Since my last post about creating and compiling geo-data for protected areas around the globe, I’ve collected information for five potential sources. These sources cover a total of 55 countries including: Australia, Chile, (most of) Europe, New Zealand, and the US.
Each of these sources released data in the Public Domain or under CC-BY (or equivalent) license terms.
Here are links to json files for each of these sources. The json includes the source name, name of the dataset used, access date, description of the source, a note about the planned usage, and URLs to the homepages of each source, download page, file (when available), and license page. Links to archive.org are also included.
The Australian Department of the Environment and Energy’s ‘Collaborative Australian Protected Areas Database’ Dataset: https://gist.github.com/stepps00/c7664f525623d783ec80f102c914534c
The Library of the National Congress of Chile’s ‘Areas Silvestres Protegidas Por El Estado Para Todo Chile’ Dataset: https://gist.github.com/stepps00/6fe9b9ddb0b901b8058eea552a77aa1f
The European Environmental Agency’s ‘Nationally Designated Protected Areas Inventory’ Dataset: https://gist.github.com/stepps00/ed12626bcbe4403d6d76584d87e83caa
Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand’s ‘National Property and Land Information System (NaPALIS) – Protected Area Layer’ Dataset: https://gist.github.com/stepps00/4a5a1a11a072f272a8d21c628c161ea0
The United States Geological Survey’s ‘Protected Areas Database of the United States’ Dataset: https://gist.github.com/stepps00/b79ddc7821bc2866b6825811bbbc2020
These json files will be moved to a GitHub repository shortly. In the meantime, I’ll work through additional sources.