Want to use spatial data, but don't have experience using ArcGIS, Q, or other programs for satellite imagery or spatial data analysis? Our Quick Start Guide walks you through a simple spreadsheet-based analysis using data downloaded from GeoQuery, designed to be completed in under 10 minutes.
WHAT WE DO
Using spatial data to identify what international aid is working to uplift individuals out of poverty, save our environment, or prevent disease and conflict is a challenge, but getting it right could save millions of dollars - or lives. Working with computer scientists, economists, geographers, political scientists and more we are hard at work solving this problem in a variety of applied contexts.
Every request you make will return an email with a single CSV where every row is a geographic boundary and every column is a requested dataset. This file can be read by nearly all software packages, and we also include a full PDF of metadata - you can download an example here. All requests are made accessible at a unique, permanent URL to promote research replication and data sharing.
Select Datasets in GeoQuery
|International Aid||Multiple data sources from the AidData research lab, including World Bank and Chinese development projects, country-specific (e.g. Afghanistan, Nepal) datasets.|
|Population and the Environment||Population Density and Counts (CIESIN), Slope and Elevation (NASA), Protected Areas (IUCN), NDVI (UMD GLCF), Land Cover (European Space Agency, NASA), Precipitation and Temperature (UDEL)|
|Conflict and Health||Conflict deaths (UCDP), Conflict Events (ACLED), Lootable Gold Deposits (GOLDATA), Child Mortality (Stanford), Ozone Concentration and Particulate Matter (TM5-FASST).|
|Economic Development||Nighttime Lights (DMSP; VIIRS), On-shore petroleum (PRIO), Gemstone Deposits (GEMDATA), Gross Domestic Product (CIRES), Drug Cultivation Sites (DRUGDATA)|
|Access to Infrastructure||Distance to Coastal features and Water (GSHHG), Distances to Roads (gRoads, CIESIN), Distance to country borders (GADM), Travel Time to Major Cities (JRC)|