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Atlases & Maps

An Atlas of Cyberspaces Some Full Text

For a cyber-geography perspective explore maps and graphical representations of the "digital landscapes" of the Internet, Web and other Cyberspaces.


Arctic Environmental Atlas Some Full Text

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.


Canadian Atlas Online Some Full Text

An interactive national atlas from the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.


Canadian Geographical Names Some Full Text

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.


CIA World Factbook Some Full Text

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.


City Population Some Full Text

This site provide population statistics for most countries, states, provinces and cities. It also provides some historical data which identifies population change.


eLibrary Canada AU staff and students onlySome Full Text

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 Some Full Text

FAOSTAT provides time-series and cross sectional data relating to food and agriculture for some 200 countries.


Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names Some Full Text

The Getty Research Institute provides access to a vocabulary of place names around the world.


Google Earth

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.


Historical Map Archive Some Full Text

Access a collection of American and world historical maps from the University of Alabama.


Information Please Some Full Text

Search or browse the Information Please Almanacs.


Lonely Planet Online Some Full Text

From the publishers of the Lonely Planet travel guides, this Web site provides access to destination profiles for almost every country in the world.


National Geographic Map Machine Some Full Text

The National Geographic Society's map and geographical information site contains maps, profiles, and facts about the countries of the world.


OSSHE Historical & Cultural Atlas Resource Some Full Text

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.


Perry-CastaƱeda Library Map Collection Some Full Text

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.


Toporama Some Full Text

The Natural Resources Canada site gives access to topographic maps from across Canada.


UN Atlas of the Oceans Some Full Text

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.


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