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View Resource Atlas of Antarctic Research

Developed and maintained by the US Geological Survey (USGS) and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Atlas of Antarctic Research is intended as "a reference, an information framework, an education tool, and a research aid ... [to] promote greater geographic awareness of the continent and the digital geospatial data that describe it." Atlas parameters include Polar Stereographic...

https://lima.usgs.gov/antarctic_research_atlas/
View Resource CIA World Factbook 1999

The US Central Intelligence Agency has recently released the 1999 version of its well-known annual country information reference book (last described in the February 5, 1999 Scout Report). Data is available for more than 260 countries. For each country, map and flag, geographic, population, government, economic, communication, transportation, military, and transnational issue information is...

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world...
View Resource CIA World Factbook 2000

The US Central Intelligence Agency has recently released the 2000 version of its well-known annual country information reference book (last described in the September 24, 1999 Scout Report). Data are available for more than 260 countries. For each country, map and flag, geographic, population, government, economic, communication, transportation, military, and transnational issue information is...

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
View Resource CIA World Factbook

The US Central Intelligence Agency last week released the 2001 version of its annual reference book the CIA World Factbook (last year's factbook is discussed in the September 1, 2000 Scout Report). The data, which are current as of January 1, 2001 in most cases, cover 266 countries as well as the "world," a category that summarizes the data overall. For each country, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe,...

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
View Resource Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe

This seventh edition of the Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe, available in English and French, was posted on the Web in September 2001. The atlas, a project of Christos Nussli, consists of maps "depicting with accuracy the states of this continent every first day of each centennial year from AD 1 to AD 2000." A legend helps users understand each of the maps, which are presented as expandable...

http://www.euratlas.com/
View Resource A+ Country Reports

A fantastic resource for students, teachers, tourists, and anyone else interested in the globe, A+ Country Reports offers a wealth of information on all of the countries of the world. Like the CIA's World Factbook (last mentioned in the September 28, 2001 Scout Report ), A+ Country Reports presents up-to-date information on population, geography, economy, history, and politics. Aside from that,...

http://www.countryreports.org/
View Resource Collections with Maps | Library of Congress

The Library of Congress maintains the online map collection Web site which contains maps from 500 years in seven different categories. The site, entitled Map Collections: 1500-1999, can be browsed by cities and towns, conservation and environment, discovery and exploration, general maps, transportation and communication, military battles and campaigns, and cultural landscapes. The database can be...

https://www.loc.gov/maps/collections/
View Resource Aneki.com: Country Information, Regional and World Rankings

Aneki.com provides statistical facts, figures, and rankings for over 190 countries in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Asia, North America, Central America, South America, and Oceania. Current listings are divided into four categories -- economic, social, technological, and environmental -- and are retrieved from sources such as the CIA World Factbook and Forbes.com. Although the site has...

http://www.aneki.com/index.html
View Resource Historic Maps

The first site about historical maps is the US Military Academy at West Point's History Department's Map Library (1). The page contains links to dozens of maps related to warfare from ancient times, the American Revolution, and the Napoleonic wars to the World Wars and other modern conflicts. Although map descriptions are not given and the main page seemed to have a problem loading correctly, the...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ps/2003/0207
View Resource Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

This site is an addition to an existing Library of Congress (LOC) American Memory Project (last reviewed in the April 30, 1999 Scout Report) collection. The new resource, Abraham Ortelius's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theater of the World), was published in 1570 and "considered the first true atlas in the modern sense." Located in the special atlases presentation section on the General Map...

https://www.loc.gov/collections/general-maps/about-this-coll...
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