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Find a variety of data needed to make all sorts of maps, from where your favourite sports teams are located to which states will be most affected by climate change. 

Free GIS data - A list of links to over 300 sites providing freely available geogprahic datasets, all ready for loading into a Geographic Information System.

Numbeo- Amongst one of the largest database of contributed data about cities and countries

The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality- Unbiased research center focused on poverty and inequality trends 

Index mundi- Find complete country profiles, with detailed statistics, charts and maps on a range of topics from current gas prices to historical data

Aneki.com- Catergories of world rankings: top tennis players, richest people, countries with the most mobile phones, top rated tv shows and many more!

GIS lounge- Introduction to using GIS data, find up to date and interesting types of raster and vector data and further resources to other dwnloading sites

American FactFinder-  source for population, housing, economic and geographic information 

Census TIGER Products- data direct from the US Census Bureau available in various files types and shapefiles

US Bureau of Labor Statistics- fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in labor economics and statistics

UN Environment Programme (UNEP)- collection od economic and social statistics for Member States

Global Administrative Areas (GADM)- spatial database of the world's administrative areas for use in GIS and other software

DIVA GIS- Free computer program for mapping and geographic data analysis 

Natural Earth- free vector and raster data available in various scales

U.S. Geological Survey- scientific agency for natural and earth science data

Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)- Data direct from the Earth Institute at Columbia University 

Data.gov- the home of the US Government's open data

NYC Open Data- up-to-date data direct from NYC's Open Street Maps 

NYC Planning- Data from the city's planning website

ESRI- visualise and find the latest mapping data and software