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Geographic Names (Place Names)
- G N I S : Geographic Names Information System
- A gazetteer of the United States from the USGS.
- GeoNet NIMA's database of foreign geographic names.
- Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- Canadian Geographical Names "Query by name" can be used as an index to topo sets.
California Maps & Geographic Information
California Geologic Map Index from California State University, Chico, Meriam Library
Mexican Land Grants by County from UC Berkeley
Background Notes from the U.S. Department of State
Profiles of countries including maps, history, economy, government, and political conditions
CIA World Factbook Maps, brief descriptions, and statistical information
Country Studies Federal Research Division, Library of Congress
Series describes and analyzes the political, economic, social, national security systems and institutions of foreign countries.
Geography Guide FAQ, online atlases, quizzes, and chat from About.com.
Geography Topics from lii.org Geographic links from the Librarians' Index to the Internet.
Odden's Bookmarks Comprehensive map-related web site with over 20,000 links.
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Understanding and Using Maps
- All about maps from About.com.
- DD to DMS
- Convert from decimal degrees to degrees/minutes/seconds.
- DMS to DD
- And back: degrees/minutes/seconds to decimal degrees.
- Glossary of mapping, charting, and geodetic terms
- from National Imagery and Mapping Agency.
- Making Sense of Maps
- Excellent introduction to maps and guide to using maps as historical evidence.
- Learn Geography and Maps
- "What are maps? Why use maps? Making a good map." From the EPA.
- Topographic Map Symbols
- From the USGS.
Citing Maps and Cartographic Resources
- Guide to Citing Maps and Atlases
- from the Lloyd Reeds Map Collection at McMaster University
- Fill in the blanks, click "submit", and out pops your citation in APA or MLA format!
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- Britain's Ordnance Survey
- Search their gazetteers and print maps.
- Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet -Maps, Gazetteers & Geographical Information
- Links for finding historical maps, property ownership and historical place names.
- DMOZ Open Directory Project: Maps section
- Eagle Geocoding from ETAK
- Enter a street address for anywhere in the U.S. and retrieve a map showing its location along with its long/lat coordinates, postal address, and census designation.
- Geography and Map Division
Library of Congress Reference
- InfoMine: Maps
- An excellent tool for finding good map & geography web sites.
- Publications of the US Geological Survey (USGS)
- Searchable database of bibliographic information on USGS publications dating back to the Survey's inception in 1785.
- Calls itself "the Web's first interactive topo map of the entire United States".
- Yahoo! Maps for finding street maps.
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