Spotlight . . .
Community - Campus Day of Service
April 5, 2014
On Saturday, April 5th, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign kicks 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 20!
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
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,
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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
(http://www.esipfed.org). 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.