About: Operated by NASA, this portal is a resource for global environmental and socioeconomic data. The stated purpose is to act as an "information gateway" between earth sciences and social sciences.
Data Available: Depending on the data set, available file formats include GeoTIFF and Geodatabase Feature Class for spatial data, as well as Excel files for tabular data.
Topics Include: Agriculture, Climate, Conservation, Governance, Hazards, Health, Infrastructure, Land Use, Marine and Coastal, Population, Poverty, Remote Sensing, Sustainability, Urban, Water
1. Find your data set by either using the search fields to enter keywords, select a theme from the left hand column, filter by year or data format, or browse all available data sets.
2. Click the title of a data set to see full abstract, metadata, citations, and download options.
3. Click "Data Download" and follow on-screen instructions to download data.
Note: Data downloads require registering a free user login profile.
If you are having trouble finding the data you are looking for, the AGS Library may be able to help.
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