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The Earth, by ascending powers of 2
Source of original (single) Earth animation, downloaded from: http://www.dsu.edu/~crosse/animation/earth.gif

Harold Moellering, Editor; Richard Hogan, Associate Editor. Spatial Database Transfer Standards 2.

Mission Statement

The focus of the International Society of Spatial Sciences (ISSS: "I-triple-S) is to place in a core position those sciences, of spatial character, that are often relegated to the periphery within academic institutional structure. Such sciences are, to name only a few, geology, geography, and astronomy. In moving along this continuum from the center of the Earth to the outer reaches of the universe, one might imagine a whole host of sciences that could also be included (from oceanography to atmospheric science to regional science). Thus, ISSS offers a platform from which individuals and institutions devoted to some aspect of spatial science might further their interests. This new organization is founded within the mantle of Community Systems Foundation, a non-profit corporation in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Because electronic networks are easily accessible at a low cost, we envision a wide range of possibilities--from electronic journals, monographs, and books, to digital teaching materials, to materials available on Internet. Join us on this electronic platform devoted to the spatial sciences. Please feel free to share with us links to electronic materials that you think might be useful:  




  • Alexandria Digital Library
  • American Geographical Society
  • American Mathematical Society
  • Association of American Geographers
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics (WWW Virtual Library)
  • Bodleian Library Map Room
  • Bosnian Virtual Fieldtrip
  • Canadian Cartographic Exhibit
  • Cartographic Materials Home Page: Canada
  • Cartography and Geographical Sciences
  • CIESIN: Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • CTI Geography, Geology, and Meteorology
  • Departments related to geography
  • Earth/Geoscience Information
  • Earth Sciences and Map Library at Berkeley
  • Earth Sciences Index
  • Earth Viewer
  • ESRI Home Page
  • Federal Geographic Data Committee Internet site
  • Galaxy Einet
  • Generic Mapping Tools
  • Geological Society of America
  • Geography of Virginia; George Mason University and Prince William Institute
  •  GIS Resources
  • GIS Seminar Series, The University of Michigan
  • Great Lakes Map Server
  • Historic Maps of Dutch Cartographers
  • How Far Is It?
  • Hubble Space Telescope
  • Hunter College, Terrain Analysis Home Page
  • ICC 97, Stockholm, Sweden, Maps and Mapping in the Information Society
  • Institut für angewandte Geodäsie Potsdam, Abt. Kartographie
  • Institute of Mathematical Geography
  • James Ford Bell Library at the University of Minnesota
  • Mapmaker, Mapmaker, Make Me a Map
  • Mapquest, GeoSystems Global Corp.
  • Maps of Paris
  • Microcomputer Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers
  • National Atlas Information Service, Canada
  • National Geographic Society
  • National Imagery and Mapping Agency
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • National Spatial Data Infrastructure
  • NCGIA Home Page
  • New York State Maps: Cartographic Images Created Prior to 1830
  • The North Carolina Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
  • Numerical Cartography Laboratory, The Ohio State Universtiy
  • Oliver Weatherbee's GIS and GIP Software Listing
  • The Perseus Atlas Project
  • Rand McNally
  • The Ranges of North American Breeding Birds
  • Ryhiner Map Collection, Berne, Switzerland.
  • Subway Navigator
  • Surf Your Watershed, EPA
  • Thünen Society
  • United States Geological Survey
  • University of Connecticut Library
  • University of Connecticut Magic
  • University of Iowa, Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research---Maps and References
  • U.S. Census Bureau data Access Tools
  • U.S. Gazetteer
  • USGS Circular c1000
  • USGS National Mapping Information
  • The Virtual Geomorphology
  • The Web Window to the Invisible Universe
  • World of Maps
  • Xerox Parc Map Viewer

  • Related Experimental Programs in Electronic Transmission; Education-Oriented sites.
  • Electronic Monograph of student papers, University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources and Environment, NRE 545, 1995.
  • Electronic Monograph of student papers, University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources and Environment, NRE 545, 1996.

  • Links to education-oriented sites

  • High School level presentation of the Mathematics of Cartography.
  • Social Studies Connection: Website of Craig A. Robinson, graduate student in the School of Education (University of Michigan), designed for use by social studies teachers.
  • The Island Project; University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, project of a fifth grade class

  • International Society of Spatial Sciences

    URL: http://www.csfnet.org/isss.html

    Advisory Board: 
    S. L. Arlinghaus, Founder,
    W. C. Arlinghaus,
    R. F. Austin,
    M. L. Bird,
    B. R. Burkhalter,
    W. D. Drake (deceased),
    F. L. Goodman,
    F. Harary,
    J. A. Licate,
    A. L. Loeb (deceased),
    K. E. Longstreth,
    J. D. Nystuen,
    W. R. Tobler. 

    Web Credits:
    Web Developers: Sandra L. Arlinghaus, William E. Arlinghaus

    This site was created December 19, 1995.