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Datasets for the Social Sciences: Geospatial Data
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Resources By Topic A - Z
Geospatial Data Tools
The leading software for creating digital maps. For help tutorials, visit
Create, annotate, store and share maps. View Google
support documentation here.
Easy access to demographic information about the U.S. Create custom maps and reports. Covers 1790 to present.
Local Open Data Sources
Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access (PASDA)
PASDA, PA's official public access geospatial information clearinghouse, provides free public access to geospatial data and information by, for, and about the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Open Data PA
Comprehensive state government data.
Allentown Open Data
Explore and map Allentown data across different categories.
PennDOT Open Data
This site provides access to all of PennDOT's published GIS data that you can map, style, chart, download or share.
Western PA Regional Data
WPRD hosts datasets from Allegheny County, the University of Pittsburgh and other public sector agencies, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations.
National Open Data Sources
National Park Service Data Clearinghouse
Comprehensive aggregate of NPS data.
The purpose of Data.gov is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government.
Open Data by State
List of open data sources by state compiled by UMD.
Open Data Network
Provides datasets across industries for US city areas.
Data Commons @ PSU
The datacommons@psu was developed to provide a resource for data sharing, discovery, and archiving for the Penn State research and teaching community.
International Open Data Sources
US Department of State Large-Scale International Boundary (LSIB)
Believed to be the most accurate available worldwide international boundary vector line file.
Generalized boundaries for political and physical features in shapefile format. Useful for map-making but not for applications requiring precision.
Open Street Map
Extracts from crowd-sourced OpenStreetMap data.
Global Administrative Areas
Boundaries of subnational administrative districts.
Downloadable in shapefile, geodatabase, KMZ, or R formats.
ESRI Open Data Repository
Searchable index of ArcGIS datasets.
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