Websites & Mailing Lists

A list of websites and email-based mailing lists related to Aboriginal Mapping. Please contact us if you know of a website or listserve that should be included on this list.

GISuser Spotlights has a number of interesting articles in the GISuser Spotlights section, including links to webmapping and data sources.

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Wikipedia: Geographic information system

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There is also a GISWiki page, with news and events:


An initiative of URISA, GISCorps is a volunteer organization.

Mission Statement
Operating under the auspices of URISA, GISCorps coordinates short term, volunteer based GIS services to underprivileged communities

Vision & Goals
GISCorps volunteers' services will help to improve the quality of life by:

  • Supporting humanitarian relief.
  • Enhancing environmental analysis.
  • Encouraging/fostering economic development.
  • Supporting community planning and development.
  • Strengthening local capacity by adopting and using information technology.
  • Supporting health and education related activities.

GISCorps implements URISA's vision of advancing the effective use of spatial information technologies.

GISCorps makes available highly specialized GIS expertise to improve the well being of developing and transitional communities without exploitation or regard for profit.

GISCorps coordinates the open exchange of volunteer GIS expertise cooperatively among and along with other agencies.

GISCorps strengthens the host community's spatial data infrastructure through implementation of the best and most widely accepted GIS practices.

GISCorps foster development of professional organizations in host communities to help sustain and grow local spatial expertise.

GISCorps will benefit:

  • Communities in need
  • GISCorps volunteers
  • GISCorps' partner organizations
  • Volunteers' own communities
  • Spatial Information Technologies
  • Global professional networking

Vancouver GIS Users Group

The Vancouver GIS Users Group is a group of GIS professionals using geographic information systems for spatial data management, analysis, and visualization. Formed to facilitate communication between people working in all areas of GIS, the user group meets monthly to allow its members to learn more about current activities and technologies within the industry and to network with their peers.