Provides state information for all 50 states. Includes when the state joined the Union, latitude and longitude, land area, the economy, state events, state bird, state flower, plus links to local agencies such as the Department of Transportation and the Department of Education.
About.comís Geographical Web Page
A diverse and thorough collection of maps, current world issues, time, geo-cams, weather, GIS/GPS: just about anything geographical.
African Studies Internet Resources
This page, from Columbia University, provides country studies, links to electronic journals and newspapers, information on organizations working in Africa as well as links arranged by topic.
BBC Country Profiles
This British Broadcasting site provides country profiles which are "an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries. They also include audio and video clips from the BBC archives."
Find maps by place name, zip code, street address, area code, and latitude/longitude.
"ELDIS is a gateway to information on development issues, providing free and easy access to wide range of high quality online resources." This site provides country profiles, web links by topic, news feed, development events, and online resources.
Landform Atlas of the United States
Color landform atlas of the U.S. from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
Library of Congress Country Studies
The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world and examines the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors.
Major Biomes of the World
From Radford University, this site was last update in 1997 but has some good definition of the different biomes. Maps are included.
Use MapQuest to find maps of a particular address or get driving directions from point to point.
Online maps and driving directions, a service of Switchboard.com.
Middle East Studies Internet Resources
This page, from Columbia University, provides country and region studies, news sources on the Middle East and links arranged by subject.
National Weather Service Homepage
Find current and historical weather information for cities across the United States.
Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection
University of Texas site that contains maps of the world, many historic maps as well as links to historic maps.
National Mapping Information from the U.S. Geological Survey.
Washington Place Name Database
A site from Tacoma Public Library allows for an historic viewpoint of geographical locations through the state of Washington.
Western Regional Climate Center
Precipitation Maps, Climate and Weather Information, sunrise, sunset, lunar and stellar information (USNO), etc.
World Fact Book
The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency for the use of US Government officials. This site contains country profiles, maps, field comparisons, list of international organizations and groups, listing of cities where US embassies are located, hydrographic codes, standard time zones of the world, and much more.
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December 7, 2009