GIS LINKS AND RESOURCES 

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Students: Please let me know if you found any helpful web sites - I will add them to this page.


GIS DATA AT THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY

Contact the Departmentís College Lab Technician Amy Jeu ajeu@hunter.cuny.edu for information about our digital data collection.

GIS EDUCATION, DEVELOPERS, AND ON-LINE TUTORIALS

NCGIA (National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis)

Clark Labs Home page (Idrisi GIS)


CRITICAL CARTOGRAPHY AND GIS

A useful Critical GIS reading list compiled by Matthew Wilson can be found at http://criticalgis.blogspot.com/p/critical-gis-bibliography.html.

 

The following journals publish the relevant articles: (also see Library Journals):

    • Annals of the AAG
    • The Professional Geographer
    • Cartography and GIS
    • International journal of GIS
    • Cartographica
    • Environment and planning A
    • Environment and planning D

GIS and Critical Geographic Research (A One Day Conference)
25 February, 2001, New York, NY 10021

MAPPING, VIEWING, AND DOWNLOADING DATA ON THE WEB

US Census demographic data from ESRI

http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en

American Fact Finder is the US Bureau of Census on-line service that provides access to source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data. It includes data from or provides links to decennial population census data, economic census, American community survey, population estimates, and other information. It also provides interactive internet-based mapping facility.

 

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GIS data depot (links to various GIS data sources).

2000 US Census data Official site of the US Bureau of Census 

http://www.census.gov/econ/census02/

The Economic Census of the US Census Bureau provides a detailed portrait of the Nation's economy once every five years, from the national to the local level. It covers all domestic non-farm business establishments, other than those operated by governments. Most reports are confined to businesses with paid employees.

ICPSR-Census 2000, University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research

Access to census data files with explanation of their content.

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/CENSUS2000/index.html

 

MPC Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota

Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) census data downloads

IPUMS-USA is a coherent national census database from 1850 to current.

UMS-International collects and distributes census data from around the world.

www.ipums.umn.edu

http://www.ciesin.columbia.edu/datasets/pums/pums-home.html

PUBLIC USE MICRODATA SAMPLES (PUMS) from Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) within the Earth Institute at Columbia University.

 

http://www.epa.gov/tri/

Environmental Protection Agency maintains Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) public database. It contains information on toxic chemical releases and other waste management activities.

 United States managed areas (Varenius NCGIA project) public

CAST (Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies). Guide to Mostly On-Line and Mostly Free U.S. Geospatial and Attribute Data. 

UNEP/GRID Global population data sets (public United Nations datasets)

ESRI data browser and downloads (public and commercial, look for public data only). 

USGS (United States Geological Survey) - major provider of the US datasets digitized from the topographic maps and other sources.

GDT (commercial). Topological street networks, census data files, population projections. 

NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Satellite imagery, navigation charts, etc. 

 

New York

NYC Department of City Planning - Bytes of the Big Apple.  Some datsets are available for free download. 

New York State Government Information Locator Service. Follow the link to NYS Geographic Information System Clearinghouse - The Clearinghouse was established to disseminate information about New York's Statewide GIS Coordination Program and to provide access to the New York State GIS Metadata and Data Repository. 

California

Fire and resource assessment program (California Data)

 

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