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Reference Resources: Atlases


Maps and Atlases

Google Earth “combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world’s geographic information at your fingertips.” Fly from space to your house and around the earth. Way cool. (You need to download the free Google Earth on your computer before using.)

Globalis is an interactive world atlas where you decide what is to be displayed on the map. Globalis aims to create an understanding for similarities and differences in human societies, as well as how we influence life on the planet.

Includes “CityView,” allowing users to view orthophotography maps of Colorado Springs through a dynamic interface. Also, you will find online city maps on a variety of topics, including political boundaries, open space, geohazards, bike trails, police maps and much more.

This site can give you maps, driving directions from one address to another, or the location of businesses through its Yellow Pages feature.

Contains full color physical and political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world. Searchable.

Provides a variety of maps which chart socio-economic trends, systems of government, and cities throughout the 20th Century. Many of the maps are interactive.

Large annotated collection of Internet resources related to maps and geographic information systems. Collection can be searched or browsed by subject, keyword or title.

Interactive maps of the United States providing sections on elevation and terrain, exotic species maps, animated vegetation growth and interactive maps. Map layers can be downloaded from the USGS free via FTP. Maps have zoom function that allows users to examine over 2 million entries closely.

Maps and services from the U.S. Bureau of the Census.

Look up places in the United States by name or zip code, then get a detailed map or census data.

This service will find the latitude and longitude of two places, then calculate the distance between them, complete with a map.


Check out the Map Room in Tutt Library, first floor south, for atlases, topo maps for Colorado and the surrounding states, and other general wall maps. Also check on the Catalog.

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