Wikimedia Commons has a large collection of Köppen climate classification maps in its Category:Köppen-Geiger. For example, Russia, Canada, or USA. The formats available on Wikimedia Commons are (mostly) PNG and SVG, which are not georeferenced. Is there any public source of Köppen climate classification maps in georeferenced formats, such as geotiff, so that I can load it into GIS software and combine it with other maps?

This would make it much easier to tell, for example, what part of British Columbia has BSk.

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    Seems like the supplement here might contain it, need to have a closer look.
    – gerrit
    Commented Feb 7, 2020 at 12:58
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    Also take a look at this gis.stackexchange.com answer.
    – sboysel
    Commented Feb 8, 2020 at 6:19

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Here a set of global 1‑km resolution Köppen-Geiger climate classification maps for the present day (1980–2016) and for projected future conditions (2071–2100) under climate change.

Citation: Beck, H.E., N.E. Zim­mer­mann, T.R. McVicar, N. Ver­gopolan, A. Berg, E.F. Wood: Present and future Köp­pen-Geiger cli­mate clas­si­fi­ca­tion maps at 1‑km res­o­lu­tion, Sci­en­tif­ic Data 5:180214, doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.214 (2018).

Web site: http://www.gloh2o.org/koppen/

Data download (GeoTIFF + legend): https://figshare.com/articles/Present_and_future_K_ppen-Geiger_climate_classification_maps_at_1-km_resolution/6396959/2

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