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Climate & Climate Change
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Regina, Saskatchewan



Remote Sensing




RS Agencies & Organizations


Canada Centre for Remote Sensing

Canadian Remote Sensing Society

Canadian Space Agency

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd - Geospatial Services

O.A.R.S. - Ontario Association of Remote Sensing

NASA Homepage

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

National Space Development Agency of Japan

European Space Agency

Canadian Cartographic Association / Association Canadienne de Cartographie

Canadian Association of Geographers

American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing


RS Applications


Canadian Ice Service - Environment Canada

CRYSYS: A Window on the Cryosphere and Climate in Canada

Earthshots: Satellite Images of Environmental Change: Table of Contents

Global Environmental Change Visualizations

Global Environmental Monitoring and International Development Links

Atlas of our Changing Environment (UNEP)

Fire Monitoring by Satellite

Goddard Earth Sciences Pictures

EarthViewer - Keyhole Inc

Mineral Exploration

Ocean Salinity

ESA Global Landcover

Leaf Area Index

Groundwater Resources

Arid Environments Vegetation Mapping

Salinity Measurements

NASA WorldWind

Google Earth







EARSeL Special Interest Group on Temporal Analysis of Image Data

MultiTemp 2007 - Fourth International Workshop on the Analysis of Multitemporal Remote Sensing Images

NOAA Long-Term Stewardship and Reanalysis Facility


RS Resources


USGS EROS Data Center



NASA Stennis Space Center Free Landsat Imagery (c. 1990 & 2000)

University of Maryland Global Land Cover Facility

Live Satellite Tracking - NASA

WisconsinView - Landsat imagery of Wisconsin

Wim Bakker's Page

NASA Observatorium

NASA Earth Observatory

NASA Visible Earth

NASA Astronaut Photography

NASA Spacelink - An Aeronautics & Space Resource for Educators

NASA Ames Research Center's Landsat Pages

Eurimage - Earth Observation Products and Services in Europe

Earth and Moon Viewer

The TELSAT Guide to Remote Sensing Products, Services, and Applications

ImageNet: Spatial Data Search Engine

Tropical Rainforest Information Center

Space Image Library

Microsoft TerraServer

RS Satellite Summary

Satellite Imagery Available through the Internet

RS Links

National Snow and Ice Data Center

Listing of Satellite Ocean Colour Sensors

Solar Ephermeris Calculator

Low-Cost Satellite Imagery of the Upper Great Lakes

ResMap: Satellite Data for the Resource Industry

Remote Sensing Resource Compendium from American Museum of Natural History's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation

Wetland Classification Links

Animal Surveys from Remote Sensing Links

Atlas of Panoramic Aerial Images (U.S. States)

Plant Phenology References

David Taylor's Satellite Tools


RS Satellite Systems


Spacecraft Launch Schedules

Future Earth Science Satellite Missions

Landsat 7 Science Data Users Handbook

GeoEye: Landsat, IRS, IKONOS, OrbView, SeaWifs

USGS EROS Data Center: Landsat, AVHRR


MDA Corporation: Canadian Imagery from Landsat, SPOT, RADARSAT

Satellite Imaging Corporation: QuickBird



RS Tutorials


CCRS Remote Sensing Tutorial

NASA Remote Sensing Tutorial

Remote Sensing Core Curriculum

Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History

On-Line Physics Experiments





GIS Agencies & Organizations

        Geomatics Industry Association of Canada

        Geomatics in Canada

        ESRI Canada

        University Consortium for Geographic Information Science

GIS Resources




ArcGIS Extensions

Hawths Analysis Tools

AI-Geostats - Geostatistics and Spatial Statistics

GIS Data Depot

ArcData Online

United Nations Environment GRID Programme

World Bank

Population Reference Bureau

World Resources Institute

CIA World Factbook

ESRI Map Book

GIS Monitor

Rocky Mountain Mapping Center (USGS)


GIS Cafe

GIS Vision Magazine


What is a Shapefile? (ESRI whitpaper)

DIVA-GIS - A free geographic information system for the analysis of biodiversity data

Digital Elevation Modelling Links

Spatial Modelling Links

Spatial Regression Links

Spatial Statistics Software - My List - Barry Boots' List

Earthquake Management Links

Landscape Fragmentation Links

Nearest Neighbour Distance Links

Street-Level Photo Mapping Service (

SlashGISRS (user-driven ad-free discussions about GIS and Remote Sensing)

GIS and Biodiversity Links

Free Geography Tools


GIS On-line


Atlas of Urban Aboriginal Peoples

Saskatchewan Agri-Environmental Mapping Initiative

Agricultural Maps of Saskatchewan

Agriculture Development and Diversification Board  mapping of Saskatchewan RMs 190, 221, 222, 223, 251, 252, 253, and 282

Atlas of Canada

GIS and Interactive Maps of Alberta

B.C. Geological Survey

B.C. Airphoto Inventory

Tennessee Electronic Atlas

Harvard University Dialect Survey

2001 Census of Canada Mapping (Brock University)

City of Winnipeg Transit

Poverty Maps (FAO/UNEP/CGIAR)

US Language Maps (Modern Language Association)

Real Estate & Census Mapping (Maptitude)

Ermergency Impact Visualization (CLEER


GIS Tutorials


Geography 405 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (U. Regina)


The Geographer's Craft

GIS Core Curriculum

Innovative GIS (Joe Berry)

Geography 272H - Geographic Information and Mapping (U. Toronto)

B_Klinkenberg's Pages (UBC)

N_Chrisman's Pages (U. Washington)

Importing DEM Data (Brock U.)



GIS Lessons On-Line


ESRI Canada Teaching Materials

ESRI Training Course Catalog

ESRI ArcLessons

USGS Lessons (scroll down the page to "Lessons")


Crime Mapping


Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science, University College London

Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (US Dept. of Justice)

Slides from the UK ’s 3rd National Crime Mapping Conference (June 2005)

Center for Problem-Oriented Policing

Washington PD online mapping tool

Chicago PD CLEAR (Citizen Law Enforcement Analysis and Reporting) system

San Diego Crime MAPS


College and University Programs


Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology

Vancouver Island University


GPS / Mapping


Global Positioning Systems (U.S. Coast Guard)

How a GPS Receiver Works

GPS Mapping Software

Odden's Bookmarks

A Gallery of Map Projections

MicroCAM: computer-assisted cartographic instruction

Outline Maps

Outline Maps - Arizona Geographic Alliance

Powers of 10 Demonstration

GPS Waypoints

The World Coordinate Converter

Coordinate Conversion Utilities

Live drawing with GPS

Canadian Geographic on-line Atlas

Maps & Graphics at UNEP-Grid (Arendal)

How far is 1 degree of latitude and longitude?

G.Projector: Interactive Global Map Projection (NASA)

Milestones in the History of Thematic Cartography, Statistical Graphics, and Data Visualization


Climate & Climate Change


Climate Change:  A Guide for the Perplexed (New Scientist)

Environment Canada

Environment Canada:  National Inventory Report - Greenhouse Gas Sources and Sinks in Canada, 1990-2006

U.S. Global Change Research Program

U.S. Global Change Data and Information System (GCDIS)

NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Climate Change Fact Sheets (UNEP)

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Atlas of our Changing Environment (UNEP)

Melting Glaciers Powerpoint Presentation (UNEP)

Saskatchewan Energy and Climate Change Plan

Northern Hemisphere Teleconnection Patterns

Pollution Watch

Global Climate Change Student Guide

Earth Trends - The Environmental Information Portal

Climate Change and Global Warming Portal

EcoEarth.Info - Sustainable Environment Portal

Water Conservation Portal

Government of India Climate Change Website

Vital Climate Graphics

World Views of Global Warming


Global Warming (NASA Earth Observatory)

Linking Climate Adaptation (LCA)

Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative (PARC)

Drought Research at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Common Misconceptions about Global Warming (Friends of Science)

Rising Tide North America (confronting the root causes of climate change)

One Planet Many People:  Atlas of our Changing Environment (UNEP)

Adaptation aux Changements Climatiques et Côtiers en Afrique de l'Ouest

Glaciers Online - Alpine and Polar Glacier information


Sustainable Development


Go for Green: The Active Living and Environment Program

Human Activity and the Environment (Statistics Canada)

International Institute for Sustainable Development

Eco-Portal - The Environmental Sustainability.Info Source

Wild Species 2005: The General Status of Species in Canada

Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators (CESI) 2006



Resource and Environmental Economics and Policy Analysis Research Group (U.Victoria)

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (GSDI)

Global Environmental Monitoring and International Development Links

Geomatics Links for Humanitarianism

Photos of American Mass Consumption and Waste


Saskatchewan Eco Network

Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan (PCAP)

Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference

Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council

Urban Sustainability

Urban Environmental Management - Global Development Research Center

Community Sustainability - International Institute for Sustainable Development

City of Regina Climate Change Program

City of San Francisco - Sustainable City Program

Sustainable Seattle


International Development / Africa


Monitoring Environmental Change in Africa Links

Global Environmental Monitoring and International Development Links

African Geo Information Network (AGIRN)

African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE)






Geography Organizations & Associations


The Canadian Association of Geographers

The CAG Job Page

Prairie Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (PCAG)

The Canadian Cartographic Association

        The CCA Blog


Geography & Education


The Canadian Council for Geographic Education

The Physical Environment: An On-Line Introduction to Physical Geography

CIA's World Factbook

List of Geography Journals

Geography Lesson Plans & Other Resources

Geography - Welcome from The Mining Co.

The Geographer's Craft (U. Texas)

Geography Education Software - Project GeoSim (Virginia Tech)

The USGS and Science Education

Virtual Geography Texts (WLU)

Earth Science Picture of the Day

The World Factbook (U.S. C.I.A.)

Portals to the World (U.S. Library of Congress)


Environmental Education and Training Partnership (EETAP)

Juicy Geography

Glaciers Online - Alpine and Polar Glacier information

6 Billion Others


Spatial Information Systems Software


Welcome to PCI

OpenDragon - free Remote Sensing Software

Welcome to MicroImages

NIH Image Home Page

Process Software (DIMPLE)

ERDAS, Inc. - Geographic Imaging Made Simple

Research Systems, Inc. - ENVI/IDL

WinDisp3 Home Page


HighView - An image band combination tool

The Virtual Terrain Project

AGIS - A simple mapping and GIS shareware package for Windows

QGIS - Quantum GIS

ILWIS - The Integrated Land and Water Information System

OSGeo - Open Source Geospatial Foundation

Free Photogrammetry Software (link-list)

Free GIS Software (link-list)

Free Stats Software (link-list) 1

Free Stats Software (link-list) 2



Writing Guides & Presentation Skills


University of Regina Online Writing Lab

How to Write a Seminar Paper, a Research Proposal and a Thesis

Citation Styles

A Writer's Reference by Diana Hacker

Oral Presentation Advice

Top 10 Powerpoint Slide Tips

The Art of Communicating Effectively

Effective presentations

How To Conquer Public Speaking Fear

Why do otherwise brilliant people give such soporific talks?

The Web-Guide to Research for Undergraduates


Regina and Saskatchewan


University of Regina

Communities of Tomorrow

City of Regina

Regina Regional Economic Development Authority

Regina Leader-Post



Virtual Saskatchewan

The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Landscape - a collection of geographic images

Government of Saskatchewan

Weather for Regina

Regina Resources (

Regina Real Estate Agents

Living in Saskatchewan - The Saskatchewan Advantage




Images of Canada

Conversion Calculators

Canadian Thesis On-Line Library

Time Zones across Canada

ScenceMan - Cool Science

Science Information Search Engine (Scirus)

WorldPages.Com - US & Canadian Phone Directory

Live Radio on the Internet

Your Child's Health - Toronto Hospital for Sick Children

Dr. Toy's Guide:  Online Magazine for Toy Information

Household Tips & Tricks

Craft & Hobby Ideas

104.5 Chumfm - Todays Best Music

Office of Alternative Medicine - OAM - National Institutes of Health - NIH

Marriage - Welcome from The Mining Co.

Rosenthal Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

My Virtual Reference Desk - My Facts Page

Campgrounds in Canada

Live Manuals - See how things work

UofR Logos





Excel Functions - PC System Help

Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute UNIX Guide

University of Waterloo UNIX Guide

Penn State University UNIX Guide

University of Colorado UNIX Guide

The Birth and Development of the Internet

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Last Update: 2011-09-02