This page is basically a repository for interesting / useful datasets.

Crime data

In the UK, the website provides facilities for mapping monthly street-level crime data. There is also a data download facility

Piracy data

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGIA) have a big database on anti-shipping (piracy) locations.


Footfall Data

LeedsDataMill has some footfall data for certain points in Leeds:


LandScan Population Estimates

LandScan data are worldwide estimates of average daily population densities at a spatial resolution of ~1km2.

The UoL Library has recently purchased data for the UK, available here.



  • The NaN group has a repository of public data that they use for modelling complex systems. Includes data covering Twitter, web traffic, social bookmarking, etc.