Using maps, Introduction to GIS, Google Earth

Using maps

It is assumed you can read maps.  In your own time please make sure you are familiar with the content in the following Map Reading Tutorials

Overview of map reading:

Reading Topographic Maps and Making Calculations:

Estimating Slope

Geographic Location Systems

North Magnetic Pole

Did Top Gear go to the North Pole?

Converter for Decimal Degrees to Degrees Minutes and Seconds and reverse

Introduction to GIS

During the course we will be introducing GIS  here are some resources to help clarify your understanding of GIS.

The GIS Primer can be downloaded from here:

Biodiversity GIS (BGIS) Internet Mapping User Guide

Review the Power Point on Introduction to GIS (Chapter 2)  here:

Google Earth

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