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Links to GIS data on the web, from local to international. Mostly free, but a few licensed just for Duke users.
The updated interface to the full-featured GIS package ArcGIS, including new features such as multiple layouts in a project.
The classic interface to Esri's client-based software package for map making and analyzing spatial data.
Guide to the open-source client-based GIS software package Quantum GIS (QGIS).
R: Mapping and Geospatial
A guide to some of the geospatial packages and functions for the statistical programming package "R"
Guide to ArcGIS Online, a web-based software package for map making, collaborating, analyzing spatial data, and sharing maps.
Web-Based Mapping Applications
Overview of some of the popular browser-based mapping utilities.
Guide to Tableau Public and Tableau Desktop, client-based software for visualizing data (including mapping).
Intro to Data Visualization
Overview on data visualization in general (including mapping).
Guide to the client-based Google Earth software, whose native formats, KML and KMZ, are popular geospatial data formats.
Google Fusion Tables
Guide to the web-based Fusion Tables application, intended for managing, visualizing (including mapping), and sharing tabular data.
Guide to the paper map collection at Duke and to scanned images of maps on the web.