GIS for and Maps for Political Science
This page was constructed to make my searches for GIS material a little quicker. If it helps you, too, have at it. Suggestions welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org
Google Earth Blog has discussions of all kinds of topics, and contacts for the two people that run it.
Google Earth Outreach has several tutorials for importing GIS data into GoogleEarth.
When in Google Earth, in the left hand column click on the GE Community, see what is offered. Also, try searching for Google Oceans.
USGSÕs Map Viewer is a good place to see what is possible, select the things you want to include on the map.
Washington State GIS info and data
á From the Department of Natural Resources
á From the Department of Transportation
á The Washington State Redistricting Commission shows their existing maps onlineÉ.. too bad they do not share their data sets.
á The Department of Revenue has data on tax rates, incentive programs
á The Puget Sound Regional Council has a page of GIS links, mostly what their partners do.
á Washington Geodata Archive [WAGDA] From UW library—they do data, not maps.
á Maplight tries to illustrate the connections between money and politics. Support comes from Sunlight Foundation and OpenSecrets.org.
á The Wikipedia page on Gerrymandering is pretty good.
Other Environmental Theme GIS Sites
á EPA has a searchable database of GHG emissions, state by state
á The Earth Observation and Geospatial Resources page on Google Earth
á Pierce County (WA) has a public GIS site
Other Things, Wanting Classification
The David Rumsey Map Collection is a must-see for lovers of paper maps, and their digital possibilities. Some of it is viewable via Google Earth, and some via its own software.
StatsAmerica lets you compare economic, other data in counties, cities, states.
The GeoCommunityÕs GIS Data Port , somewhat commercial.
Earth Exploration Toolbook emphasizes education GIS applications with earth systems science data, with training available.
The University Consortium for Geographic Information Science [UCGIS]
The artist Sabine RŽthorŽ makes interesting maps and globes
The Harvard Geospatial Library, about 8k layers, including old maps & historical data
Udig claims to be user-friendly desktop, web-based GIS software.
The World Bank collects Lots of Data and puts it on this page.
Copyright Sid Olufs, 2012.