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Learn from our experience now! The easy-to-follow step-by-step distance learning online tutorial is based on free resources. Would you like to begin a new professional career? I found that very few people had a clue about TRI or what it could tell them about the risks posed by industrial facilities in their communities.

You are more than welcome to do so. My need to do this grew out of my frustration as a researcher. If you have a specific project in mind, I would love to hear about it.

One “spin-off” was my being hired by Environmental Defense to do the first 2 years of the mapping interface for their Chemical Scorecard. Maps make this task so much easier.

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It is one of the main reasons I went online with mapcruzin. In our work we use GIS to map toxic facilities, air pollution and the like. Search below tutoriall you may find just what you are looking for. This was all great, but it still didn’t “get it” for me. Showing folks maps arcexpplorer toxic facilities on the web was one thing, helping them learn how to do it themselves was something else.

The scorecard mapping project was based on our Santa Cruz TRI and expanded to cover the entire nation. In just a few minutes you can begin to learn how to create sophisticated maps.

Hazardscapes – Toxic and Nuclear Risks in your backyard.

Others include environmental planning, traffic analysis and much more. Folks could zoom in, pan around and click on facilities and get information about current and past Toxic Release Inventory TRI releases and transfers. Email me and I’ll find it for you. Maybe some that have never been applied before. A key piece fell into place awhile ago. Outreach, at the time at least, really “sucked.


But maps are more than a navigational aid. Maps bring raw and often boring data to life. It really is a limitless field and there is yet so much to do.

Right to Know or Left to Wonder? Some common uses for maps and GIS are to target sales and marketing areas; redraw congressional districts; find the best route between point a and point b; determine the race, ethnicity and income of folks living certain distances from a facility that pollutes the air; locate clusters of families with certain diseases.

Since then I have done more research and more mapping for on- and offline projects. We would have to read instructions, line-by-line, and sort of imagine the geography described in the instructions and superimpose that with what we see as we progress tutorisl our destination. Accuracy and Suitability The data, software and other items made available with this tutorial may come from a variety of U.

In my work, I’ve always used Maptitude because it’s faster, cheaper and has more free data than all the rest. If you have data, GIS project or custom shapefile needs send me an email. We have probably all done this. No previous GIS or mapping experience is required! Please understand that you use this tutorial, map layers and data at your own risk.

I got my start doing environmental justice research as an undergraduate at UCSC.

It is a great tool to use to begin learning GIS and I have based my tutorial and atlas on it. For a brief introduction to GIS, what it is, and how it is used, click here and then return to this page to learn more about how you will benefit from using this tutorial. We assume no liability or responsibility for errors or inaccuracies.


While we try to assure the accuracy of this material, we cannot promise that it is absolutely accurate. Most of us use maps frequently.

I am sure that you will have many more ideas for maps.

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Maps can provide answers to questions not found elsewhere and make you ask questions you never would have thought to ask. Click here to see a few of the projects that we have done with GIS. It has, but not as much as I had hoped.

arcexplorerr Of course, if someone didn’t already have a GIS program and the expertise, the map layers wouldn’t do them much good. I “picked up” my GIS and data skills as I went along as I had no professional training in cartography or GIS and it was not supported in my department.

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States Counties Highways Railroads Airports And many more We also include sample layers for an individual county full instructions are provided that show you how to obtain these layers for any county for free.

Once you get the titorial and work through it, drop me a line and let me know how you are doing.

Please read on to find out what the tutorial includes and what you will learn. Beyond this, we make no guarantee as to its suitability for any purpose. Arcexploree do promise that using this tutorial, associated programs and data may be fun, entertaining, educational and even very frustrating at times.