Download Free GIS Data

Download Free GIS Data

1. free GIS Map data in many formats.

2. :- A zipped shapefile (163 kb) of US 50 states + DC, suitable for enhancing with new tabular data. Source is Esri Data & Maps for ArcGIS 10. Attributes as provided include only state name, state FIPS, state postal code, Census region, and “draw order”. The attribute table can be enhanced by any software package which can write out a DBF file, but it MUST be saved in the original draw order, which matches a set of state attributes with the correct piece of geography.








  • Natural Earth – world maps – Excellent world shapefile maps with national boundaries, first order admin (provinces, states, etc.), disputed areas, coastlines, populated areas and more at various scale levels.
  • United Nations – UN-SALB (Second Administrative Level Boundaries) data set project. These maps are free but copyright rests with the UN. The maps are validated by the National Mapping Agencies (NMA) of each UN Member State. This website requires registration to download the maps.
  • DIVA-GIS – Free country level maps, including administrative boundaries, roads, railroads, altitude and land cover.
  • Geocommons – A huge database of user submitted maps. Search for any kind of map, then click on the “shapefile” button to the right of the map (if available) to download the shapefiles.
  • World Bank – Country shapefiles can be downloaded through the World Bank’s Mapping platform as follows: Click on ‘explore countries’ to select a country, click on ‘download’ in the top-right corner, and select ‘Indicators (shapefile)’. This option is not available for all countries.
  • Map Library – Country shapefile maps for Africa in the public domain.
  • MapCruzin – A great source for all kinds of shapefiles.
  • Open Street Map – A growing collection of shapefile map downloads by continent, region and country. These maps are community edited and are not always complete. Shapefiles by country are also available from VDS tech.
  • US Census Bureau – USA County and District Cartographic Boundary Files.

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List of Important sites to Download free Satellite images and GIS Data

This is to download 30 meter DEM and ETM+ and LandSat images in range from 1990 to 2005.
This is most useful site provide you 30 meter Landsat even of 2012 even a day before. But you select Landsat 5 while download this have imagery upto 2011 November. 2012 Landsat images have scan line error.
This is same as glovis. But this have High Resolution imagery of orbit view for free Download (But not for all region of world) NDVI and MODIS images . This also have updated data of available satellite upto 2012  (India only cartosat dem of 30 meter and IRS images of 30meter and 60 meter)        Dem world (30m)     shape files download

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