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Note: links (over 500) are not maintained and may not work.
- Hotlink for 5 to 12 January, 2003
Perry-Castaneda Map Collection
This is the great online map collection; not only can you find
regional, country, and city maps easily, but maps are usually available in
more than one size so that you can select the best one for your particular
connection speed. The top page always begins with "Online Maps of Current
Interest" -- recently featuring maps of Afghanistan and Iraq, of
Venezuela, and of the Galicia oil spill. If you use maps at all, you need
to bookmark this page.
- Hotlink for 12 to 19 January, 2003
Henry Davis Consulting, in California, maintains this fascinating
page as a service to the educational and cartographic community; it is a
stunning collection of ancient maps, divided into eras: there are 94 maps
from pre-400 AD, 195 maps from 400 to 1300, 264 maps from the late
Medieval period, and much, much more. A site to explore and dig into and
- Hotlink for 19 to 26 January, 2003
Ed Stephan, at the University of Washington, does a lot of playing
around with WWW possibilities; this is his "animations" page. I suggest
you begin with "Formation of the Contiguous United States", which is a
breath-taking use of animated maps; another map that shows US development
well is "United States Counties". But there's also a lot of just-plain
fun here -- playing around with Mona Lisa, with relativity, and with
Galileo, among others. There are also links to other animation sites,
including the remarkable "How To Tie
- Hotlink for 26 January to 2 February, 2003
Color Landform Atlas of the
The Applied Physics Lab at Johns Hopkins University maintains this
very useful and user-friendly page. For each of the 50 states, and for
the US as a whole, there are several maps to choose from: a shaded relief
map, a county map, a black and white map, a satellite image, a map from
1895 in a large file (around 2MB), and a state map in PostScript format.
Follow The Backlink to the Lab's
main page, to see what else they are doing with imagery, tracking,
altimetry, and more.
- Hotlink for 2 to 9 February, 2003
The W.H. Pugsley
Collection of Early Canadian Maps
This site, at McGill University, is an archive of 50 maps from the
16th and 17th century, detailing early exploration and settlement, across
the Maritimes and Eastern Canada, and most of the known part of Northern
North America. A fascinating record.
- Hotlink for 9 top 16 February, 2003
Geological Survey of Canada Interactive Maps
Developed by the Terrain Sciences Division of the Geological Survey
of Canada, GeoServ provides access to key geoscience data in the form of
dynamic maps and associated databases, which can be explored over the Web.
(There is a warning that says the site will not work with Netscape, but I
found that it does work with Netscape 7.0). Included are a collection of
photos, a section of achaeological and paleobiological sites, the National
Databases on Permafrost, Sediment Transport, Peatland, and Diatoms, plus
Urban Geoology, Disasters, and more.
- Hotlink for 16 to 23 February, 2003
Teaching and Learning
Created and Maintained by Nova Scotia teacher M.D. Bennett, this site
describes itself as "Information and links dealing with Canadian
Geography, History, Politics, Wildlife, Time Zones, Graphs and Tables,
Maps and much more." It's a very comprehensive site, with information on
every imaginable aspect of Canadian geography, and includes blank maps,
interactive maps, games, activities, and more.
- Hotlink for 23 February to 2 March, 2003
Canadian Council for
The CCGE is a joint initiative of The Royal Canadian Geographical
Society and the National Geographic Society in Washington. The website
has a host of interesting resources and links, including teaching
resources, "geography on the job", and a listing of CCGE programs. There
is also a very powerful GIS application called "CCGE MapMaker" that lets
you build and revise Canada maps of your choice.
- Hotlink for 2 to 9 March, 2003
Earthnet Canada -- Virtual Resource Center for Earth Science Teachers
Natural Resources Canada sponsors this interesting and detailed Earth
Science site. The site contains earth science resource information and
contacts for teachers, home educators and students of all levels -
elementary, junior and senior high school. You can find information on
earthquakes, dinosaurs, fossils, evolution, volcanoes, landslides, rocks
and minerals, plate tectonics, mountains, canyons, caves, rivers,
waterfalls, conservation, the greenhouse effect, global change, oil and
gas, energy, mining, ice ages and glaciers, faults, erosion, geological
time, planets and space, geoscience careers.
- Hotlink for 9 to 16 March, 2003
Geoscape from Natural
A fascinating collection of pages about various aspects of Canadian
geology. Their description of the site: "We are developing large
information posters and companion websites that describe local geoscience
issues for 15 communities across Canada. Most of the chosen communities
are metropolitan areas (Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, Calgary, Winnipeg,
Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec, Halifax, Whitehorse), though two are
river basins (Fraser River and Grand River basins), and two are large
areas (Southern Saskatchewan, Nunavut)." Worth a visit for any teacher.
- Hotlink for 16 to 23 March, 2003
Not for everybody, but definitely worth a look. RubiStar is a tool
to help the teacher who wants (or is required) to develop rubrics but who
does not have the time to develop them from scratch. RubiStar provides
templates and assistance in creating the rubrics you need for your
particular assignments, in any subject. And if you choose to use the
rubric online, you can enter student data into RubiStar and it will help
you analyze the items for difficulty, so you can reteach, revise, or
provide more practice on the items the whole class had trouble with.
- Hotlink for 23 to 30 March, 2003
Tennessee Bob's Famous French Links
An unlikely title for a very useful and well-organized site. The
site links to over 10,000 Francophone and French-education sites, under
headings such as "how to find new Francophone sites", "Books and
Literature", "Art, Music, Film, and General Culture", "History...",
"Virtual Francophone Tourism" (which includes several Francophone map
sites), "Press, Radio, TV", "The French Language", "Education...", "French
across the Curriculum and in Everyday Life", and more.
- Hotlink for 30 March to 6 April, 2003
National Atlas of the United States -- GIS Gateway
A very powerful on-line GIS application. Here, you can choose from
nearly 200 variables and make USA maps from (A) agricultural cotton
production to (Z) zebra mussel distribution. The USGS is working in
cooperation with tribal, state, and local governments on The National Map.
This is the 21st Century version of the paper topographic maps we created
in the 20th Century. Select a state or region, select a dataset, click on
the map and the dataset appears.
- Hotlink for 6 to 13 April, 2003
Childrens Discovery Museum of San Jose
Provides engaging on-line and off-line interactive activities,
focusing on the areas of science, mathematics and literacy for preschool
and elementary-aged children. Teachers can search for activities by grade
level and can also register for an online newsletter that contains
creative activities for children.
- Hotlink for 13 to 20 April, 2003
New York Times Learning
Created for students and teachers in grades 3 through 12, The
Learning Network is a free news service that provides news summaries,
quizzes, and even daily lesson plans.
- Hotlink for 20 to 27 April, 2003
Ibiblio is the web's public library and archive. Just about
everything you could possibly want to know is stored here somewhere -- so
much, in fact, that it can even be hard to find exactly what you are
looking for. Broadest categories include books and other resources
related to Arts & Recreation, Geography Biography & History, Language,
Literature, Natural Science & Math, Philosophy and Psychology, Reference,
Religion & Theology, Social Sciences, Technology & Applied Sciences, plus
full texts of ebooks, journals, and much, much more.
- Hotlink for 27 April to 4 May, 2003
Center at Education World
Need a quick and proven lesson on a topic? Check here. This archive
of lesson plans contains helpful teacher-made plans on everything from the
Arts to PE, at levels from K to High School. All kinds of activities as
well, including a special section of scavenger hunts, and all sorts of
- Hotlink for 4 tp 11 May, 2003
for Geographic Education
One of many state Geographic Alliances, Minnesota offers an
interesting collection of links, activities, resources, and more. Check
it out, and if you're interested in seeing what the other state Alliances
do, you can link to their websites through mapping.com's list of
Canadian Sites and US Geographic Alliance sites.
- Hotlink for 11 to 18 May, 2003
The Startspot Network
A Collection of well-designed pages for quickly finding the
information you're looking for on the Web. Not a search engine; the
people who run this collecton of sites try to give it a human feel by
pointing the way to other useful sites. The pages are divided into 10
"spots" -- books, cinema, employment, genealogy, government, headlines,
homework, libraries, museums, and travel. For example, if you select
Library Spot, you get a page of convenient links to popular online
Almanacs, Calculators, Dictionaries, Directories, Encyclopedias, Historic
Documents, Quotations, Statistics, and Thesauruses.
- Hotlink for 18 to 25 May, 2003
From the creator of the page: "If you are like me, you've seen a map
of Baghdad on television a lot in the last few days. The scale of the map
may be hard to grasp, so I've created these city size comparison pages." I
wish there were more pages like this, comparing more populated places.
- Hotlink for 25 May to 1 June, 2003
Japanese Historical Maps
For half a century, a rare and extensive collection of historical
Japanese maps spanning hundreds of years have been stored in the East
Asian Library at the University of California, revealing their secrets
only to those few who had received permission to handle them. Now, through
state-of-the-art imaging technology, anyone can view these fragile maps
- Hotlink for 1 to 8 June, 2003
Growth of A Nation
A very well-constructed and thoughtful geographic and historical
animation, showing the growth of the United States from 1790 to 1959. A
simultaneous narration explains what is going on at the same time that
states and territories are highlighted, shown in various colors, added to
the US, etc. The entire presentation lasts about 10 minutes, but loads
very quickly considering the size of the document. On the Top Page, there are links to
further videos, as well as to timelines and other useful websites.
- Hotlink for 8 to 15 June, 2003
Charting the Virtual World
(From the page:) During Renaissance times, if you wanted a map of the
New World, you couldn't just walk into a Barnes & Noble and pick up a
little something from Rand McNally. You had to sail across the Atlantic
and draw the map yourself. Today, the same do-it-yourself spirit is
required of anyone who wants to map cyberspace. Enterprising
cybergeographers have created maps that aim to help us navigate our
overcrowded e-mail inboxes, chart the back-and-forth banter in chat rooms,
sail through seas of Internet network performance dataÑin short, to help
us understand the virtual world at a glance.
- Hotlink for 15 to 22 June, 2003
the History of Thematic Cartography
An illustrated chronology of representational innovations, presented
by Michael Friendly and Daniel J. Denis. The site presents a graphic
portrayal of the display of quantitative information, from pre-1600 to the
present, selectable by century, including related links, references. The
entire documentis also available as a single .pdf document, with active
- Hotlink for 22 to 29 June, 2003
Mappa Mundi's "Map of the Month"
Mappa Mundi, the remarkable monthly magazine, has a 4-year archive of
their "Map of the Month" selection. Some of these are breathtakingly
wonderful, others are simply interesting, but all are worthwhile. Give
yourself enough time to browse.
- Hotlink for 29 June to 6 July, 2003
Map History Gateway
Whether you are an academic, family historian, collector, teacher or
parent, worthwhile information about early maps can be found here, or can
be found on pages linked here. The 135 'pages' of this carefully organised
site offer comment and guidance, and many, many links - selected for
relevance and quality. Main topics include such areas as: Conferences &
Talks, Discussion lists, Exhibitions, Fellowships & Prizes, Globes, Image
sites, Links & Gateways, Map collecting, Map collections, Map societies,
Marketplace, News (sources), Researchers, Thefts, and Web projects
- Hotlink for 6 to 13 July, 2003
Shuttle Radar Topography
On February 2000, the SRTM radar system flew onboard Space Shuttle
Endeavour and gathered topographic data over approximately 80% of the land
surfaces of the Earth, creating the first-ever near-global data set of
land elevations. These elevations have been turned into a near-global
high-resolution database of maps and other presentations of the Earth's
topography. From the top of this page, you can also select other NASA
- Hotlink for 13 to 20 July, 2003
Clickable Map of
This archive of shuttle photography has a remarkable clickable map
feature that makes navigating simple, and makes it a breeze to find a
particular image from space. Be sure to check the thumbnail box when you
get to the listings of your area of interest. When you see one of
interest, you can get a better image by clicking on the frame number.
Try it! You can see at least 90 images for each of the cells on the map
for most areas of the world.
- Hotlink for 20 to 27 July, 2003
Developed at the WorldFish Center in collaboration with the FAO,
FishBase is a database which provides biological information, pictures,
and all kinds of other information about all the fish of the world.
FishBase contains thousands of reports, maps, and pictures. It includes
information useful to non-scientists, including anglers and recreational
divers, as well as to students learning about fish species. Also fun from
a "world-minded" perspective: the 130 thousand fish listed are indexed by
their common names in 200 languages.
- Hotlink for 27 July to 3 August, 2003
AskEric Lesson Plans
A massive, annotated archive of lesson plans in topics ranging from
arts to physical and vocational education. The archive contains more than
2000 unique lesson plans which have been written and submitted to AskERIC
by teachers from all over the world.
- Hotlink for 3 to 10 August, 2003
Web Version of MICA
Astronomical data, including celestial coordinates, sidereal time,
lunar and planetary configurations and aspects, and rise/set times. The
computations are performed by MICA, the Multiyear Interactive Computer
Almanac. The basis of the calculations is the same as for the Astronomical
Almanac. The forms and output may seem complex, but if you don't have a
background in astronomy you can learn a lot just by playing.
- Hotlink for 10 to 17 August, 2003
Official US Goverment Time of Day Site
A joint service of the Naval Observatory and the National Institute of
Standards and Technology, this site gives you an animated clock that gives
you time of day in each of the North American time zones, plus a
light/dark world map, showing where it is night and where it is day.
Very useful, user-friendly, and interesting.
- Hotlink for 17 to 24 August, 2003
Paul Anderson's Map Projection Gallery
An amazing collection of map projections -- 317 in mid-July. All are
outline maps, letter-paper size, and printable. Be sure to read the
"about" page and the other explanatory material.
- Hotlink for 24 to 31 August, 2003
Electronic Map Library at CSUN
The Electronic Map Library includes a series of atlases created by Dr.
William Bowen. These volumes are evolving in response to the changing
instructional needs of the Department of Geography at California State
University, Northridge. Questions and comments should be directed to Dr.
Bowen. Individual maps are most commonly stored in GIF and JPEG formats.
In some cases, PDF, EPS, and TIFF images are also archived. Those wishing
to download and otherwise manipulate individual files should honor
copyright restrictions and the wishes of the author.
- Hotlink for 31 August to 7 September, 2003
Population Reference Bureau
For more than 70 years, the Population Reference Bureau has been
informing people about the population dimensions of important social,
economic, and political issues. Their mission is to provide timely and
objective information on U.S. and international population trends and
their implications. In addition to a huge amount of basic information,
they also maintain other useful websites, including http://www.popnet.org, a directory of
population-related wesites, and http://www.ameristat.org, which gives
you summaries of the demographic characteristics of the U.S. population.
- Hotlink for 7 to 14 September, 2003
Managed and maintained by ESRI, the Geography Network is a website
designed to provide a network for geographic information users and
providers. It provides the infrastructure needed to support the sharing of
geographic information among data providers, service providers, and users
around the world. Through the Geography Network, you can access many
types of geographic content including dynamic maps, downloadable data, and
more advanced Web services.
- Hotlink for 14 to 21 September, 2003
A couple of years ago, a Californian named Bob West became fascinated
with the SPAM epidemic, and started watching his unsolicited email very
closely. He realized that a lot of companies and individuals responsible
for spam exchange information with each other. Thus was born The
Spamdemic Map, showing the links between spammers -- as Bob West puts it,
"You always knew spammers are in incestuous bunch, but just how incestuous
is about to become a bit clearer." Be sure to visit the other pages of
this remarkable site to learn how to block spam, to read the latest spam
news, and even to visit the Spamdemic Store for anti-spam posters and
- Hotlink for 21 to 28 September, 2003
The Geosphere Project
Artist Tom Van Sant was way ahead of the curve in the 1980's when he
began collecting satellite data to produce a "cloud-free" image of the
Earth. The result was the famous Geosphere Image, which was the first
such map. At the project website, you can read about the map, see the
directions the project is taking, and purchase wall maps for your own use.
- Hotlink for 28 September to 5 October, 2003
The XPLANE Mapping Blog
Founded in 1994, XPLANE is a company that helps other companies
integrate knowledge in effective ways, simplifying the most complex
problems. Along the way, they've developed some interesting blogs --
archives of web resources built around a single topic. This is their
"mapping" blog, and it is an incredibly rich archive, including on-the-fly
maps, time zones, global conflicts, and much more.
- Hotlink for 5 to 12 October, 2003
Online Map Creation
An on-the-fly map creation website located in Germany. Initial input
requires that you enter latitude and longitude boundaries for your map,
but once the map is created you can recenter and zoom endlessly, so you
don't really have to know exactly the boundaries you want. Data sets are
fairly limited, but you are offered 6 different projections, and the
ability to plot user-defined locations, and the final map is attractive
and useful. A good location for learning about GIS.
- Hotlink for 12 to 19 October, 2003
The Hall of
At the Texas Educational Network, this "hall" is one of several "Halls
of Academia" (follow the back link on the page to see the other "halls").
It is an archive of web resources about geography, including sections on
the continents plus "general resources" and "tours around the world".
Even though it's not updated rigorously, it is worth a visit.
- Hotlink for 19 to 26 October, 2003
SEDS -- Students for the Exploration and
Development of Space
SEDS is an independent, student-based organization which pursues its
mission by educating people about space and space-related projects. There
are some amazing sections of this large website -- check in particular the
"nine planets solar system tour" for closeups of all nine planets and
their moons, plus history and mythology, and the section called "astro
maps" which give you clickable maps of the night sky.
- Hotlink for 26 October to 2 November, 2003
The Web Geological Time Machine
From Hadean Era of 4500 Million Years Ago, right up to the Holocene
(today), this website allows close scrutiny of the Earth's geology and
within each Era and Epoch, it allows a closeup look at Stratigraphy,
Ancient Life, Localities, and Tectonics. A very powerful and informative
- Hotlink for 2 to 9 November, 2003
The EmTech Maps and Charts
EmTech, an Alabama-based educational consultancy, maintains a vast
archive of websites of interest to teachers, on everything from
Brain-based Learning to Online Class Projects. This is their maps and
charts page, and it is huge. The list is not annotated, so it requires
considerable searching and patience to find something specific, but for
general browsing and as a rich source of ideas and information, nothing is
any better on the Web. You can see the master list of all their archives
at their top page.
- Hotlink for 9 to 16 November, 2003
A very interesting game, still very much in development. In each of
10 rounds, you are given a city and country, and you have to click on the
location of the city. Your score depends on how close your click is to
the actual location. Nice use of java. You can play alone, or against
others who happen to be online at the same time. Note that the game is
very fussy about what browsers it will run, and if it doesn't like the
version of IE or Netscape that you are running, it will tell you so, and
may tell you how to correct the problem. Definitely worth a visit.
- Hotlink for 16 to 23 November, 2003
Geostationary Satellite Imagery
Provided by NOAA's Satellites and Information Division, this site
allows you to look at the latest satellite imagery from the world's
geostationary satellites, and also to review an archive of 21 days worth
of images. Want to follow a Pacific storm or water-vapor imagery in North
America or Indian Ocean rain events? It's all here. Check especially the
Interactive Archive, and the "Daily Significant Event Imagery", where the
"image of the day" is always amazing.
- Hotlinks for 23 to 30 November, 2003
Weather is available on the web from all kinds of sites, and delivered
to you in all kinds of ways -- on demand or on your desktop, in maps,
photos, or text, from local observers or from a national weather center.
The links here are just a sampling of the variety of weather information
- Hotlink for 30 November to 7 December, 2003
University Map Collection
Something for everybody in this remarkable resource. Select
"collections" for topographical maps of the world, for historical Fire
Insurance maps, for Nautical Charts dating to 1650. Selct "online maps"
for their collection of ancient maps and globes, historical city maps, and
more. Inder "what's new" you can see samples from their latest
exhibitions, at the moment including early road maps, western maps of
Africa, and an exhibition called "Cartographical Curiosities" which is
full of, well, curiosities. Great fun, amazing depth.
- Hotlink for 7 to 14 December, 2003
the Contiguous 48 U.S. States
A remarkable animation, for those who are interested in web animation,
or U.S. History. Even better, click on the "animation" button under the
moving map, and look at all the other animations created by Ed Stephan at
Western Washington Univ., or linked from the page. I'm a particular fan
of "How To Tie Knots", but there are dozens of choices here -- not all of
them are geographic, but many are, and the rest are worth a visit.
- Hotlink for 14 to 21 December, 2003
Earth From Above
The Fujifilm.com archive of Yann Arthus-Bertrand's amazing photos of
Earth from various points overhead. "Surface Navigator" lets you select
one of the available photos from a moving globe; "Motion Graphics" lets
you view "blue" -- rivers, lakes, and oceans; or "green" -- jungles,
forests, and grasslands; or "rock", or "the mark of man". There's a good
index, a page from which you can download your favorite images as desktop
wallpaper, and more.
- Hotlink for 21 to 28 December, 2003
A very powerful image generator. You can view either a map of the
Earth showing the day and night regions at the moment, or view the Earth
from the Sun, the Moon, the night side of the Earth, above any location on
the planet specified by latitude, longitude and altitude, from a satellite
in Earth orbit, or above various cities around the globe. You can also
view the Moon from the Earth, the Sun, the night side, or named points, or
even as a map showing day and night.
- Hotlink for 28 December, 2003 to 4 January, 2004
A tool for all those who travel, and for those who want to keep track
of their loved ones' travels. Enter an airline and flight number, and see
a real-time display of take-off and landing time, route,
and more. If the aircraft is en-route, you'll be served a map showing
where the route and where the plane is at the moment. If the flight has
not left yet, you'll get today's take-off and landing time as filed with
the FAA, as well as yesterday's actual times. For pure information, it's
miles ahead of the airline websites.
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