Geospatial Technologies

GPS Units

USGS Topographic Maps available for your iPhone or iPad

More than 55,000 USGS topographic maps are now available via a special PDF Maps iOS App. Find out more at

New York Public Library Map Rectifier

The NYPL Map Rectifier is a tool for digitally aligning ("rectifying") historical maps from the NYPL's collections to match today's precise maps. Visitors can browse already rectified maps or assist the NYPL by aligning a map. Play the video above to tour the site and learn how to rectify a map yourself.

Tools and Other Sources

Batch GeocodeMaps multiple locations from tab delimeted or bar delimited format
Bio MappingA community mapping project
Center for Spatially Integrated Social ScienceTobler's Flow Mapper, download available

Training and Resources

For in-depth information and resources including self-paced training that centers on mapping and geospatial technologies you can sign up to participate in the Blackboard course Cartography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). You will find in the course instructions on how to obtain course codes for the ESRI Virtual Campus courses. This course never expires. Directions on how to get there:

Understanding Geographic Information Systems

There is still limited space available for the workshop this week on geographic information systems. A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a collection of computer hardware, software, and geographic data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. Learn more about this technology and how it can be used for research and projects in the business, humanities, and the health, natural, or social sciences.
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