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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

Maps, atlases, geography glossary, geography news, general links to geography subjects. Basic primer on geography.

Geography and 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.

Geography Network

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.

National Science 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.

National Geographic Xpeditions

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.

State Maps

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.

Last update 
January 25, 2004