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Geography and Maps

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Country and State Maps
 

Perry-CastaƱeda Library Map Collection
www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/index.html
Large collection of political, physical, and historical maps for the US and the world; also includes nice selection of other map sites on the internet

 


Blank and Outline Maps
geography.about.com/cs/blankoutlinemaps
Lists sources of blank and outline maps for the US and the world


National Geographic Map Machine
plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine
Find US and world maps; includes topographic maps, conservation and ecology maps, trip planning, satellite maps, political maps, and historical maps


National Atlas
www.nationalatlas.gov
Atlas of the United States; find pre-formatted maps or customize your own


Atlas of Canada
atlas.gc.ca/site/index.html
Includes Canadian-specific maps of the environment, people & society, economy, history, climate change, freshwater and health


Geographic Names Information System from the USGS
geonames.usgs.gov
Search for physical and geographical features in the US; entry gives latitude and longitude and links to available USGS and other government maps for that feature or place (including topographical maps)


Google Maps
maps.google.com
Search for a specific address or locations in the US; click and drag the map to find areas; satellite views of maps are available



Country Information
 


CIA World Factbook
www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook
Each entry contains information on the geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, maps, and flags of the country


U.S. State Department Background Notes
www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn
Country information produced by the US State Department; each entry contains information on the land, people, history, government, and economy of the country


Country Studies
lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs
Produced by the Library of Congress, these studies include the history, society, economy, government, and national security of select countries


Cultural Profiles Project
www.cp-pc.ca/english/
Cultural profiles developed by Citizenship and Immigration of Canada between the years 1998-2002; information geared to Canada and may be dated

 


Directional Maps

Mapquest
www.mapquest.com
Free driving directions in the US, Canada and some European countries


Maps on Us
mapsonus.switchboard.com
Free driving directions in the US


ViaMichelin
www.viamichelin.com
Driving directions in the United States, Canada, and Europe


How Far Is It?
www.indo.com/distance
Determines distance (as the crow flies) between two locations; search by name or latitude and longitude



Geography
 


Geography from About.com
geography.about.com
Collection of links and resources for geography


Internet Resources for Geographers
www.colorado.edu/geography/virtdept/resources/contents.htm
Collection of links and resources for geography; includes journals, professional associations and map collections


NASA Earth Observatory
earthobservatory.nasa.gov
Find satellite images and data on the Earth with an emphasis on climate and environmental change


Planet Diary
www.phschool.com/science/planetdiary
Find out about recent environmental and natural events; search by event type or date





Topographical Maps
 
Finding and Ordering USGS Topographic Maps
topomaps.usgs.gov/ordering_maps.html
Contains information on where to locate and purchase topographic maps


Topozone.com
www.topozone.com
View USGS topographic maps; search by location name or latitude/longitude; some services require a TopozonePro subscription


Topographical Map Symbols
erg.usgs.gov/isb/pubs/booklets/symbols/index.html
Learn about topographical maps and the symbols they use in this publication from the United States Geological Service (USGS)
 
US Topo
http://nationalmap.gov/ustopo/index.html
To download or order USGS maps.


 


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