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Geography Resources for Mapping, GIS, Smartphones and More!



GIS/GPS

  1. Geographic Information Systems (GIS): This resource discusses the basics of geographic information systems.
  2. What is GIS?: An introduction to Geographic Information Systems is provided.
  3. GIS: Geographic Information Systems are covered in detail within this guide.
  4. Questions a GIS Can Answer: Geographic Information Systems can be difficult to understand; this website answers questions about GIS.
  1. GIS Data: Geographic Information System data comes in many forms, such as layered, 2-D, and 3-D. The specifics of GIS data are explained in this resource.
  2. Global Positioning Systems and Geographic Information Systems (PDF): In this document, both GIS and GPS technology are explained in a manner that is easily understood for beginners.
  3. GIS or GPS? A Comparison: GIS and GPS technology have some similar technology, which is discussed here.
  4. GPS or GIS: What's the Difference? (PDF): This document examines the differences between Global Positioning Systems and Geographic Information Systems.
  5. The History of GPS: The history of Global Positioning Systems is presented here in a timeline format.
  6. How Does GPS Work?: Global Positioning Systems tell people their exact locations on Earth. This Q&A guide answers questions about how the GPS technology works to bring information to users.
  7. Understanding the Global Positioning System (GPS): Many people use GPS technology on a daily basis; reading this article gives users a better understanding of how the technology works to provide their GPS services.
  8. GPS Frequently Asked Questions: Questions about Global Positioning Systems are common; this FAQ tackles the most common ones.
  9. GPS and Mathematical Basis: Global Positioning Systems are fueled by technology that is backed by mathematical data; this article discusses the specifics of the technology.
  10. GPS: A New Constellation: The Air and Space Museum examines GPS technology and takes a look at navigation methods in history.
  11. Satellite Navigation System: In this detailed overview, satellite navigation systems such as GPS are discussed.
  12. GPS 101 (PDF): This document discusses all of the technologies behind GPS and provides many charts and diagrams as well.

Maps and Mapping

  1. Online Mapping: With the use of this website, users can view and navigate maps online.
  2. Maps, Imagery, Publications: Map information and a tool to make interactive maps are both included on this website.
  3. National Map: The United States Geological Survey (USGS) offers several mapping services, including a tool that enables individuals to create their own maps.
  4. Community Mapping: For those wishing to create community maps, this is a great detailed tutorial that explains how to go about community mapping.
  5. History of Map Making: Map-making before technology such as GIS/GPS and remote sensing was very different from how maps are made today. This informational article takes a look at map-making throughout history.

Remote Sensing

  1. Remote Sensing Methods: The methods for remote sensing are discussed on this website.
  2. What is Remote Sensing?: Remote sensing is unfamiliar to many; this resource explains the technology and its uses.
  3. Remote Sensing 101: Remote sensing is a science that focuses on gathering information about areas through the use of satellites or aircraft. This website further explains how remote sensing takes place.
  4. Remote Sensing Scientist: This article discusses those who specialize in remote sensing science.
  5. Introduction to Remote Sensing: The basic concepts of remote sensing, including technologies and concepts, are examined here.
  6. Fundamentals of Remote Sensing: A detailed diagram explaining the fundamentals of remote sensing is provided by the Natural Resources Department of Canada.
  7. Introduction to Remote Sensing and GIS (PDF): Remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) technology often work together to produce results. Experts at Yale University provide a glossary of terms as well as explain how the two technologies function.
  8. Satellite Remote Sensing (PDF): A compilation of charts and diagrams by experts in the field explain everything there is to know about satellite remote sensing.
  9. Image Processing and Remote Sensing (PDF): In this document, the fundamentals of image processing in relation to remote sensing are explained.

General Geography Resources

  1. Human Geography: People, places, and things related to human geography are addressed on this website.
  2. Geographical Association: The Geographical Association provides information about current geographical issues and concerns.
  3. Geography Teaching Resources: Resources for teachers to assist with teaching geography to students have been complied and are featured here.
  4. Geography of Jobs and Jobs in Geography: Information about employment issues, job resources, and business opportunities for those who are in the geography field is given here.
  5. What is Geography?: Geography is defined as the study of the physical features of Earth as well as human activity. A more in-depth explanation of the make-up of geography is given within this resource.
  6. Introduction to Geography: This website provides basic information about geography for beginners.
  7. Five Themes of Geography (PDF): There are five main themes of geography, according to experts at California State University Stanislaus. This document covers each theme, from Location to Human/Environment Interaction.
  8. Geography (PDF): Students wishing to pursue an education as a geography major will find this document discussing geographical education and career paths helpful.
  9. The Nature of Geographic Data (PDF): In this document, keywords, concepts and major points of geographical data, such as spatial variation, are outlined.
  10. What is Geography?: Geography experts at Marshall University explain the basics of geography.