Open Source Data Resources

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Open Street Map (global coverage of baseline datasets)
This download site offers a database dump of the OpenStreetMap Full Planet in OSM XML file format and Protocolbuffer Binary Format. Also available are extracts of more than 200 cities and regions world wide in different formats

Open Street Map download

Digital Elevation Model
Digital elevation data at 90m resolution. The Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) of Japan and the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) jointly announced the release of the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) Global Digital Elevation Model Version 2 (GDEM V2) on October 17, 2011

ASTER dwonload

United Nations Environment Programme' Environmental Data Explorer

UNEP website

FAO GeoNetwork
Provides baseline data such as landuse, administrative boundaries, social economic, and population.

GeoNetwork map viewer

NASA Earth Observations (NEO)

NEO website

European Space Agency (ESA)

Sentinels Scientific Data Hub

DIVA-GIS provides free spatial data for the whole world.

Free Spatial Data Hub