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A-Z Maps Online 
Description: Includes 4,000+ maps: political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps, and other thematic maps. New maps are added to the collection every month.

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Atlas of our Changing Environment 
Description: Through illustrations, satellite images, and ground photographs, this interactive media depicts and describes humanity's past and present impact on the environment. The primary focus is on environmental status and trends over the last 30 years, in terms of both physical and human geography. View using Google Maps or Google Earth (download required).

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Columbia Gazetteer of the World 
Description: Includes names, descriptions and characteristics of over 165,000 places in the world.

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David Rumsey Historical Map Collection 
Description: Over 11,000 map images from the 18th and 19th centuries of North and South America.

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Maps of Africa 
Description: Antiquarian maps of Africa from the collections of the late Dr. Oscar I. Norwich and the Stanford University Libraries, dating from the late 15th to early 20th century.

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USGS (United States Geological Survey) Map Locator & Downloader 
Description: View and download satellite, hybrid and topographic maps. Downloads require the GeoPDF Toolbar.

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USGS Topographic Maps of California 
Description: Online directory of sites providing online images of California topographic maps.

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Washington State Coastal Atlas 
Description: Photos of Washington State's shoreline from the air. Searchable by city, county, or landmark.

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