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Distance Between Cities
Earthquake Glossary
Terms are explained with simple illustrations and animations when needed. From the U.S. Geological Society. See also our About Earthquakes resource directory.
Geographical Names Information Services (GNIS) Search
Search by name or by feature for places in the United States. Results include county, elevation, longitude, and lattitude.
Geography
Interactive maps, gazeteer files, and reference maps. From the United States Census Bureau.
Geography 101: An Overview of Geography
Topics include: Basics; Physical Geography; Political Geography; Population; Country Information; Climate; History and Maps. From Thoughtco.com.
GeoHive
Find population statistics of regions, countries, provinces and cities.
How Far Is It?
Uses data from the US Census and a supplementary list of cities around the world to find the latitude and longitude of two places, and then calculates the distance between them.
National Map Small-Scale Collection
"The National Atlas of the United States was retired in September 2014. However, The National Map (TNM) recognizes the importance of continuing to make a collection of the small-scale datasets, originally developed for the National Atlas, available to users. Small-scale maps have an advantage over large-scale maps when there is a need to show a large area in a single view." From the U.S. Geological Society.
National Geographic
U.S. HomeTownLocator
"This U.S. Gazetteer provides boundary maps, current demographic data, local area photos, longitude and latitude, school districts, and Business Directories for 99,365 locations including: cities, towns, villages, counties, ZIP Codes and Census Designated Places (CDPs)." Searchable by keyword, city, state, county, zip code or area code.
World Geography
Find a geography glossary and many tables, such as latitude and longitude of cities, principal rivers, earthquake and volcano facts and much more. From Information Please.
World Geography
For younger researchers. From FactMonster.com.
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