Map Library Online Resources
GIS Reference Sources
Association for Geographic Information and the University Of Edinburgh Department of Geography online GIS dictionary. Acronyms are listed alphabetically, along with categories; searching by term also available
This site offers links to GIS resources, provided by University of Texas - Austin.
Intute's "Earth Sciences" is a comprehensive gateway site for all topics related to the subject. The resources presented on this site are carefully chosen by subject experts and scholars at the University of Manchester and Heriot-Watt University in the United Kingdom. Information is timely, as the database is updated daily. Subjects are organized into 20 headings, with numerous subcategories for each. Users can search a variety of ways, such as through keyword or Boolean logic, and can also narrow a query by using the Advanced Search form, which is fairly exhaustive. The site also offers helpful features such as the "Subject Pack", which provide abstracts and links to Web sites with useful, detailed, high quality information about the subject. Users can also access a comprehensive list of hot topics, natural disasters, timelines, and a special section of "Spotlight" topics within the earth sciences chosen by an expert.
Ocean World is a user-friendly, comprehensive site for students and instructors in Oceanography with educational resources for kindergarten through the graduate level. Created and maintained by Dr. Robert H. Stewart of Texas A&M University, this site provides many links to online resources for 11 categories of topics within Oceanography, Meteorology, and Ocean Engineering. The resources include those using real-time data. Users can download several textbooks written by "Dr. Bob" for free (in Web or PDF format) as well as read his other publications. The site features a "Print Friendly Page" icon for best results. There is also an "Email Dr. Bob" feature for questions not answered on the site.
A portal (listing) of map collections of major map libraries around the world, GIS on the Internet; searching capabilities for information about map libraries, librarians, collections. Produced by the Swiss Library Association.