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This portal for younger students provides links to satellite imagery, games, and other educational sites such as the National Map. The 'Find Your Home' map viewer allows kids to operate an interactive map and locate their homes. There is also a teacher packet that uses Landsat satellite images to track changes over time. It includes a lesson plan, printable worksheets, downloadable software, and downloadable ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Educational portal
Subject: Human geography, Physical geography
 
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This collection of maps shows federally-owned lands and Indian reservations in the U.S. and in individual states. The list is arranged in alphabetical order; each map is available in a preview version (GIF) for viewing online and a printable version (PDF). Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), General public
Resource type: Map, Government portal
Subject: Human geography, Physical geography
 
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This database contains an extensive selection of digital data and imagery of the San Francisco Bay Area. Products include Digital Elevation Models (DEMs), Digital Line Graphs (DLGs), Digital Raster Graphics (DRGs), Digital Orthophotos (DOQs), and historical maps. Most of these items are available at a scale of 1:24,000; other scales are available for some. Metadata and links to documents outlining ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Government portal, In-situ dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Human geography, Physical geography
 
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This collection of historic topographic maps goes back to the late 19th century. Comparison of maps of the same area from different times allows users to observe changes in land use over time. The maps can be searched by using list of available quadrangles, by clicking on an interactive index map, or by a word search of feature names. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Map, Educational portal
Subject: Human geography, Physical geography
 
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This portal provides access to an extensive selection of maps and geospatial data published by federal and other government agencies. Users can choose a word search option (feature name, city, state) or select from a list of categories (hurricanes, fire mapping, biology, geology, etc.) to locate maps or datasets. The front page includes a selection of featured maps showing current items such as fires ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Human geography, Physical oceanography
 
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This portal, hosted by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) division, provides access to geospatial datasets that have been specially prepared for seamless access and delivery. Some data has generalized applications and national extent; other data is specialized for a particular time or event, and usually for a limited region. The home page features ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Human geography, Physical geography
 
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This catalog features samples of popular United States Geological Survey (USGS) maps that are frequently used by educators. Users can click on any of twelve themes (topography, geology, culture and history, etc.) to browse a selection of maps under that theme. Downloadable, printable versions are available for most maps; hardcopies may be purchased. Ordering information is provided. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Human geography, Physical geography
 
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This portal provides links to United States Geological Survey (USGS) partner sites where users can locate a variety of maps and imagery. Items include digital products such as orthophoto quadrangles (DOQ), digital raster graphics (DRG), elevation models (DEM), and digital line graphics (DLG). There are also links to interactive map applications, "flyovers", and art-quality reproductions of maps and ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Human geography, Physical geography
 
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This collection of images, published by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) division, records events of historic significance, beautiful sights or images that stir the imagination. The collection is searchable by keyword. There are also themed collections, such as 'Earth as Art', and collections of state images from Landsat 7 and the National Elevation ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Human geography, Physical geography
 
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These maps can be used as reference materials or as base maps for the addition of content as needed. There are a variety of maps of North America, the United States, and of each state. They are available in a number of color and labeling schemes: colored or uncolored; unlabeled or labeled with states, capitals, rivers, and lakes. State maps are listed alphabetically, and are available with county ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Human geography, Physical geography
 
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