Useful Links


ESRI India

Micro Images
Micro Images - Makers of TNTmips, a GIS package for Windows, Macintosh, and Unix.

Caris - offering GIS software, training, and consulting in geomatics and marine information systems.

MapInfo Corporation - GIS solutions

Erdas Incorporated - Image processing, GIS, Stereo Analysis

ILWIS - Remote sensing and GIS software

GIS services and software including ArcView GIS, ARC/INFO, Spatial Database Engine (SDE), and MapObjects.


Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA 2000)
"Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA 2000)

The Global River Discharge Database (RivDIS)
"Coverage: Global

GIS Climate change Scenarios
"Coverage: Global

World Development Indicators (WDI)
"Coverage: Global

Gridded Population of the World (GPW) (Inh./km2)
"Coverage: Global & Continental

Global map
"Coverage: global

Digital Chart of the World (DCW)
Digital Chart of the World (DCW)

SALB: Second Level Administrative Boundaries
Global administrative boundaries down to the second sub-national level

East View Cartographic
Authoritative Worldwide Maps, Geospatial Data & GIS Services

United Nations Geographic Information Working Group (UNGIWG)
"The United Nations Geographical Information Working Group (UNGIWG) is a network of professionals working in the fields of cartography and geographic information science to building the UN Spatial Data Infrastructure needed to achieve sustainable development.

"UNOSAT is a United Nations initiative to provide the humanitarian community with access to satellite imagery and Geographic Information System (GIS) services"


Earth Observatory
Satellite Images on Enhanced Vegetation (Index)

MODIS Land Global Browse Images
The MODIS Land Science Team has developed coarse 5km versions of selected products to enable synoptic quality assessment via the internet. The coarse spatial resolution products are projected into a global coordinate system defined with pixel sizes corresponding to 20km in the Hammer-Aitoff projection (except for the Sea Ice products that have 14.15km pixels defined in the Lambert Azimuthal projection). These global browse images are generated with fixed contrast stretching and color look-up tables to enable consistent temporal comparison. This web interface has been developed to support interactive selection of browse products and zooming and panning at 5km resolution. The global browse images available on this web site should not be used for scientific analyses.

USGS Global Visualization Viewer
Earth Resource Observation Systems(EROS) Data Center - Satellite Layers of The National Map

Digital Elevation Model technology to generate 3D Digital Terrain Maps using free digital elevation model (DEM) data from the USGS, NIMA, ASTER, Landsat and other sources. Learn to render them using POV-Ray, MicroDem, Terragen, 3DEM, Global Mapper, Arc Explorer, Multispec and other free or low cost applications. Convert data using GEOTIFF, BANDPASS, DEM2TGA7, DEM2POV2, MDEM2DEM, SDTS2DEM, BLACKART.

INSPIRE: INfrastructure for SPatial InfoRmation in Europe
It aims at making available relevant, harmonised and quality geographic information to support formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Community policies with a territorial dimension or impact.

University of Michigan
Tropical Rain Forest Information Center, University of Michigan. Low cost Landsat data, including very recent scenes. Focus is on tropical areas but some others are included. Some radar data are also available. (US$25-50)

University of Maryland
The Global Land Cover Facility, University of Maryland. Provides no-cost Landsat data (and also other products, including MODIS)

ASTER and Landsat
An archive that includes ASTER and Landsat data (and MODIS--see below). ASTER is available at US$60 per scene, or at no cost, depending on the type of product you order (all "higher-level" products are free and this should work well for most people, especially the Surface Radiance product--see the Custom ASTER Data link). Landsat is about US$600 per scene. Recommend you use the "GloVis tool" (also called the Browse Viewer) for locating the scenes of interest as it is much friendlier than the alternative.

Speck Systems Limited (SSL)
"Speck Systems Limited (SSL) provides the geospatial solutions needed for complex data management and processing requirements of governments and businesses today.


Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Education
daily GIS news and Remote Sensing Education blog updates

GIS for Higher Education
ESRI partners with many organizations including the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS), UNIGIS, The Association of American Geographers (AAG), and the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories of Europe (AGILE) to promote GIS instruction in colleges and universities around the world.

Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, IIRS
"Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) under National Remote Sensing Agency, Department of Space, Govt. of India is a premier Training and Educational Institute set up for developing trained professionals.

Center for International Earth Science Information Network
"CIESIN is a center within the Earth Institute at Columbia University. CIESIN works at the intersection of the social, natural, and information sciences, and specializes in on-line data and information management, spatial data integration and training, and interdisciplinary research related to human interactions in the environment."

The European Earth Observation Web Site for Secondary Schools

The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
The Asian Institute of Technology promotes technological change and sustainable development in the Asian-Pacific region through higher education, research and outreach.

University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension
University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension -- Geographic Information System Training Programs

University of South Carolina GIS Training Program
University of South Carolina GIS Training Program

University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS)
University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) - dedicated to advancing understanding of geographic processes and spatial relationships through improved theory, methods, technology, and data.

International Institute for Geo-information Science and Earth
International Institute for Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) is a portal intended to educate anyone is a portal intended to educate anyone interested in geographic information and spatial referencing (including 1st time users) on the value that technology brings to their day-to-day activities. also provides GIS users with free and cost-based resources to help them in their work.

GIS Resources

Land Change Modeling for REDD
Modeling Deforestation in the Bolivian Lowlands Species and Carbon Impacts - Model Development

"Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest.

Digital Earth Browser
Digital Earth Browser

GIS resources over the internet
GIS resources over the internet

GIS Applications and Database Development
GIS Applications and Database Development Within FAO?s Land and Water Development Division

Climate Change and Agricultural Vulnerability
Climate Change and Agricultural Vulnerability

Agricultural Monitoring
Agricultural Monitoring

World Agriculture and Climate Change
World Agriculture and Climate Change: Economic Adaptations

Agro-Maps, a global spatial database of subnational agricultural land-use statistics

UNEP - World Conservation Monitoring Centre
A world where biodiversity counts

Open Geospatial Consortium
The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.? (OGC) is a non-profit, international, voluntary consensus standards organization that is leading the development of standards for geospatial and location based services.

Centre for International Earth Science Informtation Network
Global Geographical Distribution of Vulnerability to Climate Change

UNEP: Atlas of Our Changing Environent
Zoom through UNEP's Atlas of Our Changing Environment

ESRI training and Education
ESRI Creates One-Stop Training and Education Web Site

Digital Element

Association of American Geographers (AAG)
The Association of American Geographers (AAG) is a scientific and educational society founded in 1904. Its 9,000+ members share interests in the theory, methods, and practice of geography and geographic education.

Conservation Geoportal
A shared resource of of the Conservation commons

The Ecosystem Management Decision Support (EMDS) system
The Ecosystem Management Decision Support (EMDS) system is an application framework for knowledge-based decision support of ecological assessments at any geographic scale.

European Soil Portal
Soil Portal contributes to a thematic spatial data infrastructure for soils in Europe. It presents data and information regarding soils at European level. It serves also as a vehicle to promote the activities of the European Soil Bureau Network...

Ultimate Map/GIS Directory

New Version of ESRI GIS Portal Toolkit

World Programme for the Census of Agriculture 2010

Microsoft Research India Multilingual Interactive Digital Map
Microsoft Research India Multilingual Interactive Digital Map

MSN MapPoint
This site was created using Microsoft MapPoint technology. MapPoint technology is used in our desktop products and the MapPoint Web Service.

MSN Virtual Earth
"The best way to find what you're searching for. Virtual Earth has slick new features for online mapping and local search.

Google Maps
"Provides directions, interactive maps, and satellite/aerial imagery of the United States. Can also search by keyword such as type of business.

Yahoo Maps
Yahoo Maps Facilities

International Standard Organization
ISO. A network of national standards institutes from 148 countries working in partnership with international organizations, governments, industry, business and consumer representatives. A bridge between public and private sectors.

The Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Secretariat
"The GSDI Association is an inclusive organization of organizations, agencies, firms, and individuals from around the world. The purpose of the organization is to promote international cooperation and collaboration in support of local, national and international spatial data infrastructure developments that will allow nations to better address social, economic, and environmental issues of pressing importance.

Permanent Committee on GIS Infrastructure
"Permanent Committee on GIS Infrastructure
Many useful remote sensing sites. It consist of information on GIS, RS and software tools, ecological context, topics, and using RS in monitoring programs (in doc, ppt and pdf), NPS GIS Resources,

GIS WWW Resource List
"An index of WWW servers relating to GIS.

International Cartographic Association (ICA)
"ICA is the world authoritative body for cartography, the discipline dealing with the conception, production, dissemination and study of maps.

GeoPlace geospatial news, publications, and more.
"GeoPlace geospatial news, publications, and more.

Geo Community
Geo Community - features GIS data downloads, news, software tools, and utilities for geographic information systems, cartographic, and digital mapping applications.

Geomatics Industry Association of Canada
Geomatics Industry Association of Canada - source of geomatics and GIS information in Canada offers links to member firms, information products, and more.

GIS Lounge
GIS Lounge - information on where to access data, free GIS applications, and functionality.

International Society for Photogrammetry
"ISPRS is an international NGO devoted to the cooperation for the advancement of knowledge, research, development and education in the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (PS&RS&SIS), their integration and application, to contribute to the well being of humanity and sustainability of the environment."


African Geo Information Researcher Network (AGIRN)
One of the primary intentions of AGIRN is to share knowledge on geoinformation in Africa with as wide an audience as possible.

Population and Housing census of Bhutan 2005

Earthquake in Pakistan

US Geological Survey
The Goal of the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) is to strengthen the abilities of foreign countries and regional organizations to manage risk of food insecurity through the provision of timely and analytical early warning and vulnerability information.

Matthieu Paley
"My name is Matthieu Paley, I am a French

The University of Texas in Austin
Bangladesh Maps

Geo Community
"Bangladesh - Nationwide Data

The University of Texas at Austin
"Pakistan Maps

GIS Development

Geo Strategies Limited
"Geo Strategies has created vector data sets and terrain models for Pakistan. In common with data for other countries in Asia Minor, these data sets can be used for planning, GIS, intervisibility studies, and for hydrological run-off calculations. In conjunction with data for adjoining countries - which can be supplied as a seamless, fully edge-matched dataset - they are also ideal for trans-national projects including tourism, transport, logistics planning, hydrological modeling, AVL and strategic studies.

Pakistan Population GIS Information System
"Pakistan Socio Economic Database

Geoconsult Pakistan
"Geoconsult is a GIS developer based in Pakistan specializing in Internet(Web)

Pakistan - Nationwide Data

Geological Survey of Pakistan

CHGIS - Harvard Yenching Institute

University of Michigan
The online China statistical database has been updated with 2003 China Statistical Yearbook and all 31 copies of 2003 provincial statistical yearbooks....

National Fundamental Geographic Information System
The 1:4M-scale Topographic Database of the National Fundamental Geographic Information System of China(1:4M DB) is derived from the 1:1M-scale Topographic Database of the National Fundamental Geographic Information System of China. The contents of the 1:4M DB are: main rivers (level 5 and above), main roads, railways,cities (county and above), boundaries (county boundary and above) and so on. The data are divided into 6 layers.

University of Virginia
"The Tibetan and Himalayan Digital Library is an international community using Web-based technologies to integrate diverse knowledge about Tibet and the Himalayas for free access from around the world.

The Tibet Map Institute
"The aim is to give a picture of Tibet before the establishment of the Chinese Administration(1950).

Dr T.Matthew Ciolek
Tibetan Studies - Maps & Images of Tibet

Geo Community
"China - Nationwide Data, China GIS (1:1M scale) Data

National Information Centre
A Gateway to Government of India Info over the web

Afghanistan Information Management Service
Afghanistan Information Management Service (AIMS)

China Dimensions
Welcome to the China Dimensions World Wide Web (WWW) Home Page. This site offers access to a unique data collection that has been designed to facilitate a wide range of natural science and socioeconomic research and educational activities. It enables both researchers and the general public to obtain accurate and timely information on the world's most populous country.

Climate Change
The Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India has launched a website on climate change. This website can be viewed at and also accessed through the UNFCCC homepage (

People and Resource Dynamics in Mountain
This site is maintained by PARDYP, a regional watershed management project funded by SDC and IDRC.

South Asian Floods
Regional Cooperation for Flood Information Exchange in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region.

International Conference On Sustainable Development Of Water Res
International Conference On Sustainable Development Of Water Resources

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
"Report of the Twenty-sixth FAO Regional

HIndu Kush-HImalayan -- Flow regimes from International Experimental and Network Data

Burma or Myanmar: Geography, Maps and Information
Burma or Myanmar: Geography, Maps and Information -- THE leading provider of On-Line GIS Data.
The Premium online resource for GIS and GeoSpatial Data - Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Geography, Maps and Information
Afghanistan: Geography, Maps and Information ...

Bhutan: Geography, Maps and Information
"Kingdom of Bhutan The official government and travel site rolled into one; a ... Wide

"Bangladesh Establishes a GIS-Based Agricultural and Land Resources Information System

GIS Development
GIS Development

India Image Programme
Districts of India Portal

GIS magazines

Internation Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructures Research

"Following is the link to video clip of the paper presented at GSDI conference in Bangalore.

GIS Cafe
GIS related links, informations and resources.

CSDMS all for geography
CSDMS all for geography
Geographic Information Systems ( GIS ) - Magazines and Ezines

GPS/GIS Magazines. GPS World Magazine

GIS India
"GIS magazines publishers and GIS Jobs in India. GIS Companies ...

GIS Bibliographical Resources
"GIS magazines, and journal titles that carry GIS-related articles. ...

Web Links
"On-line GIS Magazines: Directions Magazine, seems to focus on desktop

Space Application

GLIMS: Global Land Ice Measurements from Space
"GLIMS: Global Land Ice Measurements from Space

Eumetsat Image Gallery
"Eumetsat Image Gallery

Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing
The Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing (CRISP) is a research centre of the National University of Singapore. CRISP's mission is to develop an advanced capability in remote sensing to meet the scientific, operational and business requirements of Singapore and the region.

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
"The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is responsible for promoting international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space"

European Space Agency
"""The European Space Agency is Europe?s gateway to space . Its mission is to shape the development of Europe?s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe.""

Pakistan Space & Upper Atmosphere Research Commission
"SUPARCO is the country's national space agency. It is responsible for the execution of the space science and technology programs in the country, as approved by the Government of Pakistan."

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Bangladesh Space Research and Remote Sensing Organization
Bangladesh Space Research and Remote Sensing Organization

Indian Space Research Organization, Department of Space
"The prime objective of ISRO has been to develop space technology and its application to various national tasks."

GIS Services & Products

Social Change Online (SCO)
"Social Change Online (SCO) is an Internet technology company based in Sydney, Australia. The company's mission is to develop solutions to help create a better world. Social Change Online has had many years advising OpenGIS technical committees on data interoperability.

Mappamondo GIS
Mappamondo GIS wishes to make products, services and training available at reduced cost (50%) to non-profit organizations carrying out work on endangered species and environmental conservation using GIS and Remote Sensing technologies.

52?North Exploring Horizon
52?North is an open initiative that advances the development of cutting edge open source geospatial software. Leading research organizations in the field of geoinformatics participate in 52?North?s innovative development for establishing open spatial data infrastructures (SDI) and transformation of these into practical technological solutions.


Have your say on environmental issues

Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary
A weekly on-line magazine with news, features and comment on global warming, climate change, sea-level rise and development issues.
Access to carefully selected documents, websites and other resources concerned with climate and sustainable development.

Society for Conservation Biology
A Global Community for Conservation Professionals

Earth observatory for aiding Afghanistan