Monday, May 16, 2016

GIS Celebration of the U.S. National Parks

Where Am I?  GIS National Parks Pop Quiz

The National Park Service is celebrating its centennial anniversary this year.  The agency was created to manage and preserve all the national parks, historic sites, and monuments of the United States on August 25, 1916.

ESRI, the world’s leading producer of GIS software, has created a Story Map using aerial images of national parks; viewers have to guess which park is being depicted.  Once users choose the “Where am I?” button, a map of the national park is displayed with a link to the park Web page.

The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) consolidates one-on-one research assistance from the GIS Specialist with the GIS Research Area, which offers access to ESRI GIS software and online tutorials, datasets, online mapping applications, and in-house GIS data.  GIS software is also available throughout Bracken Library, in the Architecture Library, and in the Science-Health Science Library.

For more information about using GIS software, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097.

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