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GIS Tools and Tutorials
You Tube features many GIS tutorials on topics from basic operations to things more complex.
Open source, free geographic information system. Large, user-support system
Mapping for Journalists (and everyone else)
Tutorials for QGIS and an explanation of a CRS (coordinate reference system)
There are many helpful tutorials available, no matter what you are georeferencing or what software you are using
Texas A&M Geocoder
Need latitude/longitude for your list of addresses? The TAMU Geocoder will process them for you. 2500 for free, then 5 for $.01 there after.
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
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.
This site presents a discussion of the major types of map projections and their uses.