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Introducing Google Maps Gallery

“Maps Gallery works like an interactive, digital atlas. You can explore historic city plans, climate trends, housing affordability, shipwrecks and up-to-date evacuation routes. In addition to finding these maps through Maps Gallery, they can be viewed in Google Earth and are discoverable through major search engines.”–From the site. 

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Adults With College Degrees, By County, 2005-2009

The Chronicle of Higher Education offers this interactive map on their web site.

Conservation Almanac : Federal, State, Local & Private Lands

The Trust For Public Land offers this Conservation almanac which offers infomation on conservation activity across the United States.  You can use a map of conserved lands, find information about lands being conserved in your state,  search for conserved lands, create reports and export data.

MLA Language Map

The Modern Language Association (MLA) offers a map that allows users to find Unitd States Census data on the languages spoken in specific areas of the country.

World Digital Library

UNESCO and 32 partner institutions will launch the World Digital Library, a web site that features unique cultural materials from libraries and archives from around the world, at UNESCO Headquarters on 21 April. The site will include manuscripts, maps, rare books, films, sound recordings, and prints and photographs. It will provide unrestricted public access, free of charge, to this material.”–From UNESCO post.  And the United States Library of Congress is one of the partners.

2008 Presidential And House Results Map

CQPolitics offers this map of the 2008 Presidential and House election results by Congressional District.  If you click on any District, you will see the percentages of the vote won by Obama and McCain, and the percentages won by candidates who ran for the Congressional District seat.

NationalAtlas.Gov — Printable Maps

Pritable maps of America from an expanding list of maps formatted to be viewed, printed, or downloaded are found here.

Hurricane Tracker

For anyone who wants an easy-to-read update of potential hurricanes and tropical storms, you might try Hurricane Tracker.  MSNBC’s Hurricane Tracker can track multiple storms and show real-time data in a clear and simple format.

National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS) and 811

Thanks to Caroline Barnett, Cordova Branch Library Manager, for passing these two sites along:

NPMS — “The National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS) is a geographic information system (GIS) created by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) in cooperation with other federal and state governmental agencies and the pipeline industry.  The NPMS consists of geospatial data, attribute data, public contact information, and metadata pertaining to the interstate and intrastate gas and hazardous liquid transmission pipelines, liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants, and hazardous liquid breakout tanks jurisdictional to PHMSA.”–From the website.

811 — “A new, federally-mandated national “Call Before You Dig” number, 811 was created to help protect you from unintentionally hitting underground utility lines while working on digging projects. People digging often make risky assumptions about whether or not they should get their utility lines marked due to concerns about project delays, costs and previous calls about other projects. These assumptions can be life-threatening.”– From the web site.  811 is the number you should call before beginning any digging project.

AARP International : Aging Everywhere

AARP International provides this resource tool organized by region and country of the world to provide relevant information on aging populations from around the world.  It is updated regularly.

Flooding in the Midwest, 2008

The U. S. Geological Survey offers this page with links and information on the flooding that has hit the Midwest this summer.


“ReliefWeb is the world’s leading on-line gateway to information (documents and maps) on humanitarian emergencies and disasters” and ” it provides timely, reliable and relevant information as events unfold”–From Webswite.  This is the link to the maps for the disaster in Myanmar.

WaterWatch : Map of Flood and High Flow Condition, U. S. Geological Survey

An online, easy-to-use map that allows you to track flood conditions in the United States.

WorldGenWeb Project

This is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization “that is dedicated to the free use and access of public domain genealogical information”–From Website.  The site uses websites to create repositories of information available to world-wide genealogical researchers.  Such information as local resource addresses of county/country public record offices cemetary loctions, maps, library addresses, archive addresses and more is included on a website.  A country index is included.