GIS Tips – Open data outside the UK

Here is the UK we are starting to get a plethora of free, open data in geospatial format, something I could never have imagined when I got into GIS 10yrs ago.

What about when we need to work on areas outside the UK (or if you are outside the UK looking for UK data?), we’ve all been there at some point, looking for geospatial for some random town that you’ve never heard of…..Well, today I came across a list of other countries Open Data websites, although not worldwide, I know that I will be going direct to the source next time I go data mining:

  • bahiablanca.opendata.junar.com – Bahía Blanca municipal open-data website. Launched in Oct 2012.
  • dados.gov.br – Brazilian government open-data website. Launched in December 2011.
  • dados.gov.pt – Portuguese government open-data website.
  • data.belgium.be – Belgian government open-data website. Still in beta, but usable.
  • data.gc.ca – Canadian government open-data website. Launched in March 2011.
  • data.gouv.fr – French government open-data website. Launched in December 2011.
  • data.gov – U.S. government open-data website. Launched in May 2009.
  • data.gov.au – Australian government open-data website. Launched in March 2011.
  • data.gov.in – India Government open-data website. Launched in 2012.
  • data.gov.it – Italian government open-data website. Launched in October 2011.[9]
  • data.gov.ma – Moroccan government open-data website. Launched in April 2011.
  • data.gov.uk – U.K. government open-data website. Launched in September 2009.
  • data.govt.nz – New Zealand Government initiative to publish Government Data under Creative Commons licences, defined further at NZ GOAL. launched in Nov 2009.
  • data.gv.at – Austrian Government open-data website.
  • data.norge.no – Norwegian government open-data website. Launched in April 2010.
  • data.overheid.nl – Dutch government open-data website. Launched in Oct 2011.
  • date.gov.md – Moldavian government open-data website.
  • daten-deutschland.de – German Government open-data website. Launched in February 2013.
  • datos.gob.cl – Chilean government open-data website. Launched in Sept 2011.
  • datos.gob.es – Spanish government open-data website. Launched in October 2011.
  • datos.gub.uy – Uruguayan government open-data website. Launched in November 2011.
  • datosabiertos.gob.go.cr – Costa Rican government open-data website. Launched in Oct 2012.
  • geodata.gov.gr – Greece’s open government geospatial data Launched 21 July 2010, as a state initiative.[10]
  • Ghana Open Data Initiative – Ghana government open-data website, GODI. Launched in February 2012.
  • lima.datosabiertos.pe – Metropolitan Municipality of Lima open-data website.
  • opendata.ee – Estonian government open-data website.
  • open-data.europa.eu – European Commission Data Portal.
  • opendata.go.ke – Kenyan government open-data website. Launched in Jul 2011.
  • opengovdata.ru – OpenGovData Russia Catalog. Launched in 2010, private initiative.[11]
  • paloalto.opendata.junar.com – City of Palo Alto municipal open-data website. Launched in Aug 2012.
  • rotterdamopendata.nl – Rotterdam municipal open-data website, launched August 2012.
  • satupemerintah.net – Indonesian Government open-data website.

Hope you find this useful, if you know of any more, please feel free to ping me and let me know so I can add it on 🙂

Nick D

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