Projects of the Yale University Map Department at Sterling Memorial Library

Tha Yale Map Department GIS LibGuide…

March 5th, 2010 Posted in Geographic Information Systems, Home |

Yale GIS LibGuide ScreenshotWe’re in the process of building our LibGuide for GIS at Yale, but I though I would go ahead and make it public, since it already has a great deal of information relevant to the Yale GIS Community.

For users, there are links to ESRI Virtual Campus course listings, basic information on how to obtain software and support for GIS at Yale, a calendar feed with the listings for our Yale Map Department GIS Workshop Series and a sidebar widget providing Instant Messaging access to Yale’s GIS Assistant, Stace Maples.  We’ve also provided information on Yale course that are GIS-specific or make extensive use of GIS

For Yale Faculty, IT and Support Staff, there is a section of Installation Guides and various whitepapers on GIS infrastructure planning as well as links to the software packages most useful to GIS users

Look for new sections with access to Yale and non-Yale GIS tutorial materials, as well as a Data Links section to help users begin the search for GIS data relevant to their area and application of interest.

All of this and more at:

ESRItv in YouTube

March 4th, 2010 Posted in Home |

If you haven’t seen it before, you should know that ESRI maintains a YouTube Channel. Lately, there has been a flurry of activity related to the eminent release of ArcGIS 10 (formerly 9.4). These latest videos are of interest to anyone who uses ArcGIS in their research, as they provide a glimpse of some of the MAJOR changes to the user interface and functionality of the ArcGIS Suite.

Here is part 1 of 2 videos highlighting the major changes coming in the next release of ArcGIS:

The ESRItv Channel also has dozens of short “How-To” videos illuminating topics such as scripting and optimizing maps for use in web services.

More at:

Free ESRI Virtual Campus Courses

March 3rd, 2010 Posted in Geographic Information Systems, Home |

One of the benefits of having an Education Site License for ESRI products is the ability to provide free access to many of the ESRI Virtual Campus Courses to our Yale Community members.  You can find a comprehensive list of the courses available to Yale Affiliates on THIS PAGE.

If you are a Yale University Faculty, Student or Staff member, and you are interested in accessing any of these materials, simply Email Stace Maples (the Yale University GIS Assistant) with a list of the courses you are interested in.

We ask only that you limit your requests to 3 courses at one time.

If you are a GIS beginner, simply ask for the “Beginners Pack”, which includes the following courses:

ESRI Education Site License Virtual Campus Course Listing:

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

March 1st, 2010 Posted in Home |

“Her trade is dishing out Malaria. She moves around at night and she’s got a thirst. Her name is Anopheles Mosquito, and she’s dying to meet you...”

The first time I saw this map in the collection, I said to myself “There can’t be a cooler map than this in the collection.” Five years later, I still haven’t found one. This is my favorite.

Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991), aka Dr. Seuss, began drawing posters for the War Production Board in 1942. This map was created to accompany a pamphlet ( you can see a digital version of the pamphlet here ) originally intended for GIs serving in the tropics.

Click on the thumbnail image below to view a zoom-able version of this map or download a high resolution JP2000 version of the map using the link below the thumbnail.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

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to Launch Zoomify Viewer

You can view the Catalog Record for this item HERE.

LANDSAT 7 ETM+ Goes Gratis!

October 2nd, 2008 Posted in Geographic Information Systems |

On September 30th, 2008, the USGS began offering the LANDSAT 7 ETM+ archive data at not charge!  The rest of the LANDSAT archive (TM & MSS) will become available FREE OF CHARGE in December 2008!  For more information about LANDSAT, Visit the USGS LANDSAT Website.

To Browse the catalog, use the GLOVIS Online Ordering Application.