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Internet Mapping and Distributed GIServices (GEOG 583)

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Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age (

Mapping ideas from Cyberspace to Realspace

MAP.SDSU.EDU:  Research Web site (built by the Instructor).

GEOINFO.SDSU.EDU :  Research Web Site II (built by the instructor)


Distributed Component Framework

Java (Sun Microsystems)

DCOM (Microsoft)


Research Projects and Organizations:

Open GIS Consortium, Inc.

ISO/TC 211 (Geographic Information/Geomatics)

RM-ODP Information Service

RiverWeb Project


International Conference and Workshop on Interoperating Geographic Information Systems, 1997 (Interop 97)

The 2nd International Conference on Interoperating Geographic Information Systems, 1999 (Interop 99)

Commercial Products:

ESRI Internet Map Server

GeoMedia Web Map

SmallWorld Internet Application Server

Autodesk World

Object Oriented Modeling:


  1. Object-Oriented Modeling and Design(1991)
    by James Rumbaugh, Michael Blaha, William Premerlani, Frederick Eddy, William Lorenson.
  2. The Unified Modeling Language User Guide (1998)
    (The Addison-Wesley Object Technology Series) by Grady Booch, Ivar Jacobson, James Rumbaugh.


  1. OBJECT-ORIENTED GIS IN PRACTICE by Clodoveu Augusto Davis Jr.
  2. Implementing Object-Oriented Technologies in AM/FM/GIS: Distributed Object Technology by Kurt Buehler.


The metadata content development in FGDC.
ISO/TC 211.


About Metadata by New York State GIS Clearinghouse

Examples:   ADL  metadata records

The Spatial Data Transfer Standard (SDTS)
  1. What is SDTS?  (
  2. SDTS Home page (
National Spatial Data Infrastructure
  1. Introduction by FGDC.(
  2. Promoting The National Spatial Data Infrastructure Through Partnerships: by Mapping Science Committee, NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL.(
On-line GIS trips:

Virtual Field Trip - Rocky Mtn Natl Park by USGS Rock Mountain Mapping Center.

On-line ArcView Tutorials:
On-line GIS data providers:

Public sectors:

  1. Demographic Data:  U.S. Census Bureau (T I G E R: Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding Referencing system)
  2. Nature resource/DEM:  USGS (Downloadable US GeoData),   Bureau of Land Management

Private sectors:

  1. ESRI ArcData Online.
  2. DEM shade-images: Computer Terrain Mapping, Inc. (CTM).


Introduction to MS Windows Environment.

Windowss NT Basics:
Brooklyn Public Library

Windows NT Basics:
Indiana University Knowledge Base


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Last updated: January 25, 2018.

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