Data needs vary by the analyses being conducted and resource management applications in question. However in many cases, analyses require datasets at a higher resolution and with more granular information than is available at a global scale.

Databases are a vital tool for finding these regional datasets. While the following list of databases is far from comprehensive, it will help you start your search for higher-resolution data available for your city. In addition to exploring these global databases, we also recommend identifying local, regional, national, and continental databases and reaching out to local academic institutions for more information.