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Geographical Sources

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Reference Sources on the Web ...selected by your librarians


Maps and Atlases

The Electronic Map Library
Contains a number of digital maps portraying statistical census information for several metropolitan areas in the United States.

Mapping History Project
Provides maps of Europe including historical and cultural information.

Gheos World Travel Guide
Interactive maps of the world, along with statistical and informational profiles of individual countries.

Historical Atlas of the Twentieth Century
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.

United Nations Cartographic Section
An online collection of maps held and produced by the United Nations.

World Atlas: Maps and Geography of the World
"Includes an alphabetical list of countries and continents with anotated links to online maps and geography & data sites.

Other Geographical Sources

Country at a Glance
United Nations data including flag, latitude & longitude, area, population, population density, capital city, languages, largest city, currency, UN membership date, GDP, and GDP per capita.

Allows you to view and compare statistical data for the Member States of the United Nations.
This site "profiles the nations of the world. View maps and flags or listen to national anthems. There are over 1,400 pages of written text on the nations." The national anthems are stored as MIDI files.

Geography Network
Search for maps and geography applications.

Library of Congress Country Studies
The site gives very detailed information on countries' geography, society, economy, transportation, communications, government, politics and history.
"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. Using the form above, you can generate maps and graphs on all kinds of statistics with ease."

The World Gazetteer
"This site provides information about current population of countries, their administrative areas, cities and towns as well as images of the current national flags." Includes place names in non-Roman scripts which can be displayed in unicode-capable browsers.

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