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The Library's Geospatial Data Center


We provide assistance with several categories of data, and work to collect and maintain various datasets.

  • Open Data: websites, portals, and repositories that provide free data. We can assist you with finding and using these sources. Here are some basic suggestions for geospatial data, and guidance for working with US census data.
  • Proprietary: databases that the library subscribes to (portals that you log in and navigate) and datasets that we purchase (files that we store and can share), licensed for members of Brown. Here are some suggestions for data-oriented library databases.
  • Value-added: public datasets that we compile / augment / create and publish on our open data portal.
  • Research-generated: we can refer you to the Open Sciences Librarian, who can provide recommendations for archiving your data.