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Atlas of Cancer Mortality in the United States, 1950-1994
The Atlas of Cancer Mortality in the United States, 1950-1994 is a collection of maps, text, tables and figures showing the geographic patterns of cancer death rates throughout the United States from 1950 to 1994 for about 40 cancers.
Atlas van der Hagen en Atlas Beudeker
Images from a world atlas by Van der Hagen (c. 1609) and volume 21, Conquests of the Netherlands, of the Atlas Beudeker (c. 1750). The maps and prints can be browsed by atlas and searched for by using indexes or free text fields, and the images can be viewed and downloaded.
Consolidated Lunar Atlas
Access to over 200 images of the moon.
Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative
A collaborative project which combines global mapping, imagery, and texts. ECAI provides scholars and other users with a research resource based on digital technology which presents complex combinations of data from multiple disciplines visually and immediately.
Historical Atlas of the Twentieth Century
This website traces worldwide political, economic, demographic, religious, and historical changes of the last century through hundreds (many hotlinked) of cartographies.
National Atlas of the United States -- 1870, 1880, 1890, and 1970 editions
This site contains digitized versions of the 1870, 1880, 1890, and 1970 U.S. National Atlas available on the Library of Congress American Memory Web site.
National Atlases Online
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Cartifacts Gallery of Jan Smits
Find all kinds of interesting items with a cartographic incorporation: key rings, shopping bags, babushkas, napkins, serving trays, tea bags, and much more. This is a sub page of the Koninklije Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands) site that has over 200 items.
Glossary of cartographic terms. Can be browsed or searched by term.
Historical Map and Chart Collection
The Office of Coast Survey is making available its extensive collection of historical maps and charts in digital scanned form to the general public through this site. Contains a wide variety of documents including nautical charts from mid 1800s through the early 1900s.
Map History/History of Cartography-THE Gateway to the Subject
This site provides information on historical mapping.
Mathematics and Cartography
This site gives a historical background on maps with a mathematical slant.
National Atlas of the United States of America-- 1870, 1880, 1890, and 1970 editions
These digitized 1870, 1880, 1890, and 1970 editions of the National Atlas is on the Library of Congress American Memory Web site.
Society of Cartographers
This is a British organization centered around cartography. Find cartographic information or browse The journal of the Society of Cartographers (The SoC Bulletin).
State Cartographer's Office
The Wisconsin State Cartographer's Office (SCO) serves as a clearinghouse and coordinating service providing information advice and education to those involved or interested in mapping.
USGS Topographic Map Symbols
This site shows the USGS topographic legend symbology with descriptions of the feature types.
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Environmental Protection Agency
Contains information about environmental data, news, programs, publications, and software.
EROS Data Center
The Earth Resources Observation Systems (EROS) Data Center (EDC) is a data management, systems development, and research field center for the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) National Mapping Division. Organizationally, the USGS is a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior. The EDC opened in the early 1970's with a handful of employees and the largest mainframe computer in the State of South Dakota. Today the EDC has approximately 600 government and contractor employees, including employees at its Alaska Field Office in Anchorage, Alaska, and employees at the NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. And now the EDC houses one of the largest computer complexes in the Department of the Interior.
International Lake Environment Committee
This site lists news, training programs, conferences, and publications relating to lakes and the environment. Also included is a World Lake Database which conatins the names and location, as well as physical, biological, and other data about the lakes.
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Geographic Names Information System
This site contains information about almost 2 million physical and cultural geographic features in the United States. The Federally recognized name of each feature described in the data base in identified, and References are made to a feature's location by State, county, and geographic coordinates.
Geographic Names of Canada
Query this Canadian gazetteer by geographic name, point coordinates, or CGNDB unique identifier. Includes current, former official, and undersea names.
Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names Browser
The TGN is a structured vocabulary containing around 1,000,000 names and other information about places. The TGN includes all continents and nations of the modern political world, as well a historical places. It includes physical features and administrative entities, such as cities and nations. The emphasis in TGN is on places important for art and architecture.
Enter a the name of a town in Central and Eastern Europe, using exact spelling or the Daitch-Mokotoff Soundex system, and Shtetl Seeker will give the latitude and longitude for each location, the distance/direction from the country's capital city, and a link to a map. Shtetl Seeker will also list all of the towns within a certain distance of a given latitude / longitude coordinates.
The US Government Census Bureau Gazetteer. This gazetteer is used to identify places to view with the Tiger Map Server and obtain census data from the 1990 Census Lookup server.
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About.com is a network of sites led by expert guides. This particular site is about geography and is led by Matt Rosenberg. Find links to many sub categories of geography or find current news.
Alexandria Digital Library Project
An operational digital library spanning the academic, public, and private sectors, exploring a variety of problems related to a distributed digital library for geographically referenced information.
Association of American Geographers
The AAG is an educational and scientific community with over 6000 members which publishes two major geography journals (the Annals of the Association of American Geographers and The Professional Geographer). Find out about geography related information from careers, grants, and conferences to specialty groups, related organizations, and publications.
Bounding Box Tool for Metadata Enrichment
Visual selection of the latitude / longitude coordinates for geotagging of a bibliographic record for cartographic documents.
Cartography Calendar of Events
A calendar of events for cartography.
Cartography Calendar of Exhibitions
A calendar of exhibitions for cartography.
A general site that serves as an index to geography and geography related subjects on the internet. Provides thousands of links to subjects categorized under academic subjects, journals, countries and regions, organizations, Reference etc.
Get a Map
British Ordnance Survey - free maps and data, mapping products and services.
INFOMINE Scholarly Internet Resource Collections - Maps & GIS
A Web resource featuring well organized access to important university level research and educational tools on the Internet. Maps of every type, map making, geographic information systems (GIS), GIS related software and hardware, remote sensing, satellite and radar images, aerial photographs, software and data/image bases, and related datasets, subject guides, finding tools and instructional materials are among the subjects and resources included in this database.
Librarian's Index to the Internet - Geography Topics
The above address links to the Geography page of the Librarian's Index to the Internet -- a searchable, annotated subject directory of Internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness to librarians and non-librarians alike.
Life and Times of John Snow
This site discusses how maps were used by John Snow (a famous and legendary figure in the history of public health, epidemiology and anesthesiology) to analyze the cholera epidemic in London during the 1850's.
National Imagery and Mapping Agency
Site that provides geospatial information to support national security. Some information for civilians too, including a good explanation of geodesy, information on updated aeronautical charts, and a foreign geographic names server (GEOnet) with over 3 million names.
This metasite claims to index 10,000 online newspapers worldwide. The site is organized by geographic area, nation, and state/province.
Resources for Earth Science and Geography Instruction
The web site contains links which are organized alphabetically around the sequence of topics typically taught in an introductory earth science or physical geography class. Links are also available for environmental science, earth science/geography education, career opportunities, and more.
Rocky Mountain Mapping Center Outreach and Education Program
Learn about different ways to understand and teach cartography. The mission of the RMMC is to educate data users in the use and application of USGS products and services.
This site contains information about the projects and information the USGS is involved in such as biology, geology, mapping, and water.
Western Association of Map Libraries Map Librarian's Toolbox
A good resource guide for map librarians. Includes information on topics such as indexes, manuals, guidelines, resources, vendors, etc.
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Geodetic Survey of Canada
Information about the Geodetic Survey Division's mandate and vision, programs, products and services, organization and contacts. Also has a list of other related links.
National Geodetic Survey
The National Geodetic Survey (NGS) develops and maintains the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) using advanced geodetic, photogrammetric, and remote sensing techniques. NSRS is a consistent national coordinate system that defines latitude, longitude, height, scale,gravity, and orientation throughout the Nation, and how these values change with time. This information is essential for ensuring the reliability of transportation, communication, and defense systems, boundary and property surveys, land record systems, mapping and charting, public utilities,coastal zone management, natural resource mapping, and a multitude of scientific and engineering applications.
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