This course uses the following datasets as examples. Most of them are data available from public sources, although it is possible to download them from the course repository for convenience.

Although the original source is the US Census Bureau for most of these datasets, houston_tract_pop_emp_wgs84.shp, major_hwys.shp and hou_firms.csv were kindly assembled and contributed by Janet Kohlhasse from the University of Houston. This is very much appreciated.