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Cartographic Resources, Maps, and Spatial Data: Map Basics

Adapted with permission from Mary Prophet's guide.

Simple Tools

Tools for creating and using spatial data.

Map & Spatial Information Groups

What you need to know about maps

Do you know how different map projections distort the image when our round world is displayed on a flat map?  Do you know the difference between large and small scale maps or how to convert from one scale to another?  How would you cite a map when you use one in your paper or presentation?  All this and more is available by following the links listed below.

GPS and the Geospatial Revolution

The Penn State Pubic Broadcasting's Geospatial Revolution Project website offers multiple episodes, beginning with this one.