Data and Mapping
Software and Service
of GIS to Carrizo Plain area of California http://pangea.stanford.edu/~geomech/carrizo/GIS.html
This site explains what GIS is and then explains how they use GIS in the Carrizo
Chicago Wilderness GIS http://www.chiwild.org/gis
This organization uses GIS for the restoration, protection, and management of the natural
resources (natural lands, plants, and animals) in the Chicago Wilderness area. It is
webbed by the Chicago Academy of Sciences.
Friends of the Earth http://www.foe.co.uk/index.html
This group is the largest international network of environmental groups in the world.
Learn something about the earth while you read about their plans for GIS.
Joint Research Centre of the European Commission
Institute for Systems, Informatics and Safety http://taws08.jrc.it/gis-gateway/gateway_main.html
This site uses GIS for environmental purposes. The required datasets for an aplication are
gathered in different locations, in different software packages and under different
database structures. They present GIS-WWW gateway represents a solution to data query and
visualization of several datasets.
North Central Texas Council of Governments http://www.gis.dfwinfo.com/local.html
This site is interesting site due to what the site is about. This site deals with a
council of governments GIS systems. It enables the citizens of the particular area to see
data on the area in which they live.
NASA Langley Research Center GIS research programs http://fatboy.larc.nasa.gov/ictghome.html
Online GIS Services
Parks Canada http://parkscanada.pch.gc.ca
Provides example of application of GIS for preservation and sustainable use through
The Perseus Atlas Project http://perseus.holycross.edu/PAP/Atlas_project.html
Used GIS to study classical Greece. Has images along with it.
Planet GIS LLC http://www.planet-gis.com
This organizations staff has a strong background in GIS, which is very appealing. They are
also very confident in their work, which makes their clients fell very good about the
decision to use their firm.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign East St. Louis
Geographic Information Retrieval System http://www.imlab.uiuc.edu/egrets
Egrets is the online guide to geographic information on the City of East St. Louis. There
are many GIS maps made available to the user with different demographic data concerning
East St. Louis.
U.S. Department of the Interior
Bureau of Land Management http://www.blm.gov
US Bureau for Land Management. This site includes a GIS page with data and information
relevant to land management. It also contains information about planning related issues.
U.S. Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Statistics
This site is based on the use of GIS through transportation mapping. They have all
different types of maps which use the GIS system.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services Region 5 GIS Lab http://www.fws.gov/r5gis/labmain.html
This site gave descriptions of different projects undertaken by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service and how GIS was used in each of these projects.
U.S. EPA National GIS Program
A site for a program of the EPA to coordinate its need and use of spatial data, and link
it to pollution information. It also allows you to access analyzed data sets.
The US Geological Survey http://www.usgs.gov
The web site has abundant GIS information and data. This site is well designed and is a
great source for low-cost (or free) spatial data in the USA. The US Geological Survey
provides the nation with reliable, impartial information to describe and understand the
Earth. One of its goals is to contribute to wise economic and physical growth.
The United Nations-World Health Organization's Division of Control of
Tropical Diseases site. http://www.who.int/ctd/html/hmapmaps.html
This site uses GIS technology to create and present interactive health mapes on the
Washington Environmental Affairs Office http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/eesc/environmental/
At this site, the Environmental Affairs Office demonstrated how they used GIS to map
the environment in relation to transportation projects. The site was also created to
promote the use of GIS in the Department of Transportation.
World bank and New Ideas in Pollution Regulation site (NIPR) http://www.worldbank.org/nipr/gis
It explains the use of GIS to stimulate future ideas as well as analyzing the data
regarding environmental pollution.
The Federal Geographic Data Committee National Spatial Data
Infrastructure (NSDI). http://www.fgdc.gov
A site on National Spatial data infrastructure for sharing geographic data among all users
to produce significant savings for data collection.One of the important Use.
Geographic information systems Resources and Materials http://earth.fhda.edu/gis.html
Magazine covering all the latest innovations with the GIS.
GeoWeb Interactive http://www.ggrweb.com/
A site that contains links and information on Geography and it's computer applications.
This site has job postings as well as data that can be gathered from it.
Marin Environmental http://www.marinenv.com/gis.htm
This is one of the only sites I found that talk about the benefits of GIS. It also goes
into detail about specific data types, and how to go about using the program.
GIS and Related Journals Online http://www.ctmap.com/gisnet/notebook/giszine.htm
This site lists the web pages of all known GIS-oriented publications and news letters. It
includes the newsletter "GeoInformation Africa" which I intend to subscibe to.
The GIS Jobs Clearinghouse http://www.gjc.org/ This website gave job listings for which GIS
knowledge was required. It also allowed GIS professionals to post their resumes. This site
was owned by the Southern Minnesota Internet Group.
The GIS Portal http://www.hdm.com/gis3.htm
The site offers 725 GIS related links to thousands of GIS / Mapping related sites. There
is a GIS data and software libirary plus a online GIS book store.
This site has over 800 links to various subjects of interest to the GIS community. There's
not a lot of detail about the links, but there's a lot of them and they seem to be fairly
Mountain Area Information Network http://www.main.nc.us
This site provides assistance to citizen's to access information about spatial data to
utilize vast resources provided through National spatial data Infrastructure
example of the vast usage potential of GIS.
Data and Mapping
Advanced Geographic Information Systems http://www.agis.co.il/
This integrated approach has been the foundation for the development of the most
sophisticated and advanced technology for data conversion used to create comprehensive GIS
solutions for municipalities and local governments. The owner is the Photogrammetric
Engineering Co. Ltd. The AGIS (advanced GIS) is a subsidiary of the company. This site
will keep me up to date on GIS applications for local government and municipalities, which
will be important in my job. Since city planners are involved in the development and
maintenance of this site, it will probably continue to contain issues which are imperative
to the field.
Applied GIS, Inc. http://www.appliedgis.com/,
It is a very useful site that demonstrates (online demonstrations) how GIS is used to
generate a wide variety of maps to meet various clients needs.
Australian Geodynamics Cooperative Research Centre http://www.agcrc.csiro.au/4dgm/grasslinks
A world wide web interface to the AGCRC-4DGM Database which inludes maps covering the
geography,geology, and geophysics of the Australian Continent.
Etak, Inc http://www.etakguide.com
It is a source for street map data, software tools for mapping and geocoding, navigation
technology, real time traffic information. In this site maps are drawn from one or more
spatial data sets. Whenever the user wishes to change the view (by panning, zooming in or
out, placing labels, turning themes on or off etc.,), a new map is generated with all the
This site has many gigabytes of free maps and a first-rate GIS at a low price.
This is a professional 'online road atlas site' from a private company Vicinity with its
own U.S. and global database. The maps show streets, highways, streams, water bodies,
railroads, parks and points of interest. The parameters which we can change are latitude,
longitude of the center of the map, scale factor of the map, type of icon, label, width
and height of the map. I personally use this site for getting related information about
the place before I travel. A similar GIS application site for traveling in Europe that I
use is http://www.vtourist.com
Mapdata Online http://www.mapdata.net
A site to get US digital data and other mapping products including data on
highways,interstates,census boundaries etc.A must site to get high quality GIS data at
Microsoft's Terra Server http://www.terraserver.microsoft.com/
A huge data base of aerial photographs and satellited images so many geographic locations
can be viewed on a pc.
Ohio Data Sets LAND COVER DATA DIRECTORY http://www.epa.gov/owow/watershed/landcover/
Ohio 1994 Statewide Landcover
Ohio Department of Administrative Services GIS Support Center http://www.geodata.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Development http://www.odod.ohio.gov/
Various information about Ohio State and counties in the state.
Online Resources for Earch Scientists http://www.calweb.com/~tcsmith/ores/,
This site encompasses a variety of earth science and natural history disciplines which can
be incorporated into GIS.
Smartraveler is a webpage designed to help commuters in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati,
Houston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Fransisco, the Twin Cities, and
Washington D.C., know where the problem traffic areas area by the minute. The use
SmartRoute Systems, a part of the new industry of Intelligent Transportation Systems.
Spatial Data Visualization Center http://www.sdvc.uwyo.edu/
The University of Wyoming's Spatial Data Visualization Center site provides
users with an Internet-based map-serving tool that allows them to view and query GIS data,
distributes GIS data and GPS base-station data about Wyoming.
Starting the Hunt http://www.cast.uark.edu/local/hunt/index.html
A good guide to sources of US GIS-related data. It is organized by subjects and
geography from world to US state levels.
U.S. Bureau of the Census http://www.census.gov
This site includes general information and access to TIGER census data and other
statistical information for the USA. This information can be used in various GIS projects.
public resource for generating high-quality, detailed maps of anywhere in the United
States, using public geographic data.
Useful Sites for MapInfo Users (And all people who love maps)
This is an excellent resource guide for MapInfo users. Behind a simple interface you can
find almost 300 well organized and up-to-date links in 27 subject categories including
MapInfo, Data, Atlases, GPS, Maps, metadata and data translators, and more.
U.S. EPA Geospatial Data Clearinghouse http://nsdi.epa.gov/nsdi
This site provides information about geospacial data available from the Environmental
Protection Agency. This data can be used to identify the geographic location and
characteristics of natural or man-made features and bounderies on the earth.
U.S.G.S. National Elevation Dataset http://edcnts12.cr.usgs.gov/ned
The USGS National Elevation Dataset (NED) has been developed by merging the
highest-resolution, best-quality elevation data available across the United States into a
seamless raster format. NED is the result of the maturation of the USGS effort to provide
1:24,000-scale Digital Elevation Model (DEM) data for the conterminous US and
1:63,360-scale DEM data for Alaska.
U.S.G.S. National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) http://nhd.usgs.gov
The National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) is a comprehensive set of digital spatial data that
contains information about surface water features such as lakes, ponds, streams, rivers,
springs and wells. Within the NHD, surface water features are combined to form
"reaches," which provide the framework for linking water-related data to the NHD
surface water drainage network. These linkages enable the analysis and display of these
water-related data in upstream and downstream order.
U.S.G.S. Hydrologic Unit Maps http://water.usgs.gov/GIS/huc.html
The United States is divided and sub-divided into successively smaller hydrologic units
which are classified into four levels: regions, sub-regions, accounting units,
and cataloging units. The hydrologic units are arranged within each other, from the
smallest (cataloging units) to the largest (regions). Each hydrologic unit is identified
by a unique hydrologic unit code (HUC) consisting of two to eight digits based on the four
levels of classification in the hydrologic unit system.
U.S.G.S. National Mapping Information http://mapping.usgs.gov/
The US geological survey site contains National Mapping information and related
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection http://www.dep.state.wv.us/mapping.html
The site offers extensive geographical data and maps dealing with environmental issues.
This site contains over 85,000 records of current world climate data. On this site I was
able to view data on the current temperature and rainfall in my hometown Kampala, Uganda.
Xerox PARC Map Viewer Site http://pubweb.parc.xerox.com
The Xerox PARC Map Viewer is a World-Wide Web HTTP server that accepts requests for a
World or USA map and returns an HTML document including an image of the requested map.
Each map image is created on demand from a geographic database.
Yahoo Maps http://maps.yahoo.com/yahoo/,
By typing in a street address or intersection or city, state, this site will generate an
online location map and offer point to point driving directions.
Curtin University of Technology http://www.cs.curtin.edu.au/~gisweb/
This website is from Curtin University in Australia. It tells how their GIS program
gathers data and how they use it.
Environmental GIS Guide for the Neophyte http://ice.ucdavis.edu/local/gis/,
This site provides information, on-line tutorials and reference help for ecological
scientists and resource managers using GIS.
Geographic Information Systems http://www.libertynet.org/bgmap/gis.html
This site is appealing because it tells a person about the computer program known as GIS.
It is a very informative site for individuals whom are ignorant in this field.
The Geographic Information Systems FAQ! http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/geo/www/
THis is a page sponsered by the us government which provides answers and links to
frequently asked questions about GIS. It answeres qustions dealing withthe data base and
actuallapplications of GIS.
History of Geographic Information Systems http://www.phptr.com/ptrbooks/
This site is interesting due to the historical information given on GIS. But, it also
tells about the future of the program.
Iowa State University Geographic Information Systems Support and
Research Facility http://www.gis.iastate.edu/
The mission of this facility is to provide a high level GIS research support labratory for
students, faculty and staff as well as to provided GIS education and outreach to the ISU
community and to the state of Iowa.
National Center for GI and Analysis (NCGIA) http://ncgia.ncgia.ucsb.edu,
A site aintained by the It is an independent research consortium established by the
collaboration of the University of California, Santa Barbara, the State University of New
York at Buffalo and the University of Maine. The primary mandate of the Consortium is to
undertake basic research on Geographic information science and related technology. It also
provides information on people, education, conferences and products in the field.
U.S. G. S. Geographic Information Systems http://info.er.usgs.gov/research/gis/title.html
Explains everything there is to know about the GIS and also gives other links to the GIS.
Tells the story of just how powerful GIS can be. Explains how GIS can be used, and how to
obtain data for it. It contains links as well as information for the advanced user as well
as the beginner. This site talks about the research that is being done in the fucher of
GIS. It also talks about government agencies developing the GIS to best serv there needs.
This site is very informative in regards to GIS technology, as well as in answering such
questions as What is a GIS?, How does a GIS work?, What's special about a GIS?, and
What are the applications of GIS?
University of Edinburg Department of Geography Http://www.geo.ed.ac.uk/home/gishome.html
The GIS WWW Server provides information on all aspects of Geographical Information Systems
(GIS), as well as providing a number of useful links to other servers worldwide.
University of Florida GeoPlan Center http://www.geoplan.ufl.edu
It is the website for a research center at the University of Florida that was developed in
response to GIS teaching and research needs.
Wisconsin Watershed Connection Danenet.wicip.org/gisedu/index.html
Explains GIS in education through all stages of schooling.
AnGIS Software, Inc. http://www.angis.com/
AnGIS software's primary focus is on continually improving our mapping
system to insure its as easy to use as we can make it.
CARIS-Universal Systems Ltd http://www.universal.ca
The company has been developing GIS solutions for marine and land-based
industries fot the past 20 years. Their flagship product, CARIS, is one
of the quickest, most efficient, and cost-effective methods of
converting paper-based datasets to digital formats.
CDS Business Mapping http://www.cdsys.com/
This is a desktop mapping sales and consulting company. They offer
services that allow businesses to view geographic trends from tabular
reports to better understand markets.
Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.
The home page is well-designed and easy to navigate, and it's full of
interesting links to data and information about GIS, and of course, lots
of information about ESRI products. This is the home page for ArcView's
publisher/creator, and contains information regarding its products and
what a GIS is. One of the features is that it offers classes in learning
ArcView; part of the student version of ArcView can be free download.
One of the more intriguing features on the site is a
correspondence-based "campus" offering classes in learning
ArcView; part of the registration includes a 90-day student version of
ArcView that is apparently a free download. It is an advertisement,
informational center and a purchasing point for their merchandise.
The Flash Fire design Http://www.FlashFire.com
It is a company, which provides 3d computers, 3D models, 3D scenes and
Geo/Graphics, Inc. http://www.geograph.com/docs/html/homestart.html
This site provides GIS and cartographic services to public and
private organizations throughout the western US. First established in
1985 and incorporated in 1993, the company actively keeps abreast of the
rapidly advancing technologies.
The site is the first to find out the latest and greatest MapInfo Press
Announcements. We can get the most up-to-date information on MapInfo's
financial performance, stock price and more. One of the industries
leading GIS software producer. This site provides an overview of it's
software as well as the proven powers of GIS.
National Aerial Resources (NAR) http://www.nar.com/arcinstruction.html
It provides aerial photography and historical aerial photography search
and retrieval nationwide.
Natural Systems Analysis, Inc. http://gis.com
This site is provided by an environmental consulting firm. They
specialize in water quality studies ad modeling threatened and
endangered species surveys management, GIS and mapping.
Sentinel Utility Service of America, Inc. http://www.4amfmgis.com/
The goal is to educate and inform our clients of the latest and most
efficient technology has made Sentinel USA a front runner in the digital