[OSGeo-Discuss] open repository for general research GIS data ?

Vaclav Petras wenzeslaus at gmail.com
Wed Mar 28 06:37:38 PDT 2018

Hi Karsten,

On Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 9:11 AM, karsten <karsten at terragis.net> wrote:

> Dear All,
> I just had a colleague ask me about open data repositories for GIS files.
> Despite knowing the usual suspects such as OSM, GeoWiki, Natural earth data
> ,
> Global administrative areas and so on I am not aware that there would be
> a more general option to store general research GIS data e.g. for
> scientific purposes such as agricultural research results ...
> The original request from my colleague is: *"Regarding open GIS data,
> where are the most stable/accessible/well known depositories of open access
> data that researchers can add their data to?  We are thinking of the
> possibilities for archiving data layers so that they can be used by anyone,
> but ( ideally) without us having to take responsibility for running the
> servers etc.  As an example for non-spatial data we use Dataverse."*
> Would anyone be aware of such a repository ?

Have a look at WorldMap.


It shows the map online, you can download it, and the website says that
they are working on an integration with Datavese. It is also fully open

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