Free Data

For my fellow Kentuckians: KY Geoportal

Tiger/Line Shapefiles:

ESRI Free Data:

Geo Community:

GIS Data Resource Guides: resource-guides.html

National Atlas Raw Data Download:

USGS The National Map:

USGS Maps, Imagery, and Publications:

Natural Earth: Free vector and raster map data at 1:10m, 1:50m, and 1:110m scales

USGS Topo Map Locator and Downloader

GIS Nuts: They’re nuts about GIS

Kentucky View:

Kentucky Geography Network:

Tropical Rain Forest Information Center (TRFIC):

Federation of American Scientists (FAS) Intelligence Resource Program: Image Intelligence: (Michigan State University):

Landsat 8 USGS:

USGS Earth Exploer:

NASA NSSDC Photo Gallery: Earth:

NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data & Information Services Center:

NASA Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth:

NASA Suomi NPP: |

National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS):

NASA Shuttle Radar Topography Mission:

NASA Landsat:

USGS WELD Landsat:



NASA JPL Imaging Radar:


NASA Image Gallery Multimedia:

NASA Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM):

NASA Visible Earth:

NASA Reverb:

NOAA Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer – AVHRR:

NOAA Geostationary Satellite Server:

NOAA Satellite and Information Service:;jsessionid=54B92BB9978F8D795BC3048CA01F1051

USGS Orthorectified Landsat Digital Data Now Available from USGS – free:

USGS Landsat Pathfinder Program:

USGS Global Visualization Viewer:

USGS center for LIDAR Information Coordination and Knowledge:

Virtual Hawaii Remote Image navigator:  hbreak

Commercial Remote Sensing Image Providers

Some may provide free access to data; others charge for the service.


Fugro EarthData:

Google Earth, Inc.:

Microsoft Virtual Earth, Inc.:

National Remote Sensing Centre Indian Space Research Org. – IRS-1C/1D/P4:


Sanborn, Inc.:

SPOT Image, Inc.:

TerraServer-USA, Inc.:

RapidEye AG:



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