GIS-software – University of Copenhagen

Forward this page to a friend Resize Print Bookmark and Share

CMEC > Resources > GIS-software

GIS Software and Data

Software and Tools

The main provider of GIS software provides an extensive array of guidelines and tools online. This system is the main GIS at CMEC.

QGIS cross-platform free and open-source desktop GIS application that provides data viewing, editing, and analysis capabilities.

Geospatial Modelling Environment

GME provides you with a suite of analysis and modelling tools, ranging from small 'building blocks' that you can use to construct a sophisticated work-flow, to completely self-contained analysis programs: 


A videspread rasterbased GIS. Geospatial software for monitoring and modeling the Earth system. Delivered by the non-profit research institute Clark Labs. CMEC has a minor number of licenses. 

The Information and Service System for European Coordinate Reference Systems (CRS) provides guidance in solving problems with e.g. projections and transformation.
The European Environment Information and Observation Network (EIONET) contains links to guidelines, templates and services for use when handling spatial data, maps and geographical information systems.

Data and Maps

EEA Dataservice and maps

The dataservice of the European Environmental Agency provides almost all data sets and applications which have been used in EEA's periodical environmental reports.

ESDI (Earth Science Data Interface)
The Earth Science Data Interface is the data-providing portal of The Global Land Cover Facility. GLFC is a research program under NASA, hosted by University of Maryland. Here you can find some of the most comprehensive global datasets, including the MODIS vegetation cover maps, GIS layers of IUCN protected areas, as well as the AVHRR global land cover and primary production maps.
The GEO data portal of The United Nations Environment Programme. It holds many geospatial maps, covering themes like Freshwater, Population, Forests, Emissions, Climate, Disasters, Health and GDP. These are however not available in GIS-format.
ArcGIS Resources
or read about ArcGIS Online: 
ICES (I`nterbational Council for Exploration of the Sea) is the organisation that coordinates and promotes marine research in the North Atlantic. Their portal contains many oceanographic and realted datasets.
United States Geological Survey (USGS) is the extensive source for all kinds of GIS maps covering the USA.
The Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LPDAAC) disseminates global land processes data, collected by various satellite and aerial sensors. Datasets available here include Terra ASTER, MODIS vegetation cover, Landsat Pathfinder, the Global 30 Arc-Second Elevation Data Set and others.
Landuse maps (Denmark) (Older Danish landuse maps) and landuse maps from 2012: Basemap

(Other GIS datasets available at:

EEA Global Landcover:

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Geographic Information Science and Technology: