A guide to mapping resources, including GIS (geographic information systems), at the UNT Libraries and on the Internet. The guide also provides links to geospatial and other data that can be downloaded and mapped.
ArcGIS Online provides users the ability to download basemaps and pre-made layers, create basic webmaps and create their own data. Sign up for a free ArcGIS Online account and start making maps right away!
Version 3.x, launched April 2018, includes major updates. Create, edit, analyze and publish geospatial information. Includes an Android app. Can create and add layers, basemaps and perform raster and vector analysis. You must download the software to your computer. QGIS is the most robust open source GIS.
If you've used commercial tools like: ERDAS IMAGINE, RemoteView, ENVI, or SOCET GXP, then you need to give Opticks a try. Opticks provides the most advanced extension capability of any other remote sensing tool on the market.
GeoServer allows you to display your spatial information to the world. Implementing the Web Map Service (WMS) standard, GeoServer can create maps in a variety of output formats. OpenLayers, a free mapping library, is integrated into GeoServer, making map generation quick and easy
Free GIS software with the ability to add basemaps, create interactive maps, and perform spatial and geographic analysis using LiDar, raster and vector data. You must download the software to your computer.
GIS tool that allows users to download maps, images and other geographic information. Also enables the viewer to see photographs and other enriching data for a given area. The application must be downloaded to your computer.
Open Source Geospatial Tools
by Daniel McInerney; Pieter Kempeneers
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
Additional information about Open Source programs can be found here.
Enrich your GIS data and make more effective maps with QGIS. Gordon Luckett shows how to get QGIS up and running on your computer and create maps with vector and raster data. Plus, learn how to stylize maps, get more insights from data with overlays and heat maps, and publish results with powerful Python-driven plugins for QGIS. Topics include: Installing QGIS, Working with vector and raster data, Styling data with layers, Labeling data, Adding maps and elements, Creating new data and Using plugins. (About 2 hours in duration.)
In the Training Catalog, find the Popular Topics heading. Underneath it, there are "ArcGIS Online" and/or "Free training" options - click on either of these and then you can refine your search from there.
QGIS has a lot of documentation. All documentation is in English but some documents such as the user guide are also available in other languages. You will find documentation for every QGIS release on the respective documentation website.