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 Dictionaries | Government and Commercial Sites | Landview lll | Maps | Metadata Sites | Remote Sensing Sites | Searchable Sites |Specialty Sites
 

Dictionaries:

 

AGI GIS Dictionary - Dictionary of GIS terms, located at the University of Edinburgh’s Department of Geography and the Association for Geographic Information site.
GEONet-NIMA (National Imagery and Mapping Agency) - Access to NIMA’s database of foreign geographic feature names. Approximately 12,000 of the database’s 3.3 million features are updated monthly with names and information approved by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names.
Dictionary of Abbreviations and Acronyms in Geographic Information Systems, Cartography, and Remote Sensing

Metadata sites: Geography and GIS Sites - Collection of geography-related sites all over the world, is maintained by Utrecht University, The Netherlands. It is a very large site (49.2K), but is divided into manageable sections that are easy to use and understand. Areas covered include GIS, Remote Sensing, demographic and population studies, and government statistical information.
Oddens's Bookmarks - Over 4,850 links, of these links, approximately 700 are electronic map sources, over 170 map collections, educational sources, GIS and geographic demos, and more.
Edinburgh Geographical Information Systems (GIS) - Located and maintained in the Department of Geography at the University of Edinburgh, it provides information on all aspects of GIS, as well as providing a number of useful links to other servers worldwide. There is a link to GIS research being done in the United Kingdom.
Ministry of Environment-Luxemborg - Covers many aspects of GIS, such as courses and teaching, software, general applications, GIS-hotlists, satellite imagery and Remote Sensing, and international links.
GInfoServer: WWW GIS-Resources - Large, but well-designed Web site that has a many sources. It provides links to GIS-Software (commercial and free), GinfoServer for journals, books and bibliographies, conference information, and online proceedings. There are online literature databases, GIS, hydrology and bibliography standards, Digital Elevation Models (DEMs), metadata, and Environmental Information Systems.
UC Berkeley Guide to GIS Resources on the Internet - Covers many aspects of GIS and related topics, including general directories, special and related topics, federal, state, and international data sources, GIS tutorials, bibliographies and publications.
 
Government and commercial sites: Geographic Information Systems–GIS - Part of the USGS Web site and a node of the National Geospatial Data Clearinghouse. It contains the Manual of Federal Geological Data Products and links to other government geological/environmental Web sites and provides examples of practical applications of GIS.
GIS Frequently Asked Questions and General Info List Index - Questions and information compiled from newsgroups, mail lists, current research, and commercial and academic sites. It answers technological questions, provides software ratings, and contains an archive.
Montana State Library Geographic Information System - Acts as a clearinghouse for GIS databases and provides services to state, federal, private, nonprofit, public groups, and individuals needing access to GIS technology.
Geo Info Systems Online - Information and links to many areas of GIS, including education and research centers, GIS/GPS mail lists and newsgroups.
 
Specialty sites: Japan GIS/Mapping Sciences Resource Guide - Comprehensive source for Japanese GIS and mapping information with links to other sources. (The site is in English.)
Perseus Atlas Project - Effort to build a collection of databases focused on classical Greece. The site provides links to collections, software, data, maps and gazetteers, online reports and documents, discussion lists, and conferences.
 
LandView III: LandView III - Mapping system that creates maps showing 1990 census population and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data on super fund and hazardous waste sites for local communities. It is a detailed network of roads, rivers and railroads (based on TIGER/Line 95), jurisdictional and statistical boundaries, EPA-regulated sites, and key geographic features of the United States provided by the U.S. Geological Survey and other federal agencies.
 
Searchable sites: Infomine Scholarly Internet Resource Collections - Map and GIS search screen maintained by the University of California. Keyword, subject, title, and contents can be used to search this site. The site covers both academic and commercial.
Earth Science Data on the Global Land Information System (GLIS) - Interactive computer system developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for scientists about the earth’s land surfaces. GLIS contains abstract, description, and search information for each data set. Some of these digital data sets are cartographic, climate, elevation, geologic, hydrologic, landuse/landcover, satellite and aerial, soils, and photographs.
SEDAC’s: GIS Format Conversion Service - Digital coverage of U.S. census demographics to GIS users. Atlas GIS, ARC/INFO, and MapInfo formats are supported. DDCarto and DDViewer are two very large links within this site. The data is provided freely for research and instructional use only.
 
Remote sensing sites: Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL) - Primary access point for several RSL-based Internet projects.
Remote Sensing and GIS–U.S. Bureau of Reclamation–Denver, Colorado - Some of the projects are Upper Colorado Basin Irrigated Lands, Glen Canyon Environmental Studies, Animas-LaPlata Wetland/Riparian Vegetation Classification and Inventory, and NEXRAD Radar Calibration for Snow. General GIS information includes: Reclamation’s Mid-Pacific Region, Draft guide for the Implementation of the Content, Standards for Geospatial Metadata, Denver Office Archive Library.
 
MAPS: GIS: Map Gallery. Dept. of Transportation–Bureau of Transportation Statistics - Site contains four divisions of maps: National transportation analysis regions, transportation statistics annual report, interstate commodity shipments, and the American Travel Survey.
Atlas of the United States -  Includes National Overview, California, New York City, New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Mass. and vicinity.
Atlas of California - Includes California overview, metro Los Angeles and vicinity, San Francisco Bay Area, metro San Diego County, metro Sacramento and vicinity.
Atlas of New York City - Includes population and race, ancestry, income and poverty, adult education attainment, household types, and commuters.
Atlas of Washington, D.C. - Includes population and race, ancestry and nationality, income and poverty, adult education attainment.
Atlas of Boston, Mass. -
Includes population and race, ancestry and nationality, income and poverty, adult education attainment.
Atlas of Metro L.A. City - Includes housing units, ancestry and race, citizens, rents, homicides, income, language, etc.
 

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