Selected Online GIS, Remote Sensing, and Map Resources

Joe Aufmuth, GIS Librarian, Marston Science Library

mapper@uflib.ufl.edu 273-0367

Carol McAuliffe, Map Librarian, Special Collections, Library East

carolmc@uflib.ufl.edu 273-2825

 

 

 

Source Link http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/icgis/gis_dcp.html

 

GIS, Maps and Imagery

Definition of GIS

A Geographic Information System, or GIS is an organized collection of computer hardware, software, geographic data, and personnel designed to efficiently capture, store, update, manipulate, analyze, and display all forms of geographically referenced information.

A GIS gives you the ability to associate information with a geographic feature and to create new relationships that can determine the suitability of various sites for development, evaluate environmental impact, identify the best location for a new facility, and so on. For example, by using land use and cover data from several years, drainage basin boundaries, soils data, rainfall data and the universal soil loss equation, impacts of human activity can be measured.

http://www.gis.com/content/what-gis

 

  Different Purposes, Sources, and Reliability of Digital Spatial Data

  Federal, State, Local, Private

  Users Should Quality Check All Data for Positional Accuracy and Attribute Completeness

  Different Digital Data Collection Scales and Uses

  Small Scale / Large Area Regional Analysis (1:100,000)

  Large Scale / Small Area Local Analysis (1:24,000)

  Different Coordinate Systems (Geographic vs Projected)

  Latitude/Longitude Global/Spherical Reference System

  Projection Plane/Surface Grid Coordinate System

  Every Layer Must Share a Common Coordinate System

 

Cartography -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cartography

"The discipline of cartography combines science, aesthetics, and technical ability to create a balanced and readable representation that is capable of communicating information effectively and quickly."

 

Considerations: Maps use symbols to represent spatial information through colors, patterns, shapes, and sizes.

 

Subject Information

Map and Imagery Library

http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/maps/

Documents Department Web Site

http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/docs/

Architecture and Fine Arts Library

http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/afa/

Marston Science Library

http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/msl

Urban Planning Resources

http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/afa/urp/

UF On-Line Reference Ask-A Chat

http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/ask/

USGS Publications

http://erg.usgs.gov/isb/pubs/

GIS and Science

http://gisandscience.com/

NASA Remote Sensing Tutorial

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/RemoteSensing/remote_10.php

The Global Positioning System

http://www.gps.gov/

GPS The Geographer's Craft

http://www.colorado.edu/geography/gcraft/notes/gps/gps_f.html

Getting To Know ArcGIS 10, Includes 180 day software (new)

http://www.amazon.com/Getting-Know-ArcGIS-Desktop-Ormsby/dp/1589482603

GIS Tutorial 1: Basic Workbook, Includes 180 day software (new)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/158948259X/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_2?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=1589482603&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1YXG4MRX3RF039CWB912

State and Federal Statistics and Information

FEFDL

http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/fefdl/

Florida Statistics Sites

http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/fefdl/florida/fl_statistics.html

Federal Statistics Sites

http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/docs/us_statistics.html

Census Bureau

http://www.census.gov/

Census Population Estimates

http://www.census.gov/popest/index.html

American Factfinder

http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml

FedStats

http://fedstats.sites.usa.gov/

Bureau of Labor Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/

Easi Analytic Software Inc. (Ring Studies)

http://www.easidemographics.com/

Florida Dept. of Revenue

http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/property/resources/data.html

Alachua County Property Appraiser

http://www.acpafl.org

Florida County Property Appraisers

http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/property/appraisers.html

Online Mapping

Google Earth

http://earth.google.com/

American Factfinder

http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml

National Map

http://viewer.nationalmap.gov/viewer/

US EPA My Environment

http://www.epa.gov/myenvironment

Natural Resource Conservation Service Soils

http://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov/app/

UF SimplyMap Socio-Economic Data

http://uf.catalog.fcla.edu/uf.jsp?st=simplymap&ix=kw

Online Vector Data

Florida DEP GIS Data

http://www.dep.state.fl.us/gis/

Florida Geographic Data Library (FGDL)

http://www.fgdl.org

St. Johns River Water Management District

http://sjrwmd.com/gisdevelopment/index.html

South West Florida Water Management District

http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/data/

Suwannee River Water Management District

http://www.srwmd.state.fl.us/index.aspx?nid=154

South Florida Water Management District

http://www.sfwmd.gov/portal/page/portal/levelthree/GIS

GIS Data Depot

http://data.geocomm.com/catalog/index.html

ESRI Geography Network

http://www.esri.com/data/free-data/index.html

USGS

http://nsdi.usgs.gov/

Data.Gov

http://catalog.data.gov/dataset

Online Imagery and Raster Data

Florida Geographic Data Library (FGDL)

http://www.fgdl.org/

LABINS (False Color, High Resolution)

http://www.labins.org

Florida Historical Aerial Photography

http://ufdc.ufl.edu/aerials

USGS EarthExplorer

http://earthexplorer.usgs.gov/

Software

UFApps Access from anywhere

https://apps.ufl.edu/Citrix/XenAppEXT/auth/login.aspx

Campus ESRI ArcGIS License

http://www.geoplan.ufl.edu/license.html

Free ESRI Shape File Viewer

http://www.esri.com/software/arcexplorer/index.html

Free Software GIS Data Depot

http://software.geocomm.com/

 

UF Digital collections

http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/UFDC/

Texas Map collection

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/

American memory map collection

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/

David Rumsey Collection

http://www.davidrumsey.com/

Maps and Art

http://www.mcwetboy.net/maproom/2006/07/cartographic_pe.php