Maps and Globes

Interactive possibilities are intriguing and students with embryonic art skills can utilize these resources and appropriate software to draw and illustrate their own maps. The resulting products can project professional quality. What are other possibilities?

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Any Place America

Topo Maps, Points of Interests and Places to Visit AnyPlaceAmerica.com offers topographic maps and photos of over 1.25 million water, land and man-made landmarks in the United States.  learn more

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Atlapedia Online

Atlapedia® Online contains full-color physical maps, political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.  learn more

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British Library Learning

Our programme for Primary, Secondary and FE learners encourages curiosity, creativity and exploration, enriching the curriculum and developing lifelong learning skills, whilst our CPD events support teachers to develop subject knowledge and reinvigorate classroom practice. We're gradually reopening to keep everyone safe and we hope to see you at the Library soon. If you’re not…  learn more

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Central Pacific Railroad Maps

The Central Pacific Railroad Maps show the transcontinental phenomena of railroads, migration patterns, and transportation policies.  learn more

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Digital Maps of the Ancient World

The Digital Maps section is useful for those studying Ancient History and Archaeology, who would like to gain a better understanding of certain sites or where certain events took place.  learn more

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Earth's City Lights

These downloadable, high-resolution images of Earth's city lights were created with data from satellites originally designed to view clouds by moonlight. It turned out they could also map the locations of permanent lights on the Earth's surface and even icebergs. With these images, you can "see" the United States interstate highway system (especially in the…  learn more

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EarthCache

The Geological Society of America EarthCache teaches map reading and navigation for places not accessible in the real world.  learn more

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EPA: EnviroAtlas Interactive Map

This easy to use, interactive mapping application does not require any GIS skills to use and provides ready access to 500+ maps and multiple analysis tools. EnviroAtlas is a collection of interactive tools and resources that provides data, research, and analysis on the relationships between nature, people, health and the economy.  learn more

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Free Map Tools

An online resource that enables visitors to easily and quickly use maps in order to measure, search and overlay mark-up elements on maps for a wide range of useful applications.  learn more

Google Earth

For an interactive, highly detailed, 3D look at the world, check out Google Earth. It's free to use, but requires that you use the Google Chrome browser. Google Earth combines the power of Google Search with satellite imagery, maps, terrain and 3D buildings to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips. Fly to your…  learn more

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Infoplease: World Atlas & Map Library

nfoplease knows the value of having sources you can trust. Infoplease is a reference and learning site, combining the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas and several almanacs loaded with facts. Our editors update and regularly refine this enormous body of information to bring you reliable information.  learn more

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Mapped: The 25 Richest Countries in the World

Which are the richest countries in the world, by nominal GDP per capita? This map looks at the top 25 countries by this metric. They’re located across North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. Notably, no South American or African countries make the list.  April 22, 2021By  Avery Koop  learn more

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Mapping History

Mapping History, produced by the University of Oregon, features lots of animated maps illustrating problems, patterns, and events throughout history. Mapping History is essentially a digital atlas of American, European, Latin American, and African history. Each section is divided into modules based on historical themes and eras.The Mapping History Project has been designed to provide interactive and…  learn more

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MapPuzzle

Do you know where the countries are on the map? Play this map game.  learn more

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NASA's Visible Earth

For a different view of the Earth, take a look at NASA's Visible Earth site, showing everything from The Big Blue Marble to recent fires.  learn more

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National Park Service - Junior Ranger Programs

The Junior Ranger programs below are designed to encourage our young visitors to explore nature! Dive underwater, explore a cave, or look up at the night sky. There is so much to learn! Complete an activity book to receive an official Junior Ranger patch and certificate.  learn more

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Osher Map Library

The Smith Center for Cartographic Education The Osher Map Library at the University of Southern Maine features exhibits series of maps over times such as World II, the role of the gas station. Each resource is accompanied by a lesson plan and supporting materials.  learn more

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TeachersFirst's Geography Awareness and Exploration Resources

There are many ways to view and learn about our world: maps, statistics, photographs, narratives, interactive navigation systems, and mobile apps. Exploring geography and seeing relationships between natural resources, maps, landforms, climate, and human activity can seem overwhelming, but exciting.  learn more

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The World Wide Panorama

The WorldWidePanorama is a huge gallery of panoramic images that keep being built from the contributions of more than one thousand photographers all around the world – amateurs and professionals alike. More panoramas are added every quarter, and every quarter has its own theme. Another "world view" can be found at The World Wide Panorama,…  learn more

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Topographic Maps

Topographic maps offer good content for "scaffolding" geographical features and land use. They are an alternative to traditional visuals.  learn more

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World Atlas

The Original Online Geography Resource. WorldAtlas was launched all the way back in 1994 (back when there were only about 2700 websites on the internet) as the passion project of cartographer John Moen and his wife Chris Woolwine-Moen. Today, WorldAtlas is one of the largest publishing resources in geography and other topics it covers, including…  learn more

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World Time Zones

WorldTimeZone.com (over 37,000 pages) continues to be a free online resource. WorldTimeZone.com continue to be a trusted global resource that constantly researches and presents up-to-the-minute local time layered over global/regional maps of locations around the globe.  learn more

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ZeeMaps: Online Map Creator

Create and publish interactive maps Use maps for analysis and presentations Unlimited markers per map. 3-level access control for each map: Viewer, Member and Admin Input from: Location(Search), Crowd Source, Google Spreadsheets, Microsoft Excel, CSV, KML, GeoRSS feed or Copy-and Paste.  learn more