Global Lakes and Wetlands Database

Data Type: Waterbodies and wetlands
Spatial Resolution: 30-second (~1 km)
Source: World Wildlife Fund (WWF); Center for Environmental Systems Research, University of Kassel
Publication Date: 2004
Urban Applicability: Fair

Three spatial datasets of lakes, wetlands, and other water bodies: Level-1 data is a polygon layer of large lakes (>50km² / >5000 hectares) and reservoirs (storage capacity >.5km³), Level-2 data is a polygon layer of water bodies between 50km² and .1km² (~25 acres) in size; Level-3 data is a 1km resolution raster including reservoirs, lakes, wetlands, rivers and other water bodies

How to access:

Three datasets are downloadable as feature layers (shapefiles).