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 (Information . . . → Read More: United States National Atlas
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 . . . → Read More: AVHRR Satellite Imagery
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 . . . → Read More: TerraLook Archive
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 . . . → Read More: World Mineral Resources
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 . . . → Read More: World Oil Consumption
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 . . . → Read More: CARMA Power Plant Emissions
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 . . . → Read More: USGS Streamflow Gages
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:
. . . → Read More: Global Population Density