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Digital Chart of the World This web site will allow you to download the boundaries and layers of different countries, in Arc/INFO export format, from ESRI's Digital Chart of the World data set. Our mapping function will give you a preview of the data.

Ecuador Maps - In this page you will find some GIS data of Ecuador, compiled and constructed by IRD/MS with Savane GIS : Provinces, Cities, Volcanos, Landscape, Erosion, DEM for all Ecuador with different resolutions (30 m, 50 m, 100 m, 200 m, 450 m) and Digital Landscapes of Ecuador.

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European River and Catchment Database (CCM). CCM stands for Catchment Characterisation and Modelling. CCM is an activity of the European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre (JRC) Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES).

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GDAL - Geospatial Data Abstraction Library is a translator library for raster geospatial data formats that is released under an X/MIT style Open Source license by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation. As a library, it presents a single abstract data model to the calling application for all supported formats. It also comes with a variety of useful commandline utilities for data translation and processing. The NEWS page describes the October 2008 GDAL/OGR 1.5.3 release.

GEO-DATA Explorer (GEODE) - Access, view, and download information from geo-spatial databases containing a broad spectrum of data produced by the USGS and other government agencies.

GeoGratis is a portal provided by the Earth Sciences Sector (ESS) of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) which provides geospatial data at no cost via your Web browser.

GEOnet Names Server (GNS) provides access to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's (NGA) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names' (US BGN) database of foreign geographic feature names. The database is the official repository of foreign place-name decisions approved by the US BGN. Approximately 20,000 of the database's features are updated monthly. Geographic Area of Coverage: Worldwide excluding the United States and Antarctica.

Global Land One-km Base Elevation (GLOBE) Project. The GLOBE Task Team was established by the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites. It is part of Focus I of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme - Data and Information System.

Global Land One-kilometer Base Elevation (GLOBE) Documentation. This is the first version of documentation for the Global Land One-kilometer Base Elevation (GLOBE) data set. GLOBE is an internationally designed, developed, and independently peer-reviewed global digital elevation model (DEM), at a latitude-longitude grid spacing of 30 arc-seconds (30"). This report describes the history of the GLOBE project, the candidate data sets, data compilation techniques, organization, and use of the data base. The data are available on CD-ROM and the World Wide Web.

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