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View Resource GeoVista Studio

GeoVista Studio is a "programming-free environment that allows users to quickly build applications for geocomputation and geographic visualization." Developed and offered by the Department of Geography at Pennsylvania State University, the program is distributed at no cost to academic and noncommercial users. The Web site contains the download, an overview of the program, examples of what can be...
View Resource Maps That Teach: US and World Geography

Created by Owl and Mouse Educational Software, this resource uses interactive maps to teach geography. The site provides both Map Puzzles and Interactive Maps. Map Puzzles are downloadable and must be run on Windows. They challenge users to piece together the States of the United States or the countries of the world's continents, depending on the puzzle used. Interactive Maps allow users to move...
View Resource Web3D Consortium: GeoVRML

GeoVRML is an official Working Group of the Web3D Consortium ( and its goal is to develop tools and recommended practice for using the Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) to represent geographical data. The idea is that geo-referenced data (maps and 3-D terrain models) can be viewed over the web using a standard VRML plugin. GeoVRML Working Group has a mailing list where...
View Resource USA PhotoMaps 2.75

Whether the location is down the block or across the globe, this helpful application can help you find and map it. USA PhotoMaps 2.75 downloads USGS aerial photos and topographic map data from Micrsoft’s TerraServer website and saves it on the users’ hard drive. Additionally, users can zoom in on any number of areas, view the latitude and longitude lines, and take a closer look at any given photos...