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Geographic Information Systems (GIS): This resource discusses the basics
of geographic information systems.
What is GIS?: An introduction to Geographic Information Systems is
GIS: Geographic Information Systems are covered in detail within this
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
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
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
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 Methods: The methods for remote sensing are discussed on
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
Image Processing and Remote Sensing (PDF): In this document, the
fundamentals of image processing in relation to remote sensing are
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
The Nature of Geographic Data (PDF): In this document, keywords,
concepts and major points of geographical data, such as spatial variation,
What is Geography?: Geography experts at Marshall University explain the
basics of geography.