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  Aerial & Satellite Imagery    [to Top]
Analemma   Site devoted to the phenomena of analemma. This is the figure eight path the sun tracks against the sky at the same time every day. Other phenomena also discussed.

Annapolis Valley, Sable Island, etc.   Paul Illsley has aerial images of the Annapolis Valley, land images of Sable Island (horses too), infrared images of NS and much much more.

Canada Centre for Remote Sensing (CCRS) - Natural Resources Canada   or Canada Centre for Remote Sensing (CCRS) - Natural Resources Canada   Tour Canada from space, browse remote-sensing images, take a tutorial in remote sensing, and link to satellite receiving stations and other resources for remote sensing.

Canada Centre for Remote Sensing (CCRS) - Imagery & Sensors  

Canada Space Agency (CSA)   The Canada Space Agency is committed to leading the development and application of space knowledge for the benefit of Canadians and humanity.

Canadian Earth Observation Catalogue (CEOCat)   Satellite data products available can be viewed on the Canadian Earth Observation Catalogue (CEOCat) at CCRS in Ottawa.

CanImage   The Centre for Topographic Information in Sherbrooke (CTI-S), part of the Earth Sciences Sector within Natural Resources Canada, has initiated production of orthoimages with the support of GeoConnections. CanImage is a raster product containing resampled Landsat 7 orthoimages at 15 metres, based on the National Topographic System (NTS) at the 1:50 000 scale. This product is distributed in GeoTIFF format. Users can choose a combination of three spectral bands, an enhancement, as well as the projection for the orthoimages. CanImage is available through the CTI-S Web site e-commerce service, or by subscribing to our Digital Topographic Data. Each orthoimage covers between 20 and 30 NTS map sheets. By the end of March 2004, 650 images will be processed, representing approximately 13 000 NTS map sheets at the 1:50 000 scale.

CASI   CASI is a multispectral imaging system.

Chesapeake Bay and Mid-Atlantic from Space   View Chesapeake Bay and mid-Atlantic from space.

DeLorme Imagery Maps   DeLorme’s first new satellite U.S. mapping product, 3-D ImageryMapsÓ, will be released region-by-region beginning with New Jersey and Delaware. Additional regions will be released as soon as the data becomes available. This new intelligent satellite image map will provide seamless coverage and will show updated roads, placenames, and land-cover from the DeLorme vector datasets. The product will also provide 2-D and 3-D map views, similar to DeLorme’s very successful 3-D TopoQuadsÓ product line.

DLR: ISIS-Catalog   Quicklooks, selected LANDSAT TM in full resolution via GISIS.

Earth Explorer   Find and download satellite imagery and derived information such as NDVI composites.

Earth Observation Satellite Tracking   Watch earth observation satellites online moving across a global map in realtime.

Earth Sciences Information Centre   Canadian Earth Sciences Information Centre

EarthWatch Incorporated   Take a visual tour of how satellite imagery can be applied in fields such as agriculture, mapping, environment, and forestry.

Fire Mapping   Fire data/imagery are gathered by Canadian Forestry Service (CFS) in Edmonton, where they are imported into a geographic information system (GIS), overlain with map information and made available to forest fire managers via this web site (FireM3).

Free LANDSAT 7 Images   Singapore, Greece, Israel.

Free LANDSAT TM City Data   ERDAS LAN format via NASA) - European Mirror.

Free SPOT Data   From www.remotesensing.org.

Free SPOT, LANDSAT, DEMs, etc.   From USGS.

Gatineau Satellite Station (GSS)   Gatineau satellite receiving station.

Geocoding and Compositing of AVHRR data (GeoComp-n)   CCRS's Geocoding and Compositing of AVHRR data (GeoComp-n) site.

International Disaster Watch Program   Using Radarsat data to do real-time disaster management.

LANDSAT MSS Example   An example scene of San Antonio, Texas.

Missions, Satellites and Instruments   Satellite information.

MODIS Satellite Data   NASA has launched the Terra and Aqua platform where the MODIS sensor acquires moderate-resolution earth observation data. The data is free and available upon a request system only a few days after data acquisition.

MultiMap.com  Air photo coverage of England and parts of the UK. United Kingdom and world maps at various scales.

NASA Landsat   Learn about the Landsat program, which gathers satellite imagery of the Earth as seen from space. Access data, link to the U.S. Geological Survey site for Landsat 7, and even see Earth snapshots in the image gallery, which features satellite images of environmental change.

NASA’s Observatorium   Nasa’s Observatorium is a public site for remotely sensed Earth and space data. At this site you will find great Thematic Mapper data sets that you can download for free.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)   Link to the NASA Earth Observatory site featuring a library on remote sensing and learn about the history and process of this science, which uses many different instruments to measure objects from afar. Stop by the Observation Deck and see what Earth looks like from space.

National Consortium on Remote Sensing in Transportation  .

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Access the U.S. National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) to view imagery from the GeoStationary Satellite Server and obtain information on NOAA’s satellite products.

NDVI Composites - Geocomp-n   The Geocomp-n system has processed systematically 7-day composites from the NOAA-AVHRR sensor every year since 1987 from mid-April to the end of September. An NDVI channel is derived in the compositing process. The nominal spatial resolution of this database is 1.1 km, but the data is distributed using a resolution of 1 by 1 km. An advantage of this data source is that more than 20 years of data has been recorded and is available for monitoring studies.

New York Air Photos and Maps   Many air photos from various years. Lots of historical shots.

NDVI Composites - MODIS   NASA has launched the Terra and Aqua platform where the MODIS sensor acquires moderate-resolution earth observation data. One of the products derived from this data, MOD13Q1, is an NDVI 16-day composite that has been available from 2001. It also comes with a quality control channel on a pixel-by-pixel basis. Spatial resolution is improved at 250 m, and other improvements compared with AVHRR are in the choice of bandwidths, radiometric calibration and the compositing method. While AVHRR uses the maximum value of the period for creating the composite, MODIS NDVI relies on information from the cloud mask, atmospheric correction, view zenith angle, solar zenith angle, relative azimuth angle, geo-registration, and adjustments to nadir (details available in the MODIS Vegetation Index Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document. All of these parameters are used in order to produce the most reliable NDVI value during the composite period. Another considerable advantage of MODIS is that data is free and available upon a request system only a few days after data acquisition.

Noetix Research Inc.   An Ottawa, Canada company specializing in remote sensing and GIS. Download evaluation version of Image Insight, an ArcView extension for creating thematic maps.

Orbimage   Orbimage produces satellite-based imaging products and services for commercial markets, environmental applications, and national and international government use. Access free samples of GIS-ready OrbView Cities imagery, which features one-meter (0.3-foot) black-and-white imagery of various cities.

Ottawa Atlas   The City of Ottawa, capital of Canada, has provided 1999 Air Photo coverage of the entire region.

Prince Albert Satellite Station (PASS)   Prince Albert satellite receiving station. PASS has been receiving direct readout High Resolution Picture Transmission (HRPT) data from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) onboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) series of satellites since 1973. HRPT data received at PASS and Mont Joli are processed on the NOAA AVHRR Transcription and Archive System (NATAS) system at PASS. NATAS raw data products are generated in the Committee on Earth Observations Satellites/Landsat Ground Station Operators Working Group (CEOS/LGSOWG) standard format. NATAS products are archived on 5-gigabyte 8-mm Exabyte cassettes kept at PASS.

Prince Edward Island Aerial Photos   Prince Edward Island, Canada aerial photo site.

Prince Edward Island Airphotos   Air photo coverage of the entire province of Prince Edward Island.

QuickBird Imagery   QuickBird Imagery is now available at RADARSAT International.

RADARSAT International (RSI)   RADARSAT is a Canadian provider of radar-based remote sensing products based on Earth observation satellite data. Visit this site’s Classroom section to learn the basics of radar, satellites, and the uses for satellite imagery. New address for RADARSAT International (RSI).

Satellites Image of Canada  

Satellites Imagery FAQ   Frequently asked questions about satellite imagery.

Satellite Instruments Information   Satellite instruments information page.

Satellite Technical Data   Satellite data page (technical data) with examples - from NRSC.

SeaWiFS   Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor, launched in August 1997, measures global ocean bio-optical properties. Images and data are available online.

SIR-C Data   Choose "Select data from a coverage map" at page bottom - via USGS.

SIR-C / X-SAR   In full resolution via JPL.

Space Imaging  

Space Tour  

Spatial Geo-Link Ltd.   This is the exclusive Canadian distributor of ERDAS geographic imaging products. The company distributes and supports ERDAS software products throughout Canada; distributes, integrates, and supports geomatics systems internationally; provides Information Technology and geomatics integration throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Caribbean countries through business partnerships

Spot Image Corporation   Visitors to this site, which can be viewed in French or English, can access information on imagery and map products and 3-D elevation/terrain mapping, and education/general interest products such as books, prints, and posters.

Spot Image Corporation, U.S.A.   SPOT Image Corporation, headquartered in Reston, VA, is the world’s leading supplier of satellite imagery/information databases, working with imagery resolutions that range from sub-one-meter to one kilometer. The global SPOT satellite system includes multiple Earth observation satellites, 24 ground receiving stations worldwide, and more than 100 international distributors. SPOT is the most experienced provider of commercial satellite imagery and information products, with 15 years of continuous operations, and over 8 million archived images collected since 1986. SPOT 5, to be launched in early 2002, will be the world’s most robust imaging platform, producing 2.5m, 5m, 10m, 20m, 1km image resolutions, and global digital elevation models.

Telsat Guide   Chapter called "Sensors".

TerraServer - Microsoft Encarta   Use an interactive map to search this Internet database and global atlas of aerial and satellite images.

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)   Access satellite information and imagery such as the Satellite Image Atlas of Glaciers of the World as well as fact sheets on USGS activities in the areas of mapping, geology, biology, and water.

USGS/EROS Data Center   The Earth Resources Observation Systems (EROS) Data Center (EDC) is a research field center that manages cartographic and satellite data for the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) National Mapping Division. This site features information on EROS’s missions and programs, in-depth product information, sample images, and a virtual tour of the Data Center.

Weather Satellite Imagery   Overview.

US Satellite Imagery   Find US satellite data here, even obscure imagery from early spy satellites.

Weather Satellite Imagery   Overview.

WorldSat International, Inc.   WorldSat International, Inc. creates consumer products from satellite imagery. Their Web site offers an image gallery, links to additional sources for imagery and GIS mapping, and a visual catalog of products.


  Geographic Information Systems (GIS)    [to Top]
Adirondack Park Agency GIS Links   GIS links for upstate New York's 6 million acre park.

Administrative Boundary Files for all Seven Continents   Administrative boundary files for all seven continents (political boundaries, from CDC).

AGP Geomatics   A Canadian company providing GIS solutions, consulting, training, systems and data integration, data conversion and software development.

Agriculture and Agri-food Canada   A Canadian government site devoted to farming and food production. Has land cover data for the Canadian Prairies.

Alberta: GIS and Interactive Maps   Province of Alberta, Canada.

Alberta Government Services Spatial Information (SPIN)  

American Congress on Surveying & Mapping   This umbrella organization comprises the American Association for Geodetic Surveying (AAGS), the Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS), the Geographic and Land Information Society (GLIS), and the U.S. National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS).

American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ASPRS)   The ASPRS works to promote the mapping sciences and their application in photogrammetry (the science of making reliable measurements by using photographs), remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and supporting technologies.

Antarctic Digital Database (ADD)   Sites with data in ARC/INFO format.

APA SUNY-CTG GIS Project   State University of New York.

ArcData Online: GIS Data Online   Create maps online and download data - some free, some for sale.

Association of American Geographers   The AAG site includes information on careers in geography and current jobs, conferences, and meetings relating to the field of geography and geographic education.

Bathymetry, Topography and Global Relief   Bathymetry, topography and global relief.

Better Assessment Science Integrating point and Nonpoint Sources (BASINS)   Better Assessment Science Integrating point and Nonpoint Sources (BASINS) is a system that integrates a geographic information system (GIS), national watershed and meteorologic data, and state-of-the-art environmental assessment and modeling tools into one convenient package. The heart of BASINS is its suite of interrelated components essential for performing watershed and water quality analysis. These components are grouped into several categories: nationally derived environmental and GIS databases (the 48 continuous states and the District of Columbia); assessment tools (TARGET, ASSESS, and DATA MINING) for evaluating water quality and point source loadings at a large or small scales; utilities including local data import and management of local water quality observation data; two watershed delineation tools; utilities for classifying elevation (DEM), landuse, soils, and water quality data; an in-stream water quality model (QUAL2E); a simplified GIS based nonpoint source annual loading model (PLOAD); two watershed loading and transport models (HSPF and SWAT); a postprocessor (GenScn) of model data and scenario generator to visualize, analyze, and compare results from HSPF and SWAT; and many mapping, graphing, and reporting formats for documentation. BASINS supports the development of total maximum daily loads (TMDLs). BASINS’ databases and assessment tools are directly integrated within an ArcView GIS environment. By using GIS, a user can fully visualize, explore, and query to bring a watershed to life. The simulation models run in a Windows environment, using data input files generated in ArcView.

BRD Geospatial Technology Program   Provides national coordination for the use and application of geographic information systems, remote sensing technologies, satellite positioning systems, telemetry, and thematic mapping in accordance with the BRD Geospatial Technology Strategic Plan.

Canadian Earth Observation Network   Discover who is doing what within the geography, geomatics and mapping areas.

Canadian Institute of Geomatics   Non-profit and technical association for the advancement of geomatics sciences in Canada. Publishes Geomatica.

Canadian National Seismograph Network   The Canadian National Seismographic Network contains information on all earthquakes that occur in Canada, large and small. Most importantly, it contains the National Earthquake Database. Using your web browser, you can query this databse, and bring the resulting data into ArcView.

Canadian Soil Information System (CanSIS)   The Soil Landscape GIS Database and the Land Potential Database

Cartography and Geographic Information Systems - University of Wisconsin   This is a large link list connecting to sites on educational resources, research reports, and GIS data.

Centre for Spatial Database Management and Solutions  .

Centre for Topographic Information  Canadian government site.

Cities in the World   City coordinates.

Cities in the World   City coordinates.

Coastline Extractor  

Crop Condition Assessment Program   A Statistics Canada internet system for monioring crop condition. You can demo the program using last year's data. Shows current conditions and allows comparision to last year's and the average.

Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository (CUGIR)   Collection of GIS information available through Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA.

DeLorme   DeLorme is a leading publisher of maps, atlases, and mapping software available in a wide variety of digital and paper formats. In 1999, the company announced the formation of the Applied GeoSpatial Solutions (AGS) business unit to expand the DeLorme product line to include professional GIS solutions. The DeLorme AGS business unit develops industry-leading products and applications targeting the needs of utility, transportation, real estate, municipal government, insurance, CRM, and telecom industries.

DEMs of all US States Digital elevation model data for the states of the United States of America.

Digital Chart of the World by Country Digital data in vector E00 format.

Digital Chart of the World via PSU Digital data in vector format.

Digital Chart of the World via UNEP GRID Digital data in vector format.

Digital Elevation Data Catalogue Digital elevation data catalogue.

E-Maps   Mexican mapping company using GIS. In Spanish.

EPA SWMM   SWMM is a dynamic rainfall-runoff simulation model, primarily but not exclusively for urban areas, for single-event or long-term (continuous) simulation. Flow routing is performed for surface and sub-surface conveyance and groundwater systems, including the option of fully dynamic hydraulic routing in the Extran Block. Nonpoint source runoff quality and routing may also be simulated, as well as storage, treatment and other best management practices (BMPs). Version 4.3 (May 1994) contains corrections and enhancements to Version 4.20 (June 1992), including a new Transport flow divider, revised hydraulic radius calculations for natural channels in Extran and Transport (to agree with the HEC-2 method), multiple land use options in Runoff, additional sewer infiltration options, improved manipulation of long-term rainfall data (especially 15-min data), a linkage to WASP4 from Transport, additional statistical output from Runoff and many other corrections and enhancements to various program options. Version 4.4 contains many more improvements and options and modifications, as described below. Version 4.4 is the recommended version for all users.

EROS Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (EDC DAAC) Browse GIS/remote sensing data sets covering land use, land cover, and relief.

EROS Data Center: USA DEM Digital elevation model data for the United States of America.

ESRI Canada Links   An important list of GIS related sites...and more...

ESRI Data Centre   Data at ESRI includes a browsable online catalogue, as well as free downloadable data.

ESRI Scripts and GIS Resources   Scripts for ESRI's ArcView 3.x and ArcGIS 8.x, free data sources and other good stuff from Cameron Bouchard of Ottawa, Canada.

ETOPO5 Global Data   Land and oceans, 10 km resolution.

Federal Geographic Data Committee  .

FGDC - Manual of Federal Geographic Data Products   Representing a group of federal agencies which coordinate the policies and standards for geographic data - the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI).

Free Geodata     Listing of free geomatics resources to be found on the internet by Markus Neteler. A geographic approach for assessing the current protection status of biological diversity over large geographic areas.

Gap Analysis Program (GAP)     A geographic approach for assessing the current protection status of biological diversity over large geographic areas.

GeoBase V. 1 Portal   The Canadian Council on Geomatics (CCOG) has ratified the opening of the GeoBase Version 1 portal for November 19, 2003. This new Web portal will offer unrestricted access to quality framework geospatial data coming from the most authoritative data sources, at no cost to users. The GeoBase Version 1 portal is the outcome of an initiative of the CCOG and is a model of national cooperation among the federal, provincial and territorial governments. In parallel to the opening of the GeoBase Version 1 portal, the Centre for Topographic Information of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), will offer through its Web site, for a limited time, unrestricted access to its digital topographic data equivalent to GeoBase Version 1 [the Updated Road Network (URN), the Canadian Digital Elevation Data (CDED), and the National Topographic Data Base (NTDB) Road Network, Roads and Toponyms themes], at no cost to users. Unrestricted-use data will be subject to new unrestricted-use data licence agreements under which users will be granted fully-paid rights for unrestricted use and royalty-free distribution. The current NRCan enduser and subscription agreements, allowing for restricted use of the data, will remain in effect for all other NRCan Digital Topographic Data (DTD).

Geo Community   Exhaustive compendium of who is doing what within the geography, geomatics and mapping areas.

Geo Community - GIS Data   GISDataDepot. Many free data holdings for download. USGS: DRG's, DEM's and DOQQ's; FEMA Flood Data, VMAP, NWI, Gazetter, Census 2000, etc.

GeoConnections   or GeoConnections   Exhaustive compendium of who is doing what within the geography, geomatics and mapping areas.

Geodetic Survey Division (NRC)   Canadian government geodetic survey site. See also their Online Conversion and Tranform Applications.

Geodepot  

Geographical Portal for Climate Change   Thousands of worldwide geospatial data collections relevant to climate change are searchable. Users can view a structured series of climatie change maps.

Geography Network   The Geography Network is a large online reservoir of distributed GIS information, available to everyone. It is designed to be an open format for sharing data worldwide. The Explorer allows you to find maps over the internet.

GeoGratis   Geogratis is a website and FTP site, initiated by the Canada Center for Remote Sensing, that distributes geospatial data of Canada. Data is FREE to download.

GEOIDE   This University of Laval based group is trying to act as a catalyst for geomatics within the Canadian community through the creation of a network of mutidisciplinary researchers in academic, industrial and governmental areas.

Geo Info Systems Magazine   Find a buyers guide, GIS resource links, GIS products and services, and an issue/article index.

Geomatics Canada   National topographic database in Canada.

Geomatics Directory   Geomatics related news, books and web resources.

GeoNOVA Portal  Nova Scotia.

Geospatial Hydrologic Modeling Extension (HEC-GeoHMS)   The Geospatial Hydrologic Modeling Extension (HEC-GeoHMS, Version 1.0 for ArcView) uses ArcView and Spatial Analyst to develop a number of hydrologic modelng inputs. Analyzing digital terrain information, HEC-GeoHMS transforms the drainage paths and watershed boundaries into a hydrologic data structure that represents the watershed response to precipitation. In addition to the hydrologic data structure, capabilities include the development of:grid-based data for linear quasi-distributed runoff transformation (ModClark), the HEC-HMS basin model, physical watershed and stream characteristics, and background map file.

GeoSask   GeoSask is a centralized public website that provides one clear online access point to different types of maps and geographic information related to Saskatchewan land from across various government sources. And, for all but the most complex downloads, GeoSask is free to search and download. Check out the Information Centre for a Quick Reference Sheet, a listing of all the services, maps, information and layers available in GeoSask, related links and more.

Geospatial Standards   Canadians building the foundation of the geospatial standards and harmonizing digital geographic information. Includes 26 organizations.

GeoWorld  

GeOxygene   GeOxygene provides an open framework for the development of interoperable applications based on geographic databases and their deployment over the Internet. It is based on Java technology and other open source components and implements numerous standards of ISO/TC 211 and OGC (and W3C and OMG). Version 1.0 released May 2005.

GIS Data Depot   Download free data from over one million data sets from around the world.

GIS Day   Principally sponsored by the National Geographic Society, Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), and the Association of American Geographers, this site lists events, news, and materials promoting geographic information systems (GIS). View the 1999 GIS Day in streaming video.

GIS Development  .

GIS Spatial Data Sites  . From the U.S. EPA.

Hydrologic Modeling System (HEC-HMS)   The Hydrologic Modeling System (HEC-HMS, Version 2.1.3) is designed to simulate the precipitation-runoff processes of dendritic watershed systems. It is the successor to HEC-1 and provides a similar variety of options but represents a significant advancement in terms of both computer science and hydrologic engineering. In addition to unit hydrograph and hydrologic routing options, capabilities include a linear quasi-distributed runoff transform (ModClark) for use with gridded precipitation, continuous simulation with either a one-layer or more complex five-layer soil moisture method, and a versatile parameter estimation option.

Global Land One-km Base Elevation (GLOBE) Project   A 30 arc-second (1-km) gridded, quality-controlled global Digital Elevation Model (DEM) (reviewed better than GTOPO30). The GLOBE Task Team was established by the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites. It is part of Focus I of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme - Data and Information System.

Global Vegetative Monitoring   Global vegetative monitoring link.

GSHHS   A Global Self-consistent, Hierarchical, High-resolution Shoreline Database.

GTOPO30 Global Elevation Data   Land only, c. 1 km resolution = 30 arc-second.

Infotech Enterprises Ltd.  

Ithaca, NY  City of Ithaca, generalized one page version. A more detailed 4 page version, allows you to see individual houses in relationship to the boundaries. For Town of Ithaca detail and City of Ithaca boundaries, town blocks and buildings, plus city streets and boundaries, see this version.

Keigan Systems Inc.   Keigan (formerly ThinkSpace Inc.) of London, Ontario, Canada develops grid based analysis software for identifying and measuring the relationships between known events, locations, and surfaces. Current Titles: MFworks for Windows and MacOS, GeoMedia Grid, MFshade.

LAND INFO International, LLC   LAND INFO International provides digital geospatial information of the world, including satellite imagery, 3D models, and topographic maps. LAND INFO provides clients with the world's largest database of digital topographic and geospatial services & products. The company markets to civil engineers, government planners, project managers, and other international professionals for a variety of GIS, remote-sensing and land-use applications.

Manitoba 1901 Census Maps   The University of Winnipeg library collection provides this historic information online.

Manitoba Land Initiative   Enabling access to geo-spatial information from the Government of Manitoba . . .TO YOUR DESKTOP! The Manitoba Land Initiative Web site is the source for geo-spatial information from the Government of Manitoba. It is intended for both the GIS expert and the decision maker. This Web site allows on-line access to the MLI corporate land data warehouse.

Map and Geography Round Table Education Committee (MAGERT) - GIS   This University of Michigan site provides links to other Web sites containing guides for using GIS and other computerized mapping products.

Mapdawg GIS Data   Many links to data sets and more.

Mapdawg GIS Links   One of the best connected link sites for GIS information and data.

Monitor Settings Checker   An interesting page that might be useful in checking to see if monitors are set properly (especially for brightness).

National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis - Buffalo  . The National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis is an independent research consortium dedicated to basic research and education in geographic information science and its related technologies, including geographic information systems (GIS). The three member institutions are the University of California, Santa Barbara; the University at Buffalo; and the University of Maine.

National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis - Maine  . The National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis is an independent research consortium dedicated to basic research and education in geographic information science and its related technologies, including geographic information systems (GIS). The three member institutions are the University of California, Santa Barbara; the University at Buffalo; and the University of Maine.

National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis - Santa Barbara   The National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis is an independent research consortium dedicated to basic research and education in geographic information science and its related technologies, including geographic information systems (GIS). The three member institutions are the University of California, Santa Barbara; the University at Buffalo; and the University of Maine.

National Geospatial Data Clearinghouse - Federal Geographic Data Committee   Search over 100 metadata servers. This data is intended for use with geographic information systems (GIS) but can also be used with image-processing systems and other modeling software.

National Land and Water Information Service (Canada)   This service is under development to provide access to detailed geographic information, data and tools in support of local and regional land-use decision making. This new Internet portal marks the completion of the first of four phases of implementation, with over 20 Geographic Information System (GIS) applications currently available, all in English and French. Phase Two of the project is now underway, building the information technology platform for the new service. Phase Three, which begins in spring 2006, will create customized GIS applications and improved Web-based services and make them accessible on-line. During Phase Four, access and linkages to data provided by other organizations will be enriched and new products will be released. The National Land and Water Information Service will become fully operational in 2009 and will be Canada’s source of information, analysis and interpretation of agri-environmental data on land use, soil, water, climate and biodiversity.

National Wetland Inventory   Catalogue of wetlands in the United States of America.

Natural Resources Canada   or Natural Resources Canada   Canadian government agency dealing with natural resources.

NDVI Composites - Geocomp-n   The Geocomp-n system has processed systematically 7-day composites from the NOAA-AVHRR sensor every year since 1987 from mid-April to the end of September. An NDVI channel is derived in the compositing process. The nominal spatial resolution of this database is 1.1 km, but the data is distributed using a resolution of 1 by 1 km. An advantage of this data source is that more than 20 years of data has been recorded and is available for monitoring studies.

NDVI Composites - MODIS   NASA has launched the Terra and Aqua platform where the MODIS sensor acquires moderate-resolution earth observation data. One of the products derived from this data, MOD13Q1, is an NDVI 16-day composite that has been available from 2001. It also comes with a quality control channel on a pixel-by-pixel basis. Spatial resolution is improved at 250 m, and other improvements compared with AVHRR are in the choice of bandwidths, radiometric calibration and the compositing method. While AVHRR uses the maximum value of the period for creating the composite, MODIS NDVI relies on information from the cloud mask, atmospheric correction, view zenith angle, solar zenith angle, relative azimuth angle, geo-registration, and adjustments to nadir (details available in the MODIS Vegetation Index Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document. All of these parameters are used in order to produce the most reliable NDVI value during the composite period. Another considerable advantage of MODIS is that data is free and available upon a request system only a few days after data acquisition.

Nova Scotian Geographic Information   Geographic Information Services develops, maintains and distributes the province’s primary geographic information including the Nova Scotia Topographic Database, the Nova Scotia Coordinate Reference System, the Nova Scotia Civic Address File, the Nova Scotia Property Records Database, and the Nova Scotia Aerial Photography Collection. Geomatics products consist of maps, databases and aerial photographs, and are available throughout the Province at selected Land Registration Offices (LROs) and the Nova Scotia Geomatics Centre.

NSIDC Data Catalog   Ice, climate, oceanic data, global datasets, etc.

NYS Dept. of Transportation Mapping and GIS   New York State.

NYS GIS Clearinghouse   New York State GIS Clearinghouse, Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination and NY Orthoimagery. The Interactive Mapping Gateway is New York State's doorway to convenient access to digital orthoimagery of New York State. Through this application visitors can view and download imagery. In addition, there are links to metadata, direct download options and more. The Mapping Application features responsive navigation tools, extensive searching capabilities, and several mapping options. Through the Mapping Application, custom maps can be created and printed, imagery viewed, and data downloaded for use in a GIS. Also included on this page are links to the description and status of the NYS High Resolution Digital Orthoimagery Program, frequently asked questions, general help, and a glossary.

OGETA Consortium in Atlanta   This is the premier organization that "...bringings together data suppliers, for-profit data development and archiving services, and for-profit data distributors to serve DOMESTIC and INTERNATIONAL spatial information/ GIS users..."

Open GIS Consortium   Check this site for news on new GIS standards and developments for software interfaces and compatibility.

PANGAEA   Network for geological and environmental data.

Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   Geospatial technology activities.

PCI Geomatics   Geographic and image analysis.

Phisan Santitamnont Geodata Page   Digital Chart of the World, GTOPO30, etc.

Remotely Wild   The newsletter of The Wildlife Society's GIS, Remote Sensing, and Telemetry Working Group, is now available online!

RIDGE Multibeam Synthesis Project   Bathymetric data, ocean ridges.

Rivers, Coastlines, World Data Bank II   Vector data: Rivers, coastlines, World Data Bank II, political boundaries at scales from 1:70,000 to 1:2.5M.

Statistics Canada   Statistics Canada is a major source of canadian data. At their web site, they have posted data from the 1996 Census, as well as data regarding the Land, the People, the Economy, and the State.

Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission  

Texas Natural Resources Information System   Ties together the entire state.

TIGER - Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing system (U.S. Census Bureau)   Get information on the TIGER system for creating maps using census data.

TriUniversity Data Resources   Data for use of University of Guelph, University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University students, staff and faculty for academic and personal research only.

University Consortium for Geographic Information Systems (UCGIS)   The UCGIS, an advocacy group for the GIS community, has a mission to foster research, education, and the use of GIS.

University of Minnesota Remote Sensing and GIS Resources   Find documents relating to GIS and remote sensing uses, as well as links to additional Internet sources.

University of Texas - Austin: Geography Resources - Geospatial Datasets   This well-organized page has brief overviews of sites containing geospatial datasets, technical GIS information, and federal data standards.

Urban and Regional Information Systems Association  

US GeoData - United States Geological Survey   Find digital format data from different scale sources for many types of geographic coverage, including elevation, topography, transportation, and land use.

USGS in New York State  United States Geological Survey New York State site.

USGS National Mapping Information  United States Geological Survey.

Watershed Management   Hans Screiber, UBC Institute for Resources and Environment - watershed management.

Watershed Management Information   This site has general watershed management information.

Watershed Modelling System   WMS (watershed modelling system) by ems-i. WMS can be used for: 1. Visualizing and delineating sub-basins in a watershed; 2. Computing hydrologic and geometric parameters for each sub-basin; 3. Defining hydrologic parameters that cannot be automatically computed; 4. Running several hydrologic models, including HEC-1, HMS, TR-20, TR-55, the Rational Method, F0601, and the National Flood Frequency Method; 5. Viewing the results of these hydrologic models; and 6. Importing and exporting Geographic Information System (GIS) data. You pop in a couple of dems and it does the rest. It does calculation of the flow directions and concentrations. Delinations are a snap. Very easy, very user friendly - not a bad price. You can export to Arc/Info or to Shape files as well as grids.

Watershed Prioritization Formula   The Watershed Prioritization Formula uses 11 digit hydrologic cataloging unit polygons intersected with other data sets i.e. land use, water quality, groundwater contamination susceptibility, population density... to report what is in each 11 digit HUC.

Worldwide Digital Elevation Data   NIMA VMAP0/DTED c. 1 km resolution = 30 arc-second data.


  Mapping    [to Top]
Administrative Boundary Files for all Seven Continents   Administrative boundary files for all seven continents (political boundaries, from CDC).

Alberta: GIS and Interactive Maps   Province of Alberta, Canada.

Alberta Township System (ATS) and Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) Cartographic Conversion Tools   Handy conversion tools and their explanation.

ArchiviaNet: Library and Archives Canada  

Atlas of Canada   Learn about Canada through maps! The online National Atlas of Canada allows viewers to make maps and access vast teaching resources for geography and cartography at Carto Corner.

Atlas of Cyberspaces   Cartographic and graphic representations of new electronic terrain, with many themes related to the Internet and telecommunications, are included.

Canadian Communities Atlas  

Canadian Earth Observation Network   Discover who is doing what within the geography, geomatics and mapping areas.

Canadian Geographic Atlas  

Canadian Links Maps, Atlases, Gazetteers  

Canada Centre for Topographic Information (Ottawa)   or Canada Centre for Topographic Information (Sherbrooke)

Carte Afrique   African maps for sale: Topographic, aeronautic, geologic, marine and thematic available.

Cartographic Resources on the Web   Links to nearly everything you'll need to know about maps and map making.

CubaMaps.com   Cuban mapping site.

DeLorme   DeLorme is a leading publisher of maps, atlases, and mapping software available in a wide variety of digital and paper formats.

E-Conflict World Encyclopedia   Maps cultural and historical information on nations of the world.

E-Maps   Mexican mapping company using GIS. In Spanish.

Eurasia Land Cover Characteristics Data Base   This is the main page, the data are here.

GeoBase V. 1 Portal   The Canadian Council on Geomatics (CCOG) has ratified the opening of the GeoBase Version 1 portal for November 19, 2003. This new Web portal will offer unrestricted access to quality framework geospatial data coming from the most authoritative data sources, at no cost to users. The GeoBase Version 1 portal is the outcome of an initiative of the CCOG and is a model of national cooperation among the federal, provincial and territorial governments. In parallel to the opening of the GeoBase Version 1 portal, the Centre for Topographic Information of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), will offer through its Web site, for a limited time, unrestricted access to its digital topographic data equivalent to GeoBase Version 1 [the Updated Road Network (URN), the Canadian Digital Elevation Data (CDED), and the National Topographic Data Base (NTDB) Road Network, Roads and Toponyms themes], at no cost to users. Unrestricted-use data will be subject to new unrestricted-use data licence agreements under which users will be granted fully-paid rights for unrestricted use and royalty-free distribution. The current NRCan enduser and subscription agreements, allowing for restricted use of the data, will remain in effect for all other NRCan Digital Topographic Data (DTD).

GeoConnections   Discover who is doing what within the geography, geomatics and mapping areas.

Geography Network   The Geography Network is a large online reservoir of distributed GIS information, available to everyone. It is designed to be an open format for sharing data worldwide. The Explorer allows you to find maps over the internet.

Geological Survey of Canada   Geology maps of Canada.

Geological Survey of Iran   Geology maps of Iran.

GeoSask   GeoSask is a centralized public website that provides one clear online access point to different types of maps and geographic information related to Saskatchewan land from across various government sources. And, for all but the most complex downloads, GeoSask is free to search and download. Check out the Information Centre for a Quick Reference Sheet, a listing of all the services, maps, information and layers available in GeoSask, related links and more.

Google Earth   Explore, Search and Discover - Want to know more about a specific location? Dive right in -- Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips. Fly from space to your neighborhood. Type in an address and zoom right in. Search for schools, parks, restaurants, and hotels. Get driving directions. Tilt and rotate the view to see 3D terrain and buildings. Save and share your searches and favorites. Even add your own annotations.

Google Maps   Just type in a place name or address in the "search" field and click "search". Use the small navigation tools in the upper left hand corner of the map to zoom. To move around on the map: click and hold the left mouse button, then drag your way around the map. Near the right hand corner of the screen, is a "Link to this page" link. It will bring you to a page that you can now bookmark, or copy the address (in the top address bar), and copy it into an email message. Also, in the upper right corner is a link "satellite" that gives you a satellite image of the area. Some areas have more detailed photos than others.

Great Globe Gallery   View hundreds of colorful images of the globe in its many aspects and even create your own globe at this site, which hosts a wide variety of themes including Earth in the solar system, views from space, global biodiversity, sea surface temperatures, global water quality, volcano influences, and much more. Site is available in Polish or English.

Grids and Datums (ASPRS)   Detailed descriptions of national grid systems.

Indian Reserves - Western Canada  

INFOMINE—Scholarly Internet Resource Collections: Maps and GIS   Satellite images, photographs, software, and image databases are among the resources available at this highly searchable site.

Intermap   Commercial company providing high accuracy, low-cost digital elevation models (DEM's). Visit their online data storehouse.

International Map Trade Association (IMTA)   IMTA members include the companies that create and/or sell maps, atlases, globes and map-related products. Search for map retailers around the world, find answers to map copyright questions, and learn about upcoming conferences and map trade fairs at this site.

Internet Public Library—Maps and Atlases Reference   Browse links to map-related sites.

Italian Maps and Weather   The site for information on Italy's roads and weather.

Japanese Maps   Various maps of Japan in general information site.

Keigan Systems Inc.   Keigan (formerly ThinkSpace Inc.) of London, Ontario, Canada develops grid based analysis software for identifying and measuring the relationships between known events, locations, and surfaces. Current Titles: MFworks for Windows and MacOS, GeoMedia Grid, MFshade.

KK+W Digital Cartography   Online map creation function.

Learning About Maps   A beginners introduction to maps.

Manitoba Land Initiative   Enabling access to geo-spatial information from the Government of Manitoba . . .TO YOUR DESKTOP! The Manitoba Land Initiative Web site is the source for geo-spatial information from the Government of Manitoba. It is intended for both the GIS expert and the decision maker. This Web site allows on-line access to the MLI corporate land data warehouse.

MapRef   Collection of map projections and reference systems for Europe by Stefan A. Voser.

MapQuest   Search for maps by street address, and access driving directions and travel information.

Maps and References   This is a useful starting point for research on map topics and access to a broad range of interactive and traditional maps.

Maps.com   Buy everything from antique maps to those rendered from satellite imagery at this site.

Map Link  

Maps in the News   See maps used by news organizations like CNN organized by country and theme.

Maps of Denmark  

Maps of Turkey  Tourist map expands into detailed sections.

Maps On Us   Search for a map or route—or access yellow pages.

Map Use and Analysis   This companion to the book Map Use and Analysis features an easy-to-use index of links to resources for understanding and interpreting maps.

Map World   Commercial map seller.

Mexico Maps  People's Guide maps for Mexico.

Mexico & Central America Maps  Geography and maps for Mexico and Central America. Commercial travel site.

MultiMap.com  United Kingdom and world maps at various scales. Free air photo coverage and bird's eye views of England and parts of the UK.

MultiMap.com World  World maps at various scales.

National Atlas of Canada   Learn about Canada through maps! The online National Atlas of Canada allows viewers to make maps and access vast teaching resources for geography and cartography at Carto Corner.

The National Atlas of the United States of America   The U.S. Geological Survey and various partners now offer an online atlas of interactive maps and views of the United States.

National Geographic Map Machine   The National Geographic Society Mapping Machine. A excellent educational tool.

National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA)   NIMA, the agency responsible for mapping non-U.S. territory, gives online access to a large amount of geographic data and software that enables users to create maps at home.

National Map Portal   The National Map Portal gives online access to a variety of geographic data and mapping tools from the USGS.

Nayarit, Mexico   Maps for Nayarit.

New Brunswick Maps   New Brunswick, Canada tourist site.

Newfoundland Maps   Newfoundland, Canada tourist site.

NCGIA   Global demography data.

Nova Scotia Maps   Nova Scotia, Canada tourist site.

Odden’s Bookmarks—The Fascinating World of Maps and Mapping   This site, esteemed by professionals, links to thousands of sites for maps and mapping browseable by subject, keyword, or region through an interactive, clickable map.

Omni Resources—International Maps and Guides   Purchase maps from all parts of the world from an easy to use index.

Ontario Highway Maps   Department of Transport maps.

Ontario Maps   Ontario, Canada tourist site.

Ottawa Atlas   or Ottawa Atlas   The City of Ottawa, capital of Canada, has provided a wide variety of downloadable and sometimes interactive maps. A major bonus is 1999 Air Photo coverage of the entire region.

Ottawa: City Owned Real Estate   The City of Ottawa, capital of Canada, core - city owned real estate.

Perry-Castañeda Library—University of Texas, Austin   This is a gateway to digital political and shaded-relief maps (many are scanned versions of CIA maps) that are searchable by region, country, state, and city.

Point of Reference - Maps on the Internet   As part of a larger web resource for anthropology, archaeology and history, this site points to many internet sources for exploring maps and geography.

Prince Edward Island Aerial Photos   Prince Edward Island, Canada aerial photo site.

Prince Edward Island Airphotos   Air photo coverage of the entire province of Prince Edward Island.

PEI Maps   Prince Edward Island, Canada tourist site.

Rand McNally Maps   Since 1856 Rand McNally has offered the most trusted tools to discover, map and navigate your world. The company leads the way with innovative products and services for the consumer, business, education, government and commercial transportation markets. Rand McNally's Online Travel store at store. RandMcNally.com offers all the travel guides, gifts and gear you need to dream, experience and remember your journeys, combining its own unique products and web exclusives with top brands from around the world. The company's own print and electronic products and tools include America's No. 1 Road Atlas, the The Thomas Guide map books, custom-made wall maps on the Web, wireless navigation solutions and free online maps, directions and trip planning at www.RandMcNally.com.

Rivers, Coastlines, World Data Bank II   Vector data: Rivers, coastlines, World Data Bank II, political boundaries at scales from 1:70,000 to 1:2.5M.

Scanned Maps   Scanned maps, raster format.

SEDAC Data   Via CIESIN (Metadata).

SE France  Maps.

Serres, Greece  Maps.

Skip's Map Locator  Maps.

Spherical Concepts   Buy unique hand-made spheres displaying both the earth and space. Learn about the globe-making process and consult a visual catalogue of globe products at the Web site of our globe manufacturer.

Stanford's Maps and Books   Offers for sale maps and travel books from all over the world. Very wide selection.

Survey of India  .

Texas County Maps   Has the following available: Texas - County Outline Map, with county names [gif format] (172K) (PCL Map Collection), Texas - County Outline Map, with county names [pdf format] (Texas State Data Center), and Texas - County Outline Map, without county names (Indiana State University). Another map with bigger labels can be found here.

Texas County Maps   Detailed county highway maps can be found here. If you're trying to find a particular county and don't want to pick through all 254 of them, this page has a county list in alphabetical order with matching numbers labeled on the map.

Texas Geography Network   Mapping the state of Texas.

Topographic Map Basics - Canada   Canadian topographic map basics.

Toporama: Canada's Topographic Maps Online   One of the Atlas of Canada’s special 100th Anniversary projects is offering topographical maps for all of Canada. These new maps are the next generation of the Centre for Topographic Information’s very successful Toporama product. The National Topographic System (NTS) provides general-purpose topographic map coverage of Canada. These maps depict, in detail, ground relief (landforms and terrain), drainage (lakes and rivers), forest cover, administrative areas, populated areas, transportation routes and facilities (including roads and railways), and other constructed features. The maps show data from the 1:250 000 and 1:50 000 National Topographic Databases.

TopoZone   Topographic maps of the United States of America.

Trails Illustrated   Specializes in recreation maps that are functional, accurate, durable, and affordable.

TriUniversity Data Resources   Data for use of University of Guelph, University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University students, staff and faculty for academic and personal research only.

Ultimate Trip Planner   Online trip itinerary creator. Helps choose routes for upcoming trips.

UNEP GRID Arendal (Norwegen)   Online GIS data and maps - human geography etc.

UNEP GRID Schweiz   Online GIS data and maps.

United Kingdom Ordnance Survey   UK street map site.

United Kingdom Streetmap   UK street map site.

USA County Maps   USA county map site.

USA Topographic & Air Photo   USA county map site.

World Atlas: Maps and Geography of the World—About.com   Maps and geographical information can be found in this online world atlas, which features search capacities by alphabetical listing of countries and continents, U.S. states and territories, cities of the world, oceans and territories, and dependencies.

World of Maps   In this virtual library of links to map catalogues worldwide, access catalogues of map holdings, map collections and archives, history of maps, map institutions, map events, and much more.

Worldwide City Maps   Worldwide city maps.

The WWWVL Cartography Resources   This is a virtual library guide to accessing commercial, governmental and educational resources for cartography, mapping, and geographic information systems.

Yahoo Maps  


  Historical Mapping    [to Top]
American Memory—United States Library of Congress   Historical collections for the National Digital Library include online viewing of antique maps from various eras in American history, including the Civil War and the Revolutionary Era.

Antique Maps—A Collector’s Handbook   The online edition of the book authored by map collectors Carl Moreland and David Bannister and originally published in 1983. Historical mapmaking and printing techniques are discussed and information on establishing a personal map collection is included.

ArchiviaNet: Library and Archives Canada  

Conservation OnLine (CoOL)   The Preservation Department of Stanford University Libraries hosts this remarkable site for library, archive and museum conservation professionals. A well-organized site for the general public is included.

David Rumsey Collection   Map enthusiasts can explore the 18th and 19th century North and South American cartographic treasures of the David Rumsey Collection in San Francisco, California. Specially developed software and browsers allow sharp, detailed viewing of thousands of maps, globes, and atlases.

History of Cartography Project   An interdisciplinary study of the history of maps and mapping. The project, which receives major funding by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Science Foundation, focuses on the publication of a multi-volume History of Cartography series.

Imago Mundi: The International Journal for the History of Cartography   Imago Mundi is an international scholarly journal concerned with the study and interpretation of maps and mapmaking throughout the world and its history. Visitors to this site can consult the contents of various issues and read what reviewers are saying about Imago Mundi articles.

Library of Congress Geography and Map Division   The Geography and Map Division (G&M) has custody of the largest and most comprehensive cartographic collection in the world with collections numbering over 5.5 million maps, 80,000 atlases, 6,000 reference works, over 500 globes and globe gores, 3,000 raised relief models, and a large number of cartographic materials in other formats, including over 38,000 CDs/DVDs. The online Map Collections represents only a small fraction that have been converted to digital form.

Map History / History of Cartography Gateway   Compiled by Tony Campbell, the Map Librarian for the British Library, this site features a marketplace for map collectors, map and book bibliographies and many links to additional WWW resources for historical cartography.

Mercator’s World   Subscribe to a free online newsletter, view current issue contents, browse the archive, and visit the Mercator’s World online bookstore.

New York Air Photos and Maps   Many air photos from various years. Lots of historical shots.

United Kingdom 1866 Ordinance Maps   140 year old UK maps.

WWW Virtual Library: History: Maps   Easy to navigate, this compilation of map history links includes research tools and historical map collections indexed by region and time period.


  Educational Sites    [to Top]
CADGIS Research Laboratory (LSU)   CADGIS Research Laboratory (LSU) site.

Carto Corner—National Atlas of Canada teaching resource   Educational modules for learning about maps and cartographic applications. Hosted by Natural Resources Canada and the interactive National Atlas of Canada Online.

CIA World Factbook   This is a U.S. government source for geographical, political, economic, and statistical information for the countries of the world. A basic map for each country is included, as are numerous regional and world maps.

EarthNet   Natural Resources Canada's site for information about earth sciences subjects and educational resources.

Educational Enhancements   Includes a series of map outlines.

GeoSystems Map Skills   Review basic map scales, latitude and longitude and map projections with this graphic online instructional aid for enhancing map skills and understanding. GeoSystems is a supplier of geographic information products and services for the information publishing industry.

GeoWorld   Links to geographic and educational sites.

GIS Day   Principally sponsored by the National Geographic Society, Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), and the Association of American Geographers, this site lists events, news, and materials promoting geographic information systems (GIS). View the 1999 GIS Day in streaming video.

How Far Is It?   Planning a trip and need to know how far it is to your destination? This free service uses data from the US Census and a supplementary list of cities around the world to find the latitude and longitude of two places, and then calculates distances as the crow flies. Coordinates are given for each place and distances are provided in miles, kilometers and nautical miles.

How to Use a Compass   Illustrated online guide with lessons and exercises. Access to Portuguese, Italian, and Hungarian versions. Hosted by Norwegian orienteer Kjetil Kjernsmo.

Idaho State University GIS Training and Research Center   Idaho State University GIS Training and Research Center site.

Map and Geography Round Table Education Committee (MAGERT) - GIS   This University of Michigan site provides links to other Web sites containing guides for using GIS and other computerized mapping products.

National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis - Buffalo  . The National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis is an independent research consortium dedicated to basic research and education in geographic information science and its related technologies, including geographic information systems (GIS). The three member institutions are the University of California, Santa Barbara; the University at Buffalo; and the University of Maine.

National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis - Maine  . The National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis is an independent research consortium dedicated to basic research and education in geographic information science and its related technologies, including geographic information systems (GIS). The three member institutions are the University of California, Santa Barbara; the University at Buffalo; and the University of Maine.

National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis - Santa Barbara   The National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis is an independent research consortium dedicated to basic research and education in geographic information science and its related technologies, including geographic information systems (GIS). The three member institutions are the University of California, Santa Barbara; the University at Buffalo; and the University of Maine.

National Geographic Map Machine   The National Geographic Society Mapping Machine. A excellent educational tool.

NCGIA Core Curriculum in GIScience   NCGIA core curriculum in GIScience. This is the latest version.

NCGIA Core Curriculum in GISystems   NCGIA core curriculum in GISystems. This is the 1990 version.

NCGIA Education Site   NCGIA educational tools.

Remote Sensing Core Curriculum   Includes: Air Photo Interpretation and Photogrammetry; Overview of Remote Sensing of the Environment; Vol. 3: Introductory Digital Image Processing; Applications in Remote Sensing and K-12 Education.

Statistics Canada's Educational Resources   Educational kits for geography and social studies teachers.

Topographic Map Basics - Canada   Canadian topographic map basics.

Trails Illustrated—Map Skills   Valuable online resource for learning about topographic maps, navigation, and compass and GPS use. Trails Illustrated, a division of National Geographic Maps, offers hiking and bike trail maps, Destination and TrailSmart CD-ROM products for outdoor tourism, and National Geographic branded maps and travel products.

USC Remote Sensing Resources   Contains reasearch, current course pages and educational resources.

USGS GIS Tutorial   Somwhat outdated.

World Bank   The world’s largest source of development assistance, the World Bank’s Web site contains its latest annual report, information on regions and countries, news releases, and maps.


  Weather Mapping    [to Top]
Australian Weather Zone   Australia's most comprehensive weather information resource.

Aviation Weather   For coming fronts through the next 48 hours.

Climate Change Impacts and Adapation Directorate   Climate change information from Canada.

CLIMVIS   Climate information from U.S. NCDC/NOAA.

Current US Weather   The Weather Channel Current US Weather. This is static - since it only shows "current" and does not show a map of how it WILL change over the next 24+ hrs.

Current Weather Situation   Select by country. From U.S. NOAA.

Environment Canada Weather   Canadian government weather site, including Doppler Radar, Cloud Cover, 5 Day Forecast, and Weather Map.

Geographical Portal for Climate Change   Thousands of worldwide geospatial data collections relevant to climate change are searchable. Users can view a structured series of climatie change maps.

Germany Weather Central   Wetterzentrale from Georg Müller.

Historical Global Datasets   1994 to today for 11,000 stations; from U.S. NCDC/NOAA.

Intellicast   Note the wind forecast maps.

Italian Weather and Maps   The site for information on Italy's roads and weather.

National Climate Archive   From the Canadian government.

National Climate Data Center   From U.S. NCDC/NOAA.

Nexrad   Radar weather maps from Weather Underground site.

NOAA   Access the U.S. National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) to view imagery from the GeoStationary Satellite Server and obtain information on NOAA’s satellite products.

Pew Center on Global Climate Change   Site of the famous reports, available as PDF files.

Spaceweather Canada  

Weather Channel   At the Weather Channel's website you can click the Maps link in the top right part of the page. You can explore Maps by region and/or by Map Type to find good maps indicating fronts and their activity. You can even enlarge maps and watch them in motion to give you a good idea of how they might hit your region.

Weather Network Weather Maps  

Weather Network Radar Maps  

Weather Satellite Imagery   Overview.

Weather Underground   Hook one of this sites banners giving local weather to your own website.

Weather Zone (Australia)   Australia's most comprehensive weather information resource.

Worldwide Climate   Select by town for long term temperature/precipitation data.

Worldwide Climate   Selected long term temperature/precipitation data from Georg Müller.


  Mapping & Analysis Software & Hardware    [to Top]
ArcReader (ESRI)   This is the download site for ESRI's free GIS data viewer.

Digital Map Products  

Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI)   An industry leader in GIS and mapping software, ESRI produces many software packages, including ARC/INFO, ArcView, and ArcExplorer, a free GIS data viewer.

ERDAS   ERDAS IMAGINE is this company’s flagship geographic imaging software, which works with vector and raster data to reproject and drape imagery.

ER Mapper   This satellite/aerial image processing software integrates images with other data.

GPSphotolink   Software to link GPS with digital photos. Or here

GRASS   Originally developed by the U.S. Army, this raster-based GIS, vector GIS, and image processing system is now available for download from Baylor University.

IDRISI   This image-processing software is for use in GIS and for remote-sensing applications, from database query to spatial modeling.

Intergraph Corporation   Intergraph.

Keigan Systems Inc.   Keigan (formerly ThinkSpace Inc.) of London, Ontario, Canada develops grid based analysis software for identifying and measuring the relationships between known events, locations, and surfaces. Current Titles: MFworks for Windows and MacOS, GeoMedia Grid, MFshade.

Leica Geosystems  

MapInfo Corp.   Find mapping software packages for geographic analysts and marketing planners.

PCI Geomatics   Geographic and image analysis.

R2V for Windows  

Sanborn  

Space Imaging  

SpatialAge Solutions  

Spatial Geo-Link Ltd.   This is the exclusive Canadian distributor of ERDAS geographic imaging products. The company distributes and supports ERDAS software products throughout Canada; distributes, integrates, and supports geomatics systems internationally; provides Information Technology and geomatics integration throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Caribbean countries through business partnerships

Teranet Land Information Services Inc.   Teranet provides e-service solutions for Business to Government and Business to Business Markets. GeoServer service from Teranet is an enterprise ready GIS solution combining content, applications and delivery on an Intel based server ready for deployment on your existing intranet. GeoWarehouse provides powerful new land information resources and applications for appraisers, realtors, land surveyors, environmental consultants, property tax consultants, financial Institutions and other land professionals in Ontario, Canada.

Tetrad Computer Application Inc.   Tetrad Computer Application Inc., provides demographic and mapping tools to businesses and governments in North America.

Trimble   Trimble offers GPS systems for most applications.


  Government Sites    [to Top]
Alberta Tourism   Maps and travel information.

ArchiviaNet: Library and Archives Canada  

Atlas of Canada   Learn about Canada through maps! The online National Atlas of Canada allows viewers to make maps and access vast teaching resources for geography and cartography at Carto Corner.

British Columbia Tourism   Maps and travel information.

Canada Centre for Remote Sensing (CCRS) - Natural Resources Canada   Tour Canada from space, browse remote-sensing images, take a tutorial in remote sensing, and link to satellite receiving stations and other resources for remote sensing.

Canada Space Agency (CSA)   The Canada Space Agency is committed to leading the development and application of space knowledge for the benefit of Canadians and humanity.

Census Bureau Home Page   This site provides access to demographic and economic statistics, tools for mapping some of these statistics, and a link to the TIGER (Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing) digital mapping database. Visitors can also use an online gazetteer of place names.

Census Bureau Fact Finder Site   This site provides demographic and economic statistics and tools for making thematic maps of same.

Central Intelligence Agency   The publications section will take viewers to a list of CIA maps available for sale to the public. Many of these maps can be viewed and copied from the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection.

Centre for Topographic Information  Canadian government site.

EnviroMapper   EnviroMapper is an online GIS-assisted tool for mapping environmental information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Generate a map for your Web page or view environmental statistics, profiles, and trends.

Learning About Maps   A beginners introduction to maps.

Library of Congress Geography and Map Division   The Geography and Map Division (G&M) has custody of the largest and most comprehensive cartographic collection in the world with collections numbering over 5.5 million maps, 80,000 atlases, 6,000 reference works, over 500 globes and globe gores, 3,000 raised relief models, and a large number of cartographic materials in other formats, including over 38,000 CDs/DVDs. The online Map Collections represents only a small fraction that have been converted to digital form.

Manitoba Tourism   Maps and travel information.

National Atlas of Canada   Learn about Canada through maps! The online National Atlas of Canada allows viewers to make maps and access vast teaching resources for geography and cartography at Carto Corner.

National Geodetic Survey   The site contains the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS), which is the U.S. standard for all surveying by means of recording the latitude, longitude, height, scale, gravity, orientation, and shoreline information.

National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA)   NIMA, the agency responsible for mapping non-U.S. territory, gives online access to a large amount of geographic data and software that enables users to create maps at home.

National Map Portal   The National Map Portal gives online access to a variety of geographic data and mapping tools from the USGS.

National Mapping Information—United States Geological Survey   Access information on the USGS’s maps and get information on downloading them in a digital format.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   This is NOAA's main page. Explore Weather, Satellite and Data Centers, National Geopdetic Survey, El Nino, CEOS IGOS Disaster Management and National Envirnomental Data Index.

National Ocean Service MapFinder   Access imagery and data for coastal photography, nautical charts, historical maps, coastal survey maps, environmental sensitivity index maps, hydrographic survey outlines, water-level stations, estuarine bathymetry, and geodetic control points.

National Technical Information Service   The National Technical Information Service is the U.S. government’s central source for the sale of scientific, technical, engineering, and related business information produced by or for the U.S. government—as well as complementary material from international sources.

National Topographic DataBase: Geomatics Canada   Canada's national topographic database.

New Brunswick Tourism   Maps and travel information.

Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism   Maps and travel information.

North West Territories Tourism   Maps and travel information.

Nova Scotia Tourism   Maps and travel information.

Nunavut Tourism   Maps and travel information.

Office of Coast Survey   Find corrections for charts, information on the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Coast Pilot publications, an online chart index, current tide information, as well as digital versions of historical maps and charts.

Ontario Tourism   Maps and travel information.

Prince Edward Island Tourism   Maps and travel information.

Quebec Tourism   Maps and travel information.

Saskatchewan Tourism   Maps and travel information.

Satellite Image Atlas of Glaciers of the World as well as fact sheets on USGS activities in the areas of mapping, geology, biology and water.

Surf Your Watershed   “All drinking water begins in a watershed,” according to this EPA site. Use a clickable state map to locate yours. Also, find out where your drinking water comes from.

Survey of India  .

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)   The USGS is the agency responsible for the mapping of the U.S. land areas. Access satellite information and imagery such as the

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Science Information Center   Earth Science Information Centers offer nationwide information and sales service for USGS map products and earth science publications. Find one near you.

U.S. Government Printing Office   Search for government documents and publications alphabetically or through the popularity listing index.

Yukon Tourism   Maps and travel information.

  University Sites    [to Top]
Centre of Research in Geomatics (CRG)   Training centre for geomatics at Laval University, Québec City, QC, Canada.

Interactive Map of Geography Departments in the United States and Canada   Search for geography-departments via a clickable map.

Map and Geography Round Table Education Committee (MAGERT) - GIS   This University of Michigan site provides links to other Web sites containing guides for using GIS and other computerized mapping products.

TriUniversity Data Resources   Data for use of University of Guelph, University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University students, staff and faculty for academic and personal research only.

University of Colorado's Virtual Geography Department   Virtual geology field trips, etc.

University of Minnesota Remote Sensing and GIS Resources   Find documents relating to GIS and remote sensing uses, as well as links to additional Internet sources.

University of New Brunswick (Fredericton) Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering   Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral level programs.

University of New Brunswick (St. John) Geography Resources   University of New Brunswick, St. John Campus.

University of Texas - Austin: Geography Resources - Geospatial Datasets   This well-organized page has brief overviews of sites containing geospatial datasets, technical GIS information, and federal data standards.

U.S. and International Geography Departments   Link to geography department Web pages around the world.

Virtual Cartographer   With an emphasis on programs in the United States, this site provides links to colleges and universities offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in cartography.


  Professional Associations    [to Top]
Alliance for Marine Remote Sensing Association (AMRS)   AMRS hosts technical workshops. Its official magazine is Backscatter. AMRS' executive director is Dr. Brian Whitehouse.

American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing   The imaging and geospatial information society. Publishes Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing. Has an online bookstore for US sales.

Association of American Geographers   Find information on careers in geography as well as links to related professional organizations and information about current AAG projects.

British Cartographic Society   The BCS site offers information on membership and publications, including its official journal, The Cartographic Journal.

Canadian Remote Sensing Society's   official journal, The Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. Bi-monthly.

Geological Society of America   Get information and services about and for earth scientists—abstracts from the GSA’s bulletin and its publication Geology.

International Map Collectors’ Society (IMCoS)   Find an international calendar of events and contact information for IMCoS representatives worldwide.

International Map Trade Association (IMTA)   Search for map retailers around the world, find answers to map copyright questions, and learn about upcoming conferences and map trade fairs at this site.

ISPRS Technical Commission VIII  

Map Societies Around the World   Link to map-interest societies around the world.

National Science Foundation   The section for geosciences includes useful links to information on this U.S. foundation’s programs in ocean sciences, atmospheric sciences, and earth sciences.

Royal Geographical Society   Get online access to this U.K. society’s map room, picture library, and archive.

Society of Cartographers   By providing information and opportunities to contact, meet and exchange views and techniques, they hope to support and encourage those involved in all aspects of mapmaking and maintain a high standard of cartographic illustration.



  Magazines & Books    [to Top]
Canadian Geographic Magazine   Making Canada better known to Canadians and the world. Magazine of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

Earth Observation Newsletter   The Earth Observation Newsletter - EO-Express. Launched in 2006, the EO-Express newsletter informs and raises the awareness of managers, scientists and students regarding Canadian activities in the field of Earth observation (EO) from space.

GIS Cafe e-zine   GIS news, events, tutorials, blogs, etc., etc, etc.

Google's Online Translation Site   Type or copy text and get translation of same.




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