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Free/Open Data

There are many excellent sources for free and open geospatial information. Depending on your needs, you may combine data from multiple sources. You may also store, modify, and re-distribute most of the information available, to meet your needs and the needs of your community.




North America


  1. Select two data sets relevant to your region.
  2. Let the class know which data sets you have chosen and why you think they are good.
  3. If you can, offer any suggestions as to additional sources of open geospatial data.

Task Discussion