open GIS data

An example of the building footprints open data set for Australia. Source: Microsoft.

11,334,866 Building Footprints for Australia

Caitlin Dempsey

Microsoft has released 11,334,866 building footprints covering the country of Australia.

Microsoft Releases Canada Building Footprint Database to OpenStreetMap

Caitlin Dempsey

Microsoft recently announced that it had released 12 million building footprints in Canada to the OpenStreetMap community.  

Fire Danger Reanalysis Dataset

Caitlin Dempsey

Researchers have made 38-years worth of global fire danger reanalysis available as an open dataset.

What are the Benefits of Landsat’s Current Free and Open Policy?

Caitlin Dempsey

A group of researchers from different universities and government groups have published a study of how Landsat's free and open data policy has benefitted users of the programs satellite imagery products.

User can browse and located government agencies and organizations that use open data.

Find Users of Open GIS Data from Around the World Thanks to the Center for Open Data Enterprise

Liam Oakwood

The Center for Open Data Enterprise is working to improve the quality of open access data worldwide, including GIS data sources.