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View Resource ArcData Online

Provided by the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), the publishers of ARC/INFO GIS software, this site allows users to create a variety of maps online. ESRI has assembled both basemap data and thematic data sets, allowing users to create traditional geographic feature maps or thematic maps, such as income, crime, or population. Users may download selected GIS data sets as well as...

https://www.esri.com/en-us/home
View Resource New Jersey Spatial Data Clearinghouse

The New Jersey Spatial Data Clearinghouse stores metadata from organizations across the state and makes the data available to the public. The 603 datasets cover all aspects of land information including climatic data, digital ortho-photography, environmental, forestry and wildlife, geodetic control, geographic names, geologic and soils data, landuse/ landcover, and water resources among others. A...

http://njgeodata.state.nj.us/
View Resource GeoCommunity: The Premier Portal For Geospatial Technology Professionals

The GeoCommunity is described as "THE place for the Geographic Information Systems (GIS), CAD, Mapping, and Location-Based industry professionals, enthusiasts, and students to gather." The GIS Education page of the Web site includes more than twenty tutorials gathered from several sources on GIS-related topics. These include everything from Using USGS Digital Elevation Models in ArcView GIS and...

http://www.geocomm.com
View Resource LOC Federal Research Division: Country Studies

The Federal Research Division (FRD) provides customized research and analytical services on foreign and domestic topics to United States Government and District of Columbia agencies. This Web site "presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world and examines the...

https://www.loc.gov/collections/country-studies/about-this-c...
View Resource HomeTownLocator Gazetteer

A number of sites provide easy access to Census information and topographical features, but the HomeTownLocator Gazetteer is certainly one of the easiest to use, and quite a bit of fun as well. On this site, users may begin by browsing physical and cultural features of the United States, arranged by individual state. From each state listing, visitors may learn about various physical and cultural...

http://www.hometownlocator.com/
View Resource Digital Earth: GeoWeb

GeoWeb is part of SRI International's DARPA-sponsored Digital Earth Project. Drawing from search engines like Yahoo Maps, MapQuest, or TerraServer, the GeoWeb is "a vision for making all geographically referenced, or georeferenced, data available over the Web." The infrastructure allows for open, global, and scalable Internet searches associated with a specific latitude/longitude location. Clients...

http://www.ai.sri.com/dgeo/
View Resource CIA: The World Factbook

Known to several generations of students as a potentially valuable source of basic information about the various nations of the world, the CIA's World Factbook has been published every year since 1962. Since 1971, the Factbook has been available to the general public, and in recent years, the CIA has made new editions of the work accessible via the Internet. From the homepage, visitors can select...

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/...