GIS at UCD and on the Web: Links to Other GIS Resources
UCD Library GIS Guide
Applications, Tools, Repositories, Data
- DiscoverDataScienceThis guide provides a broad overview of the GIS field while informing students about what they should be looking for in a GIS educational program. Includes a comprehensive listing of GIS courses available from colleges in the USA. The guide also provides information on potential GIS careers and skills relevant to a career in GIS.
- Do-it-yourself-gis : 20 free tools data sources for creating data mapsThe Open Education Database has compiled links to free and open source applications and data sources which make it possible to create complex and robust data visualizations in the form of maps that display statistics and poll results.
- ELOGeo RepositoryThis is a digital service that collects, preserves, and distributes digital material about open geospatial data, software and standards, in order to facilitate the digital preservation and scholarly communication in the open geospatial community.
- Free GIS DataThis page contains a categorised list created by Robin Wilson of links to over 300 sites providing freely available geographic datasets.
- GeoForAllSoftware, teaching and research resources including free courses, such as tutorials on QGIS, from GeoForAll
- Geospatial HistorianThe Geospatial Historian is a tutorial-based open access textbook, modeled on the Programming Historian, for historical scholars and digital humanists. It is designed to teach practical digital mapping and GIS skills that are immediately useful to real research needs.
- GIS GeographyGIS Geography is a website with infographics, guest posts and comprehensive lists plus articles on the uses and science of remote sensing and GIS covered, they include topics such as: What Can You Do With a GIS Degree? ; Magnetic North vs Geographic (True) North Pole ; GIS Spatial Data Types: Vector vs Raster ; Free Global DEM Data Sources - Digital Elevation Models ; 27 Differences Between ArcGIS and QGIS ; Choropleth Maps – A Guide to Data Classification
- GIS LoungeGIS Lounge is an information portal primarily relating to the field of geographic information systems. The purpose of this site is to provide introductory text for issues relating to GIS as well as interesting news items, tips, and resources for the geospatial field. This site is run by Caitlin Dempsey Morais.
- A History of Open Source GIS ToolsAn interactive infographic with a timeline of free and open source GIS tools, both web and desktop applications. From Makepath, the infographic is designed to show students open source GIS options with a brief description of each.
- Master's in Data ScienceMastersindatascience.org is a website dedicated to outlining career opportunities for students interested in furthering their education or career knowledge in STEM related fields. The geospatial section has a
directory of geospatial programs with both online and on-campus master programs offered by colleges and universities by state in the USA. Information on local events, conferences and workshops are also provided.
- OpenGeoportalThe Open Geoportal is a collaboratively developed, open source, federated web application lead by Tufts University along with Harvard and MIT to rapidly discover, preview, and retrieve geospatial data from multiple repositories. Registration is required to view some datasets.
- ShareGeo OpenThis is the UK open source for free geodata. Find and share geospatial datasets here.
- Spatial@ucsb -vCentre for Spatial StudiThe KnowWhereGraph improves data-driven decision making and data analytics, specifically data analytics that involve geographic data.
- Spatial Decision Support Knowledge PortalThis is an initiative of the University of Redlands and aims to help practitioners, researchers and decision makers involved in an actual planning and decision making process find relevant information and resources for solving their specific problems.
- Working with GIS Data?This resource from the University of Syracuse's School of Information Studies, defines geographic information systems, offers a glossary list of GIS terms and lists 20 free, open-source software resources for building GIS maps. In addition, it offers five unique examples of GIS maps - heat, category, quantity, bubble and dot density.
- World Resources InstituteWRI produces maps, charts, data sets, infographics, and other visual resources. WRI is a global research organization that works to turn information into action to sustain a healthy environment.
Tools for Finding and Converting Coordinates
General information on geographical co-ordinates and map projections are provided here on the ICA Commission on Map Projections website
- CoordtransCoordTrans converts geographic coordinates between different coordinate systems.
- Find latitude and longitude using Google MapsView the single image to see how to get the longitude and latitude coordinates for your site or address
- The World Converter ToolView the single image for an example of how to use TWCC. "The World Coordinate Converter", is an Open Source tool to convert geodetic coordinates in a wide range of reference systems.
- Ordnance Survey Ireland Coordinate ConverterIn this example the numbers 681693 and 637876 were typed into the ITM Easting and Northing boxes. Click on Convert. The coordinates will pop up in the other standard co-ordinate systems, i.e. Lat / Long, UTM and Irish Grid.
Link to OSi co-ordinate converter: https://gnss.osi.ie/new-converter/
The OSI website also provides a free downloadable co-ordinate converter at: https://www.osi.ie/services/geodetic-services/download-co-ordinate-converter/
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