RESOURCES

Table of Contents:


Cartographic links Index of Cartographic Images Illustrating Maps of the Early Medieval Period
http://www.henry-davis.com/MAPS/EMwebpages/EML.html

History of mapping digital projects
A round-up of national and international digital projects concerning early mapping
http://www.maphistory.info/projects.html

The Lewis and Clark Trail
Reliving and remapping the early 19th century journey of William Clark and Meriwether Lewis as they mapped and explored new routes to the Pacific Ocean from Louisiana, West. Also descriptions of their techniques of mapping including "dead reckoning"
http://lewisandclarktrail.com/clarksmap.htm

The LIBER Groupe des Cartothªcaires de Liber
Extensive links on mapping, history, geoinformation and GIS
http://www.maps.ethz.ch/gdc-education4.html

Map History / History of Cartography
The 'Map History' site forms part of the WWW-Virtual Library. It offers a non-commercial mixture of comment and tips (spread over about 100 'pages') and many thousands of links to free sites.
http://www.maphistory.info/

Odden'smCartographic Bookmarks
"This is by far the best starting point for maps on the net."
http://oddens.geog.uu.nl/index.php

Geographic Information System (GIS) What is GIS?
http://www.yale.edu/gis/whatis.htm

GIS data links for Northern California
http://www.pacificsites.com/~cbrooks/gis1.shtml

Government topographical data
http://www.nima.mil/portal/site/nga01/

SFViewer's Map Interface
This is the site where you can create GIS maps of anywhere in San Francisco. Images can be adjusted through the Layers control, by shutting off map details. As you move the cursor over the surface of the map, you will also get what looks like GPS coordinate readouts in the lower status bar, so for those who can't afford GPS device, you MIGHT be able to locate points just through SFViewer's interface. Just need to figure out how to cross reference its coordinates with GPS coordinates. Cool, no? One problem, overlaying the image onto a MapSource map.
http://gispubweb.sfgov.org/website/sfviewer/INDEX.htm

ESRI - GIS and Mapping Software
http://www.esri.com/industries.html

GIS links for Northern California
http://www.pacificsites.com/~cbrooks/gis1.shtml

Global Positioning System (GPS) The GPS Revolution
Exhibition at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on the GPS system and its impact.
http://www.nasm.si.edu/exhibitions/gps/revolution.html

National Geodetic Survey
Precise predictions of satellite orbits
http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/GPS/GPS.html

Mapping sources Generating Custom Garmin GPS Maps
Adam Newham's solution to creating and importing custom maps to his Garmin GPS device, using GPSmapper and Oziexplorer, with which he creates map graphics that he then imports to his Garmin receiver, via Mapsource. Includes links to both Oziexplorer and GPSmapper downloads and screenshots of his process. Though I have not tried it and find the author's instructions a bit obtuse (he assumes one is familiar with all three software applications independent of his project), he responded to queries regarding my confusion within days. Why is this useful? Think of the many imaginary geographic features one could then import into one's GPS receiver, so as to have a virtual representation at odds with the geographic features of the real world. The GPS device becomes a sort of veil of the imagined or perhaps hyperreal landscape. Definitely worth considering.
http://www.gpsinformation.org/adamnewham/article1/gpsmapper.htm

Geography network
Geographical data and services links
http://www.geographynetwork.com/

The Geographer's Crafts
http://www.colorado.edu/geography/gcraft/notes/gps/gps_f.html

The Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress
The Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress holds more than 4.5 million items, of which Map Collections represents only a small fraction, those that have been converted to digital form.
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/gmdhome.html

GIS links for Northern California
http://www.pacificsites.com/~cbrooks/gis1.shtml

GPSylon (formerkly GPSMAP)
Various open source java applications that allow downloading maps from the gps device, tracking position and reading spg data in the NMEA form from the GPS unit.
http://gpsmap.sourceforge.net/

Making your own maps
http://www.travelbygps.com/authoring.php SFViewer- City and County of San Francisco http://gispubweb.sfgov.org/website/sfviewer/INDEX.htm

Telemorphic Geospatial Technologies
Integrating Geographic Information Systems (GIS), the Internet, wireless telecommunications, mobile devices, GPS, satellite imagery, 3D visualization, and other location based information.
http://www.telemorphic.com/

Terraserver - locate by address/coordinates
http://terraserver.microsoft.com/

USGS links
http://geography.usgs.gov/products.html#digital_data
http://geography.usgs.gov/digitalbackyard/
http://geography.wr.usgs.gov/partners/ca.html

U of Fla Map and imagery Library/Links
Map and Imagery Resources Links-very extensive list
http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/maps/MAPLINKS.HTML

Software, GPS Device and other info Arc Mapper
http://arcdata.esri.com/data_downloader/DataDownloader

EasyGPS
This is another open source software which I found really handy in my project. It works with Garmin, Magellan, or Lowrance GPS systems. When you execute the software, it will read information, waypoints and tracks, from your GPS and will directly link you up with sources such as maps and aerial photographs for that particular reading. This is a great tool and has very easy interface compared to the much more complex GPS programs.
http://www.easygps.com/

ESRI - GIS and Mapping Software
General information on ESRI and related software and downloads
http://www.esri.com/data/index.html

ESRI-GIS and Mapping Software
http://www.esri.com/industries.html

Garmin Downloads
http://www.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=25

Other Garmin info
http://www.garmin.com/
Also Garmin MapSource
http://www.garmin.com/cartography/

Generating Custom Garmin GPS Maps
Adam Newham's solution to creating and importing custom maps to his Garmin GPS device, using GPSmapper and Oziexplorer, with which he creates map graphics that he then imports to his Garmin receiver, via Mapsource. Includes links to both Oziexplorer and GPSmapper downloads and screenshots of his process. Though I have not tried it and find the author's instructions a bit obtuse (he assumes one is familiar with all three software applications independent of his project), he responded to queries regarding my confusion within days. Why is this useful? Think of the many imaginary geographic features one could then import into one's GPS receiver, so as to have a virtual representation at odds with the geographic features of the real world. The GPS device becomes a sort of veil of the imagined or perhaps hyperreal landscape. Definitely worth considering.
http://www.gpsinformation.org/adamnewham/article1/gpsmapper.htm

GIS/GPS tools (including OziExplorer and others)
http://edcdaac.usgs.gov/education/GIS-GPSTools.asp

GPS3D
This is open source software for Linux or Windows operating systems for people that want to work with that extra dimension. This software uses OpenGL, a graphics language that renders 3-D images onto your screen. With OpenGL you can plot points and view it from different angles. You may even be able to import the points into a modeling program such as 3-D Studio Max.
http://www.mgix.com/gps3d/

Macgps Pro
Home site for Mac GPS application
http://www.macgpspro.com/

Magellan GPS
http://www.magellangps.com/en/

Magellan-Gauss Products
http://www.opentext.com/bridging/gauss.html

Mapping Tools - Oziexplorer GPS Mapping Software for Windows 95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP
Shareware mapping software that allows the importing of raster graphics (the free demo version only imports .bmp, while the registered version allows for .jpegs, .gifs, .pngs, in addition to .bmps) and GPS device data to build custom visual representations of GPS data that can then be exported as an image file. Many useful applications, including the calibration of non-map images to real world GPS coordinates. For instance, determining and calibrating the coordinates for one location (i.e. the Exploratoruim or a Central California ranch trail) and superimposing the waypoints and/or tracks on an image of a hand or map of another location--any image that can be scanned or photographed and saved as an image file. Note: to find exact GPS coordinates, use Mapsource or a GPS receiver (though this requires traveling distances.)
http://www.oziexplorer.com/

WorldKit
WebMapping
http://brainoff.com/worldkit/index.php

Tutorials Finding your place in the world
http://www.hobbyspace.com/GPS/#Tutorials

Garmin - Main site for information on Garmin projucts and GPS units
http://www.garmin.com/

LearnMap developed by a professor at UCSC
http://www.learn2map.com/

Location Aware Programming with GPS Integration
This is a tutorial for programmers that have the time to develop their own software that reads information from a handheld GPS through a serial port. Code for this tutorial is written in C# using Visual.Net as the IDE. It shows the fundamentals, importing data code, and from that, other functions can be implemented to design a personalized application.
https://shale.intel.com/SoftwareCollege/CourseDetails.asp?courseID=211

MapSource information/tutorials/downloads
http://www.mapsrc.com/

Quick Guide to Using UTM Coordinates
http://www.maptools.com/UsingUTM/quickUTM.html

Reading coordinates
Information on reading graphic coordinates
http://www.tpub.com/timeconversion/12.htm

Reading Maps
http://www.map-reading.com/ch4-1.php

Remote sensing tutorial
http://rst.gsfc.nasa.gov/
http://rst.gsfc.nasa.gov/Front/tofc.html

Quick Guide to Using UTM Coordinates
http://www.maptools.com/UsingUTM/quickUTM.html

Web tutorials
http://www.w3schools.com/default.asp

User Groups GPS users site
Practical guides, tips, tricks, equipment, software reviews, and other related information provided by actual GPS users.

http://www.gpsnuts.com/

GIS Users' Group - San Francisco
http://projects.ch2m.com/AVUSERS/html/index.html

Mac Sisters Users' Group
Article on MacPro for GPS and Mac
http://www.macintoshsisters.org/members/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=161

Pocket PC Users' Group
http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/

San Francisco Mobile Computing User's Group - meets the 3rd Wed of every month
http://sf.mobilecomputingsig.com/

Two user group for satellite navigation systems
http://www.mygeo.info/usenet_sci_geo_satellite-nav.html
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/sci.geo.satellite-nav

User News groups
Science/Geo/Satellite Nav group
http://www.usenet-replayer.com/opennews/sci.geo.satellite-nav.html