Here are a few of the sites around the web that we recommend:

logoWelcome to ESRI  ESRI designs and develops the world’s leading geographic information system (GIS) technology. GIS is an important tool—one that helps shape the world around us.

Texas A&M GeoServices  Texas A&M University Geoservices offers direct access to the latest cutting edge research on geocoding, address parsing, normalization and standardization, and open source geospatial mapping and visualization.


Smart Draw Through the innovation of the world’s first visual processorTM, SmartDraw Software brings the power of visual communication to every desktop, helping first responders by improving communication, refining operations, and successfully implementing their plans.

MapWindow GIS Open Source Software The MapWindow application is a free, extensible, geographic information system (GIS) that can be used as an alternative desktop GIS

  • To distribute data to others
  • To develop and distribute custom spatial data analyses