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UCF Academic Programs with GIS Resources
UCF Library Resources (topographic, gazetteers, Sanborn, etc.)
Florida Map & Data Sources
Other Map & Data Sources
Other GIS Resources
Biology - GAMES Lab (Geospatial Analysis & Modeling of Ecological Systems)
Criminal Justice - Crime Analysis & Crime Mapping graduate certificate program
Public Administration - Urban & Regional Planning graduate certificate program - PAD 6716 Information Systems for Public Managers and Planners
See also other GIS academic programs in Florida.
Map Collection - various specialized maps and atlases (search the Library catalog), including:
USGS Topographic Maps - Florida - Consult the index map on top of the map case to identify the alphabetic name of the desired map, i.e., Orlando East, Oviedo SW, Bithlo. See also:
TopoZone provides interactive USGS 1:100,000, 1:25,000, and 1:24,000 scale topographic maps of the entire United States.
TerraServer (Microsoft) provides aerial photographs and digitized topographic maps from USGS and high-resolution satellite images from SPIN-2.
MapServer provides United States topographic maps, nautical charts, aeronautical
charts, and NavPhotos (aerial photos of coastal regions).
FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) - The UCF Library
has maps for the City of Orlando and Unincorporated Orange County, but not other municipalities
(Apopka, Eatonville, etc.). The Orlando Public Library has all the maps for Orange
County (including all municipalities) and some maps for Brevard, Lake, Osceola, Seminole
& Volusia counties. Seminole
County Government provides some FEMA maps for downloading. The
ESRI/FEMA Project Impact Hazard Site
provides Online Hazard Maps identifying basic flood hazard areas, but these online maps
do not include all of the details available on the paper maps.
Reference and Documents Collections
various atlases about subjects and geographic areas (search the WebLUIS catalog).
Ask at the Reference Desk for street atlases (dates vary) of Orlando & vicinity, Brevard County, Dade County, Hillsborough County, Lakeland-Winter Haven, Pinellas County, and Volusia/Flagler Counties. For more recent information, consult the online resources for street maps and driving directions listed above.
Rand McNally Commercial Atlas & Marketing Guide [ask at the Reference Desk] provides population, economic and geographic data for more than 129,000 U.S. places.
Atlas of Florida [REF G1315.A83 1996] provides maps and information about Florida's natural environment, history & culture, population, economy, tourism & recreation, and infrastructure & planning.
Water Resources Atlas of Florida [FL DOCS FSU.C8:W17] provides maps, graphs, photographs, drawings, tables and text describing Florida's hydrologic cycle, weather, climate, ground water, surface water, water quality, ecosystems of surface waters, water use, drainage, flood control, navigation, human impact on water, water laws & policies, water management districts, policy issues, water economics & finance, legal issues, etc.
Maps on File [REF G1021.M33] provides black & white maps designed for photocopy reproduction. Volume I provides maps for all regions, continents and countries of the world. Volume II provides maps for U.S. states and subject maps for the world, including demographics (population, human development index, population growth rate, life expectancy), natural resources and energy resources (deforestation, protected natural areas), politics, economics and the military (international organizations, GDP per capita, annual economic growth, inflation, food production per capita), education and social issues (literacy, primary school enrollment rates, secondary school enrollment rates), U.S. statistics, and Canadian statistics.
Historical Maps on File [REF G1030.M37] provides black & white maps designed for photocopy reproduction. Coverage includes ancient civilizations, Europe (from the Fall of the Roman Empire to 1500), Europe (from 1500 to 1815), Europe (from 1815 to the present), United States, Western Hemisphere, Africa and the Middle East, Asia, and Australia.
Index to Maps in Books and Periodicals [REF Z6028.A5] (13 volumes) identifies maps published in books & periodicals through 1986. The American Geographical Society provides an Online Geographical Bibliography from 1985 to the present. The UCF Library has some of the indexed material and can retrieve most of the other sources through Interlibrary Loan. The UCF Library also has volumes 1-50 (1938-1987) of the American Geographical Society's index, Current Geographical Publications [Index G1.C98].
Omni Gazetteer of the United States of America [REF E154.O45 1991] is an 11-volume index providing name, location, and identification for nearly 1,500,000 populated places, structures, facilities, locales, historic places, and geographic features in the fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Territories. See also: Geographic Names Information System (USGS) contains information about almost 2 million physical and cultural geographic features in the United States. The Federally recognized name of each feature described in the data base is identified, and references are made to a feature's location by State, county, and geographic coordinates.
Aerial Photography Florida is a collection of aerial photographs taken between 1930 and 2000.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Company Maps of Florida comprise a collection of more than 300 bibliographic units in more than 3,000 map sheets dating from 1860 through 1923. Digitized maps are in the public domain and illustrate the development of more than 130 Florida cities. The UCF Library has the maps for Florida cities & towns from 1884 through the 1950s on microfilm (3rd floor) [MFLM G 3931 .G475 S3 1983].
CIS U.S. Serial Set (1789-1969) - This microfiche collection of historic documents includes over 50,000 maps, such as:
Draper Manuscripts - This collection of documents collected by Lyman Draper (1815-1891) deals chiefly with the history of the trans-Allegheny West. The full text of the documents are on 123 reels of microfilm [MFLM F 591.F7]. Appendix III on pages 419-459 of the guide [REF F 591.F7 Guide] identifies more than 575 cartographic pieces in the Draper Manuscripts. "Diverse in topics, areas covered, and the skill of the cartographers, these include numerous sketches delineating prehistoric Indian mounds in Ohio and the interior of Mammoth Cave in Kentucky..., maps depicting the early Virginia-Tennessee-Kentucky border region..., land survey plats, plats of the Tippecanoe battlefield in 1811 by two participants..., the Old Northwest in 1812..., and an 1821 map of the area which became Minneapolis, Minnesota...."
Florida Geographic Data Library (FGDL) - is a mechanism for distributing satellite imagery, aerial photographs and spatial (GIS) data throughout the state of Florida. The data is organized by county, or other regulatory boundaries, and is also distributed on CD-ROMs. Much of this data is now freely available from their website.
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Other - FEMA, Soil, etc.
Geographic Information Services
Central Florida Geographic Information Systems - The CFGIS initiative seeks to increase coordination among users of geographic information systems in Central Florida. Its two primary components are a regional users group and a data clearinghouse.
Orange County Government provides various online maps: County Commission districts, existing land use, future land use, municipality jurisdiction, park & school locations, sheriff zones, traffic analysis zones, ZIP codes, and zoning.
Seminole County Government provides various online maps, as well as the following maps for downloading: Township/Range/Section/Parcel, FEMA Quadrangles, Soil Quadrangles, Contour Quadrangles.
wateratlas.org - "the gateway to a group of websites developed by the Florida Center for Community Design + Research at the University of South Florida in partnership with local, state and federal government agencies....goal is to design a comprehensive data resource, eventually covering the State of Florida, that helps citizens and scientists alike make informed decisions concerning our vital water resources."
St. Johns Water Management District provides various online maps about water, recreation, hunting areas, land acquisition, etc.
Florida Electronic Federal Depository Library (Univ of Florida) provides thematic maps for Florida by county showing population density and median income.
Florida County Selection Map (U.S. Census) provides links to QuickFacts tables with summary profiles showing frequently requested data items about each county.
Land Boundary Information System (LABINS) is produced by the Florida Dept of Environmental Protection and FSU's Florida Resources & Environmental Analysis Center (FREAC) to provide online survey information for the State of Florida.
Florida Geographic Information Board has established several customized digital libraries to support the specific needs of Florida's geographic information community, including the Florida Data Directory and the Florida Aerial Photography Library.
Orlando Public Library - has current and historic paper maps for the Orlando metropolitan area, including real estate maps with aerial photographs, FEMA Flood Insurance Maps, Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps (microfilm), Future Land Use Maps, Water Resource Maps, Wetland Maps, etc. They also have some Nautical Maps for Florida, the eastern United States, the Bahamas and the Virgin Islands. Trail Maps for canoeing, cycling and hiking are available for Florida and some other areas of the eastern United States.
Alabama Maps focuses primarily on Alabama, but also provides quite a few historical maps from other states.
American FactFinder (U.S. Census) lets you view geographic patterns for commonly requested statistics. For example, a quick thematic map could show the poverty rate for a Florida county by census tract.
American Memory Map Collections (Library of Congress) provides maps of cities & towns, conservation & environment, discovery & exploration, cultural landscapes, military battles & campaigns, railroad maps, etc.
TIGER (U.S. Census) - The Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing system provides a public resource for geographic data.
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection focuses on 18th and 19th century North and South American cartographic materials. The collection includes atlases, globes, school geographies, maritime charts, and a variety of separate maps including pocket, wall, children's and manuscript maps.
Demographic Data Viewer lets you create maps and calculate statistics for 220 demographic variables from the 1990 U.S.Census. DDViewer 3.0 will map states, counties, and census tracts.
Digital Librarian: Maps & Geography provides a librarian's choice of the best of the Web, with brief annotations for some links.
General Land Office Records (U.S. Bureau of Land Management) provides "access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States. We also provide image access to more than two million Federal land title records for Eastern Public Land States, issued between 1820 and 1908. Images of Serial patents (land titles issued between 1908 and the mid-1960's) have been added to this web site. Images related to survey plats, dating back to 1810, are added to the site state-by-state as each state's documents are completed. "
MABLE/Geocorr2K: Geographic Correspondence Engine with Census 2000 Geography generates files and/or reports showing the relationships between a wide variety of geographic coverages for the United States. It can, for example, tell you with which county or counties each ZIP code in the state of California shares population. It can tell you, for each of those ZIP/county intersections, what the size of that intersection is (based on 1990 population or other user-specified variable) and what portion of the ZIP's total population is in that intersection.
National Atlas of the United States of America delivers easy to use, map-like views of America's natural and sociocultural landscapes.
National Geographic Map Machine provides thematic and historic maps of the world.
National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) is a project to create and freely disseminate a database incorporating all available aggregate census information for the United States between 1790 and 2000.
Odden's Bookmarks provide links for maps, atlases, sellers of cartographic material, map collections, carto- & geoservers, cartographic & geographic societies, departments of cartography, government cartography, and more.
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection (Univ of Texas at Austin) provides approximately 2,400 political, physical, topographical, economic, relief, and historical maps in digital format.
Social Explorer (Queens College, SUNY) provides hundreds of interactive data maps of the United States, including historical data back to 1940.
United Nations Cartographic Section provides more than 100 general maps of regions and countries, plus deployment maps of peacekeeping operations.
Wetlands Interactive Mapper Tool (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service) provides information on the characteristics, extent, and status of the Nation’s wetlands and deepwater habitats.
World Map Collections are a cooperative project of several public and private universities of Florida and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to make digitized modern and antique maps available on the Web. The Florida and Caribbean collections are particularly strong, but Africa, the Americas, and the Middle East are also represented.
World of Maps identifies digital maps and GIS on the Internet, links to catalogues of map holdings, map collections and map archives, map curatorship and map history, map institutions, map events and many others ....
Geographic Information (St. Charles City-County Library District)
GIS Web Links (GeoPlan, Univ of Florida)
GIS Data Depot provides free downloads of various data.
Other GIS Academic Programs in Florida:
Brevard Community College (college website) offers a 24-credit GIS Option in its Computer Information Technology AS degree that includes courses in GIS, GPS and Remote Sensing.
Florida Atlantic University - Center for Geo-Information Science
Florida International University - Geographic Information Systems/Remote Sensing Analysis Lab primarily supports all the computing and research needs in the areas of Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, geo-statistical analysis and Computer-Aided Design (CAD) for the FIU community.
Florida State University -
College of Social Science's GIS Laboratory
Florida Resources & Environmental Analysis Center (FREAC) conducts research in the general areas of resource management and environmental analysis, as well as provides advice and technical assistance to state and local agencies. Public lands research and analysis, geographic information system development, and graphic representation of digital databases are current and long-range FREAC research interests. FREAC also trains university students in these areas through direct involvement in projects, providing real-world experiences. GeoLib is a research program within FREAC whose two-fold mission is (1) to improve access to digital geographic information in libraries, regardless of whether the information is desired by library users or by library managers, and (2) to apply marketing solutions to library problems.
Indian River Community College (college website) provides GIS specialization coursework within the Civil Engineering Technology AS degree.
University of Central Florida programs are listed above.
University of West Florida - GeoData Center
Vendor Services Targeted to Academic Institutions:
Last updated October 13, 2011 9:26:10 AM