Purpose of the GeoNet Project:
The GeoNet project was created by Pat St. Peter, Human Geography and Cartography teacher at Irondale High School in New Brighton, Minnesota. The purpose of the GeoNet site is to provide an internet source for anyone, especially students, to access maps and cartography information. This site aims to provide the best source of Minnesota and United States thematic maps. With the support of other geography specialists, we hope to expand to become the largest educational mapping site in the world. Our expanded site will include maps from other states and links to other sources of cartographic information as well as an expanded version of our student-created thematic, electronic atlas.
In addition to the maps published here, special requests from our clients are welcome. With each new school year, a new set of cartographers are trained to research and produce maps for GeoNet and its internet users. Cartographers at Irondale High School will research and produce maps that come to us via e-mail as special requests. Simply send e-mail to Pat St. Peter and we will be more than willing to accomodate you. We aim to serve and provide maps to OUR internet users and learners.
Our site is also a training site. Learn in the internet style by connecting with one of our cartography mentors. Our site links students from different schools and sites in an effort to diffuse the learning of geography as well as cartography. Sample LESSONS are included here for shaded area (choropleth) maps. Other lessons and techniques for different types of maps will be available to users and distance learners. Simply e-mail us to register for on-line distance learning in cartography. We will link you with a student specialist and foster a productive, educational learning experience in cartography.
Other sites and links are listed here under OTHER SITES OF INTEREST. Because other mapping sources have asked to be available to our users, we have been able to offer additional resources and links for our on-line learners. As our site expands it will link you to other students involved in distance learning via GeoNet and other resources in cartography and geography.
Suggestions are ALWAYS appreciated and you can send them very quickly and easily by clicking here.
THANK YOU FOR VISITING THE GEONET SITE AND WE HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON. HAPPY MAPPING!
This page last modified August 15, 1996.