The American Geographical Society Collection is a major reference and research library devoted to the acquisition, analysis, preservation, and retrieval of the literature of geography, cartography, and related fields. Provides access to other geographical and cartographic resources.
"You can view either a map of the Earth showing the day and night regions at this moment, or view the Earth from the Sun, the Moon, the night side of the Earth, above any location on the planet specified by latitude, longitude and altitude, from a satellite in Earth orbit, or above various cities around the globe."--Home page.
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 is identified, and references are made to a feature's location by state, county, and geographic coordinates.
"The Electronic Map Library contains a number of digital maps portraying statistical census information for several metropolitan areas in the United States (as well as a national overview.) Most maps offer a demographic display of the following census categories: Population and Race, Citizenship, Income, Poverty, and Adult Educational Attainment. The site is particularly strong on Californian cities, but also includes some large cities in ...
Contributor:California State University, Northridge. Department of Geography
This interactive map service presents environmental variables and parameters on the environment in the Arctic region. Data has been collected from a variety of data sources (mostly global datasets) and prepared for the polar view.
Presents an interactive map showing the density of speakers of thirty-seven languages and language groups. "The Modern Language Association used responses to the 2000 Census question "Does this person speak a language other than English at home?" to create maps and tables for the number of people speaking one of thirty languages plus seven less commonly spoken groups of languages in the United States. ...
Contributor:Modern Language Association of America
Presents an index of maps and landscapes of Washington, D.C. Covers the first decade, the antebellum period, the civil war and reconstruction, the turn of the century, and the Mall after changes introduced by the McMillan Commission of 1901.
Provides a variety of maps which chart socio-economic trends, systems of government, cities, and wars and massacres throughout the 20th century. Many of the maps are interactive and go into extensive detail.
Online tool for graphically comparing nations on a comprehensive range of statistics. Includes country profiles covering geography, military, economics, international relations. "As described on the site, "NationMaster is a vast compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, United Nations, World Health Organization, World Bank, World Resources Institute, UNESCO, UNICEF and OECD" and a "handy way to graphically compare nations." By ...
The Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress offers access to its online map collection for the years 1500-2002. The collection is organized according to seven major categories. Information about the date of publication, subject, medium, call number, and location of each map is provided.
Contributor:Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division
Features the British Library Map Collections, the national collection of cartographic materials housed in the British Library in London, England. Provides information about the collections, services, exhibitions, and events.
Presents information about the history of cartography and the study of early maps. Notes that the focus of the information is noncurrent maps produced in or of any part of the world. Provides information about conferences, meetings, exhibitions, lectures, and fellowshios. Offers access to globes, subject guides, internet resources, literature, map collections, and societies. Links to related web sites.
Contains selected single sheet and portfolio maps available from federal depository, military (National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA)), and commercial sources. Consists mostly of current material which focuses primarily on military history and NSA studies and some older resources which are retained for historical research.
The Historical Map Archive is a digitized collection of selected map holdings from the University of Alambama Map Library, the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, the Rucker Agee Collection of the Birmingham Public Library, the Geological Survey of Alabama, and the Alabama Department of Archives and History.
"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."
Focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North and South America cartographic history materials. The collection includes atlases, globes, school geography, maritime charts, and a variety of separate maps including pocket, wall, children's and manuscript maps.
The Japanese Historical Map Collection contains about 2,300 early maps of Japan and the World. The collection was acquired by the University of California from the Mitsui family in 1949, and is housed on the Berkeley campus in the East Asian Library. Represented in this online collection are about 100 maps and books from this Collection. The maps were selected by Yuki Ishimatsu, Head ...
Covers historic Hungary in full details before its breaking up. The map sheets show 14,986 settlements as well as the hydrography, complete transportation network, castles, baths, and peaks. The population density of Hungary, the ethnical and religious distribution of the people are shown in thematic maps. Statistical tables include summary data of the counties and give detailed data on the ethnical and religious breakdown ...
Detailed information about the TIGER/Line file, overview, technical documentation, sample files, cartographic boundary files and other products based on the TIGER/Line files, with links to ordering information.
Presents the Centre for Topographic Information, as part of Natural Resources Canada. Site combines both information from Canadian topographic maps and digital topographic data. Offers information in French and English.
Contributor:Canada. Natural Resources Canada. Centre for Topographic Information
TopoZone provides free interactive topographic maps of the entire United States. Created in cooperation with US Geological Survey offering access by place names at all USGS 1:100,000, 1:63,360, 1:25,000, and 1:24,000 scale maps.
Web page presented by the History of Cartography Project, Department of Geography at the University of Wisconsin and edited by David Woodward. Site features newsletters and updates on the project which publishes a series drawing attention to the history of maps and mapping.
Contributor:History of Cartography Project (University of Wisconsin - Madison. Department of Geography)
The Harvard Map Collection is part of the Social Sciences Program of the Harvard College Library in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The collection is the oldest in the United States. Included in the collection are topographical maps, nautical charts, thematic maps, atlases, and reference books.
Provides city and street maps for most European nations, Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Argentinia, and Brazil. The site allows users to locate maps and itineraries for places around the world.
Includes early maps of colonial and revolutionary America and maps of Georgia from revolutionary times through the nineteenth century. Also included are Georgia city maps, maps of Georgia's coastal areas and transportation maps including rail, river, and highway maps.
Contains about one thousand cartographic images relative to the area of the Province of Quebec (Northeast America, New France). These images were mostly created from original maps and atlases but also from facsimiles. They are accessible via four indexes : title (titres), author (auteurs), date (chronologique), area (toponymes). Maps were digitized at very high resolution, enabling every place-name to be easily read.
The Alexandria Digital Library Project is headquartered on the campus of the University of California at Santa Barbara. The project began in 1995 with the development of the Alexandria Digital Library, a working digital library with collections of geographically referenced materials and services for accessing those collections.
Includes information from Disaster Mapping and Analysis Center which provides national level GIS support and coordination for FEMA. Also includes the Mitigation Directorate's Flood Hazard Mapping Technical Services Division which maintains and updates the National Flood Insurance program maps.
Contributor:United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency
Contains a 51 map collection from the "Comprehensive Atlas and Geography of the World" (published by Blackie and Sons in 1882 in Edinburgh, Scotland). Covers almost all of central and eastern Europe, including all of the German Empire and the Russian Empire. This includes European Russia (east to the Urals) and trans-Ural Asian Russia (Siberia and the Pacific).
Presents a collection of map coordinates for cities and towns around the world. The organization includes the coordinates for cities and towns in such countries as Afghanistan, Australia, the Bahamas, Canada, China, Egypt, Estonia, Germany, Iceland, Mexico, Nepal, Saint Lucia, Serbia, the United Kingdom, and Vietnam, among others.
Presents a directory of information on every country of the world. Includes information on the geography, climate, people, religion, language, history, and economy of each country. Provides access to a glossary of abbreviations used.
ECAI Iraq is a temporal-spatial portal into existing digital resources about history, cultural sites, archaeological excavations, and heritage preservation initiatives. Users can access these information sources using interactive, time-enabled thematic maps. The data, that can be displayed for the Iraqi and Mesopotamian material culture, is found on hundreds of web sites around the world. ECAI Iraq catalogs this material in a dynamic database and ...
Presents retailers of all types of maps, including travel maps, international and U.S. topographic maps. Recently, Map Link has expanded stock to include guidebook titles, map accessories, globes, and digital geographic information.
Information about the holdings and use of the research rooms of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. Provides online access to nation-wide facilities, archival and library catalogs, databases of electronic records, and interactive forms.
Contributor:United States. National Archives and Records Administration
IAM is an on-line atlas of the ancient Mediterranean world designed to serve the needs and interests of students and teachers in high school, community college and university courses in classics, ancient history, geography, archaeology and related fields.
"The Arizona Electronic Atlas is an innovative interactive atlas that allows one to create, manipulate, and download accurate and current maps and data. We invite you to create your own map using these map themes: Natural Resources, People and Society, Business and Economics, and People and Environment."--Home page.
Collection contains about 1,700 idealized schematic views of towns and cities; a wealth of detail in setting, streets, and buildings. The majority of items presented here are documented in "Panoramic maps of cities in the United States and Canada", second edition (1984), by John R. Hébert and Patrick E. Dempsey.
Contributor:Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division
"The National Atlas of the United States of America will include four distinct products. In addition to having high-quality, small-scale maps, the atlas will include authoritative digital national geospatial and geostatistical data sets. Examples of geospatial data include soils, boundaries, volcanoes, and principal aquifers. Crime patterns, population distribution, and incidence of disease are examples of geostatistical data. This information is tied to specific geographic ...
The Project has been designed to provide interactive and animated representations of fundamental historical problems and/or illustrations of historical events, developments, and dynamics. The material is copyrighted, but is open and available to academic users.