, 2016

China Data Center Datasets
Datasets on this page were produced by China Marketing Research Co. Ltd as part of the University of Michigan China Data Center Statistical series. The files consist of administrative boundaries, data associated with those boundaries, and major geographical features. If you use this data, you must cite UM CDC as the source.

[ ITALY ] – The National Geoportal

October 13, 2016

The national geoportal of ITALY

he National Geoportal of the Ministry of Environment and Protection of Land and Sea, operates within the regulatory framework established by Legislative Decree no. 32/2010 and subsequent amendments and additions, the Italian transposition of the European Directive 2007/2 / EC establishing an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE).

Article.8 paragraph 2, of Legislative Decree no. 32/2010 provides that the National Geoportal is the national access point for the aims of the INSPIRE Directive thereby providing a basis for the competent authorities, third parties, and private citizens to seek the spatial information available.

The National Geoportal is at the core of a network architecture designed as a federated network in which each node is “connected” to the central access point that is the National Geoportal itself. The main goal is the creation of a widespread environmental geographic information system consisting of nodes which make available their own environmental spatial information by sharing its metadata: the management and updating of metadata, spatial data and related services are carried out that way by the administration that produces the data without any physical transfer of it. This network is made up mainly by public authorities which may, in this way, fulfill its institutional obligations regarding the planning and management of land and environment.


MAUI COLLEGE – Top 5 Reasons for GIS

October 13, 2016
  1. Save money and promote efficiency.

    “GIS is widely used to optimize maintenance schedules and daily fleet movements. Typical implementations can result in a savings of 10 to 30 percent in operational expenses through reduction in fuel use and staff time, improved customer service, and more efficient scheduling.” – ESRI Website

  2. Improve Communications.

    “GIS-based maps and visualizations greatly assist in understanding situations and in storytelling. They are a type of language that improves communication between different teams, departments, disciplines, professional fields, organizations, and the public.” – ESRI Website

  3. Make Clear Decisions.

    “GIS is the go-to technology for making better decisions about location. Common examples include real estate site selection, route/corridor selection, evacuation planning, conservation, natural resource extraction, etc. Making correct decisions about location is critical to the success of an organization.”  – ESRI Website

  4. Easily Track Data & Records.

    “Many organizations have a primary responsibility of maintaining authoritative records about the status and change of geography. GIS provides a strong framework for managing these types of records with full transaction support and reporting tools.”  – ESRI Website

  5. Manage Geographically.

    “GIS is becoming essential to understanding what is happening—and what will happen—in geographic space. Once we understand, we can prescribe action. This new approach to management—managing geographically—is transforming the way that organizations operate.”  ESRI Website

ArcPy Café – Get all your ArcGIS Python Recipes here!

October 13, 2016

ArcPy Café – Get all your ArcGIS Python Recipes here

ArcGIS Python code recipes is a place for users to learn from and download Python code for use in GIS workflows. The code is authored and tested by the ArcGIS Python development team and can be used to help jump start the development of your GIS applications.