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This website provides an extensive list of links to outline maps of the world, continents, countries, and counties, as well as some historical and thematic maps. Maps are presented as they were originally published, and the original publisher/source and date is provided. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Map
Subject: Physical geography
 
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This page from Education Place's Social Studies Center lists a selection of outline maps for use in the classroom or at home. Sample maps include Africa: Political; Africa: Political and Physical; California's Regions; Colonial America, 1776; Eastern Hemisphere; Southern Asia: Political; United States: Postal Abbreviations; United States: Climate; The United States in 1860. It contains also five maps ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Map
Subject: Physical geography
 
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A subset of the National Coal Resources Data System. Contains published coal-resource estimates for coal bearing states listed by state, county, coal field, geologic age, and formation, rank, coal thickness, and overburden thickness. Data sources and reliability are included. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: In-situ dataset
Subject: Physical geography
 
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This web site is an on-line warehouse of maps of the United States. For each state there are maps and images local to the site, and links to external web sites. Currently the following maps are available for most of the states: a shaded relief topographic map optimized to show the landforms; a map showing counties in a state; a black and white version of the shaded relief map; National Oceanic and ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Clearinghouse
Subject: Physical geography
 
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This site is the home page of the laboratory. Users may click to find descriptions of the Coastal Research Program which focuses on two key areas of coastal geology: the process-response systems of beaches, inlets, and tidal sand bodies; and the Holocene history and development of coastal barrier systems. Research projects are primarily concentrated on the west coast of Florida, with some projects ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Report, Clearinghouse
Subject: Physical geography
 
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The Island Information web site provides numerous facts and figures about the earth's islands. Island data is organized into the following categories: island superlatives, principal world islands and groups, 100 largest islands of the world, largest islands by continent, largest islands of selected countries, 35 largest islands of the United States, largest islands of selected U.S. states, 38 largest ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Ref. material, In-situ dataset
Subject: Physical geography
 
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This resource describes what a topographic map is, how to read them, and what the symbols shown on maps and their legends mean. Contour lines, intervals, depth curves, and color meanings are discussed. There is also a legend showing examples of each symbol by category: elevation, boundaries, land surface features (mines, vegetation), water features (reefs, channels), buildings and related features ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Physical geography
 
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Using surveys and topographic maps, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has determined distances between points and elevations of features, and put them into a data format at this website. Elevations of the 50 largest cities, highest and lowest points in each state, summits over 14,000 feet, summits east of the Rocky Mountains, geographic centers of each state, length of US boundaries, and ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: In-situ dataset
Subject: Physical geography
 
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This thesaurus provides a searchable database of approximately 1 million place names for the world. The database gives latitude and longitude (if available), general location (country, etc.), place-name references, and any available information about the origin of the name. This is a useful tool for finding specific coordinates. Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Physical geography
 
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This website is the official time clock for the United States. Users choose from a variety of time zones (Marshall, Micronesia, Palau, Guam, Samoan, Hawaiian, Alaskan, Pacific, Mountain, Central, Eastern, Atlantic or UTC) and view the current time in that zone along with a map showing day and night across the world. A world time zone map is included for reference. Links are provided to other time-related ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Calculation / Conversion tool
Subject: Physical geography
 
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