Some years ago I published a paper on Quarter Degree Grid Cells in the African Journal of Ecology. Quarter Degree Grid Cells (QDGC or QDS – Quarter degree Squares) is a way of dividing the longitude latitude degree square cells into smaller squares, forming in effect a system of geocodes. Historically QDGC has been used in a many African atlases.
I have now revised the files and made one export per country in the world. It is a lot of data and I am hesitant to keep it on my website. The file format is ESRI shapefiles.
I am considering using GitHub as a means of distributing the files. I keep the related code in a repository there. But the limit for a repository there is around 1 Gb and the files as a total easily gets to that size.
Users will usually need a national level data set, so it makes sense to keep the files in separate national folders. They could also be individually zipped down.
It should be easy for me to upload the files and to some extent also version them.
Where could/should I deposit such files? Is BitHub a relevant alternative? Where else?