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Tufts OpenCourseware
Author: Barbara Parmenter, Ph.D.

1. Additional GIS Tips from Other Sites

1.1. General

  • CSISS (Center for Spatially Integrated Social Sciences) - GIS Cookbook - Simple descriptions and illustrations of basic GIS tasks aimed at social scientists

  • Harvard Graduate School of Design - GIS Manual - Harvard Graduate School of Design - Excellent guide to various GIS topics and problems

1.2. Cartography and Other Mapping

1.3. Creating Data

1.4. Map Projections and Coordinate Systems