The Stanford Geospatial Center has gathered a series of websites that offer GIS Data to download for free. We have classified the data per geographic extent and grouped it by theme for each extent. This list does not include all of the websites available online. It is intended to be more of a starting point for GIS users looking for data for their research.

We are always looking for more links to data. So if you know a website that offers free GIS Data to download or discover one of our links is not working, please contact us at

Stanford GeoPortal


GeoData@Stanford is the main repository for geospatial data and metadata at the Stanford Geospatial Center. It combines data held at Stanford with metadata from our partner institutions. Stanford data are available only to current affiliates of the university.


North America

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