The Yellow Pages -- Geography
U.S. Census Bureau American Fact Finder
Tables and maps of Census 2000 data for all geographies to the block level.
Big Wide World of Maps
A directory that provides information on the history of mapmaking, what maps can teach us about the Earth, how accurate maps really are, the compromises in displaying our planet on flat maps, and how maps can bring human rights issues into focus.
CIA World Factbook
Offers geographical, economic, and other factual information for countries around the world.
Searchable statistical data and maps, links to agencies and their statistics, agency press releases, statistics by geography.
UK-based site that acts as a portal for geographic information. Oriented toward students and teachers.
Geography Departments Worldwide
Searchable database of academic geography departments
Geography at About.com
- Maps, atlases, geography glossary, geography news, general links to geography subjects. Basic primer on geography.
Map Reading Room at The Library of Congress
- The Library of Congress delivers again—this time with
searchable map collections spanning the years of 1544-1999.
Dynamic maps, downloadable data, and more advanced web services—for example, a U.S. Fire Detection Map that locates current U.S. fires detected.
Links to other map resources.
Geographic Names Information Web site
The Geographic Names Information System contains information about almost 2 million physical and cultural geographic features in the United States and its territories. The federally recognized name of each feature described in the database is identified, and references are made to a feature's location by state, county, and geographic coordinates. The GNIS is the United State's official repository of domestic geographic names information.
GeoNet Names Server
The GEOnet Names Server (GNS) provides access to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's (NGA) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names' (US BGN) database of foreign geographic feature names. The database is the official repository of foreign place-name decisions approved by the US BGN. Approximately 20,000 of the database's features are updated monthly. Run by NIMA.
National Atlas of the United States
Interactive maps, multimedia maps, atlases.
Foundation Geosciences Unidata Integrated Earth Information Server
- Graphics-heavy site with satellite, atmospheric, and weather
maps. Includes a mapping project for a consortium of participating
universities. Interactive site, linking to each of the
contributing universities and other satellite imaging servers.
- Xpeditions features atlases, forums, lesson plans, links, and "Xpedition Hall," a virtual tour that defines "mapping" broadly.
National Geographic: Maps and Geography
Has maps and geography index, recreation maps, historical maps, Atlas of the World online.
National Geographic Map Machine
Interactive maps with a number of themes, such as climate and weather, population, employment, and housing.
- Yahoo's directory of online state and regional maps.
United States Geological Survey
Federal source for science about the Earth, its natural and
living resources, natural hazards, and the environment.
University of Georgia Hargrett Library
The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Georgia maintains a collection of more than 800 historic maps spanning nearly 500 years.
U.S. Census Bureau Geography
Census-based geography and mapping resources.
WWW Historical Maps Directory
Atlases, satellite data, cartography; also organized by era.
Xroads Historical Maps
- Exploring the West from Monticello, mapping the South, territorial expansion, 1775-1920.
Yahoo Geography Directory
A broad array of links to geographical information.
January 25, 2004