Geographic Information Systems FAQ
This site, http://www.geo.ed.ac.uk/home/gishome.html, features links to many useful GIS and remote sensing sites, a major GIS bibliography from Ohio State University, the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) from GIS-L, and information on forthcoming GIS - related conferences. The home page is well maintained and relatively easy to use.
This FAQ at this FTP site, FTP: rtfm.mit.edu, provides information about the petroleum industry, and has good gopher and WWW starting points for the geosciences. Login is anonymous, use your email id as your password and change directories to cd: /pub/usenet/news.answers/geology-faq/petroleum-resources.
Sources of weather data, including research data, CD-ROMs, and internet resources. Located at URL http://www.ucar.edu/communications/office/faq.html.
Domain Cartographic Projection Software FAQ
The FAQ at this FTP site, FTP: charon.er.usgs.gov, includes pointers to sites providing free mapping and GIS software. Logon as anonymous, use your email address as a pass word and change directories to /pub/PD.projections.FAQ.
Aperture Radar FAQ
Located at University of Alaska
This important FAQ can also be obtained at:
1. At WWW servers including:
2. Posted monthly to newsgroups including sci.answers and news.answers
3. By anonymous FTP
from the rtfm archive (rtfm.mit.edu), and mirrors.
get part1 (etc.)
4. By email from the SATFAQ autoresponder (HTML or plain text available). Send blank email to email@example.com for details.
5. By email from
the FAQserver at RTFM. Send email to
with one the following in the body of your message:
(or part2, ..., part5).
This FAQ deals with imagery of earth
from space. It combines a brief introduction with a guide to numerous resources
available on (and off) the internet. It is the work of members of the IMAGRS-L
list and provides useful, basic information about remote sensing and satellite
imagery, from legal and ethical issues to information on how to access
imagery on a personal computer. It is a hypertext (html) document.
Virtual Earth -- Using the Web for Geoscience Resources FAQ
Part One of the FAQ contains information on using the Web to obtain information related to geology, hydrology, and oceanography. Part Two deals with software likely to be of special interest to geoscientists. A recent version of this FAQ may be obtained by sending a mail message to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the following line in the body of the messages:
and send usenet/news.answers/geology-faq/geosci-resources/part2
in Remote Sensing FAQ
and FAQ for sci.geo.eos
Thoen's Earth Science Resources FAQ
Domain Cartographic Software FAQ
Gittings' Digital Elevation Data Catalogue
Ray's Remote Sensing for Vegetation FAQ:
LISTSERVS and Electronic Journals
AFRICA-EIS - African GIS discussion
To subscribe: send an email to: email@example.com. In the body of the message type the following: Subscribe Africa-EIS. For more information contact: Koffi Kouakou at firstname.lastname@example.org
Networking and problem solving concerning ERDAS GIS products. To subscribe, go to http://www.erdas.com.
To subscribe send a message with "subscribe geotiff" in the body to email@example.com. The GeoTIFF home page is located at http://home.earthlink.net/~ritter/geotiff/geotiff.html.
- Image Processing of Remotely Sensed Data
To subscribe: send an email to listserv@LISTSERV.CESNET.CZ. In the body of the message, type the following Subscribe Imagrs-L first name last name. This listserv explores digital processing for remotely sensed data, as well as collection and dissemination methods. An archive site is located at: gopher ://gopher.GIS.UMN.EDU/11/rsgis/lists/imagrs-L.
TODAY Space Online
Quick and reliable reporting on many space and earth observation-related events.
Remote Sensing Newsletter
Orbital Report On-Line
OreOL is distributed free of charge to subscribers only. Subscription and advertising information are available at http://www.orbitreport.com.
NASA Press Releases Online
To subscribe send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the body of the message, type the following: subscribe press-release your name.
Space Views Electronic Newsletter
The newsletter provides regular space-oriented news, including some materials on earth observation. Subscribe at: http://www.spaceviews.com/. For information, write email@example.com.
Located at http://www.tele-satellite.com.
NEWSGROUPS CONCERNING REMOTE SENSING AND ALLIED FIELDS
These newsgroups frequently include
postings and FAQs concerning remote sensing and GIS, techniques and issues.
ONLINE GUIDES TO REMOTE SENSING AND GIS INFORMATION ON THE WWW
The following online guides track
remote sensing, GIS and related sources available on the World Wide Web.
No one of them is truly comprehensive, and each is updated according to
its own idiosyncratic schedule. The only way to stay current with the changes
is to explore them for yourself.
Military and Space
Located at http://www.usna.edu/MISLO/acronym.html
Located at http://www.ccrs.nrcan.gc.ca/ccrs/eduref/ref/glosndxe.html.
University of -- Berkeley Library Web
Dictionary of abbreviations and acronyms encountered in geographic information systems, cartography and remote sensing. The site is located at http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/EART/abbrev.html.
Human Space Flight Acronym Search
Located at http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/shuttle/reference/acronyms/.
and Electronic Warefare Lexicon
Contains acronyms, abbreviations and terms relating to the military, space & electronic combat, electronic warfare, command & control, weaponry, general warfare, information warfare, special warfare, non-lethal weapons computers, the Internet, emerging technology, and related topics.
Resources on Satellites
Links to North American, European, and Asian satellite image sites. Useful because it gets everything together in one place, contains background information about the platforms, products, and formats. From Sapce Today.
SPECIALIZED SEARCH ENGINES
Exchange for the Earth Observation Community (INFEO) - European Wide Service
Exchange - (EWSE)
This site is in part a specialized search engine that includes a catalogue search, geographic search and news and related information.
A specialized search engine for the Geo-environmental Professional. With close to 30,000 links in the following areas: environmental, geotechnical, hydrogeology, mining, geology, and petroleum. Located at http://www.geoindex.com.
We welcome updates, corrections
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