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GIS and Geospatial Data

Tips for Learning about GIS

Tutorials and introductions to GIS can be found on the web. (another site from ESRI) offers a very nice introduction, including explanations of GIS, geographical and cartographical concepts, and links to live data, data for download, and more information.

Also, try a general web search for gis tutorials and limit to educational instututions. For example, in Google, type:

"gis tutorial"

The GIS community is an active one and there are many listservs and blogs to which you can subscribe, for example, Free GIS Data & Imagery GeoBlog.