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Esri and ArcGIS
Current GIS news and the latest ArcGIS technology updates.
Quarterly publication with practical and technical articles by and for ArcGIS users.
Monthly digital publication by Esri for GIS news, views and insights.
Stories about the power of GIS innovation in the real world ranging from: climate action, conservation, equity and social justice, infrastructure, mapping, public health, public safety, science, sustainability, webcasts, and more.
ESRI GIS Education Community
A place created by ESRI for educators of all levels, as well as museums and libraries, to share ideas, experiences, curriculum, software & data.
Esri Map Books
Esri produces a yearly book of maps (based on GIS) for a variety of topics. Good resources for GIS ideas and seeing GIS in action.
ESRI Conference Proceedings
Explore papers and abstracts, session videos, and presentation materials shared at Esri Conferences and Events by peers from the global user community.
Esri User Conference Proceedings
Here you can find the papers presented at past Esri User Conferences (UC). Can be a good resource for ideas and to see the details of how others have done GIS analysis.
Sponsored by ESRI, GIS Day is an annual celebration of GIS. Events take place around the world for this and you might want to check with your local organizations (municipalities, universities, companies) to see if there is a celebration in your area!
Look up terms related to GIS operations, cartography, and Esri technology.
Health Mapping Software & Solutions - Place-Based Health Intelligence by ESRI
This ESRI site offers a portal into health-focused GIS with case studies, conference information, academic programs and a newsletter.
Marine and Coastal GIS - by ESRI
The entry page for ESRI's marine and coastal GIS information. Includes a newsletter, user groups, a marine data model and industry overviews relating to coastal zone management, research, fisheries, navigation and other ocean industries.
What Is GIS?
A good general starting point for learning about GIS. Do note that this is from ESRI, the leading creator of GIS software.
General and Other Geospatial
Cybergeo : European Journal of Geography
This site has articles on a wide range of geospatial topics and is available in English or French.
Directions Magazine - All Things Location
This geospatial magazine has been in publication since 1999 and offers information about jobs, data, discussion forums and more.
An open and inclusive platform for geospatial experts and enthusiasts to share their passion, knowledge and expertise for all things geo.
Geography Awareness Week
National Geographic created Geography Awareness Week to raise awareness to this dangerous deficiency in American education and excite people about geography as both a discipline and as a part of everyday life. Each third week of November, students, families and community members focus on the importance of geography by hosting events; using lessons, games, and challenges in the classroom; and often meeting with policymakers and business leaders.
This publication is largely private business oriented and has articles on GIS, surveying and mapping.
Geospatial Revolution Project | A Public Media Project
From Penn State Public Broadcasting, the first episode of the geospatial revolution was released in September 2010. More is to come and it is quite interesting.
A good online newsletter focused on GIS, remote sensing, and related technologies and happenings. Also has links to career opportunities.
This site has links to jobs, news, software info and much more relating to the GIS field.
GIS Career and Education Awareness Website (GIS CAREER LEARNING MODULES)
Funded by the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Program (NSF-ATE), this site has learning modules to help make clear the value of GIS skills, and the depth/breadth of potential for a GIS career.
This site has information about GIS, GPS, cartography, and geography, including a forum, events page, job links, and a newsletter.
GI S&T Body of Knowledge
From the UCGIS, this body of knowledge seems to lay out the elements involved in the geographic technology realm to prepare educators and students for careers.
Guerrilla Cartography is a community of mapmakers, researchers, and designers intent on widely promoting the cartographic arts and facilitating an expansion of the art, methods, and thematic scope of cartography, through collaborative projects and disruptive publishing.
Learning to Think Spatially - A Text
This is an excellent text on spatial thinking. It is a landmark document in articulating spatial thinking and provides a road to follow to do a better job of teaching K-12 students how to acquire this fundamental skill.
Map, GIS and Cataloging / Metadata Librarian Core Competencies
Created by the Maps and Geography Round Table of the American Library Association, this core competency document will help librarians, supervisors and those getting an education in GIS, Maps or Map Cataloging to understand basic requirements and skill sets for these disciplines.
Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
The OGC is a "non-profit, international, voluntary consensus standards organization that is leading the development of standards for geospatial and location based services." They have listed standards, a newsletter, events and more.
OSGeo - Open Source Geospatial Foundation
This organization is specifically positioned to "support and build the highest-quality open source geospatial software". Has a great tool that helps you find an open source technology that best fits your needs.
Spatial Reserves: A guide to public domain spatial data
This blog is a live companion to the book: The GIS Guide to Public Domain Data by Joseph Kerski and Jill Clark. This blog provides context for the development of the numerous data portals we see today in terms of the organizations that collect and provide access to data, and the policies that govern data use.
teachspatial.org | teachspatial
A collaborative site from the leading thinkers and players in the area of spatial thinking.
USGS National Geospatial Program Home Page
The US organization that manages The National Map, FGDC, geodata.gov, National Atlas.gov, US Board on Geographic Names, CEGIS, and emergency operations GIS.
Self described as: "A Very Spatial Podcast is your weekly source for information on Geography and geospatial technologies. Geography touches most things we do everyday, but we rarely even think of it. This podcast seeks to point out how it is filtering into our digital lives and daily lives."
Google Earth and Earth Engine
Google Earth and Earth Engine
From Medium, a collection of blogs and stories for developers, scientists, explorers and storytellers using Google Earth and Google Earth Engine.
Google Earth Hacks
Free GIS Data & Imagery GeoBlog
Google Maps Mania
Blog devoted to Google Maps mashups. Related to GIS and shows the creativity of the Internet community!