1. Individual: All the resources that an individual claims ownership is called Individual resources. Houses, plots, agricultural plots, open wells, bore-wells are examples of it. An individual can claim ownership of his resource so long as he pays revenue to the Government.
2. Community: These resources are owned by the community. No single individual can claim ownership of the resource. Public park, playground, burial ground are some examples of it.
3. National: Everything that lies within the land boundary of a nation and the things that lie within 12 nautical miles is called National resource. In this sense, community resources and individual resources are subsets of National resources.
4. International: Everything that lies beyond the Exclusive Economic Zone is called International Resource. No single country can claim ownership of the resource nor can any country carryout any economic activity in these zones. International waters, the Continent Antarctica are the examples of it.