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For a cyber-geography perspective explore maps and graphical representations of the "digital landscapes" of the Internet, Web and other Cyberspaces.
An interactive Arctic map service developed by UNEP (United Nations Environmental Programme). Visit www.unep.org/ and http://www.unep.net/ for more maps, graphics, and country profiles.
An interactive national atlas from the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.
Maintained by the Secretariat of the Geographical Names Board of Canada (GNBC), this is an authoritative source of over 350,000 official and formerly official geographical names in Canada.
The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is an international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries. Founded in 1949, CRL supports advanced research and teaching in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences by preserving and making available to scholars a wealth of rare and uncommon primary source materials from all world regions.
CRL's deep and diverse collections are built by specialists and experts at the major U.S. and Canadian research universities, who work together to identify and preserve unique and uncommon documentation and evidence, and to ensure its long-term integrity and accessiblity to reesarchers in the CRL community.
Use this reference tool from the Central Intelligence Agency to access political, economic, environmental, and geographic information for most territories and countries in the world.
This site provide population statistics for most countries, states, provinces and cities. It also provides some historical data which identifies population change.
Access the full text of newspapers, magazines and books. Also includes maps, audio/video clips, radio/TV transcripts and pictures. Allows you to limit to Canadian sources.
FAOSTAT provides time-series and cross sectional data relating to food and agriculture for some 200 countries.
The Getty Research Institute provides access to a vocabulary of place names around the world.
This is a free downloadable tool from Google that allows you to explore the Earth, even your own street, via satellite imagery. Google incorporates directory type information and special features such as images and articles about Africa from National Geographic.
Access a collection of American and world historical maps from the University of Alabama.
Search or browse the Information Please Almanacs.
From the publishers of the Lonely Planet travel guides, this Web site provides access to destination profiles for almost every country in the world.
The National Geographic Society's map and geographical information site contains maps, profiles, and facts about the countries of the world.
This collection of maps and images for Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and North America, has been developed cooperatively between the University of Oregon Department of History, UO New Media Center and Department of Geography InfoGraphics Lab. All of the atlas resources contained in the site are original materials produced for this project.
The site is useful for finding maps (particularly political maps) of areas around the world. It contains up-to-date maps as well as historical maps. There are also a number of maps available with specific themes as well as ones related to current events/issues. The maps on this site are a valuable tool for keeping up with rapidly changing political boundaries around the world.
The Natural Resources Canada site gives access to topographic maps from across Canada.
This Atlas is the result of collaboration between the United Nations and scientific institutions including the National Geographic Society, the Census of Marine Life and the Food and Agriculture Organization. The Atlas features information about the oceans including maps and statistics, research, climatology, ecology, and information about uses of the oceans. It also covers issues such as food security, climate change, governance and human health. There is a section in which information is categorized by geographical area.