GISFish is a brand new Web site of the Aquaculture Conservation and Management Service (FIMA) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and a number of collaborating institutions. USers will find case studies, training opportunities, data sources, tools and freeware, news and events are featured. Material in GISFish is constantly updated and expanded. Near future improvements will include increased coverage of abstracts and of full papers. Additional links to Cultured Aquatic Species fact sheets will also be made available for each GISFish publication record in which scientific names of plants and animals are mentioned. See http://www.fao.org/fi/gisfish/index.jsp – be sure to check out the fine list of data resurces!
Archives for May 23, 2007
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) cadastral survey program is responsible for the official boundary surveys for all federal agencies in the U.S. that together manage over 700 million acres. The Public Land Survey System also called the Rectangular Survey System is the foundation for many survey-based land information systems Download PLSS GIS shapefiles. To select and download data, select the Map Viewer and Download button. See http://www.geocommunicator.gov/GeoComm/lsis_home/home/index.html
2. The geocoder has also been updated so that it more intelligently handles incomplete input
3. In the XML data returned from the geocoder, there is a tag called “AdministrativeAreaName” that may contain the state where the address is located.
http://www.google.com/apis/maps/documentation/index.html – See also http://googlemapsapi.blogspot.com
Did you catch the focus piece I did on Loki the other day? Loki is a very cool location-sensitive toolbar you can integrate into your web experience. Download and install the Loki toolbar and you then have access to local search from your PC. The coolest part is simply entering a search string and loki goes out, returns a Google map based on your location, then you can search for anything with local results being returned… awesome! Eg. see my search results on pizza – see also www.loki.com and this Loki 2.0 spotlight http://www.gisuser.com/content/view/11663/28/
http://www.31stwc.com/archived.html (white text on a white background — hard to read!)