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Urban Planning and Design

Welcome to the guide for Geographic Information System!

A Geographic Information System (GIS) "integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. (ESRI)" 

Find Geo Data

Central African Regional Program for the Envirornment (CARPE) Data Explorer


China Dimensions

Public Geodata for the UK

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Make an online map

  • Import geographic data and create visualizations
  • Carto has its own data repository from which you can add data to your map.
  • Supported data types: .csv, .tab, .shp (saved as .zip or .gz), .kml/.kmz, .xls/.xlsx, geojson, .gpx, .osm/.bz2, .ods, .sql

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  • Create basic maps of locations (best for point data) or use Mapbox Studio to create more complicated, customized maps and upload them to your Mapbox account.
  • Supported data types: .GeoJSON, .kml, .gpx, .csv
  • Additional supported data types in Mapbox Studio: Shapefiles (saved as .zip), GeoTIFF, SQLite, PostGIS, VRTs