March 2, 2006

Second Statement Instructions

The second course statement, due 9Mar2006, provides an opportunity to link material we have covered in the first half of the semester to your overall education and career objectives from the first statement. It can also become a way to connect this material to your mid-term exam preparation.

The second statement (due 9Mar2006) has two parts. In the first part, you should reflect on the relationship between learning objectives and course material covered (500 words). The second part should also write specifically about how the material learned fits in with your GIS interests (500 words)

Please email your statement to me ( by 9Mar2006.

February 20, 2006

Information about mapping and maps in the US

Take a look at this link for some information about maps and mapping by the USGS:

February 14, 2006

Welcome to Geo-Friends!

I've created this blog to help us keep track of information about cartography and geographic information and data resources. The nature of the blog emphasizes on-line information, but please free to share your knowledge as well. You can post text including links to other web pages; complete documents will unfortunately not post. If you have a document, please post a link to the file.

Two initial categories, 'Cartography' and 'Data and Information' help to organize the contributions.

A couple of notes:
1. Anybody can post or read the information in this blog. Treat everything you write as if the whole world could read it. If you're not sure about anything somebody has written be polite and ask them.
2. All the material posted on this blog can be used for any purpose as long as you attribute it, e.g., "From the Geo-Friends Blog at the University of Minnesota," Your postings and comments also are available under the same CreativeCommons. org license.

The Help function should answer most questions. If you have questions please email me at

Finally, I will post some resources in a short while.