Tutt Library Research Guides
Geographic Names Information System
for the US and Territories
- includes features normally on USGS 7½ minute (1:24,000 scale) topographic maps
- ongitude& latitude, and feature information
- searchable by feature name
- may limit by attributes (state, county, and feature category, etc.).
CC has paper copies for Topos covering Colorado and sourthwest states.
- identify places to view with the Tiger Map server and obtain census data from the 1990 Census Lookup (Census Bureau)
- gazetteer searchable worldwide geographical features (not government site)
Ancient World Mapping Center - digital maps, cartography, historical geography, and geographical information
National Map - interactive - design, print or download map layers for use in other software programs; includes surface elevation, topography, boundaries, hydrography, geographic names, transportation systems, structures, high-resolution orthoimagery, land cover, and more. map service.
National Atlas of the U.S. - interactive - design and print page-sized maps or download map layers. Resolution is generally on a national or state scale. Includes hundreds of data layers relating to agriculture, biology, climate, environment, geology, history, transportation, people, and water.
Geospatial Data - from Data.gov
Geospatial Platform - shate data, map lauers, data sets and sources
Open Source Geospatial Foundation - to support and build the highest-quality open source geospatial software
OpenStreetMap - map creation and editing
Geography: U.S. Geological Survey - provides online maps and map tools: how to read and make maps, resources on land use, and satellite images related to the journey of Lewis and Clark; design your own map to display boundaries, geographic names, transportation systems, water, land cover, climate, and more.
Finding Your Way with a Map and Compass hands - how to navigate using a compass and topographic maps.
Topo Map Symbols - explanation of topographic maps and map symbols.
Elevations and Distances - tables of information covering elevations of features and distances between points in the U.S.; can also locate the geographic center of each state.