2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005 - 2004 - 2003 - 2002 - 2001 - 2000 - 1999 - 1998 - 1997 - 1996
Note: links (over 500) are not maintained and may not work.
Hotlink for 4 January 1998 to 11 January 1998:
Tibet in Exile
Under suppression by the occupying Beijing regime, Tibet is a nuclear
waste dumping ground, a rich mart of oil and mineral resources, and a land
of cultural persecution without any freedom of expression. She is also a
country who never invaded others. You can find out more about what's
happening and what's being done by checking out the official web site of
the Tibetan Government in Exile
Hotlink for 11 January 1998 to 18 January 1998:
Around The World
A very complete index of regional and local map societies around the
world. Users can search for a group by using the Geographic Index, or the
Organizational Name Index. Each listing includes descriptive information,
publications, contact names, and www homepage link.
Hotlink for 18 January 1998 to 25 January 1998:
The Fascinating World Of Maps and Mapping
Oddens's Bookmarks at the University of Utrecht. "A breathtaking
amassment of things that show you how to get where you're going, or how
people used to get where they thought they were going". Probably the most
complete storehouse of things geographic and cartographic on the WWW.
Hotlink for 25 January 1998 to 1 February 1998:
Mapquest is a commercial site, but also has a huge collection of
information available. Without fee, users can explore interactive maps
for over three million cities and towns worldwide, generate detailed
door-to-door driving directions with TripQuest, and customize and save
Hotlink for 1 February to 8 February, 1998:
Calendarland is a remarkable collection of links to calendars of
every imaginable type; The number of entries (historical and current) and
the abundance of hyperlinks makes this a valuable educational site. Links
include Celestial Calendars, Cultural & Religious Calendars, Holidays,
Millennium Info, Calendar Reform, Today Calendars, Web & Interactive
Calendars, Year 2000 Computer Calendar Information, Resources, Indexes &
Directories Calendar Software, and Miscellaneous
Be sure to check out the NASA Space Calendar
Hotlink for 8 February to 15 February, 1998:
Geography 12 Home Page
A web site maintained by three teachers in B.C., designed to provide
help, enrichment, and links to teachers of geography, particularly those
following the BC Ministry of Education's curriculum outline in Geography.
Links are extensive, though, including "What's New", "Course Outline",
"Geography Web Pages", "TV Programs", "Ministry Information",
"Post-Secondary", "Software Resources", "Video Resources", "Print
Resources", "Lesson Exchange", "Field Studies and Trips", "Professional
Development", and "Mailing Lists"
Hotlink for 15 February to 22 February, 1998:
This page provides maps and numeric output of forecasted storm tracks
as well as the latest advisories for tropical cyclones (also know as
hurricanes or typhoons) all over the world. There is also data from past
storms as well as current ones. Will the El Nino-Southern Oscillation
increase or decrease the severity of the tropical cyclone season this
year? Here's the place to find out.
Hotlink for 22 February to 1 March, 1998:
NOAA / National Weather Service
The National Weather Service has one central mission: "To provide
weather and flood warnings, public forecasts and advisories for all of the
United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, primarily
for the protection of life and property. NWS data and products are
provided to private meteorologists for the provision of all specialized
services." The Current Weather Web page provides HyperText links to
obtain the latest OFFICIAL weather warnings, forecast discussions, weather
maps, site observations, or forecast models.
Hotlink for 1 March to 8 March, 1998:
The United Nations
The United Nations and its Funds and Programmes -- UNICEF, UNDP,
UNFPA and WFP -- have $4.6 billion a year to spend on economic and social
development, which is used to assist countries in such areas as population
policies, children, agriculture, food distribution, etc. This is an
average of 80 u.s. cents per human being. In 1994, the world's governments
spent about $778 billion in military expenditures, or an average of US$134
per human being. Check out this site, the UN's main site, for information
on their programs, and how much they are accomplishing with that 80 cents.
Hotlink for 8 March to 15 March, 1998:
First People's Educational Resources
A web page at Schoolnet's site. It is a Canadian page, and therefore
has a bi-national flavor to its links. Links include the ABORIGINAL
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES DATABASE, AISTECNet (The American Indian Science
and Technology Education Consortium), the ALASKA NATIVE KNOWLEDGE NETWORK,
the AMERICAN INDIAN COLLEGE FUND, and dozens of other useful and
informative resources. Also, be sure to check Schoolnet's rich and
valuable pages and links at bottom of the First People's page.
Hotlink for 15 March to 22 March,
1998: There used to be two good sources for
speedy, and reasonably reliable, translations between English, French, Chinese,
$ just one, google translate; Babelfish is gone, and the link above explains why. You can
understand just how limited these translations are by translating a passage from English
to Spanish (for instance) and then translating it back. It never works seamlessly, but
even so, the translation are passable, and can be understood by native speakers of the
other language. My favorite use of these is to translate a website, such as
mapping.com, into other languages. Useful, entertaining, fun.
Hotlink for 22 March to 29 March, 1998: Medical Geography Page
This page is devoted specifically to the field of medical geography
and contains sections on the geography of disease, the geography of
health, the geography of health care, examples of recent research, as well
as an email list of researchers. The recently updated pages contain a
medical geography discussion forum, a list of electronic discussion groups
in medical geography, recent articles and studies, tools and software, a
conference calendar, and more.
Hotlink for 29 March to 5 April, 1998: The WIRED Cybrarian
WIRED Magazine's "look-it-up" site. ATM location, measurement
conversion, currency values today or on any date in the previous several
years, zip code & location look-ups, the CIA world factbook, travel
indices, the US Census, and all sorts of other dandy things.
Hotlink for 5 April to 12 April, 1998: The Geography of Religions
The Geography of Religion Website. This site is a collation of the
research done by the students of GEO 399, The Geography of Religion, at
Morehead State. Select the religion of your choice from the main menu.
Your selection will link you to the appropriate religion, and may include
related texts, graphics, and sound files. The summary of each faith is
followed by the geography of that faith which may include maps and
Hotlink for 12 April to 19 April, 1998: Linc Madison's Telephone Area Code
Linc Madison maintains a website of information relating to area
codes. In addition to tables of current (and changing) area codes, the
site contains historical maps and notes, international country code
information, and there's also a clear, objective explanation of the
different forms of relief for area codes that are approaching full
capacity: realignment, geographic split, and overlay. Altogether, there's
a surprising amount to say about area codes, and a lot of it has geography
as its center.
Hotlink for 19 April to 26 April, 1998: Needle in a Cyberstack
A collection of links, divided by subject. Topics include Business
and Career Tools Pages, the Best of Curriculum, 24 alphabetized Research
Pages, Reference, Law & Justice, Cybrarians' Favorites, Intelligence &
Security, Law Enforcement, Exploring, What's Cool, Fun, News Sources, etc.
Note that Links are not annotated, but subject headings help users
Hotlink for 26 April to 3 May, 1998: The 50 States and Capitals A
collection of links to all sorts of information about each of the 50
states of the US and their capital cities, including links to tourism
information, maps, songs, flowers, birds, etc., and links to a wide
variety of other information. Well organized and easy to navigate,
carefully maintained for accuracy.
Hotlink for 03 May to 10 May, 1998: Worldtime Interactive Atlas
A marvelous little site from a German software company, showing
daylight, twilight and night zones on a globe you can move. The twilight
zone shown in the maps is the so-called nautical twilight zone, in which
the sun is not more than 12 degrees below the horizon. The Earth is shown
as a globe (so-called orthographic projection). You can, among other
things, rotate the globe, zoom in and out, display local time in several
hundred cities, and display national borders.
Hotlink for 10 May to 17 May, 1998: The Education Index
The Education Index is a vast index of education-related links,
intended to provide learners and educators with access to a wide variety
of useful educational Web sites in all sorts of subjects and covering a
range of lifestages. As they say, "whether you're researching astronomy
or political science, theology or business, parenting or health, we want
to provide you with quality resources, quickly". The Education Index
catalogs more than 3,000 sites in 66 categories.
Hotlink for 17 May to 24 May, 1998: D. Boals's
Social Studies Web Site
Another vast index of Social Studies and
Geography links. The Geography section is about 45 pages of annotated
links! There are also pages of links for economics, archaeology,
genealogy, government, history, etc. Not as carefully maintained as it
could be -- there is some duplication, and some of the links are outdated
(including the link to Mapping The World By Heart), but there is a huge
amount of useful stuff here.
Hotlink for 24 May to 31 May, 1998: Greenland Guide
A comprehensive introduction to visiting Greenland. Information from
the tourist board, from hotels, air-and cruise lines, travel agencies and
local tourist services.
Hotlink for 31 May to 7 June, 1998: James Burke's "Connections"
This is the main page for James Burke's "Connections" television
series, which appears on The Discovery Channel. The series describes a
chain of connections between two seemingly unconnected (and unconnectable)
events, ideas, or persons. The trail is always a strange path through
"scientific breakthroughs," "scandalous events," and interesting places
and historical personalities. It is always illuminating and makes great
conversational material. While not strictly "geography", attention is paid
to place, and in fact this is a lovely site for exploring
the standards in both Geography and Social Studies.
Hotlink for 7 June to 14 June, 1998: K-12 Internet
Resources for Geography Education Mirror Site
A very thorough geography-resource site, organized by standard and
then by grade-level. Tremendous numbers of resources, both broad, general
resources and also lesson plans galore. Main divisions follow the
standards and include The World in Spatial Terms, Place and Regions,
Physical Systems, Human Systems, Environment and Society, and The Uses of
Hotlinks for 14 June to 21 June, 1998:
University's Australia Info Pages
Australian Survey and Land
The City of Sydney
New South Wales State Government
Lonely Planet Guides
Sydney Street Directory
The Australian Museum Web Site
Northern Summer is coming, and a lot of folks in the Northern
Hemisphere will be heading to the Southwest Pacific. This week, a
selection of links to sites about Australia, and about Australia's most
populous and most-visited state, New South Wales.
Hotlink for 21 June to 28 June, 1998: Lonely Planet
Last week, the hotlinks included the Lonely Planet site for Sydney; this
is the Lonely Planet Destination Guide for the World. You can follow
their menu structure, or you can search for that destination you're
dreaming of visiting, and read all about it. The site also includes
very useful travel information, covering everything from health to what to
pack to currency to language.
Hotlink for 28 June to 5 July, 1998: Ask Asia
This site appears to be an very useful resource for all educators involved
in teaching students about Asia and Asian countries. Unfortunately,
the site is frames-based, with no ALT anchors for those not set up to
run frames. However, still definitely worth a look. The four main
sections of the site are:
News and information - links to Asian and Asia-Pacific news Web sites
Educators - lesson plans, maps, school-to-school projects, and other
Adult-Free Zone - a special section designed for children
Gateway to Asia - links to other useful Web sites about Asia
Hotlink for 5 July to 12 July, 1998: CIA Kids' Zone
An interesting and useful site for students and their teachers,
with easy access to the World Fact Book and to Geography, History, and
lots of other information. "The Central Intelligence Agency's main home
page is an effort to provide insight and information to the public about
the Agency and its mission. The CIA Internet home page for kids is in
keeping with the President's initiative to encourage children to use
computers and to explore the worlds of science, geography, government, and
history as offered in their schools." Or try this Direct
link to "Test Your Geography Skills"
Hotlink for 12 July to 19 July, 1998: Foreign
Language Teaching & Learning Site
Lauren Rosen maintains this site at the University of Wisconsin; it
is a resource for using the Web as a tool for teaching languages. The site
includes many interesting links for language teachers and students,
including specific sites suitable for French, German, Spanish, Italian,
Japanese, Swahili, and Russian. Main topics at the site include: Language
Links, Web Activities, Language Specific Activities, Other Teaching
Resources, Collaborative Learning with the WWW, Language Learning
and Technology Publications, and Language Learning Centers and
Hotlink for 19 July to 26 July, 1998: Virtual
Adventure On Easter Island
A site that explores the history, geology, geography, and
pre-historic cultures of Easter Island. You can even participate in an
interactive game about moving the huge figures around the island.
Also, since this is at PBS's Nova site, you can easily navigate to other
Nova-related pages and locations.
Hotlink for 26 July to 2 August, 1998:
Links To Egypt
Egyptian State Information
Three links to information on Egypt -- the third, Arab Net, is an
invaluable site with enormous information resources for information on the
entire Arab World.
Hotlink for 2 August to 9 August, 1998:
Directory of New
From an impressive web site in Sedona, AZ, that offers "News,
inspiration, & consumer protection for spiritual seekers all over the
world". This link is an amazing directory of new-age sites, but be
sure to look around the other parts of the main nhne site.
The directory index includes
Spiritual Communities, Eco Villages & Sustainable Cultures
Counselors, Teachers, Healers & Artists
Dreams & Guidance
Near-Death & Other Paranormal Experiences
UFO's & Abductions
Controveries & Research Organizations
Major Networking & Information Sites
New Paradigm Radio, Television, Cable
Environmental, Social & Political Organizations
Hotlink for 9 August to 16 August, 1998:
Address Server at
The "Address Server" at CEDAR has many helpful tools. The site
links to the USPS Home page, to ZIP search page, to an Envelope Maker
(which will correctly identify the ZIP+4 for a location and print the
correct bar-code on your envelope), to an International Postal sites
page, to Person Search pages, and to various Maps-On-The-Fly pages. The
CEDAR main page, also accessible from the Address Server page, explains in
detail about CEDAR's mission, which is the science of recognition,
analysis and interpretation of digital documents.
Hotlink for 16 August to 23 August, 1998:
GOES site at
Two sites for views from space -- one up, one down.
Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) Gallery at the
Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS),
University of Wisconsin at Madison. You can find a multitude of satellite
images. The Hubble telescope pages at Space Telescope Science
Institute provide an unprecedented look at what's believed to have been
the nature of the early universe.
Hotlink for 23 to 30 August, 1998:
The global tongue-twister site has 801 entries in 48 languages, and
is still growing. Present phrases are predominantly English and German,
but there are tongue-twisters here in Kazakh, Kikuyu. Xhosa, Hindi, and
even Basque and Welsh. What is a tongue-twister? "A sequence of words,
often alliterative, difficult to articulate quickly." (Oxford English
Hotlink for 30 August to 6 September, 1998:
Global Warming Central
The drastic weather conditions across the country this year have been
blamed primarily on El Nino and La Nina, but some also point to global
warming as a culprit. This comprehensive site, compiled by the Pace
University School of Law, does a good job of providing information on both
sides of the debate. It is updated more frequently than some other sites
dealing with the same topic, and chronicles a month-by-month collection of
articles on global warming that have appeared as recently as last week in
major news publications.
Hotlinks for 6 to 13 September, 1998:
Several sites about Critical Thinking and the Brain:
At the Center for Critical
Thinking you will find explanations of critical thinking, plus
tactics that encourage active learning, examples of lesson plans,
information about Socratic questioning, and more.
The Dana Alliance for Brain
Initiatives is an "independent non-profit organization of more than
175 pre-eminent neuroscientists, including 6 Nobel Laureates." Explore
this excellent list of links to play brain games and learn about
The Great American
Think-Off is an annual philosophy contest in New York Mills, Minnesota. This
year's question was, "Is honesty ALWAYS the best policy?" Contestants
submit a 740-word essay to address the question.
Odyssey Of The Mind is an
international, nonprofit organization that promotes "creative team-based
problem solving" for students, K-12. The OM Association designs several
problems each year for competition in four age-determined divisions.
Schools must pay a fee to participate, but the problems are posted on
their Web page and may provide interesting ideas for classroom or
Teaching with themes helps students make connections across disciplines.
At The Greentown
Elementary School Web site in Canton, Ohio, USA, elementary school
teachers can find Internet links to help them plan units on the human
body, oceans, dinosaurs, communities, whales, and more. Go to "What's New"
for resources for both kids and teachers.
Hotlink for 13 to 20 September, 1998:
The Geographic Education National Implementation Project
(GENIP) is a consortium of geographical associations committed to
improving the status and quality of geographic education in grades K-12.
It was organized in 1985 as a steering committee by four geography
organizations: Association of American Geographers (AAG), American
Geographical Society (AGS), National Council for Geographic Education
(NCGE), National Geographic Society (NGS)
Hotlink for 20 to 27 September, 1998
You may not be an astrophysicist but you can pretend you are. With a
visit to the library of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Loaded with
Web resources, abstracts and journals. For younger astrophysicist
wannabes, there's a Kids Page with links to cool educational sites.
Hotlink for 27 September to 4 October, 1998
Two sites that try to be complete teacher-resource guides to the
Internet. Education World's contents include a search engine for
educational web sites only, an information source on the Web with news
from USA Today, monthly site reviews and employment listings to keep
educators up to date, and original content such as lesson plans, articles
written by education experts, and information on how to make the best use
of technology in the classroom. At On-Line Educator you'll find
weekly reviews of sites, a discussion forum for teachers and a newsletter.
Hotlink for 4 to 11 October, 1998
The Nine Planets is an overview of the history, mythology, and
current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar
system. Each page has text and images, some have sounds and movies, most
provide references to additional related information. The site is
intended for a general audience with little technical background. No
special expertise or knowledge is needed; all technical and astronomical
terms and proper names are defined in the glossary. The bulk of this
material should be familiar to planetary scientists and astronomers but
they may find a few interesting tidbits, too. The site consists of one
page for each major body in the Solar System, plus a number of other
interesting pages, including Earth's fictitious moon, Lilith.
Hotlink for 11 to 18 October, 1998
George Mason, his wife, and their two daughters quit jobs and school,
cashed out everything (and then some), and left home in Alaska to take a
year to go around the world (18 countries). They homeschooled the girls,
and all wrote stories, recipes, jokes, and interviews, took photos, even
created kids' word games in local languages, and published everything on
their web site. A fascinating, thoughtful site, with lots of information
and photos of the places they visited. It is a monster site however, with
over 300 pages.
Hotlinks for 18 to 25 October, 1998
Weichert's Esperanto Site
This week's links are all about Esperanto, the international language
spoken by, oh, a few people. Note that I am not going to give in to the
temptation to write all of this in Esperanto. Did you know that in
Esperanto, the acronym "WWW" is "TTT"? Most Esperanto "sites" are nothing
more than collections of links to other Esperanto sites; however, you'll
find Esperanto news, books, etc. at Esperanto Access, the Virtuala
Esperanto-Biblioteko at Martin Weichert's site, and at the last site, a
hyper-course, which is a web conversion of a Macintosh Hypercard Stack.
Hotlink for 25 October to 1 November, 1998
A site that uses animations in a creative, highly geographical way.
The link above is an animated GIF of the state-by-state development of the
US, but also within this site you'll find an animated GIF of the
development of counties, an animated GIF of male/female ratios over
history for the US (the changes are surprising and beautifully shown --
watch how unbalanced it is in the early days, and how it balances out over
time.) Finally, there are is a list of other animated GIF sites on a
Hotlink for 1 to 8 November, 1998
Department Geography Learning Site
The GLS, which is designed to assist teaching of geography and
foreign affairs to students in grades K-12, has been updated from top to
bottom. The pages contain more information and links and are more easily
read. Navigating within each page has been improved. All country maps
have been updated, showing the current post status, name spellings, and
boundary disputes. New geographic issues are covered, such as El Nino, La
Nina, flooding, drought, sovereignty changes, wildfires, and more. And be
sure to look at the incredible interactive regional maps. Beautiful,
beautiful site-design work.
Hotlink for 8 to 15 November, 1998
You can view either a map of the Earth showing the day and night
regions at this 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.
Hotlink for 15 to 22 November, 1998
What's UP This Month?
This astronomy page is updated once a month with star charts, rise &
set times, meteor chart, calendar of things to look for, and more. Lots
of solar activity, so keep an eye out for the Aurora Borealis. Also,
locate planets, comets, meteor showers, constellations, etc.
Hotlink for 22 to 29 November, 1998
This is the Special Projects page at George Mason University's
Department of Geography and Earth Sciences. While some of the "special
projects" you can visit are over 5 years old, there are at least two good
reasons for bookmarking this page: the "Bosnian Virtual Fieldtrip" and the
list of Cartography (maps) and GIS resources. Definitely worth a visit or
Hotlink for 29 November to 6 December, 1998
Museums around the world of all shapes and sizes are using the
Internet to offer a glimpse into their collections. The Elsas Producties
Web Site claims to contain links to 10000 museum Web sites, broken down by
Hotlink for 6 to 13 December, 1998
Science Question Of The Week
Jim Foster, of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, creates a "Science
Question Of The Week" and the full archive is available here. Some of the
questions focus on Space Sciences, astronomy, etc., but a great many are
about the Earth Sciences, Weather, and so on. Always fun, sometimes a
Hotlink for 13 to 20 December, 1998
Map Of Cyberspace
A fascinating project at the Bell Labs -- a map of Cyberspace that is
continually growing and changing. It may look like neurons in a
highly-evolved brain, or an incredible rat's-nest, but it is Cyberspace at
work, and sophisticated mapping at its best. Can you find BBN and the
other central nodes?
Hotlink for 20 to 27 December, 1998
Registry at ESRI
The IMS Registry is an ESRI service that catalogs Web sites offering
live mapping applications viewable with ESRI's ArcExplorer or a Web
browser. Some sites not only offer the viewing of lives maps, but you can
also download data from them. Use the IMS Registry to find incredible live
Web mapping applications -- among them, the Kentucky Breeding Bird Atlas,
a USGS dynamic map of seismic hazards in the western US, and an
interactive map of Vermont Education Department statistics.
Hotlink for 27 December, 1998 to 3 January, 1999
Two links related to borders and border strife. Worldwide, there
are between 6 thousand and 9 thousand claims to nationhood, including
recognized nations, micronations, renascent nations, remnant nations,
enduring nations, and various other categories. While these two sites are
primarily about border disputes, they offer some information on incipient
nations, as well, and also point towards other useful sites.
2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005 - 2004 - 2003 - 2002 - 2001 - 2000 - 1999 - 1998 - 1997 - 1996