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Geography

See also: Pittsburgh Maps

United States

  • American FactFinder
    Enter your town and state or zip code and get a Fact Sheet for your community from the U.S. Census Bureau.
  • CIA World FactBook
    from the CIA web server; includes information, statistics, and maps on all countries of the world
  • Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)
  • Country Studies Area Handbooks
    from the Library of Congress. A continuing series of books prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the Department of the Army. This series presently contains studies of 71 countries.
  • Geography Awareness Week
    Learn why geoliteracy is important during this week in November.
  • GIS Day
    GIS Day, in November, is to celebrate geographic information systems (GIS). Sort of like an earth day for nerds! :-)
  • Google Maps
    Find your home on this map. Includes both street maps and satellite images that you can move into position using your mouse.
  • National Geographic Society
    Founded in 1888, the National Geographic Society publishes a monthly magazine that covers the world.
    • Geography Bee
      Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. For students in grades 4-8.
    • Kids
      This site offers exhibits on various topics about animals, peoples and cultures, and maps.
    • Education
      With sections geared to different audiences: Teachers, Informal Educators, Families, Students and Kids
    • Map Jigsaw Puzzles
 

Pennsylvania

  • Pennsylvania Topographical Map Finding Aid
    The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh maintains a collection of United States topographical maps (primarily 1:24,000) as well as topographical maps of some foreign locations. The library’s maps were published by the United States Geological Survey, the Defense Mapping Agency and/or the Pennsylvania Geological Survey over the past century. Library staff and volunteers have created an inventory and finding aid for the Pennsylvania topographic maps. For further information concerning these maps, or to make a research request to view a map, please see or contact a librarian (412 622-3175) in Reference Services on the second floor of Main Library.
  • Pennsylvania Geographical Society
    The Pennsylvania Geographical Society exists to promote effective geographic teaching, research, and literacy at all levels and in all settings.
 

International

  • Canada, National Atlas of
    This Canadian government site allows you to search for and browse maps of Canada online.
  • Physical Geography
    PhysicalGeography.net is an educational web portal that contains five main components: Fundamentals (of Physical Geography) Online Textbook, Glossary of Terms, Internet Weblinks, Geo-Weblog, and Search Site. It is created by Dr. Michael Pidwirny, Department of Geography, Okanagan University College, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.