Upload links and projects for working with satellite images, geographical information systems and the environment.

GIS Software Links


Google Earth
http://earth.google.com/
Notes: Main page/portal.

Google Earth KML Tutorials
http://code.google.com/apis/kml/documentation/whatiskml.html
Notes: Shows how to program data into a KML file, similar to XHTML, that can be loaded into Google Earth

ArcGIS Explorer
http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/explorer/index.html
Notes: Simplified version of ArcView that is easy to use to view shape files from ESRI.

MyWorld GIS, Pasco
http://www.pasco.com/myworld/
Notes: Easier version ArcView.



GIS Instruction


ESRI Instructional Podcast Series - http://www.esri.com/news/podcasts/index.html



GIS Articles


GIS - The Geographic Approach - http://www.esri.com/news/arcnews/fall07articles/gis-the-geographic-approach.html

Living Inside Networks of Knowledge -
http://www.esri.com/news/arcnews/fall07articles/living-inside.html

What Historians Want from GIS -
http://www.esri.com/news/arcnews/summer07articles/what-historians-want.html



GIS Data Pages


BIOTA EAST
http://www.dlr.de/biota-east/
Notes: GIS data on the biota of East Africa

Conservation and Management GIS Data
http://www.ramas.com/consgis.htm
Notes: Shape files related to conservation and management efforts.

Global Forest Watch Data Explorer
http://ims.missouri.edu/gfwmetadataexplorer/
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Global Hydrology Data Center
http://ghrc.msfc.nasa.gov
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Global Seismic Network
http://www.iris.edu/about/GSN/
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GOES Satellite Data
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/Data/goes.html
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Google Earth Environmental and Science Layers
http://earth.google.com/outreach/env_science.html
Notes: Can be uploaded into the free version of Google Earth

The Landsat Program - NASA
http://landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Notes: Find project facts, history of Landsats 1 through 7, images, technical details, and resources.

MODIS Land Data Products
http://edcdaac.usgs.gov/dataproducts.asp
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National Climate Data Center -
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/ncdc.html
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National Hurricane Center GIS Data
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
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National Park Service GIS Data
http://www.nps.gov/gis/
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National Renewable Energy Data
http://www.nrel.gov/gis/
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National Snow and Ice Data Center
http://nsidc.org/
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National Weather Bouy Data Center -
http:/w/ww.ndbc.noaa.gov/hmd.shtml
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NOAA Observing System GIS Data -
http://www.nosa.noaa.gov/google_earth.html
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NOAA Ocean Surface Current Data -
http://www.oscar.noaa.gov/
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Online Spatial Data by State
http://libraries.mit.edu/gis/data/datalinks/statedataweb.html
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TOPEX Ocean Surface Topography from Space - JPL
http://topex-www.jpl.nasa.gov/
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Tropical Atmosphere and Oceans Project
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/
Notes: Data on El Nino Ossilation

USGS Water GIS Data
http://water.usgs.gov/data.html
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