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Other Suggested Resources

This page contains a variety of resources for teachers and students. It includes information found on the Internet and suggested by students in the GIS in Education course at North Carolina State University. These resources include GIS projects, activities and interesting sites. If you have other suggestions please feel free to sent them to us!

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Other Suggestions

Suggestions from the GIS in Education Students and Visitors to our site.

  • ArcVoyager Lessons & Activities (http://www.esri.com/industries/k-12/voyager.html#lessons) - These are downloadable lessonplans from ESRI

  • The Center for GIS and Spatial Analysis at West Chester University (http://quantifactus.wcupa.edu/lab/)

  • EPA Enviromapper (Http://www.epa.gov/enviro/html/em/index.html) - provides a variety of environmental information

  • ESRI Canada (http://www.esricanada.com)

  • ESRI Canada Schools and Libraries (http://www.esricanada.com/k-12/index.html) - this site  includes the K-12 SchoolTools Extension download

  • ESRI GIS Jump Station (http://www.esri.com/library/jumpstation/jumpstation.html) - contains links to many global and local sites with downloadable data

  • ESRI K-12 (http://www.esri.com/industries/k-12/k-12.html)- Information about GIS for teachers ESRI is the world leader in GIS (geographic information system) software and technology. This site features free GIS software, online mapping, online GIS training, demos, data, product and service information, user scripts, and much more.

  • European Map-o-rama (http://www.maporama.com/share) Access to fully interactive maps and door-to-door itineraries that feature the most complete pan-European coverage.Localization of businesses around any given address.Multiplatform access: through the web, PDA's, and WAP-enabled mobile phones.

  • The GLOBE Program (http://www.globe.gov)

  • Infoseek Maps (http://infoseek.go.com/Facts?pg=maps.html) Access to maps and driving directions

  • Library of Congress Map Collections 1500-1999 (http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/gmdhome.html)

  • MapBlaster MapBlast provides interactive maps, driving directions, business finders, geosearch, and local YellowPages. (http://www.mapblast.com/myblast/index.mb) Provides directions and gives lat/long for street addresses

  • National Geographic  Map Machine (http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/) Locate nearly any place on Earth, find country facts, and search and print historical, weather, and population maps, and more with our dynamic atlas.

  • NC CGIA (http://www.cgia.state.nc.us)

  • NC MapNet (http://www.ncmapnet.com) North Carolina MapNet serves parts of the North Carolina Center for Geographic Information & Analysis' corporate database, including vector data and aerial imagery.

  • NC Zoo (http://www.nczoo.org) Welcome to the North Carolina Zoo. The North Carolina Zoo is the country's largest and finest walk-through, natural habitat zoo.

  • NCSU Libraries GIS Information (http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/stacks/gis/)

  • NCSU Libraries Recommended Sites (http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/stacks/gis/dataweb.html)

  • North Carolina Curriculum (http://www.ncpublicschools.org/curriculum/) Standard Course of Study Curriculum Matrix for K-12 schools in North Carolina.

  • North Carolina Geological Survey (http://www.geology.enr.state.nc.us)

  • Red Wolves of Alligator River Database (http://www.nczooredwolf.org) Join the North Carolina Zoo and a team of researchers on an interactive project to study red wolves in North Carolina

  • Terraserver (http://www.terraserver.com)

  • Topozone (http://www.topozone.com) Free interactive USGS topo maps of the entire United States

  • National Atlas (http://www.nationalatlas.gov/) Home Page of The National Atlas of the United States of America

  • Biological Resources Division (http://biology.usgs.gov/)

  • Geologic Division (http://geology.usgs.gov/index.shtml)

  • Water Resources (http://water.usgs.gov/) Home page for water resources information from the US Geological Survey

  • Wake County GIS Data (http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/stacks/gis/wake.html)

  • Wake County GIS Links (http://web.co.wake.nc.us/gis/gislinks.htm)

  • Harvard GIS FAQ's (http://www.icls.harvard.edu/gis/CONTENTS.HTM)

  • GIS4U (http://www.gis4u.com/)Based out of Georgia, consultants are able to come to schools, teacher groups and classrooms. This site has a web classroom and geographic information resources for educators.

 

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Parts of this list originally compiled by Curt Johnson of the NC Geodetic Survey (2000) for use by the North Carolina State Univeristy GIS in Education students. Edited, annotated, and added to by Shannon White in April 2002.

 

 

 

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