Mapping and GPS Resources

 

Government Resources

 

1. The National Atlas of the United States:  This web site can be used to construct, view maps, print maps, and obtain information about maps.

 

            http://www.nationalatlas.gov/

 

2.  U.S. Census Bureau's Gazetteer:  Enter a zip code to view a map and obtain exact latitude and longitude data in degree-decimal form.

 

            http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/gazetteer

 

3.  SciTech Resources.gov: A catalog of governmental science and technology web sites.

 

            http://www.scitechresources.gov/index.php

           

4.  National Geodetic Survey:  This web site provides a variety of maps (e.g., Path of Hurricane Katrina)

 

            http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/

 

5.  GPS A New Constellation (A Smithsonian web site related to the exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.)

 

            http://www.nasm.si.edu/exhibitions/gps/

 

6. A NASA Resource

 

            http://scign.jpl.nasa.gov/learn/gps.htm

 

7. A USGS Resource

 

            http://www.gis2gps.com/quad/quad.htm

 

8. The Massachusetts GIS Office: (For example: Use their online mapping resource to get latitudes and longitudes)

 

            http://www.mass.gov/mgis/massgis.htm

 

            The Mass GIS list of other online mapping resources

 

            http://www.mass.gov/mgis/Cool_Interactive_Maps_on_the_Web.htm

 

9.  Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

 

            http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/dfw_toc.htm

 

            Town Core Wildlife Maps Information

 

            http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/nhesp/nhpubs.htm

 

 

 

Resources Developed by Universities and Non-Profits

 

1. Harvard University

 

            http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/space_geodesy/ATLAS/gps.html

 

 

1. NCGIA (The National Center for Geographic Information Analysis)

 

             http://www.ncgia.ucsb.edu/ )

 

2. The NCGIA Core Curriculum in GIS Science: This web site provides links to mapping topics.  For example, a document developed by Anthony P. Kirvan, department of Geography at the University of Texas at Austin focuses on latitude and longitude (use the second URL).

 

            http://www.ncgia.ucsb.edu/giscc/

 

            http://www.ncgia.ucsb.edu/education/curricula/giscc/units/u014/u014.html

 

3.  GPS: A New Navigation: (A PBS web site with information relating to navigation)

 

            http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/longitude/gps.html

 

4.  A University of Montana information resource:

 

http://www.math.montana.edu/frankw/ccp/cases/Global-Positioning/round-earth/learn.htm

 

5. A University of Minnesota Resource

 

            http://www.its.umn.edu/education/modules/gps/gpsresources.html

 

6. An Iowa State University Resource

 

            http://www.extension.iastate.edu/e-set/gpskits.html

 

7. Another resource - click on Unit 3

           

            http://rssit.tincan.org/gis.htm

 

8. An American Museum of Natural History resource

 

 http://www.amnh.org/education/resources/antarctica/aa_index.php?startRow=60

 

9. A Curriculum Products Web Site

 

            http://www.ljgroup.com/products/product.asp?id=109

 

10. A vocational education association is developing a GPS CD-ROM

 

            http://www.aavim.com/pages/intheworks.html