Resources

These resources are available for education and information:

Geospatial Technology:

For an excellent overview of how GIS is changing the way we see our world, check out this Penn State video: “The Geospatial Revolution Project” (This is the first of a series of videos from Pennsylvania State University. You can watch others on the same YouTube channel.)

What is GIS

GISCafe: GIS Industry News

Ground Control Points:

Learn more about Ground Control Points from GeoView’s Blog eMap’s “Word of the Month:”

Ground Control Points, Part I

Ground Control Points, Part II

LiDAR related information:

Explanation of the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinate system, used by the USDA in the National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP)

Vertical Datums, Elevations and Heights

USGS Center for LiDAR Information Coordination and Knowledge

Mapping Accuracy and QA/QC:

USGS Map Accuracy Standards Fact Sheet

ASPRS “Mapping Matters” articles

Learn more about Map Accuracy and Map Scale from GeoView’s Blog eMap’s “Word of the Month:”

Map Accuracy

Map Scale

We hope you will check back often as we will add material to these resources pages regularly. And, if there is an issue in the GIS industry that you would like to know more about, let us know! We are here for you.