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Q: Where can I find GIS data?


  • MIT maintains data in the Geodata Repository and on CD or DVD. You can find more information on using both these resources on the GIS Services website. GIS data is often freely available on the internet. Our website also includes links to some useful sites categorized by location or theme.
  • Search through a search engine or look on government web sites for your specific location. Many cities and regions have their own GIS departments and post data on their web sites.
  • OpenStreetMap provides free geographic data worldwide, collected by users. You can download this data in different formats through WeoGeo. See this video on how to download OpenStreeMap data from WeoGeo.

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