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GIS Data & Maps: Latin America

Please note that we only display selected links. We evaluate the sites regularly and will add new sites or remove existing ones based on our best judgment.

General

Caribbean Environmental Programme — The CEP has three main sub-programs: Assessment and Management of Environment Pollution (AMEP), Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW), and Communication, Education, Training and Awareness (CETA).

ReliefWeb – reference and thematic maps concerning current and past humanitarian emergencies and natural disasters.

By Country

Brazil

Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica – population information (including census), maps, agricultural data, social and cultural indicators, etc.

Ecuador

Instituto Geografico Militar Geoportal – the portal provides access to spatial data and maps of Ecuador.

Mexico

INEGI (Mexico) – the site of the Mexican National Institute for geographical studies contains links for urban mapping, relief details, topography, natural resources, census statistics, and more.

Georeferenced population data of Mexico (from CIESIN) – approximately 100,000 records of geographic and census items for Mexican states, municipalities, and localities. The geographic records consist of state boundaries, place names; geographic coordinates; census records contain estimates of 1990 population density, population by gender, and population by age bracke.

Peru

IGN (Peru) – National Geographic Institute of Peru; maps of Peru and geospatial data; updates and develops maps of the country for defense and development purposes.