Yesterday was a GIS Day! Congratulations to everyone who loves maps, GIS, and working with spatial data! And as you may have guessed from my choice of this blog’s header image, I am one of those people. So, to mark the day, here are some links to great sources of geospatial data and other GIS-related stuff that you may find useful:
GADM: Global Administrative Areas Database. GADM goal is to map the administrative areas of all countries, at all levels of sub-division at high spatial resolution. Very R-friendly: stores data as .rds files formatted for sf and sp packages, in Geopackage (.gpkg) format, as shapefiles (.shp), and as KMZ files.
Canadian GIS: a collection of Canadian GIS and geospatial resources.
Statistics Canada 2016 Census Boundary Files: Statistics Canada official geospatial data repository.
Bounding Box Tool: what it says on the tin. Can be very handy when you are making maps and need coordinates for a bounding box.
Geocomputation with R: an excellent (and very up-to-date) textbook on using R to work with geospatial data. Has a freely available online version and a print version.
r-spatial.org: a website and blog about using R to analyze spatial and spatio-temporal data.
( ! ) My choice of, and my opinions on these sources/products, are entirely unsolicited and are based exclusively on my own experience of using them.