GIS Tutorials &
General GIS Reference
General GIS references available on the
Internet include a variety of GIS Dictionaries, Bibliographies, and
compilatioin resource lists of GIS related Internet sites.
GIS Resource Lists
List Servers and
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Provides answers to commonly asked questions about GIS, solutions
to common problems, and pointers to resources. You can also consult
GIS Specialty Group HyperNews Forum
An experimental service assessing the usefilness of a distributed,
collaborative WWW research forum on current trends and research
interests in the field of Geographic Information Systems. An attempt
to build a comprehensive hypermedia archive of WWW and Usenet materials.
Geographic Information System Network
An international contact network for GIS researchers and educators
and a meeting place for all who insist on using Macintosh for GIS.
a GIS discussion group for Public Health purposes hosted by the
Northwest Center in cooperation with the Washington State Department
Please note that the following
small sample of companies is not meant to stand for an exhaustive
list or to represent any endorsement on the part of the Harvard
GIS Community. A comprehensive list of software -- even of the software
individual companies manufacture -- would be too lengthy a list
here. Moreover, a multitude of support tools and resources are developed
along with each software platform. GIS Users are invited examine
some of the many, often updated tools on the software manufacturers'
- Process, the makers of DIMPLE,
for remote sensing image analysis
an image processing package
- Environmental Systems Research Inc., makers of ArcView, ArcInfo,
ArcCad, Business Map, Atlas GIS
Mapper, for image processing
a raster-based GIS, vector GIS, image processing system, graphics
production system, data management system, and spatial modeling
Laboratories makes Idrisi,
vector GIS software
is a raster GIS product for the Mac
- ComGrafix, the makers of MapGrafix
- Caliper Company's Maptitude
Desktop Remote Sensing
Products, software for geospatial data analysis for Macintosh,
Windows, or UNIX
- Collection of Helpful Hints
Extensive compilation of FTP accessible "how to" papers on specific GIS operations with an emphasis on ESRI products.
- Essential Guide to GIS
(Ed Parsons, Kingston University) Guide to GIS development. Oriented towards GIS development within businesses and organizations.
- Getting to Know Desktop GIS
ESRI introduction to desktop GIS
- About GIS
(ESRI) Introduction to GIS and spatial operations.
- Notes and Study Materials for GIS and the Geographer's Craft
(University of Texas at Austin, Dept. of Geography) An extensive collection of hypertext educational materials including works related to GIS, GPS, and cartography.
- Project Argus Home Page
Project to help spatial scientists to use data visualization in their teaching and research by providing software and tutorial resources.
- Tutorial on ``Representation of Spatial
Tutorial aimed at AI researchers and engineers interested in representing and reasoning with spatial knowledge, i.e., shape, size, relative position,
- Understanding Boston and Boston Housing Using GIS
An introduction to
GIS from the perspective of a Law Student interested in analyzing housing demographics.
- USGS GIS Tutorial
Overview of GIS functions, methods and applications. Answers the questions: What is GIS? How does it work? What's so special about it? What is it used for?