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|Mapping Resources in Earth Sciences|
- US Geographic Names
Search this online index to identify specific 7.5" x 7.5" USGS topographic and quadrangle maps
- USGS National Elevation Dataset
View various layers of data from all over the US, creating informative and useful maps, which can be printed or ordered in CD format
Retrieve interactive digital topographic maps of the United States
- Microsoft TerraServer
Resulting from cooperative research by the USGS and Microsoft Corporation, the TerraServer provides free online access to USGS digital aerial photographs, known as digital orthophoto quadrangles, and to digital topographic maps, known as digital raster graphics.
- Google Sky
The web-based version of Google Sky first available through Google Earth. Also includes links to Google Moon and Google Mars.
- National Atlas of the United States
Created by the U.S. Department of the Interior, this interactive map tool allows users to create their own maps of areas within the 50 states according to a number of variables, including geology, environment, people, agriculture and biology. You'll need a fairly up-to-date version of Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Communicator, but no special software.
- National Geographic Map Machine
This is an interactive mapping program hosted by National Geographic. It incorporates elements of print atlases, plus many other features.
- Odden's Bookmarks
Produced by the curator of the Map Library at the University of Utrecht, this resource links to over 22,000 digital maps from around the world.
Paleogeographic maps of ancient mountain ranges and shorelines, active plate boundaries, etc
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