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This page provides a summary of public, freely available GIS repositories. Clicking on one of these links will take you out of the Baruch Geoportal and to onto one of these sites.


Natural EarthHigh quality global features that are generalized at several scales; good for digital cartography.
GADMSpatial database of the world's administrative areas or boundaries (countries, states, provinces, etc)
gDataProject at UC Berkeley that provides boundary files and imagery for every country in the world, tied to the DIVA GIS project
UN Environment Programme - GEO Data PortalClick "Advanced Search," select "Geospatial Data Sets" under the 1st drop down box, and hit the red "Search" button for a list of global or continental GIS files
CIESNHosted by Columbia University, links to datasets for the world, various countries, and the US
USGS Global Visualization ViewerUS federal agency that provides LANDSAT data (global satellite imagery) for the world