General Resources

You will find many great GPS and GIS resources in the sections on the left. The resources listed below are just a few that we feel are exceptional sites and a must to visit. Note: The following links will open in a new browser window.

  • Degree Confluence
    The goal of the Degree Confluence project is to visit each of the latitude and longitude integer degree intersections in the world, and to take pictures at each location. The pictures and stories will then be posted here.

  • Essentials of Geographic Information Systems - Online Textbook
    Free online text book from FlatWorldKnowlege.
  • Geocaching
    Geocaching is a treasure hunting game where you use a GPS to hide and seek containers with other participants in the activity. is the listing service for geocaches around the world.

  • Google Earth
    Google Earth puts a planet's worth of imagery and other geographic information right on your desktop. View exotic locales like Maui and Paris as well as points of interest such as local restaurants, hospitals, schools, and more.

  • MSR Maps (Microsoft Research Maps)
    The MSR Maps (formerly TerraServer-USA) web site is one of the world's largest online databases, providing free public access to a vast data store of maps and aerial photographs of the United States. MSR Maps is designed to work with commonly available computer systems and web browsers over slow speed communications links.

  • National Map
    The National Map is an online, interactive map service created by the USGS. The USGS is striving to provide current, complete, consistent, and accurate information that is available and useful to the Nation.

  • Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center (AGRC)
    The Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center (AGRC) provides a wide range of Geographic Information System (GIS) support to the State of Utah. AGRC strives to facilitate coordination among Utah GIS users and effective, efficient use of GIS resources. Other services include stewardship of the State Geographic Information Database (SGID). Educators are able to download data from the SGID.

  • World Regional Geography: People, Places and Globalization - Online Textbook
    Free online text book from FlatWorldKnowlege.

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