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This resource is an index of federal GIS databases with data categories ranging from atmosphere to water resources and combining mapping and statistical data. The site also contains annotations, metadata, and links to primary web sites.


This virtual library of well-selected links describes itself as: "a subject gateway to online information sources on Earth Sciences (including Thematic Maps and Geography)." It provides an index and catalog to "high quality" internet resources in a searchable database.

GeoData Information Sources: Virtual Library

"The following compilation of internet/WWW sites is intended to be an introductory guide to some of the many such resources available via the World Wide Web." Topics include: Data Source Directories; Digital Cartographic Data - Documentation; Digital Cartographic Data; Remotely Sensed Data (Documentation); Remotely Sensed Data; Topographic (DEM) Data; Atmospheric Data; Climatic/Meteorological Data; Hydrologic Data; Oceanographic Data; Ecosystems and Bio geo chemical Dynamics; Geological and Geophysical Data; Paleoclimatic Data; Environmental Data (Commercial Sources); Geodetic and Global Positioning System (GPS) Data; and Census Data.

Geography Network

"The Geography Network is a global network of geographic information users and providers. It provides the infrastructure needed to facilitate the sharing of geographic information between data providers, service providers, and users around the world." The search engine allows users to search by place, content, or data theme.

INFOMINE: Scholarly Internet Resource Collections

This extensive collection of scholarly internet resources contains databases that include electronic journals and also books. The site has separate sections for government information and maps/GIS and is a very comprehensive search engine.

Odden's Bookmarks

This site includes a calendar of cartographic events (worldwide), sellers of cartographic materials, map collections, etc.

Virtual Geography Department

This site from the University of Colorado Geography Department offers a wide range of links to geography resources on the internet, including a well-organized site for GIS data.

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