United States National Atlas

The National Atlas of the United States displays several hundred layers of GIS data for the United States. The data is organized into the following categories.

Agriculture (Information about Farms, Livestock, and Crops) Environment (Information about hazardous sites) People (Information about crime rates, economy, food stamps, jobs, mortality rates, population density, etc.) Biology [...]


AVHRR Satellite Imagery

The Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) sensor collects cloud and other data from several satellites orbiting the Earth. The University of Wisconsin has created an archive of AVHRR false color imagery dating back to 2007. In addition, they have created a network link that updates automatically every day with the most recent satellite [...]


TerraLook Archive

The TerraLook Archive contains 1,000’s of satellite images from the Terra and Landsat satellites. Many of the images covering environmentally sensitive areas (South American rainforests, etc.) throughout the Earth have been converted for viewing in Google Earth by Dr. Mark Mulligan of King’s College London.  The images in this collection date from 1972 to [...]


World Mineral Resources

The Mineral Resources Data System was compiled by the USGS and describes metallic and nonmetallic mineral resources throughout the world. Included are deposit name, location, commodity, deposit description, geologic characteristics, production, reserves, resources, and references for each location. The dataset includes information on over 300,000 locations throughout the Earth.

These are large files [...]


World Oil Consumption

Per-capita oil consumption for countries of the world based on data from the 2007 CIA World Factbook. The data is formatted to show a ranking of about 170 countries.

There are two versions of the data. One version is flat and shows the actual ranking on the country itself. The second version shows [...]


CARMA Power Plant Emissions

The Carbons Monitoring for Action (CARMA) database contains detailed information about carbon emissions from 1,000′s of power plants throughout the world. The information includes generation capacity, tons of CO2 emissions, and owner from 1990 to 2007.

The data was compiled for Google Earth by www.thedaysarenumbered.com blog. As you zoom in, more and more [...]


USGS Streamflow Gages

Real time stream monitoring gage data for the United States with data provided by the USGS. Simply click on a placemark to bring up data for that location. The data available varies by site, but typically includes parameters such as Discharge Volume and Stream Height.

This is a very large data file that [...]


Global Population Density

Population density map of the world. I think the original data is from the European Space Agency.

Original Data From: European Space Agency KML Content Created By: James Macgill Access From: More Info:


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