What type of information can I find on websites?
Websites can be published by individuals, companies, or organizations and usually provide specific information about topics. Websites can help you find current information and websites are easily changed and updated. Be careful when reviewing information from websites. Often times, information on websites are not held to scholarly or journalistic standards.
- Google EarthGoogle Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. Download available.
- 2010 Census DatasetsThese interactive maps from the Census Bureau lets you create the charts you need with data from the 2010 census including change, density and apportionment. Have fun!
- National Map: ViewersThe National Map includes several primary data viewers: the first viewer, The National Map Viewer, has the primary role of viewing distributed data sets from many contributing Federal State and Local Partners through dynamic web map services. The second viewer, The National Map Seamless Server, is the primary site for downloading USGS imagery, elevation and land cover data
- Geospatial PlatformYour one stop for federal, state and local geographical data. Find both current and historical map collections or create your own
- Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names OnlineThe four Getty vocabularies are intended to provide terminology and other information about the objects, artists, concepts, and places important to various disciplines that specialize in art, architecture and material culture
- Background notesPrepared by the regional bureaus of the State Dept., these are facts about the land, people, history government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty