Tag Archives: GIS

Socio-spatial secondary data source for all over the world

In this post I want to echo this fantastic source of socio-spatial data, perfect for your GIS analysis in most of the countries all over the world

The files have been created from OpenStreetMap data
and are licensed under the Open Database 1.0 License. See
www.openstreetmap.org for details about the project.

This file contains data as of 2020-10-12T20:42:02Z and every day
a new version of this file is being made available at:


A documentation of the layers is available here:


Geofabrik also makes extended shapefiles to order; please see
http://www.geofabrik.de/data/shapefiles.html for details and example


What UTM Zone am I in ? Nice tool

Click on the map or use the Geolocate button to find out which UTM zone you are in.

Make your own custom Map of the World, Europe, the Americas, United States, UK and more with colors and descriptions of your choice

Click here to access online application

European regional Statistics Illustrated

Today I stumbled across this sophisticate Eurostat tool that allow map social and economic data by European regions. It is similar to the one I commented in an earlier post, also from Eurostat. But what I like most here is the possibility to visualize data in a variety of charts such as distribution plot, scatter plot, bar chart or data table. Well, I also love the animated maps that show the data evolution. They are superb, aren´t they? Visit here the site

Interactive maps

The representation of data into maps is for me one of the best ways to illustrate the reality we address. I am glad to share here rMaps, an application to create, customize and share interactive maps from R, with a few lines of code. It supports several javascript based mapping libraries like Leaflet, DataMaps and Crosslet, with many more to be added. You may design such amazing maps as the ones I pin in my pinterest board “Map of the day“.

Further details here: