The Columbia Gazetteer of the World Online contains over 170,000 articles or entries on all types of places throughout the world; both physical places and political entities. Most articles have details on where the place is located, its dimensions and borders, and information on economic activities, demographics, history, and former or alternate names and different spellings and pronunciations.
The American Library Association's Map And Geospatial Information Round Table (ALA MAGIRT) has created a registry of map scanning projects. People are welcome to submit a project, and search for projects.
The University at Buffalo Libraries provide a database which facilitates searching and locating 38,000 places, features, and other geographic information within New York State. You can find latitude and longitude coordinates, as well as downloadable and digital raster graphics and digital maps files.
You can view and download geodata of the National Forest Lands. Geodata included are vector, raster, and Forest Service maps (topographic, visitor, and special projects). Also available are data sets from Forest Service research & development scientists, state GIS, and Automated Lands Project (ALP) data. Other resources available are the Ecological Subregions and the Foreign Agriculture Service Image Archive.
"Your one stop for finding and using geographic data." You can find data or map services, make a map, browse community information, cooperate on data acquisitions, and publish your data and map services.
Provides access to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names' (US BGN) database of foreign geographic feature names. The database is the official repository of foreign place-name decisions approved by the US BGN.
TGN includes names and associated information about places. Places include administrative political entities (e.g., cities, nations) and physical features (e.g., mountains, rivers). Current and historical places are included.
The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) is the U.S. federal standard for geographic nomenclature.
Internet Mapping Sites
Google Maps, MapQuest and Yahoo! Maps Internet mapping internet sites allow you to view a map of a city or town, zoom in and zoom out, add starting and ending points to create driving directions, and find businesses in a location.
Similar to Mapquest or Google Maps, this covers Europe, Brazil and the Middle East. The default language is English but you can also change the language to German, French, Italian, Spanish, and others.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's web page where you can find nautical charts, tidal current tables, and historic photo galleries, as well as products for coastal aerial photography, coastal survey maps, environmental sensitivity index maps, geodetic control points, etc.
A catalog of geologic and other geoscience maps. If a desired item is found please check the Library Catalog to see if we have it. If not, you will need to place a request for the item through Interlibrary Loan.
This project maintained by the University of Oregon has been designed to provide interactive and animated representations of fundamental historical problems and illustrations of historical events, developments, and dynamics.
International Travel Maps and Books (ITMB) prepares detailed travel maps of countries and regions around the world specializing in Africa, Asia, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America.
From the National Geophysical Data Center you can purchase many different kinds of data gathered from environmental satellites, this includes Earth observations from space, space weather & solar events, bathymetry & global events, marine geology & geophysics, natural hazzards, and geomagnetic data & models.
USGS links to online catalogs, product locators and specific collections. Also available is the USGS Store were you can order any of thousands of maps, mostly of the United States but also some from other countries.
A guide created by the Map and Geospatial Information Round Table (MAGIRT), part of the Association of College & Research Libraries, of select links. The guide provides high-quality, current, and vetted geospatial resources and professional tools for the map and geospatial information librarian.
Downloadable maps including modern outline, political, thematic, topographic, scientific and animated maps, antique maps, individual countries, U.S. states, U.S. towns and cities and the USGS Topographic Map Collection.
An archive of standardized geoscience information pertinent to the United States, this site is supported by the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program. Features an extensive catalog of 90,000 products by 600 publishers, Geolex (a national compilation of names and descriptions of geologic units) and stratigraphy tools. Users can also use MapView to discover new maps and TopoView to access the USGS Historical Topographic Map Collection.