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GIS Activities

CommonCensus Map Project - Redrawing the US based on voting instead of state and county boundaries.



GIS in the News

ESRI ArcWatch - Your e-Magazine for GIS News, Views, and Insights.

Volunteer Geographic Information in the News, NYTimes, 17 November 2009  - "It is a huge shift," said Michael F. Goodchild, a professor of geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara. "This is putting mapping where it should be, which is the hands of local people who know an area well."



GIS and Education

ArcLessons  - ArcLessons is a resource for you to share lessons for using GIS in the classroom. You can browse a list of lessons by category or use the search tools to find lessons in your area of interest. You also can contribute your Lessons or LessonPaks to ArcLessons for other educators to use.

ArcLessons Template: A Lesson Writing Framework - This template is designed to help persons wishing to write new ArcLessons packages.

Degree Confluence Project - includes pictures and stories from each latitude and longitude integer degree intersection in the world.

Find a GIS Program - An ESRI site that allows you to search for institutions that offer GIS courses.

SpaceWeather - News and Information about the sun-earth environment. SPACESHIP SIGHTINGS: The International Space Station and space shuttle Atlantis are docked together and putting on a good show in the night sky. Check the Simple Satellite Tracker for flybys of your home town.



GIS Organizations

GISuser Website - is an information rich news and technology resource for GIS professionals. All the latest news, articles, tools, event info, free job posting and much more is available. Also you'll find a 3x, a week industry newsletter.



GIS Resources

ArcGIS Online provides ArcGIS users with a set of foundation services that is deeply integrated with ArcGIS. As an ArcGIS user, you have immediate access to map services, task services, software developer kits (SDKs), and other content via the Web.


webGIS - extensive map coverage for technical applications.

University of Wyoming GIS Resources Links

Wyoming GIS Resources Links

ESRI GIS Resources Links


GPS Resources - Links to sources of information about GPS for both civil and military users, including tutorials.




Interesting Online Mapping

Make a Map - Free Embeddable Map - interactive U.S. demographic map. Eembed it in your Web page. Select from seven different demographic layers such as median household income, population change, and unemployment. This is part of ESRI's new Mapping for Everyone Web site, which provides simple, step-by-step instructions for creating maps with free GIS tools.

TRF Policy Map - The latest mortgage statistics from the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) for 2007, along with data for 2004, 2005, and 2006 are now available and mapped on PolicyMap.

U.S. Credit Conditions - The Federal Reserve considers the record rate of mortgage delinquencies, foreclosures and their impacts on communities an urgent problem. more...





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Remote Sensing Resources

ASPRS Online - Guide to Land Imaging Satellites.





ESRI Developer Support Website - documentation, downloads, object models, etc.




Tips and Tricks

Decimal Degree Conversions - Different degree formats: Resolutions and conversions.

The Earth According to WGS84 - This table (20 KB) lists the lengths in feet of 1 minute, 1 second and ¹/1000 minute of latitude and longitude.

TypeBrewer - Online cartographic typography selection application.




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