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North American Environmental Atlas
Interactive mapping tool to research, analyze and manage environmental issues in Canada, United States and Mexico.
GEOSUR - La red geoespacial de América Latina y el Caribe.
Produced by the Pan American Institute of Geography and History. A large collection of environmental datasets.
Datasets for Amazonia and the Cerrado
Shapefiles related to soils, vegetation, fire, sawmills, land cover, mining, population, and precipitation.
OAS Post-Georges Disaster Mitigation GIS Data
Basemap shapefiles and DEMs for Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis.
NatureServe Animal Data
Distribution maps of vertebrates.
Buenos Aires Data
Open data site for the city. Look under Formatos: shp to find spatial data. In Spanish.
Mexico's official statistical agency distributes spatial data for a fee, though elevation data is available free of charge with registration (see
for instructions in English.)
Tijuana River Watershed Data
Boundaries, geologic features, soils.
Georeferenced Population Datasets of Mexico
State boundaries, place names, geographic coordinates of urban and metropolitan places, and elevation data for more than 700 urban places, with 1990 census data.
Mexico Homicides (2006 – 2011)
Geo-referenced yearly data at the municipal level on homicides reported in death certificates from 2006 to 2011. The certificates are issued by local offices of the Attorney General's Office.
South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
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