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World Spatial Data - General
World Spatial Data - Thematic
Harmonized World Soils Database (HWSD)
The HWSD is a 30 arc-second raster database with over 16,000 different soil mapping units that combines existing regional and national updates of soil information worldwide (SOTER, ESD, Soil Map of China, WISE) with the information contained within the 1:5,000,000 scale FAO-UNESCO Soil Map of the World (FAO, 19711981). Supplementary data includes Soil Quality, Land Cover and Terrain Data.
NatureServe Data, Maps & Tools
An online non-profit conservation organization representing an international network of biological inventories in the western hemisphere (All 50 U.S States, Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean). This website serves as a portal for accessing several types of publicly available biodiversity data and reliable scientific information about plants, animals, and ecosystems.
GLIMS (Global Land Ice Measurements from Space) Glacier Database
This a project designed to monitor the world's glaciers primarily using data from optical satellite instruments, such as ASTER.
The Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC)
The Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) is one of several discipline-specific data centers within the NASA Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS). Includes the Warehouse Inventory Search Tool (WIST), USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis), LP DAAC Data Pool, MODIS Reprojection Tool on the Web (MRTWeb), Earth Remote Sensing Data Analysis Center (ERSDAC) and ASTER Tasking.
The information system PANGAEA is operated as an Open Access library aimed at archiving, publishing and distributing georeferenced data from earth system research. The system guarantees long-term availability of its content through a commitment of the operating institutions. Most of the data are freely available and can be used by referencing the related publication or the dataset citation. A few password protected data sets are under moratorium from ongoing projects. The description of each data set is always visible and includes the principle investigator (PI) to ask for access. PANGAEA is a designated archive for the journal Earth System Science Data (ESSD).
GlobalAtlas for Renewable Energy
The Global Atlas is a comprehensive information platform on the potential of renewable energy. It provides resource maps from leading technical institutes worldwide and tools for evaluating the technical potential of renewable energies. Provided by The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).