Useful GIS Links

Cool GIS Websites
UCSD’s Ocean Tectonics Mapping
Twisted Sifter’s 40 Maps
NYC Wayfinder
Wind Map
Japan Earthquake Animation
Satellite Image Puzzler
Maps.Stamen
Submarine Cable Map
Netherlands Buildings
MISR Where on Earth?
Geomorph Movies
CGP Grey Videos
USGS Wind Turbine Map
Texas Election Maps & History

Stack Exchange
gis.stackexchange.com
Questions and answers by GIS users for GIS users.

ESRI / ArcGIS Forums
Spatial Analyst Forum
ArcGIS Desktop General Forum
Imagery & Raster Data Forum
Spatial Statistics Forum
Gurus with answers: Jeffrey Evans, William Huber, Hawthorne Beyer

USGS Topo Quad Indexes
USGS Map Locator online map service
Geospatial Data Gateway: Quad indexes by County (12k, 24k, 100k, 1-deg, 250k)
National Map Viewer, See the Reference Polygons > Map Indices layer for map index
National Map Viewer, For download of topo maps in .geoPDF
Shapefile of 1:24k Quad Index: quad_index.zip
National Geologic Map Database > TopoView online map service
Layer Package (.lpk) of 1:24k Index for U.S. from ESRI HERE
Scanned, zipped .tif images of Indexes by State from OmniMap.com

Quantitative Methods in Spatial Ecology by Jeffrey Evans
evansmurphy.wix.com

ZabaSearch
People finder that actually works. LINK

Riparian Topography Toolbox
Awesome new LiDAR tools for detrending elevation by T. Dilts & J. Yang HERE
ArcUser article by Dilts et al. (2010) on predictive mapping of riparian vegetation PDF

ZONUMS
zonums.com
Many useful conversion tools (KML, .shp, .xls, .kml…)

GPSBabel
gpsbabel.org
A great little program for download, upload, conversion of GPS data

Quad Index Grids for for Google Earth (1:24k)
SDSU’s KML Geology website provides the .kmz HERE

Benthic Terrain Modeler
Contains a number of algorithms that are equally applicable to the terrestrial environment.
Download via GitHub or Download via ESRI
Running List of Requested Improvements HERE

Geoinformation Science & Env Modeling / Surface Processes Group
skagit.meas.ncsu.edu
Helena Mitasova’s group: Open source GIS, modeling, lidar, land surface processes, and more.

Idaho LiDAR Consortium
idaholidar.org
LiDAR research, data downloads, news, and tools.

USGS LiDAR
Data Portal , LiDAR specs doc

XTools Pro
http://www.xtoolspro.com/
Those that grew up on ArcView 3.x, you know how useful XTools was. Here’s the latest by DataEast.

Earth According to WGS84
LINK
Everything you want to know about WGS 84.

GME: Geospatial Modeling Environment
www.spatialecology.com
Rigorous spatial analysis and modeling with ties to R through this ArcGIS extension developed by GIS guru Hawthorne Beyer (Hawth’s Tools).

Geospatial Analysis Online Textbook
www.spatialanalysisonline.com
Authors Michael de Smith, Paul Longley, and Mike Goodchild cover a wide range of concepts, techniques, and software in this free online book.

DEM Surface Tools
http://www.jennessent.com/arcgis/surface_area.htm
Jeff Jenness is one of the great innovators in GIS. Read install instructions carefully.

Raster Extractor
http://www.jennessent.com/arcgis/RasterExtractor.htm
Please support the work of Jeff Jenness.

Libre Map Project
http://libremap.org
Free downloadable 1:24,000 scale topographic quads (DRGs), no BS.

NetMap: Community Watershed Database by ESI
http://www.netmaptools.org/
Watershed data for WA, OR, ID, northern CA and more.

Quantitative Skills in the Geosciences
http://serc.carleton.edu/quantskills/index.html
Lots of useful tools for teachers and students in the Geosciences.

Visualizations & Videos for Geomorphology
http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/geomorph/visualizations.html
http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/geomoph/emriver/index.html

CSDMS – Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System
http://csdms.colorado.edu/wiki/GIS_tools
GIS tools, models, student labs, videos, research news, data and more.

TauDEM by Dr. David Tarboton
http://hydrology.usu.edu/taudem/taudem5.0/index.html

The Channel Restorationist
https://geomorphic.wordpress.com
A suite of useful tools, links to data sources, and general fluvial geomorph information with an East Coast focus. Check out the latest from professional hydrologist, Bill McDavitt.

National Hydrography Dataset (NHD)
http://nhd.usgs.gov/index.html
Helpful NHD Videos: http://nhd.usgs.gov/videos_demos.html

WBD=Watershed Boundary Dataset, HUC=Hydrologic Unit Code

Geomorphic Road Analysis & Inventory Package (GRAIP)
http://www.fs.fed.us/GRAIP/index.shtml
http://www.neng.usu.edu/cee/faculty/dtarb/graip/

OpenTopography.org
http://www.opentopography.org
NSF-sponsored, LIDAR-focused.

Little Book of Geomorphology
http://instaar.colorado.edu/~andersrs/publications.html#littlebook

Geomorphometry.org
www.geomorphometry.org

John Pelletier at University of Arizona
http://geomorphology.geo.arizona.edu/
Advanced GIS/MatLab, programming-focus.

RiverTools
http://www.rivix.com
GIS software for analysis & visualization of digital terrain, watersheds, river networks.

Peltier Technical Services, Inc.
http://peltiertech.com
Excel resources.

GeomorphTools.org by Dr. Ben Crosby at Idaho State
http://www.geomorphtools.org
Extract stream profiles, analyze concavity and steepness with Stream Profiler tool (ArcGIS/MatLab).

Joe Wheaton at Utah State Watershed Sciences
http://www.joewheaton.org/
Fluvial research-focus.
LiDAR and fluvial hydrology related tools, news, research, links.

Gary Parker’s Morphodynamics
http://hydrolab.illinois.edu/people/parkerg//?q=people/parkerg/
Quantitative fluvial hydro focus, sed transport Excel, morphodynamics eBook, lectures, reprints, tools, landscape evolution modeling.

Excel Add-ins by Dr. Wagner Kamakura at Duke
http://faculty.fuqua.duke.edu/~kamakura/bio/WagnerKamakuraDownloads.htm

TecDEM: Tool for Tectonic Geomorphology
http://www.rsg.tu-freiberg.de/twiki/bin/view/Main/TecDEM
Remote Sensing Group at Technische Universitat Bergakademie Freiberg

Geomorphology Specialty Group of Association of American Geographers (AAG)
http://www.aag-gsg.org/resources/links.shtml

All About Frozen Ground
nsidc.org
Permafrost and cold region dataset

KMLCSV Converter
choonchernlim.com/kmlcsv
Download through SourceForge

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