Week 07: GIS/Maps/Satellite Tools
The following will provide tutorials, definitions and resources for GIS/Maps/Satellite tools. You are not required to look at all of the material, but search it until you feel that you have a good understanding of what is required for you to fulfill the assignment.
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Mapping and satellite tools overview and uses
- Googlemapsmania (http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/) This is a cool blog that does an overview of the many Google Maps being offered.
- Article in Educause (http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7016.pdf) 7 Things you should know about Mapping Mashups
- Review (http://blogs.zdnet.com/SAAS/index.php?p=178)
- Community Mapbuilder – Review (http://communitymapbuilder.org/)
- This is a symbol used as a link
Links to Learning
- Mapbuilder (http://www.mapbuilder.net) Build a map, coding knowledge not needed.
- Wayfaring (http://www.wayfaring.com/) Build a map, coding knowledge not needed.
- Stickymap (http://www.stickymap.com/mappage.php) Build a map, coding knowledge not needed.
- Google maps (http://maps/google.com/) View, print, email maps only.
- Yahoo maps (http://maps.yahoo.com) View, print, email maps only.
- Mapki (http://www.mapki.com/wiki/Main_Page)
- Programmable Web – Google Maps (http://www.programmableweb.com/api/GoogleMaps/links)
- Earth maps (http://earth.google.com) Free and for purchase.
- Comparison chart of different google earth products (http://earth.google.com/product_comparison.html)
- Frappr (http://frappr.com) Social networking using maps at the base. Various groups.
- Mapbuilder User Guide & Tutorial (http://geodiscover.cgdi.ca/mapbuilder/userGuide?page=intro)
- Tutorial (http://www.programmableweb.com/howto) How to code your own maps.
- Open Source GIS (http://opensourcegis.org) Long list. You may find something of use.
Creative uses of map mashups:
- Student TJ Hilton (http://yeltiposematonomas.blogspot.com/2006/02/map-builder-link.html)
- Student Connor Cottle (http://devilsadvocacy.blogspot.com/2006/03/my-maps.html)
- Student Paul Jones (http://sawfishmango.com/?p=9)
- Student Cornelius Lamb (http://nilli29.blogspot.com/2006/04/map-builder.html)
- Student Jay McEntire (http://yourbases.blogspot.com/2006/02/this-is-where-all-your-base-is-located.html)
- Student Shannon Thurston (http://shannonthurston.blogspot.com/2006/03/personalized-maps.html)
- Student Connie Halioris (http://holographic-universe.blogspot.com/2006/02/my-map-links.html)
- Find three locations of interest to you that fit the theme of your blog
- Use a map building service to create a map
- Post it to your blog