Montana State University


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

GPS Lab Manager:

Diana Cooksey
Tel: (406) 994-5684
Fax: (406) 994-3933
Location: 245 Leon Johnson Hall

MSU Global Positioning System (GPS) Laboratory

College Office

GPS Links

Government Agencies
Other GPS Links

GIS Links

GIS Map Conversion Services
Government Agencies
GIS Data

Links to GPS/GIS Jobs

Trimble Navigation, Ltd. Employment Opportunities
ESRI, Inc. Employment Opportunities
GIS Jobs Clearinghouse
GeoSearch, Inc.

GPS Links

GPS Equipment Manufacturers

Trimble Navigation Ltd.

Trimble's GPS tutorial

Ashtech: visit the About GPS link, look at the GPS glossary


Corvallis Microtechnology (CMT)

CMT GPS Book: Information on basic GPS theory & receiver technology

Garmin International

Magellan Systems Corporation

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

GPS Equipment Dealers

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

Electronic Data Solutions

Navtech Seminars & GPS Supply

Differential GPS Services

Omnistar Worldwide DGPS Service

GPS/GIS Magazines

GPS World Magazine

GeoPlace Magazine

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.

Precision Farmer Magazine

Government Agencies

Schriever Air Force Base: GPS Site

U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center.

Official U.S. Government information about the GPS and related topics

GPS/GIS Mapping and Consulting Companies

Global Positions, LLC, Bozeman, MT

DTM Consulting, LLC, Bozeman, MT

Marshall and Associates, Boise, ID

Red Hen Systems, Fort Collins, CO (precision agriculture applications)

GPS Glossaries

From GPS World online
GPS/GNSS Glossary

Navtech GPS terms

International GPS waypoint registry glossary of GPS terms

Other GPS Links

GPS FAQ: GPS Reviews, Forums Articles and source of information for Garmin, Magellan and other GPS manufacturers. GPS and GIS

Popular Car Accessories: The GPS Device

Local Resources: The GPS Resource Page

GIS Links

GIS Software Manufacturers

Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)


GIS Map Conversion Services


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


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.

NCGIA at the University of New York, Buffalo

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

Government Agencies

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

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

U.S. Census Bureau, GIS Gateway

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. 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

ESRI GIS terms

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.