Data Sources

Below is a list of internet links that allow you to download free GIS data. We appreciate your input and should you know of any other sources, we would be happy to add them to our list.

Tip: ArcGIS provides
numerous data like road maps, topogr. Maps, satellite photos, etc. as basemaps directly in the program. To add a basemap to your project, go to "File -> Add Data .. -> Add Basemap .." and select the desired basemap.

Tools for Setting Geological Maps

ESRI mapping center
Color Ramps, Symbols and more

Satellite and Areal Photos

EarthExplorer
LandSAT, Corona, etc.

Global Land Cover Facility

GLCF


Digital Terrain Model

EarthExplorer
SRTM, Aster GDEM, GTOPO30

JAXA
AW3D30

Shapefiles

Global Administrative Areas

German Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy

OpenStreetMap Daten

Other Geodata

European Environment Agency
Various environment data

eurostat GISCO
Statistical geobasis data of the EU