Data - Geospatial (GIS) Resources

GIS Reference Resources

ESRI Training and Education Library

GIS Bibliography contains references to journals, books, conference proceedings, and reports. You can also find supporting materials such as magazine and newspaper articles, audiovisual items, technical documentation, and white papers.

 

Dictionary of Abbreviations and Acronymns in Cartography, Geographic Information Systems, and Remote Sensing

A fairly comprehensive site for GIS, cartography and remote sensing terminology and abbreviations.

 

Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) Codes

Find the three-number county FIPS codes for U.S. states and possessions on this website. These codes are used in many federal datasets to indicate the geographical extent of files.

 

GIS Dictionary (from ESRI)

This site contains a list of GIS-related terms with an emphasis on ESRI software-specific ones. Items include a brief, one-paragraph definition, and are lightly cross-referenced.

 

 List of File Formats

An alphabetical list of filename extensions. 

 

Map Projections

This site presents a discussion of the major types of map projections and their uses.

 

 Spatial Data Transfer Standard (SDTS) Primer

A number of articles, downloads, resources, translators, and tutorials designed to make working with spatial data transfer standard data easier.

 

Map ProjectionsUTM Grid Zones of the World

This site presents a discussion of the major types of map projections and their uses.