|Below you will find links online tutorials and interactive GIS resources to be used in the classroom and other learning environments. For help with any of the listed resources, or to request an appointment or suggest additional resources, contact GIS Specialist Lisa Jordan (firstname.lastname@example.org) x3740.|
Tutorials written by Drew University Spatial Data Center faculty and staff to help students, faculty, and staff learn GIS skills for Google Earth, ArcGIS 9.3, and GIS loaner equipment including GPS units and the ArcPad 8 software for GPS.
Spatial Data Center Tutorials Library
The Environmental Systems Research Institute is the developer of ArcGIS – one of the leading GIS software packages used today. Drew currently has a campus-wide license to use ArcGIS. The Resources below can help you get started using GIS technology in your courses and research
This is a web-based, self-paced tutorial program designed to help you learn to use ArcGIS software. Three modules included are:
3 modules: 9 hours total learning time
Search the ESRI Training catalog to find instructor-paced and self-paced, online training modules that fit your needs. Some modules are free, but others carry a cost.
The resources listed below allow visitors to access, display, and interact with GIS data through a web browser. These interactive maps are excellent for use in the classroom.
Globalis UN Millennium Goals Data
This interactive map displays data related to the United Nations’ Millennium Development goals. Categories for display include Climate, Economy, Education, Environment, Gender Equality, Health, Human Development, Population, Technology, and Water. Statistics for each category can be displayed using a variety of indicators.
Breathing Earth is a real-time simulation displays the CO2 emissions of every country in the world, as well as their birth and death rates.
A set of interactive maps with popular data sets including Climate, Coasts, Conservation, Environment, Federal Energy Activities, Federal Lands, Geology, Hazards, Human Geography, Hydrology, National Hydrography Dataset, The National Map, USGS Topographic maps, Weather, and Wildfires.
The National Atlas offers a few dynamic maps including Zebra Mussel Distribution (invasive species), Volcanoes, Relief and Elevation, Vegetation Growth, West Nile Virus (2000), Wildlife Mortality (Avian Cholera) and a “Tapestry of Time and Terrain.”
This interactive map allows users to interact with USGS data including Places, Layer Extents, Transportation, Boundaries, Hydrography, Orthoimagery, Land Cover and Elevation.
New York Times Interactive Maps
Each day, the New York Times adds informative, interactive data maps to its site. Check the NYT web site for interactive data maps for your area of interest. Below are some featured links from past issues.
Multimedia Resources for Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami Events, March 25, 2011
Tracking the Oil Spill in the Gulf, August 2, 2010
Geography of a Recession, May 3, 2010.
Immigration Data 1880-2009, May 10, 2009.
The Critical Habitat Mapper is an online service for information regarding Threatened and Endangered Species final Critical Habitat designation across the United States. This resource takes a few moments to fully load all of the widgets.
Interactive maps for New Jersey geology, mining, and ecology data down to the local level.
Businesses can use the Site Evaluator to evaluate potential business locations in New Jersey.