Monday, February 04, 2013

China Geo-Explorer II

The GMU Libraries has licensed China Geo-Explorer II, which provides a rich collection of census, business, and other government data for China at various geographical units and time.
You can create maps, charts, tables, and reports and download data in PDF, Excel, Word, and shape files.

You can access this through our libraries databases and consult the User's Guide for further instructions.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Georeferencer from British Library

The British Library just released a new set of historic scanned maps online for public georeferencing.  Users have opportunities to georeferencing these scanned maps if they know detailed knowledge about particular places by using the Klokan Technologies Georeferencer tool.  Please learn more about the project including the exciting tool at

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Mason celebrates 2012 GIS Day, Nov. 14.

Location: Center for the Arts
Time: 10:00-3:30

The Mason libraries will be joining the university in celebrating GIS Day events and demonstrating "Mapping Your Data with Google Fusion Tables" in the Center for the Arts. There will be other events including Students' Poster Sessions, Presentations, Panel Discussion on Geospatial Intelligence, and FREE buffet lunch.

Please see the detailed schedule of events at:

Discover GIS and Geography through this event!

Monday, May 21, 2012

New Capabilities of the Geospatial Data Preservation Resource Center

The Geospatial Data Preservation Resource Center becomes a discovery tool for recommending online resources such as software applications, research articles, presentations, and standards that are helpful for geospatial data preservation. 

Please visit the Geospatial Data Preservation Resource Center which is being developed and managed as part of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) of the Library of Congress.

Monday, February 06, 2012

Google's Campus Street View

People can tour a campus effectively from their own computer and can be familiar themselves with campus layout.

"Google's Campus Street View gives the ability to its users to visit and tour college campuses virtually online."

Visit the participating campuses around the World:

See more information: GIS Blog

Friday, January 27, 2012

New Version of ACS Mapping Extension

is now available to download ;

Two major changes are:
-using ACS (American Community Survey) data downloaded from the new American Factfinder (AFF2)
-Additional function comparing estimates from a set of units to estimates in other units.

Please update this extension if you have not done so.. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

New Plant Hardiness Map from USDA

The USDA just released the new version of its Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM) online, which is based on interactive format using GIS.

This map shows the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location.  You can find your zone by zip code.

Visit this online map:

The full article is at: