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GIS & Digital Mapping: Additional Resources

An introductory guide offering resources for projects involving GIS, digital mapping, and geospatial technologies.

Professional Organizations

North American Cartographic Information Society
American Association of Geographers
Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals


These websites offer commentary and information about different software and programming developments. Additionally, they can serve as helpful resources for answering questions.
GIS Lounge
Esri Newsroom & Blog
The Spatial Community: A Slack Community
Carto Blog
Mapbox Blog


To search for specific books and other materials, please consult InfoKat Discovery.
If you would like to recommend a book for the library to purchase, please complete this form. Some recommended books for designing effective maps:
Designing Better Maps
Making Maps: A Visual Guide to Map Design for GIS

The library has online access to several journals that focus on mapping, GIS, and geospatial technologies. Below are a few examples. Please make sure to also consult InfoKat Discovery to find which journals are available in hardcopy form.
Transactions in GIS
Cartographic Perspectives