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GIS for Biology, Ecology and Environmental Science: Data

This guide connects with GIS data and other spatial resources for species and their relationship with each other and the environment. Compiled with assistance from Chinwenda Kalu

Generic Political and Physical Data

Natural Earth Data


These two websites provide data for political boundaries of different administrative hierarchies, infrastructure, and physical features, and are useful for constructing base maps.

Environmental and Ecological Data

USGS GIS Data contains GIS data on a variety of topics at mostly regional levels of representation.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Geospatial data a collection of GIS data resources on topics like bird conservation, wetlands, and administrative boundaries of the US Fish and Wildlife Agency.


Species Data

ArcGis Online an expansive collection of user-generated data on diverse topics and areas.

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