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Lets you examine how the Mercator projection distorts the size of countries.
Manipulate a globe with different projections and create your own world map.
GIS Vector Mapping
A free, robust GIS software program. We used this in class to make a map of Michigan.
A free and open web tool that lets your give geographic information to historic maps.
3-D Terrain Models
A web tool that will create a STL file for 3-D printing of terrain
Free 3-D editing software to prepare your model for printing.
MRLC Landcover Viewer
A site to view the land cover of the United States.
A web app that lets you view, manipulate, and export satellite photography
A visual search tool for satellite imagery that matches places you select with similar areas in a city.
An app for your phone that shares your observations of the natural world with other naturalists to help identify and discuss them.
A web mapping platform from ESRI that lets your upload data and make maps for free. Advanced analysis features require a software license.
Another web mapping platform that allows you to upload your own data and produce easy maps to share online.
Humanitarian Mapping Project
A free web mapping service that lets you help with a humanitarian project (e.g. Hurricane relief, Malaria) by improving the maps for roads, towns, and other features.
MSU Map Library guide to using Humanitarian Open Street Map.