Resources

Internally hosted reference materials and tutorials.

Introduction to GIS Using Open Source Software

This manual is used in the day-long GIS Practicum held at Baruch College, CUNY each semester and provides an introduction to GIS using QGIS. The workshop is only open to people affiliated with CUNY. The on-line manual is open to anyone for personal or classroom use under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works License. The most recent version of the tutorial uses QGIS 1.8x Lisboa. A link to the previous version of the tutorial (using QGIS 1.7x) is also available.

Country Centroids and Codes

This ZIP file contains tab delimited text files with country centroids in latitude and longitude and FIPS and ISO codes (two-letter alpha) for the world’s countries and territories. Includes metadata. Extracted from the NGA GNS and the USGS GNIS in Feb 2012.

Introduction to GIS and Census Mapping

Tutorials and materials originally created for the NYCRDC GIS workshop on April 8, 2008 at Baruch College CUNY. All of these materials are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License. For more details, read the Tutorial Introduction. If you print out the tutorial, you’ll save paper by shrinking the pages in the Print Preview menu of your browser.

  • Powerpoint: PDF
  • Tutorial Data Files (11.5 MB): ZIP
  • Tutorial Introduction: HTML
  • Tutorial Part I: HTML
  • Tutorial Part II: HTML
  • Tutorial Part III: HTML

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