Helpful GIS Related Links

Info Links

NOAA Tides and Currents
National Weather Service (NWS) Local Forecast
United States Naval Observatory (Time) - Sunrise/Sunset
NOAA Sea Level Rise Viewer
NOAA Seafloor Characterization of the U.S. Caribbean
US Virgin Islands MapGeo
Caribbean Regional Climate Centre
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map
USDA FS International Institute of Tropical Forestry
NASA Global Ice Viewer
GIOVANNI - Interactive Visualization and Analysis of Earth Sci. Remote Sensing Data
NetCDF Conversion for IDV and McIDAS-V
USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service Soil Surveys
OpenWeatherMap API
NOAA Coral Reef Watch Satellite Monitoring

GIS Data Hubs/Portals

Free GIS Data - A list of over 300 GIS sites
Data.Gov - Home of the U.S. Government's open data
NRCS Geospatial Data Gateway
USGS Data Archive
TNM Data Download/Map Viewer
USGS ScienceBase-Catalog USVI Data
NOAA Data Catalog
NOAA Data Access Viewer
NOAA Comprehensive Large Array-Data Stewardship System (CLASS)
GeoCAS WebGIS Data
CARICOOS Data Download
GIS Data Depot
CBERS: China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite Data
The Caribbean Landscape Conservation Cooperative
EPA Methods, Models, Tools, and Databases
United Nations Environmental Data Explorer
NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)

Aerial & Satellite Imagery

Historical Aerial Photos (1999 and older) from HI, USVI, and PR
USGS EarthExplorer
About: NAIP Imagery
About: The Worldwide Reference System (WRS)
Lat/Lon to WRS Path/Row Conversion
About: Landsat Satellite Data
About: Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Satellite Data
About: Earth Observing 1 (EO-1) Satellite Data

GIS Data (Environmental)

U.S. Virgin Islands Maps
LANDFIRE Program: Data Distribution Site - US Insular Areas
National Land Cover Database (NLCD) - Contiguous United States (CONUS)
Natural Earth - Free Vector and Raster Map Data
NOAA Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC) Direct to GIS
NOAA National Weather Service (NWS) GIS Data Portal
NOAA Climate Data Online Search
NOAA C-CAP - LandCover
2013 NOAA Lidar: US Virgin Islands Point Cloud files with Orthometric Vertical Datum NAVD88 using GEOID12A
US Drought Monitor GIS Data
TIGER/Line Shapefiles and TIGER/Line Files - United States Census Bureau
World Database on Protected Areas
USGS National Gap Analysis Program (GAP): Data
WorldClim - Global Climate Data
EarthEnv Global 1-km Cloud Cover
NASA Earth Observations (NEO) Global Indices
USDA Web Soil Survey (WSS) Data
ISRIC World Soil Information Data Download
European Soil Data Centre (ESDAC)
Global Marine Information System (GMIS) Web Map Service (WMS)
European & Global Environmental Marine Information System Databases
Global Marine Environment Datasets (GMED) for Species Dist. Modelling
University of Delaware Public Marine Datasets for Researchers

GIS Data (Species)

Movebank: Online database of animal tracking data
TOPP: Tagging of Pelagic Predators
GBIF: Global Biodiversity Information Facility
USDA Forest Inventory and Analysis Program DataMart
USDA National Invasive Species Information Center

Global Climate Models

Downscaled IPPC5 (CMIP5) data @ 30s - Worldclim Based GCMs - Data Download
GCM Reference Table - CHIP5 Data Access & Availability
About: NOAA Earth System Models (GDFL-ESMs)
About: NOAA Coupled Physical Model (GDFL-CM3)
About: NASA Goddard Institute for Spatial Studies (GISS) Climate Simulations
About: NSF Community Earth System Model(CESM)

Software Resources

OSGeo - The Open Source Geospatial Foundation
QGIS - A free and open source GIS
R - Free statistical computing
RStudio - Open source software for R
RStoolbox: Tools for Remote Sensing Data Analysis in R
GeoDa - Free Spatial Data Analysis Software
Wingware - Free Python IDE
NetBeans - Free and open source Java IDE
Notepad - Free source code editor
Apache CORDOVA - A free and open source resource for mobile app development with HTML, CSS, & JS
GRASS GIS - A free and open source GIS software suite
pycsw - An open source Python library for metadata publishing
GMT - A free and open source GIS
SPRING: Free GIS and remote sensing software
MARXAN: Free decision support software for conservation planning
TerraView - Free geoprocessing application built on TerraLib library
GeoDMA - Geographic Data Mining Analyst for TerraView
INTERIMAGE - A free and open source automatic image interpretation software

Spatial Data Science Resources

PostgreSQL - A free and open source database
PostGIS - Spatial and Geographic objects for PostgreSQL
GeoGig - An open source tool for tracking spatial data edits
Google Maps JavaScript APIs
OpenStreetMap API
GeoJSON - Markup language for spatial data
GDAL - A open source geospatial data abstraction library (available for Python)
IPython - Free Python IDE
ArcPy - Python package through ArcGIS
PySAL - Open source library of spatial analysis
Rasterio - Python library for raster data
D3.js - A JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data.
Leaflet - An open-source JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps
CanvasMap - A free and open-source JavaScript library for publishing interactive and static maps

Modeling Resources

BlueSpray - A free GIS; includes Hyper-Envelop Modeling Interface Version 2 (HEMI 2)
MaxENT - Software for species habitat modeling
Program MARK - A windows-based program for analysis of data from marked individuals.
HEC-RAS - 1-2D hydrologic flow simulator

Educational Resources

GIS Online Learning @ HSU
CGA Harvard University: Open Source GIS with QGIS 2.0
Geospatial Innovation Facility (GIF): RS/GIS Quick Start Guides
Online Courses in Ecological Survey Techniques: University of Oxford
Dr. Yoon Kim - Statistics and Materials in R
R Labs: Vegetation Ecologists @ MSU
R Labs: Manual of Applied Spatial Ecology - PennState
Cheat Sheets and Presentation: Remote Sensing in R

GIS Job Sites

The GIS Jobs Clearinghouse
GovernmentJobs GIS Job Search
Association of American Geographers (AAG) Job Search
American Planning Association (APA) Jobs Search
GeoCommunity Career Center
Indeed GIS Jobs