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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

ESRI Video: What is GIS?What is GIS?
A video about using GIS software to explore the fundamental principals of geography.

ArcLessons ArcLessons
ArcLessons is a resource for you to share lessons for using GIS in the classroom.

ESRI Education CommunityESRI Education Community
An environment for the exchange of ideas and experiences, curriculum, software, and data between GIS educators around the globe.

ESRI Training CenterESRI Training Center
Esri Training offers the largest catalog of instructor-led and self-paced GIS courses. Learn the latest GIS technology through free live training seminars or in the Virtual Campus.

ESRI: Glossary of GIS TermsESRI: Glossary of GIS Terms
This dictionary includes terms from GIS operations and ESRI software-specific terminology.

ArcGIS ExplorerArcGIS Explorer
ArcGIS Explorer is a free GIS viewer that gives you an easy way to explore, visualize, and share GIS information.

ArcGIS.comArcGIS.com
An online system for using geographic information. Create a map you can view on the web, desktop and mobile devices and see maps and apps from people and organizations worldwide.

Geography ActionGeography Action
This program offers tools and resources for educators to bring geography to life through school and community events.

Geospatial RevolutionGeospatial Revolution
Check out these cool online videos that explain digital mapping and how it is changing the way we think, behave and interact.

GIS.comGIS.com
This site provides information about geographic information system (GIS) technology and the value it brings to business, government, and society.

GIS LoungeGIS Lounge
Information about GIS, GPS, cartography and geography.

Lewis and Clark Across MissouriLewis and Clark Across Missouri
This website serves geographical information and maps that are products of the LEWIS AND CLARK HISTORIC LANDSCAPE PROJECT.

Live Video Cams in UtahLive Video Cams in Utah
Live weather web cams around the state of Utah.

MapQuestMapQuest
MapQuest, Inc. offers Internet, wireless and business mapping applications that help people find places and get there.

National Atlas of the U.S.National Atlas of the U.S.
Customize your own map for printing or viewing.

National Earthquake Information CenterNational Earthquake Information Center
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards.

The Satellite SiteThe Satellite Site
Information about satellites.

TerraFlyTerraFly
TerraFly changes the way you view your world. Simply enter an address, and our system will put you at the controls of a new and innovative way to explore your digital earth.

UGIC Mentoring ProgramUGIC Educator Mentoring Program
The Utah K-12 GIS Educator Mentoring Program is designed to help K-12 educators link up with GIS professionals in a mentoring relationship.

Utah AGRCUtah Automated Geographic Reference Center (AGRC)
Provides a wide range of Geographic Information System (GIS) and other geospatial support services.

Visualization of Remote Sensing DataVisualization of Remote Sensing Data
The Vis/RSD website is a showcase for stunning visualizations of satellite data by NASA's Goddard Laboratory for Atmospheres.

Careers in GIS

Brigham Young UniversityBYU: Geographic Information Systems
Brigham Young University GIS program.

Salt Lake Community CollegeSLCC: Geographic Information Systems
Salt Lake Community College GIS program.

Southern Utah UniversitySUU: Geographic Information Systems
Southern Utah University GIS program.

University of UtahU of U: Geographic Information Systems
University of Utah GIS program.

Utah State UniversityUSU: Geographic Information Systems
Utah State University GIS program.

WSU: Geographic Information Systems
Weber State University GIS program.

Global Positioning System (GPS)

The Degree Confluence ProjectThe Degree Confluence Project
The Degree Confluence Project contains photographs of the intersections of integer latitude and longitude degree lines.

GeocachingGeocaching
Geocaching is a treasure hunting game where you use a GPS to hide and seek containers with other participants in the activity. Geocaching.com is the listing service for geocaches around the world.

GPS Tutorials4-H GPS Resources
Utah is one of the leaders in using GPS technology in 4-H. Take a look at some of the resources they have to offer dealing with GPS technology.

GPS InformationGPS Activities & Lesson Plans
Using GPS and Geocaching in the core curriculum has become a powerful tool in enhancing student understanding of geography, scientific inquiry, math concepts, physical education, problem solving, and language arts.

Finding Your Way with Map & CompassFinding Your Way with Map & Compass (pdf)
Instructions on how to use a map and a compass to find where you are going.

Videos

The Geospatial Revolution, Episode 1The Geospatial Revolution, Episode 1
Geospatial Revolution will drastically change the way we perceive and explore our surroundings, and it will connect us to even the most remote parts of the world. (13 min 45 sec) Visit the Geospatial Revolution Project web site...

Geospatial Revolution, Episode 2Geospatial Revolution, Episode 2
See how local governments and business use geospatial technology to deliver services and run efficiently, keeping a continuing eye on future developments and applications. (14 min 42 sec) Visit the Geospatial Revolution Project web site...

Geospatial Revolution, Episode 2Geospatial Revolution, Episode 3
This episode explores geospatial technology in the world of security: how new technologies help to broker peace, wage war, and fight crime but can also compromise personal privacy. (15 min 02 sec) Visit the Geospatial Revolution Project web site...

Geospatial Revolution, Episode 2Esri GIS in School Instruction
Esri GIS in School Instruction - Intro: What's GIS, what people do with GIS, and how GIS can be used in instruction in schools. 20 minutes, broken into 9 sections. From the YouTub playlist you can also see 6 demo videos. (20 min 13 sec) Visit the YouTube Playlist site...

GIS Careers by ESRI: Helicopter PilotGIS Careers by ESRI: Helicopter Pilot
Learn more about Steve Robinson's job with the Los Angeles Fire Department. You'll also see how GIS technology helps him keep the public safer than ever. (4 min 16 sec) More Information about GIS Careers...

GIS Careers by ESRI: ConservationistGIS Careers by ESRI: Conservationist
Dr. Michael Fay uses GIS in his work as a conservationaist. If traveling around the world, living in the wilderness, investigating geography, and literally saving the planet. (4 min 14 sec) More Information about GIS Careers...

GIS Careers by ESRI: GIS ManagerGIS Careers by ESRI: GIS Manager
Learn more about Ingrid Bruce's job for the City of Rancho Cucamonga. Ingrid Bruce demonstrates in 3D how GIS technology takes maps into a new dimension. (4 min 16 sec) More Information about GIS Careers...

GIS Careers by ESRI: Health GeographerGIS Careers by ESRI: Health Geographer
Learn more about Seth Wiafe's job at Loma Linda University. Seth Wiafe advises all public health professionals to think spatially. (4 min 30 sec) More Information about GIS Careers...

The Truth about GPS: How it worksThe Truth About GPS: How it works
Col. David Buckman, Air Force Space Command, talks about GPS, how it works, and modernization. (4 min 27 sec)

Garmin eTrex Vista Handheld GPS Review and Geocaching how-toGarmin eTrex Vista Handheld GPS Review & Geocaching how-to
A video review for the Garmin eTrex Vista HCx GPS unit and how to use it for geocaching. (5 min 0 sec)

Garmin eTrex Vista Handheld GPS Review and Geocaching how-toWhat Is Geocaching?
Learn about the high-tech treasure hunting game being played around the world by adventure seekers! (1 min 12 sec) Visit Geocaching.com website...

Garmin eTrex Vista Handheld GPS Review and Geocaching how-toHow GPS Works
A good introduction on how Global Positioning Systems work from How Stuff Works. (1 min 12 sec) Visit the How Stuff Works GPS website...

Books

ESRI PressEsri Press
Esri Press publishes books on GIS, cartography, and the application of spatial analysis to public and private endeavor including land-use planning, health care, education, business, government, and science, among others.

Community Geography: GIS in ActionCommunity Geography: GIS in Action
Community Geography is designed to inspire students and citizens to make a difference in their communities using GIS technology.

The GIS 20: Essential Skills The GIS 20: Essential Skills
An easy-to-understand guide that emphasizes the top twenty skills most people need to master to be successful using GIS.

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