GIS Information and References:
You can access the
of Guelph Library directly from here; the library site
has links to other libraries in the Guelph area. The Guelph
library website has a GIS
webpage, with information about data and software available
to university users.
For general questions about GIS, or to review the meaning
of a technical term, you can browse through the list of
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
about GIS and remote sensing, or check any one of available
GIS glossaries and
other resources/reference sites on the Internet.
Several sites maintain Bibliographies
of GIS references, although they vary in scope and are not
always up to date. Students at Guelph have created a GIS
Agencies, Associations and Companies:
Federal government mapping agencies in Canada
and the United
States provide a wealth of cartographic information on
the Internet. Other
government sites (i.e., provincial or European) are also
such as the Association of American Geographers, National
Commission of Geographic Information and Analysis, or GIS
World, also maintain sites with much useful information.
More and more Private
Companies, such as ESRI, and MapInfo, are using the
Internet - some of these sites even have software tutorials
and/or job ads.
and Listservs for On-Line Help:
email-based forums for the discussion of a particular topic.
Since many experts actively read these groups, they are a
great way to get advice and information on just about everything.
There is a very lively NewsGroup dedicated to GIS, as well
as one for Idrisi users. There is also information on Listserv's.
digital maps on the Internet:
Some sites include digital
maps that can be downloaded from the Internet, and used
for various applications. Because of copyright restrictions
and file format considerations, it is often difficult to locate
exactly what you want - but have fun browsing!
Many Internet sites maintain lists of job
opportunities in GIS and remote sensing, many of which
can be searched by location or keyword.
If you are thinking of graduate school, you may want to
check out the home pages for Canadian
and American Universities , as well as Other
Graduate Programs .
A great way to introduce yourself to the GIS community is
to attend a GIS conference
- why not present the research you have completed for
a GIS course?
Points for Further Exploration:
This sites identified above are only a few of the hundreds
of sites offering information about GIS. Several good Starting
Points for exploring other sites, are included here. Or
you may want to try a keyword search using one of several
this Homepage as a "Work in Progress". I would appreciate
learning of any new sites you have discovered, and would like
added to those above. Also, any suggestions about the set-up
of this page are most welcome. In the meantime - have fun surfing!
Jan Mersey, Department of Geography
Master / firstname.lastname@example.org
Links last checked:
September 2, 2004