Home Geography Resources for Mapping, GIS, Smartphones and More! Geography Resources for Mapping, GIS, Smartphones and More! GIS/GPS Geographic Information Systems (GIS): This resource discusses the basics of geographic information systems. What is GIS?: An introduction to Geographic Information Systems is provided. GIS: Geographic Information Systems are covered in detail within this guide. Questions a GIS Can Answer: Geographic Information Systems can be difficult to understand; this website answers questions about GIS. 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. 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. GIS or GPS? A Comparison: GIS and GPS technology have some similar technology, which is discussed here. GPS or GIS: What's the Difference? (PDF): This document examines the differences between Global Positioning Systems and Geographic Information Systems. The History of GPS: The history of Global Positioning Systems is presented here in a timeline format. 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. 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. GPS Frequently Asked Questions: Questions about Global Positioning Systems are common; this FAQ tackles the most common ones. 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. GPS: A New Constellation: The Air and Space Museum examines GPS technology and takes a look at navigation methods in history. Satellite Navigation System: In this detailed overview, satellite navigation systems such as GPS are discussed. GPS 101 (PDF): This document discusses all of the technologies behind GPS and provides many charts and diagrams as well. Maps and Mapping Online Mapping: With the use of this website, users can view and navigate maps online. Maps, Imagery, Publications: Map information and a tool to make interactive maps are both included on this website. National Map: The United States Geological Survey (USGS) offers several mapping services, including a tool that enables individuals to create their own maps. Community Mapping: For those wishing to create community maps, this is a great detailed tutorial that explains how to go about community mapping. 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 Remote Sensing Methods: The methods for remote sensing are discussed on this website. What is Remote Sensing?: Remote sensing is unfamiliar to many; this resource explains the technology and its uses. 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. Remote Sensing Scientist: This article discusses those who specialize in remote sensing science. Introduction to Remote Sensing: The basic concepts of remote sensing, including technologies and concepts, are examined here. Fundamentals of Remote Sensing: A detailed diagram explaining the fundamentals of remote sensing is provided by the Natural Resources Department of Canada. 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. 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. Image Processing and Remote Sensing (PDF): In this document, the fundamentals of image processing in relation to remote sensing are explained. General Geography Resources Human Geography: People, places, and things related to human geography are addressed on this website. Geographical Association: The Geographical Association provides information about current geographical issues and concerns. Geography Teaching Resources: Resources for teachers to assist with teaching geography to students have been complied and are featured here. 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. 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. Introduction to Geography: This website provides basic information about geography for beginners. 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. Geography (PDF): Students wishing to pursue an education as a geography major will find this document discussing geographical education and career paths helpful. The Nature of Geographic Data (PDF): In this document, keywords, concepts and major points of geographical data, such as spatial variation, are outlined. What is Geography?: Geography experts at Marshall University explain the basics of geography.