These data sources are culled from Chapter IV of the Manual:
DATA ACCESS & DOWNLOADS & TOOLS
Users may find themselves in need of spatial data. Even within different departments of national statistically offices, sometimes th...
Global Mapping Project, launched in 1996, is an international cooperation initiative through voluntary participation of national mapping organizations in the world, and led by the International Steering Committee for Global Mapping (IS...
Remote Sensing Data
USGS Global Visualization Viewer:
A viewer to select MODIS, Landat, ASTER, Aerial imagery. Landsat images are free.
Satellite Imaging Coop...
Administrative Boundaries and Shapefiles by Country
Global Administrative Areas: http://www.gadm.org/
Download data by country
Natural Earth dataset: h...
Land Use and Land Cover Data
Global Land Cover Facility:
Resolution: 1 Kilometer pixel resolution
Here is a document on how to download data...
Global Digital Elevation
ASTER Global Digital Elevation: http://asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/gdem.asp
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) dataset: http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/srtm/
High resolution LiDAR data for...
UN Environment Programme's Geospatial Data Portal: http://geodata.grid.unep.ch
NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) websites: http://data.giss.nasa.gov/
USGS Earth Resourc...
International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRIDL), Earth Institute, Columbia University: http://iridl.ldeo.columbia.edu/. The IRI Data Library is a vital global public good that serves as a springboa...
Demographic Health Surveys: http://dhsprogram.com/Data/
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR): http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ICPSR/index.jsp. ICPSR advances and expands social and behavioral research, acting as a global leader in...
Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC), Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University: (1)Global Population & Urban Extents: http://sedac.ciesin.co...
Low Elevation Coastal Zone: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/lecz-urban-rural-population-land-area-estimates-v2
Emergency Disasters: http://www.em-dat.net/links/disasterdbs.html