GIS @ University of Chicago – GIS Data

GIS @ University of Chicago – GIS Data

Some of these data sites are more specific by subject or by region than others. However, it is suggested to first try the links under the “National and International Data” heading before going to more specific sites. The National and International sites are more generic in some instances and may have the data that you are trying to locate.

When searching these sites, the keywords of “GIS” and the “subject” in question are usually good starting points if you are having difficulty.

Map Collection (Regenstein Library)

The University of Chicago Libraries have access to a large number of digital GIS datasets. Most of the data is on CD or DVD but also available at the circulation desk in JMedia. This link lists some of the available data but there are others that are not listed.

Some spatial information is not in digital format. In that case, paper maps and atlases may be the only source data that exists. For more information or assistance, visit the Map Collection on the 3rd floor of the Regenstein Library.


National and International Data

Regional (Chicago and Illinois) Data

International Data

Africa

South Africa

Antarctica

Australia

  • Atlas of South Australia
    • Environmental, land use, socioeconomic, and administrative infrastructure data for the province of South Australia
  • Geographx
    • Environmental and geologic GIS data layers for New Zealand
  • GeoScience Australia
    • Geologic, mining, and environmental GIS and remote sensing data for all of Australia

Asia

  • Asia Pacific Spatial Data Project
    • Administrative boundaries, elevation, hydrology, precipitation, and transportation, and some socioeconomic data for most Asian nations

Afghanistan

China

India

Israel

  • Israel Social Sciences Data Center
    • Socioeconomic and GIS data on Israel

    The GIS Center

    • Data layers maintained by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem include environmental, land use, socioeconomic, and administrative infrastructure data for Israel

Japan

Pakistan

  • Pakistan Flood Response
    • Data related to the Pakistan Flood of 2010: administrative boundaries, affected areas, hydrology, and elevation, among others.

Russia

Thailand

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

North America

Canada

  • GeoConnections
    • Similar datasets to GeoGratis, some subject matter may be more extensive
  • GeoGratis
    • Agricultural, socioeconomic, transportation, and environmental GIS and remote sensing data for ALL of Canada
  • Geomatics Yukon
    • Environmental, forestry, and mining spatial data for the Yukon Territory
  • MapPlace
    • Facilitates easy access to the maps and databases of the British Columbian Ministry of Energy and Mines

Mexico

Europe

South America

Peru

Uruguay

Venezuela

Crime

Earthquakes

Extraterrestrial

Health and Medicine

Historical Data

Hydrology

Oceanography

Soils

Telecommunications

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