Free GIS Datasets at RtWilson

This page contains a categorised list of links to over 300 sites providing freely available geographic datasets covering 88 countries and including some global datasets - all ready for loading into a Geographic Information System.

All data is freely available, although in some cases registration is required.

Available topics:

Physical Geography

  • general
  • land and ocean boundaries
  • elevation
  • weather and climate
  • hydrology
  • snow and ice
  • natural disasters
  • land cover
  • ecology
  • mineral resources / oil and gas

Human Geography

  • general
  • administrative boundaries
  • environmental boundaries
  • land use
  • lakes, oceans and other water resources
  • wars, conflict and crime
  • population
  • buildings, roads and points of interest
  • transport and communications
  • gazetteers (place and feature names)
  • miscellaneous

Individual Country / Area datasets

A whole range of datasets from the following countries: Afghanistan, Antarctica, Arctic, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Bolovia, Brazil, Canada, Central America, Chile, China, Denmark, East Timor, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Nabimia, Nepal, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papa New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, Switzerland, United Kingdom (UK), United Arab Emirates, United States of America (USA)

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Author Robin Wilson
Maintainer Jasper Dekkers
Last Updated August 9, 2017, 07:45 (UTC)
Created January 11, 2016, 14:34 (UTC)
Status completed
Usage Contraints
Region World
Classification unclassified
Contact Robin Wilson
Contact Email
Temporal extent
Bbox-east-long 180.0
Bbox-west-long -180.0
Bbox-north-lat 90.0
Bbox-south-lat -90.0
Spatial reference system