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Geography, Mapping Tools & the Environment
The Earth Sciences Map Library
The Earth Sciences & Map Library features a huge collection (almost 600,000) maps. The library provides access to GIS software and Google EarthPro.

Geospatial Innovation Facility
The Geospatial Innovation Facility (GIF) at UC Berkeley's College of Natural Resources provides leadership and training on integrated mapping technologies. These technologies include Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and modeling. The GIF offers innovative geospatial approaches to environmental research projects and grant opportunities.

U.S. Census Bureau's TIGER system Home Page
Here you will find a link to download the 2007 TIGER Shapefiles, and plenty more information of the Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing system.

ESRI site for TIGER 2000 Shapefiles
This link lead to the ESRI GIS Software site, the page to download 2000 TIGER shapefiles free of charge.

Common Geographic Codes, A Cure for the Common Codes
A Cure for the Common Codes is a collection of web pages - one page for each state in the U.S. and the District of Columbia - that display common geographic codes pertaining to the state.

NHGIS - The National Historical Geographic Information System
The National Historical Geographic Information System provides, free of charge, aggregate census data and GIS-compatible boundary files for the United States between 1790 and 2000.

CIESIN
The Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) is a research center located within the Earth Institute at Columbia University. CIESIN focuses on applying modern information technology to promote understanding the interaction between humans and the environment. CEISIN specializes in on-line data, information management and training, spatial data integration and training, and interdisciplinary research. The site provides access to downloadable data, online database query tools, and online mapping tools. The site provides a direct link to download GIS Format data, including TIGER Files, and U.S. PUMA Boundary Files.

USGS
The United States Geological Survey is a multi-disciplinary science organization that focuses on biology, geography, geology, geospatial information, and water. This site provide access to current, historical, national and international information on the landscape, natural resources, and the natural hazards. From this site you can download maps, topo maps, aerial photographs, many images, and data.

OnTheMap from the U.S. Census Bureau/Local Employment Dynamics
OnTheMap provides an easy-to-use interface for creating, viewing, printing and downloading workforce related maps, profiles, and underlying data. Based on 2002, 2003, and 2004 LED worker origin and destination data and the Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI) profile data files, OnTheMap is a unique resource for mapping the travel patterns of workers and identifying small-area workforce characteristics.

MABLE/Geocorr
Trying to make sense of Census geographies? Trying to link Census block to zip code? Trying to link school district data to population data? Go to MABLE/Geocorr. MABLE/Geocorr is a web based application that allows the user to create crosswalk files for different kinds of geographies. It uses the Master Area Block Level Equivalency (MABLE) database (which contains almost 7 million census block entries – the smallest geographic units used in the census data) to create a report file and a comma-delimited ASCII crosswalk file of user-defined geographies. MABLE/Geocorr includes geographies like county, Census (2000) place (FIPS), zip code, PMSA, School District, Congressional District and many more. The site also allows users to make crosswalk files to old or “vintage” geographies.

The Geocoding System of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council's (FFIEC)
Identify the Census Tract and get selected demographic information for any address in the U.S.

Coordinate Systems Overiview - The Geographers Craft
This overview of coordinate systems for georeferencing provides a brief description of local and global systems for use in precise positioning, navigation, and geographic information systems for the location of points in space. (formerly the University of Texas, Ausitn Map Projection website)

Healthcare Atlas Mapping Software, at the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
The Healthcare Atlas is an interactive, Internet GIS mapping application that enables users to find and get information about hospitals and healthcare facilities in California. The application provides detailed information about hospitals, including license information, finance and utilization data, and annual patient summary reports. Patient origin and market share maps can be created dynamically with the California Healthcare Atlas. Maps can also be printed or saved.

California Environmental Resources Evaluation System (CERES)
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