2. Geoportal examples

A Geoportal represents a milestone in the transition from information ‘silos’ to information sharing, an approach that helps public organizations and private companies to save time and money and to focus their activities not on acquiring (maybe redundant) datasets, but on analyzing and generating better results.

Joseph Kerski and others have decided to list 10 useful Geospatial data portals . They assessed these portals as rich with content, easy to use, and with metadata that is available and understandable. Some geoportal allow for data to be streamed from web servers into your GIS software, and all allow data to be downloaded.

Read and explore 10 top geoportals listed by Joseph Kerski (2017).