GIS and Mapping links below represent government, non-profit, educational agencies and commercial sites. The links are provided as a public service and not meant as an endorsement. Site suggestions are welcome. Please contact GIS Services if you wish to suggest a site to be added.

GIS websites
Town of Blacksburg
Town of Christiansburg
City of Radford 
Pulaski County
Giles County
Floyd County
Roanoke County
City of Roanoke
City of Salem
Virginia Geospatial & Statistical Data Center (GEOSTAT)

Cartography organizations
Urban and Regional Systems Association (URISA)
American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing
American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)

Mapping and cartography
Planetware - Cartography and Maps for Beginners
This site defines what cartography and mapping is - including history, mapmaking and celestial navigation. There are multiple links at the bottom of the page that lead to more information, presentations and map examples.

The Mathematics of Cartography
A website covering the mathematics of mapping, including background material, problems, resources, lesson plans and references.

Learning the Compass: Introduction to Geography

This site provides a guide to teaching students about compass directions.

Map Projections
A site provided by the University of Colorado. The site provides an excellent overview to map projections and cartography.

Latitude (linked through
This site provides a compendium of information on cartography, the use of maps and cartographic tools, as well as a historical perspective on the impact of the discovery of latitude, longitude and invention and use of navigational tools. In addition, the site authors provide an extensive list of online educational materials on cartography, geography and related sciences.

Online mapping tools
Google Earth
Microsoft Virtual Earth
FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRMette)
US Census American Fact Finder

Cemetery information
Map gallery
Road atlas

Montgomery County
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