From September 1996 to December 1997, EPA's National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) worked with George Mason University to present a semester long, graduate level class on Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) that was taught at EPA. The class was offered four times during this period and 100 EPA staff members took the class. Students taking the class for credit were required to submit an annotated bibliography covering various aspects of GIS. This document represents a compilation of the bibliographies submitted by the students. The abstracts are presented in alphabetical order, by author, and have only been edited for style, not content. References that were cited by more than one student will appear as duplicates in this document. Each duplicate contains a different student's abstract.
Although this document does not represent an exhaustive literature search on the field of GIS, it does provide an excellent resource on a very broad range of topics, including GIS used to study environmental impacts on land, water and air; GIS used in epidemiology studies; GIS used to study environmental justice; and GIS used to study changes in natural resources. Many references also cover issues concerning the setup of GIS systems and the collection and use of data from remote sensing and aerial photography for GIS studies. Approximately 510 different articles have been cited.
Perlin, S. Annotated Bibliography Developed for the Graduate Level. Introductory GIS Classes Taught at EPA. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Center for Environmental Assessment, Washington Office, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-99/088, 1999.