Mapping Programs

Here you will find information about instruction in mapping.

ArcGIS tutorial for Tribal College students (free!)

GIS tutorial from a workshop for Haskell Indian Nations University students this summer. The whole thing is freely available. We developed the Tutorial for Kiksapa consulting ( and it is
available to the public as long as NASA and Kiksapa are mentioned when
the tutorial is used.

Importing coordinate points derived from GPS in Google Earth

Information can be found in the following websites:

For using Google Earth directly:

Tools like ogr2ogr can convert gpx to kml, will require some playing around.

New GIS field guide from MapAction (Field Guide to Humanitarian Mapping)

MapAction has published the first edition of its Field Guide to Humanitarian Mapping. The guide, which is downloadable free, will help aid organisations to use geospatial tools and methods in their work in emergencies. There are tutorials for Google Earth and open-source GIS software.