Databases with 3D and interactive models
- Gale Interactive: Science This link opens in a new windowManipulate 3D interactive models to visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth, and space science. Gale
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.
- USGS Historic Topographic Map ExplorerThe newest interface for accessing this rich trove of over 178,000 historical topographic map sheets created from 1884 to 2006, covering the entire US at nearly all of the published scales. The website offers an intuitive and enjoyable viewing experience for users at various skill levels.
- Structural Geology PageProvides a comprehensive array of hypertext links to resources in structural geology and in the deeper area of tectonics, including plate tectonics. It is a superb reference resource site in a fundamental component of earth science
- U.S. Geological SurveyThe USGS serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life
- National Archive of Geological PhotographsSearchable database of the British Geological Survey archives of geological photographs, over 100,000 images dedicated to the study of earth sciences
- Geology.comFeatures satellite images, and many maps. Most useful feature are links to geological information by state. Maintained by faculty and students at the University of Pennsylvania
- National Geophysical Data CenterGeophysical data from the Sun to the Earth and Earth's sea floor and solid earth environment, including Earth observations from space
- 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
- Digital EarthHosted by Cornell University's Institute for the Study of the Continents, this interactive digital map of the world is in a continuously updated and expanded site that allows students to retrieve and synthesize geological and geophysical information about large areas of the earth's surface and interior
Texas Geological Websites
- Texas Natural Resources Information SystemThe Texas Natural Resources Information System (TNRIS), a Division of the Texas Water Development Board, is the state's clearinghouse for maps, aerial photos, and digital natural resources data
- Texas Bureau of Economic GeologyFrom the research unit at UT Austin, the website contains information for users from grade school to professionals on energy and environmental issues for Texas
- Texas Area Geology LinksFrom Stephen F. Austin University, a list of web resources for Texas and surrounding states, includes societies, academics departments, museums and state agencies
- Perry-Castaneda Library Map CollectionSite prepared by the University of Texas Perry-Castaneda Library as a guide to their map collection. Rich with links to online maps