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 2.8 Wien.
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.
Average Distance to Nearest Public Library by State
This data was generated for an article entitled “Regional variations in average distance to public libraries in the United States” published in LISR in 2015. The data was generated using 2010 Census population counts at the block group level and locations of public libraries from the 2010 IMLS to calculate straight-line distances to the nearest public library in miles. See this post for more details. The data is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works License.
- All tables in CSV and TXT format
- XML Metadata
- Total population within 1-mile segments
- Percent total population within 1-mile segments
- Mean, median, and average population-weighted distance to nearest library
- Powerpoint: PDF
- Tutorial Data Files (11.5 MB): ZIP
- Tutorial Introduction: HTML
- Tutorial Part I: HTML
- Tutorial Part II: HTML
- Tutorial Part III: HTML
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.