Montana State University

MSU GPS Lab

Montana State University
PO Box 173120
Bozeman, MT 59717-3120

GPS Lab Manager:

Diana Cooksey
Tel: (406) 994-5684
Fax: (406) 994-3933
E-mail: dcooksey@montana.edu
Location: 245 Leon Johnson Hall

MSU Global Positioning System (GPS) Laboratory

College Office

GPS Links

GPS_Equipment_Manufacturers
GPS_Equipment_Dealers
Differential_GPS_Services
GPS/GIS_Magazines
Government Agencies
GPS/GIS_Mapping_and_Consulting_Companies
GPS_Glossaries
Other GPS Links


GIS Links

GIS_Software_Manufacturers
GIS Map Conversion Services
Universities
Government Agencies
GIS Data
GIS_Glossaries
Other_GIS_Links


Links to GPS/GIS Jobs

Trimble Navigation, Ltd. Employment Opportunities http://www.trimble.com/employment.shtml
ESRI, Inc. Employment Opportunities http://www.esri.com/careers/index.html
GIS Jobs Clearinghouse www.gjc.org
GIS Jobs.com www.GISjobs.com
GeoSearch, Inc. www.geosearch.com



GPS Links



GPS Equipment Manufacturers

Trimble Navigation Ltd.
www.trimble.com

Trimble's GPS tutorial
www.trimble.com/gps/index.html

Ashtech: visit the About GPS link, look at the GPS glossary
www.ashtech.com

SOKKIA
www.sokkia.com

Corvallis Microtechnology (CMT)
www.cmtinc.com

CMT GPS Book: Information on basic GPS theory & receiver technology
www.cmtinc.com/gpsbook

Garmin International
www.garmin.com

Magellan Systems Corporation
www.magellan.com

Fleet Management Solutions: a system that delivers real time GPS, mobile asset tracking and wireless vehicle tracking.

www.fmsgps.com


GPS Equipment Dealers

THANK YOU! To Electronic Data Solutions for their support of MSU's programs over the past 15 years.

Electronic Data Solutions
www.elecdata.com

Navtech Seminars & GPS Supply
www.navtechgps.com


Differential GPS Services

Omnistar Worldwide DGPS Service
www.omnistar.com


GPS/GIS Magazines

GPS World Magazine
www.gpsworld.com

GeoPlace Magazine
http://www.geoplace.com/gw

Professional Surveyor magazine; check out the archives to see past issues since March 1996, and check out September 98 (vol. 18 #6) for article about Trimble receivers on Mt Everest! Great articles on the application of GPS, GIS and related uses; 21 links; job exchange page.
www.profsurv.com

Precision Farmer Magazine
http://www.putyourfarmonthemap.com/PF_magazine2.html


Government Agencies

Schriever Air Force Base: GPS Site
http://www.schriever.af.mil/gps/

U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center.
http://www.navcen.uscg.gov

Official U.S. Government information about the GPS and related topics
http://www.gps.gov/


GPS/GIS Mapping and Consulting Companies

Global Positions, LLC, Bozeman, MT
www.globalpositions.com

DTM Consulting, LLC, Bozeman, MT
http://www.dtmgis.com

Marshall and Associates, Boise, ID
www.marshallgis.com

Red Hen Systems, Fort Collins, CO (precision agriculture applications)
www.redhensystems.com


GPS Glossaries

From GPS World online
GPS/GNSS Glossary

Navtech GPS terms
www.navtechgps.com/glossary.asp

International GPS waypoint registry glossary of GPS terms
www.waypoint.org/gps1-glos.html


Other GPS Links

GPS FAQ: GPS Reviews, Forums Articles and source of information for Garmin, Magellan and other GPS manufacturers. 
http://www.gpsfaq.com

About.com: GPS and GIS
http://geography.about.com/od/geographictechnology/Geographic_Technology.htm

Popular Car Accessories: The GPS Device
http://www.lelandwest.com/car-accessories-the-gps-device.cfm

Local Resources: The GPS Resource Page
http://www.localpages.com/content/local-resources-the-gps-resource-page.html



GIS Links



GIS Software Manufacturers

Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)
www.esri.com

GeoCommunity
http://software.geocomm.com/


GIS Map Conversion Services

GeoVect http://www.geovect.com/index.html

GeoVect specializes in the conversion of paper or raster maps into vector data for your GIS, CAD or scientific analysis application.


Universities

National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIS): GIS curriculum materials. The National Center for Geographic Information Analysis (NCGIA) is a research consortium whose main focus is to conduct basic research in geographic information science and its related technology. There are three sites in the consortium: University of California at Santa Barbara, State University of New York at Buffalo, and the University of Maine.
www.ncgia.ucsb.edu

NCGIA at the University of New York, Buffalo
www.geog.buffalo.edu/ncgia/

Global Positioning System Overview, Peter H. Dana: Overview of GPS, a module from The Geographer's Craft Project, Department of Geography, University of Texas at Austin
http://www.colorado.edu/geography/gcraft/notes/gps/gps_f.html


Government Agencies

National Geodetic Survey (NGS): maintains our national spatial reference system (NSRS) mapping coastal waterways and navigational charts
www.ngs.noaa.gov

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS): visit the mapping and internet resource links
www.usgs.gov

U.S. Census Bureau, GIS Gateway
http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gis_gateway.html


GIS Data

Montana Geographic Information Clearninghouse The Montana Natural Resource Information System (NRIS) supports GIS coordination int he state and provides value-added products and services to a diverse community of users.

Gallatin County GIS has an interactive mapping application, including an address finder, a parcel finder and a county building finder. So far, data can only be viewed and printed, but not downloaded. County data layers are available from the County GIS Department on CD by request.

City of Bozeman GIS has downloadable data for the City of Bozeman and an interactive map application.

Geodata.gov Hosts U.S. federal, state, and local geographic maps and data and serves as a GIS data clearinghouse. Includes many data sets and services formerly published to Geography Network.

NAIP (2009) 1-meter imagery Natural-Color Aerial Photos of Montana, 2009, from the U.S. Farm Services Agency National Agricultural Imagery Program (NAIP.

The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) includes a listing of data by 28 different subject areas including; crime, census, health, remote sensing, etc. It also has a great listing of national and international GIS data catalogs, and a listing of US State GIS data centers.

National Geospatial Data Clearinghouse Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) maintains access to a collection of over 100 spatial data servers that have digital geographic data primarily for use in GIS, image processing systems, and other modeling software.

Natural Earth is a public domain map dataset available at 1:10m, 1:50m, and 1:110 million scales. Featuring tightly integrated vector and raster data, with Natural Earth you can make a variety of visually pleasing, well-crafted maps with cartography or GIS software.

USGS Geographic Data Download provides 1:2k DEM, 1:24K DEM, 30m NED, 1:2m DLG, 1:24K DLG, LULC, NLCD, and NHD.

The Harvard Geospatial Library provides an online tool for locating data around the world. Dated located on their web site includes; Digital Chart of the World, Census 2000 Block Groups and Tracts, ESRI Data & Maps (6 CDs), MassGIS vector data, municipal data for Boston, Cambridge, Brookline, and the National Transportation Atlas.

National Geophysical Data Center is a general site for geophysical data. Data sets are not necessarily in GIS ready formats.

Microsoft's Terraserver is a large catalog of aerial photographs and remotely sensed imagery. 

Map Digger has a listing of weather, road, nautical, historical, and aviation maps.

The GeoCommunity Data Store provides custom data products, delivered to you and custom written on CD-ROM.


GIS Glossaries

Association for Geographic Information, GIS dictionary, 980 terms
http://www.geo.ed.ac.uk/agidict/welcome.html

ESRI GIS terms
http://resources.arcgis.com/glossary


Other GIS Links

American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing: This site was established to promote the society and its programs, services and products as well as provide links to other mapping science organizations and companies. Provides a forum for users to ask questions and exchange ideas and information. The education page has links to other interesting sites.
http://www.asprs.org/