- Google Earth
Designed for high speed Internet connections, this free software allows you to view any place in the world. Pan around locations and landmarks, change your angle of view, zoom in and out, and more.
- Expedia Maps
Enter a location or place anywhere in the world and this site will return a map of the location as well as its geographic facts and information which are directly linked to Microsoft's Encarta Encyclopedia.
- Astronomy On-Line: How to Measure the Size of the Earth
This project invites you to measure the circumference of the Earth, in a collaboration with other Astronomy On-Line groups. Also discusses the geography of the earth and contains many figures and graphics.
- Canadian Geographical Names
An interactive and authoritative source of over 350,000 official and formerly official geographical names in Canada. From the Secretariat of the Canadian Permanent Committee on Geographical Names (CPCGN).
- C.I.A. Maps and Publications
From the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
- C.I.A. World Fact Book
A comprehensive view of each country in the world through facts and statistics on such topics as population, economy and government. The book also includes maps and flags for each country. From the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
- CTI Geography, Geology & Meteorology
This site's mission is to enhance the quality and effectiveness of teaching and learning of geography in higher education through the use of appropriate learning technologies and associated resources.
- CYBERGEO - European Journal of Geography
- Earth Resources Observation Systems (EROS) Data Center
Besides handling data from several series of satellites, the EDC archives more than 8 million photographs taken from aircraft.
- Geo-Globe: Interactive Geography!
Explore the world with Geo - Globe's selection of interactive games, and find out about strange and familiar features of the planet! Ever wondered which continent has the most countries? Do you know how deep the ocean gets? How plants survive in the tundra? Which waterfall is the highest in the world?
- Geographic Nameserver
Type in a city or location and this server returns its longitude, latitude, elevation, population and zip code.
- Geographic Services and Information
From the U.S. Census Bureau.
- Helping Your Child Learn Geography
Great tips on helping children learn more about geography. From the U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational Research and Improvement.
- Historical Maps
Historical maps of the world. From the University of Texas at Austin.
- How Far Is It?
This site uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau and a supplementary list of cities around the world to find the longitude and latitude of two places, and then calculates the distance between them (as the crow flies). It also provides a map showing the two places.
- National Atlas of the United States of America
Contributing to a better understanding of the environmental, resource, demographic, economic, social, political, and historic dimensions of American life. From the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
- Thesaurus of Geographic Names
An automated source of hierarchically arranged geographic data that is global in scope. From the Getty Information Institute.
- U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
- U.S. State Topography Images
Making teaching and learning about our world easier than ever before. Lesson plans and more. From the National Geographic Society.
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