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Maps & Cartography: Geographic Information Systems

Last Updated: May 4, 2021 7:13 AM

Geographic Information Systems

Start with the UB Libraries guide ESRI Virtual Campus Courses to begin using ArcView and related products. Online tutorials are offered along with links to helpful resources.

Go to GIS Data Resources for a selected listing of resources available in the Arts & Sciences Libraries and on the Internet.

UB Geography faculty and students, go to: Geographic Information and Analysis Laboratory (GIAL).

Many GIS products and data sets are also available from US, state, and foreign government websites (see Maps: Government Resources). For topographic and satellite maps see Map & Satellite Image Database. For GIS of WNY region, see Erie and Niagara County GIS.

What is GIS? (USGS). Good introduction to GIS, including: data input and how data layers are shown. This is a good page to show someone who wants to understand GIS. Also see: GIS Glossaries for a selection of glossaries/dictionaries of GIS and Cartographic terms. ESRI also has a What is GIS? page.

GIS Sites and Resources

Looking for ToxMap? This resource was retired by the United States government in December 2019.