USEFUL SEARCH ENGINES
More specific than Google:
- Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) - United States
- Geographical Names of Canada
- GeoNet Names Server - Standard spellings of foreign place names
Maps - United States topographic maps are located in the Libraries storage facility. Policy & usage guidelines.
- US Topo - digital topo maps from USGS
- MyTopo - source for topo maps & aerial photography
- US Geological Survey- finding and ordering paper USGS topo maps
- Index to Digital USGS 15 Minute Topographical Maps - links to scanned topos up through the 1950s
- EarthExplorer - online satellite images, aerial photographs, and maps
- USGS Store allows downloads of GeoPDFs of 1:24000, 1:100,000 and 1:250,000 maps. Coverage is not complete.
- National Geologic Map Database (USGS)
- L.L. Bean & Mr. Paperback stock local quadrangles
- Google Earth
- Libre Map Project - free topo maps and GIS data
- Old Maps Online
- Color Landform Atlas of the United States
- Nationalatlas.gov - includes mapmaking software
- Geologic Atlas of the US. Paper copies available in the Science Library, lower level.
- Atlas of Canada
- UN Cartographic Section Maps and Geographic Information Resources - general maps in PDF
Finding Images on the Web includes copyright guidelines.
Olin Science Center
Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Studies, Geology, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics & Astronomy, Science Technology & Society
during the semester:
Monday: 9-11:30 & 7-10 pm
Tues - Thurs 9-3
Schedule varies weekly;
Email for appt. or questions