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    Virtual Map Collection



    United States Maps (General)
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    • National Atlas of the United States of America
      http://www.nationalatlas.gov/

      Create maps of the United States or of individual states using a wide variety of social science indicators, geological and topographical characteristics.

      To generate a topographical map, select 'Shaded Relief', and also select 'Streams and Waterbodies' if you would like to indicate water on the map.






    World/International Maps (General)
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    • Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
      (University of Texas)
      http://www.lib.utexas.edu/ maps/

      Contemporary and historical maps organized by geographic region of the world.




    Texas Maps (General)
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    • Texas State Data Center
      http://txsdc.tamu.edu

      Census block maps, tract maps, and voter tabulation district maps.

    NOTE: This is a Flash-heavy interface, and no direct url is available for the maps. Choose "Texas History, Texas Culture" from the main page, then "Crossroads..." from the next page.






    Aerial/Satellite Maps and Images
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    • Map Collections 1500-1999: Panoramic Maps
      (Library of Congress)
      http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/ pmhtml/panhome. html

      Known also as bird's-eye views, perspective maps, and aero views, panoramic maps are nonphotographic representations of cities portrayed as if viewed from above at an oblique angle.

      The collection contains an interactive map of Laredo (1892 ?).






    Environment/Parks Maps
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    • Environmental Protection Agency: EnviroMapper
      http://www.epa.gov/enviro/ej

      Provides maps that display environmental information for the entire United States.



    • Library of Congress Maps: Conservation and Environment
      http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/ gmdhtml/cnsvhome.html

      These maps show the changes in the landscape, including natural and man-made features, recreational and wilderness areas, geology, topography, wetland area, vegetation, and wildlife.


    • Federal Emergency Management Agency: Maps
      http://www.fema.gov/maps/

      Flood Maps, Interactive Hazard Maps, Tornado Activity Maps, Wind Zone Maps, and more.



    Historical Maps (U.S.)
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    • Office of Coast Survey: Historical Maps and Charts
      http://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/csdl/ctp/abstract.htm

      The Coast Survey's Historical Collection contains a wide variety of documents including nautical charts from the mid-1800's through the early 1900's, sketches of coastlines; a Civil War collection; a Washington, DC topographic series; and early exploration maps of the Pacific Northwest.

    • David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
      http://www.davidrumsey.com/

      TThe David Rumsey Collection focuses on 18th and 19th century North and South American cartographic materials. The collection includes atlases, globes, school geographies, maritime charts, and a variety of separate maps including pocket, wall, children’s and manuscript maps.

    NOTE: This is a Flash-heavy interface, and no direct url is available for the maps. Choose "Texas History, Texas Culture" from the main page, then "Crossroads..." from the next page.



     


    Historical Maps (World)
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    • Interactive Ancient Mediterranean: Maps
      http://iam.classics.unc.edu/map/ map_idx.html

      Maps of:
      • The Aegean Sea and Greece
      • Africa
      • Asia Minor
      • Britain and Ireland
      • Northern Gaul
      • The Iberian Peninsula
      • The Italian Peninsula
      • The Levantine Coast
      • The Mediterranean Basin





    Nautical Charts
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    Digital Nautical Chart
    http://164.214.2.59/dncpublic/

    The Digital Nautical Chart is produced by the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) and is an unclassified, vector-based digital database containing maritime significant features essential for safe marine navigation.

    • Office of Coast Survey
      http://chartmaker.ncd.noaa.gov/

      The Office of Coast Survey (OCS) produces nautical charts for United States waters, including its possessions and territories.

    • National Ocean Service: MapFinder
      http://mapfinder.nos.noaa.gov/

      The NOS MapFinder service provides "one stop shopping" for images and data from a number of National Ocean Service (NOS) offices.



    Social Science Indicators
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    • National Atlas of the United States of America
      http://www.nationalatlas.gov/

      Create maps of the United States or of individual states using a wide variety of social science indicators, geological and topographical characteristics.

      To generate a topographical map, select 'Shaded Relief', and also select 'Streams and Waterbodies' if you would like to indicate water on the map.


    Street Maps and Directions
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    NOTE: Search form is at bottom of left pane



    Topographic Maps
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    Color Landform Atlas of the United States
    http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/ states/

    Provides for each state:
    • Topographic Map
    • County Outline Map
    • Satellite Images
    • 1895 Map (Historical)


    • National Atlas of the United States of America
      http://www.nationalatlas.gov/

      Create maps of the United States or of individual states using a wide variety of social science indicators, geological and topographical characteristics.

      To generate a topographical map, select 'Shaded Relief', and also select 'Streams and Waterbodies' if you would like to indicate water on the map.




    Weather Maps
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    GIS Reference Materials
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    • GIS Dictionary
      (Association for Geographic Information)
      http://www.geo.ed.ac.uk/agidict/ welcome.html

      The dictionary includes definitions for 980 terms compiled from a variety of sources which either relate directly to GIS or which GIS users may come across in the course of their work. The dictionary is also supplemented by 52 diagrams.