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Best of the Web: History & Social Sciences » Geography
About.com: Maps and Geography of the World
Online World Atlas includes maps and geographical information for the following: Alphabetical Listing of Countries and Continents Blank Outline Maps of Each Country Countries Listed by Continent & Region U.S. States and Territories Cities of the World Oceans Territories and Dependencies - The CIA World Factbook."
- Africa South Of The Sahara
All the World's Maps
Provides links to national maps and maps of major cities for countries ranging from Afgahnistan to Zimbabwe. Includes directories linking to worldwide embassy and consulate locations.
- Background Notes
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
This collection provides access to over 11,000 maps online, focusing on rare 18th and 19th century North and South America maps and other cartographic materials.
Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative
Provides the means to "create digital maps that display a wide range of cultural material by using place and time as a common element."
Electronic Map Library
Collection of atlases provided by the Department of Geograpphy, California State University, Northridge.
This site "is a web-based portal for one-stop access to maps, data and other geospatial services that will simplify the ability of all levels of government and citizens to find geospatial data and learn more about geospatial projects underway."
Geography Arena provides a one-stop gateway to geographical resources for academics, researchers, students, practitioners and laymen. . . . The main subject areas currently covered include: geography planning housing environmental issues and transport."
"This site contains maps, literature, documents, books and other relevant material concerning the past, present and future of historic cities and facilitates the location of similar content on the web." From the Historic Cities Center of the Department of Geography, the Hebrew University of JErusalem and the Jewish National and University Library.
View and compare up-to-date statisticaldata for member states of the United Nations.
Map Collections: 1544-1999
"The Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress holds more than 4.5 million items, of which Map Collectionsrepresents only a small fraction, those that have been converted to digital form. The focus of Map Collections is Americana and Cartographic Treasures of the Library of Congress. These images were created from maps and atlases and, in general, are restricted to items that are not covered by copyright protection.Map Collections is organized according to seven major categories. Because a map will be assigned to only one category,unless it is part of more than one core collection, searching Map Collections at this level will provide the most complete results since the indexes for all categories are searched simultaneously. Maps can now be downloaded."
Maps In Our Lives
"Celebrating a thirty-year partnership between the Library of Congress and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM), the Maps in Our Lives exhibition explores surveying, cartography, geodesy, and geographic information systems--and draws on both the Library's historic map collections and the ACSM collection in the Library of Congress."
National Geographic Society Publications Index
Includes broad subject indexing of all publications from 1888 to the present.
U.S. Geological Survey
The latest news on the earth sciences and hydrology. Includes information on geographical information systems (GIS) and the USGS Volunteer for Science Program.
- United States Gazaetteer
World of Maps / Die Welt der Karten
"Maps, spacial data and GIS on the Internet - and how to find them. Links to catalogues of map holdings,map collections and map archives,map curatorship and map history, map institutions, map events and many others ...." Available in English and German.
"Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest."
Yale University Library : Online Maps
Digitized, historical maps.
Zoom into Maps
This site explores maps and their uses, and is divided into the following categories: 1. Hometown, USA: LocalGeography 2. Exploration and Discovery 3. Migration and Settlement 4. Travel and Transportation 5. Environmental History 6. Military Maps 7. Pictorial Maps 8. Unusual Maps. From the American Memory Project of the Library of Congress.