GIS & Remote Sensing
Data sets and project information
Sensing: Eolian and Rainfall Mapping
This southwestern US project by the USGS is using remotely sensed
satellite images to develop a model to automatically map the vulnerability
level of surfaces to wind erosion in arid and semi-arid environments.
- UNEP/GRID Sioux Falls
The North American node of United Nations Environment Programme's Global Resource Information Database
(UNEP/GRID) network; access to remotely sensed images and other spatial
information, including information pertinent to arid lands.
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Resources provided by the US Geological Survey, includes educational posters, GIS-based lessons, and data and maps.
- Google Earth
Google Earth, free software available for downloading, lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings and even explore galaxies in the Sky. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places and share with others. Free tutorial.