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Web Site Mark Monmonier’s website Author of "How to Lie with Maps". A university professor and writer working in Upstate New York, teaches courses on map design, geographic information policy, environmental hazards, and map history at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.  
GIS Data WSDOT Geodata The WSDOT GeoData Distribution Catalog, maintained by the Office of Information Technology, is a centralized distribution site for geographic information system data produced at the Washington State Department of Transportation. 
GIS Data City of Spokane - GIS Data City GIS data sets available for download. All data are in the State Plane Coordinate System, Zone: Washington North (5601), FIPS Zone: 4601, Datum: NAD83, Units: Feet. Metadata in XML format is included with all files. 
Software Shp2KML Conversion Tool Shp2kml is a stand alone tool that transforms GIS layers to Google Earth. It uses as input the most common format file for GIS (ESRI shapefile) and generates a KML File. 
GIS Data Washington State DOE Spatial datasets are available as zipped shapefiles (unless otherwise noted), metadata files are in FGDC format, and view files are in GIF format. Ecology's standard projection and datum for shapefiles is Washington State Plane, South Zone, NAD 83 HARN, units feet, unless otherwise noted. 
Software Zipeg.com Zipeg is a universal free file opener for .zip and .rar files. Works on PC and Macs 
GIS Data National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) The National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) provides, free of charge, aggregate census data and GIS-compatible boundary files for the United States between 1790 and 2000. You need to register/set p an account. 
Web Site Historical geographic information system - Wikipedia Wikipedia article with links to free datasets, articles, etc 
GIS Data Washington State - GIS Data This page contains links to both internal (WAGDA) and external webpages dealing with data which generally covers all of Washington State. 
GIS Data Oregon State GIS Data The Oregon Spatial Data Library provides easy and convenient ways to find, access and share geospatial data.  
Tutorials Google Sites Tutorials Mary Fran - Google Certified Teacher - Tutorials and explanations on Google Sites 
Tutorials Embed Google Earth Viewer/Gadget This tutorial will guide you through how to embed your Google Earth project in your website or blog using the Embed KML gadget. 
Software 7 Zip 7-Zip is an open source file archiver with a high compression ratio. PC based, You can use 7-Zip on any computer, including a computer in a commercial organization. You don't need to register or pay for 7-Zip. 
GIS Data National Weather Data in KML/KMZ/.shp formats The National Weather Service produces several data sets that are available in formats available to import into Geographic Information Systems (GIS). There is a link to shape files 
GIS Data USDA Forest Service - Fire Data Provide access to several geospatial datasets relevant to fire management in Keyhole Markup Language (KML/KMZ) format for use in Google Earth and other virtual globe applications. Geospatial data are organized by specified geographic region and include location and characterization of satellite fire detections, current large incident locations, NWS fire weather forecasts, and significant fire potential forecasts. There is a link to .shp files 
Web Site University of Vermont - GIS Help/Resources Contains links to tutorials, datasets, on line resources 
Software Quantum GIS  Quantum GIS (QGIS) is a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System (GIS) licensed under the GNU General Public License. QGIS is an official project of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo). It runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, and Windows and supports numerous vector, raster, and database formats and functionalities. 
GIS Data ESRI - Free Data Free - ArcGIS Online Map Services, Downloadable datasets, ArcGIS Online Image Services, and Geographic Data Portals  
GIS Data Hawaii - Government Data Information contained in these files is derived from public records that are constantly undergoing change and does not replace a site survey. The State of Hawaii encourages GIS data users to verify the suitability of the data before use. Please report any discrepancies to jdelos_santos@dbedt.hawaii.gov or dkim@dbedt.hawaii.gov. 
GIS Data GeoCommunity Data Depot The GISDataDepot. Please note that data available from this site requires users to be proficient in GIS and may require access to GIS software. Numerous data holdings are available for free download 
GIS Data WebGIS.com WebGIS.com presently contains extensive map coverage for technical applications including Air Dispersion Modeling, Human Health & Ecological Risk Assessment and Terrain Processing. These maps are ready for download in various formats, to facilitate your modeling. 
GIS Data GeoGratis GeoGratis is a portal provided by the Earth Sciences Sector (ESS) of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) which provides geospatial data at no cost and without restrictions via your Web browser. 
GIS Data US Fish and Wildlife This site was created to enable the USFWS to be effective in managing geospatial data resources and technology to successfully deliver geospatial services in support of the Service’s mission. 
Software Ushahidi - Crowd Source Mapping A non-profit tech company that develops free and open source software for information collection, visualization and interactive mapping. 
GIS Data VDS Technologies - Shapefile Data Map data is available in two categories: Administrative - states, provinces, regions and the entire country. Transportation - roads, railways, waterways, POI (points of interest), populated places, natural places, buildings. 
Tutorials SQL SERVER – World Shapefile Download and Upload to Database – Spatial Database A way to upload shape files to a database. Here is a quick tutorial for it. 
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