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Community - Campus Day of Service

April 5, 2014

On Saturday, April 5th, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign kicked off National Volunteer Week with an inaugural Community-Campus Day of Service. Over 60 students, faculty and staff worked with six community partners on seven projects to complete pre-construction projects, community garden spring preparation projects, flyering in the community, reorganizing classrooms at Tap in Leadership Academy, cataloging choral literature, and preparing a Bee Garden. A big thank you goes out to all who helped on April 5!


Enriching perspectives through community engagement

Maps and Information

Search and download free PDF maps about the East St. Louis area.

City Level Maps - PDF Downloads

Useful Links

You can create your own maps at the following links listed below. Most of them have information about East St. Louis and the surrounding areas. There are also links to educational tools.

ArcWeb Map Viewer Showcase - Create simple maps from information including: Census Population Density, Topographic maps, FEMA Floodplains, Street Maps, USGS Land cover, etc.

CERP - The Community Environmental Resource Program (CERP) is an initiative designed to help people better understand environmental conditions in the Cities of St. Louis and East St. Louis.

Crime Mapping Research Center - In 1997, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) established the Mapping and Analysis for Public Safety (MAPS) program, formerly known as the Crime Mapping Research Center (CMRC). The goal of this program is to promote research, evaluation, development, and dissemination of GIS technology for criminal justice research and practice. Visitors to the site will find information on events, crime mapping tools, educational resources, and publications.

EPA EnviroMapper - EnviroMapper is a powerful tool used to map various types of environmental information, including air releases, drinking water, toxic releases, hazardous wastes, water discharge permits, and Superfund sites.

FEMA Flood Hazard Mapping - The Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration's Hazard Mapping Division maintains and updates the National Flood Insurance Program maps. The site also offers tutorials, newsletters, and ongoing "what's new" information to keep track of the most recent mapping updates.

HUD E-MAPS - Healthy Communities Environmental Mapping -HUD E-MAPS- is a free Internet service that combines information on HUD's community development and housing programs with EPA's environmental data. HUD E-MAPS provides: location, type, and performance of HUD-funded activities in every neighborhood across the country; and select EPA information on brownfields, hazardous wastes, air pollution and waste water discharges. HUD E-MAPS empowers local communities to build smarter and healthier neighborhoods.

The Global Land Cover Facility - The Global Land Cover Facility (GLCF) at the University of Maryland develops and distributes remotely sensed satellite data and products. GLCF is a funded member of NASA Earth Science Information Partnership ( Data products include MODIS, ETM+, TM and MSS Landsat Scenes. Be sure to check out the MODIS: 250m NDVI for the LBA region of South America.
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