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TITLE: The Geographic Learning Site
DESCRIPTION: Published by Office of the Geographer and Global Issues of the U.S. Department of State, "An educational tool showing how geography affects global affairs, using maps, articles, charts, photos, links and more to support it."-Supplied by publisher. Requires special software "Flash" to view the site. Text version is also available. This is a colorful and animated site.
KEYWORDS: geography, maps, global resource

 
TITLE: Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
DESCRIPTION: "Contains information about almost 2 million physical and cultural geographic features in the United States. The Federally recognized name of each feature described in the data base is identified, and references are made to a feature's location by State, county, and geographic coordinates."-Title Screen. It is searchable by feature, state, or county name, feature type, population or elevation range, etc.
E-MAIL: gnis_manager@usgs.gov
KEYWORDS: geographic names, feature, distance, united states

TITLE: GEOnet Names Server
DESCRIPTION: "Provides access to the National Imagery and Mapping Agency's (NIMA) database of foreign geographic feature names."-Title Screen.
KEYWORDS: geographic names, feature, distance, international

TITLE: Johnston-Lavis Literature Collection
DESCRIPTION: This website provides information about the collection of rare books on
volcanology and geology which was formerly owned by the volcanologist, Dr
Henry James Johnston-Lavis (1856-1914). The Johnston-Lavis collection is
held at University College London. The website also includes images from a
selection of the texts.
E-MAIL: Amy Robinson  amy.robinson@ucl.ac.uk
KEYWORDS: volcanoes, geology, books, vesuvius

 
TITLE: How far is it?
DESCRIPTION: "This service uses the University of Michigan Geographic Name Server and a supplementary database of world cities to find the latitude and longitude of two places, and then calculates the distance between them (as the crow flies). It also provides a map showing the two places, using the Xerox PARC Map Server."-Title Screen.
AUTHOR Darrell Kindred
KEYWORDS: geographic distance

 
TITLE: Maps and Other Geographical Aids
DESCRIPTION: Contains all kinds of resources around the world related to maps and geography.
KEYWORDS: maps, geographic tools, international

 
TITLE: Oddens's Bookmarks: The Fascinating World of Maps and Mapping
DESCRIPTION: A collection of over 8200 links to maps, atlases, cartography, map collections, and related matters.
E-MAIL Roelof P. Oddens, r.oddens@frw.ruu.nl
KEYWORDS: maps, atlases, map collections, cartography, international

 
TITLE: Ordnance Survey UK)
DESCRIPTION: "Ordnance Survey is Great Britain’s national mapping agency.... which covers the production, maintenance and marketing of a wide range of maps and computerised (digital) map data and other information for business, leisure, educational and administrative use."-Title Screen. It includes the section Mapping for Education which provides information on geographic names, maps, and mapping news for United Kingdom.
E-MAIL: custinfo@ordsvy.gov.uk
KEYWORDS: geographic names, feature, maps, united kingdom

TITLE: Perry-Casta�eda Library Map Collection
DESCRIPTION: "The Perry-Casta�eda Library Map Collection (PCL 1.306) holds more than 230,000 maps covering every area of the world. Many items in the collection are listed in UTCAT, the UT Libraries Online Catalog."
E-MAIL: prascoe@uts.cc.utexas.edu
KEYWORDS: maps, international, united states

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