Geographic/Statistical Resources

Geographic Resources


Color Landform Atlas of the United States
This site provides a collection of satellite image maps of each state in th U.S. Included are shaded color and black/white relief maps, satellite images, county maps, and archival maps from 1895. Maintained by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

Google Maps and Google Earth
Google provides access to interactive local Google Maps and global satellite images in Google Earth. Maintained by the Google staff.

Hargrett Library - Historical Map Archive
The Hargrett Rare Books and Manuscript Library at the University of Georgia maintains a collection of more than 800 historic maps spanning nearly 500 years from the 16th century through the early 20th century. Though often "Georgian " in focus, the collection provides graphic resources for topics such as the New World, Colonial America, Revolutionary America, Revolutionary Georgia, Union and Expansion, American Civil War, Frontier to New South, Savannah and the Coast, and Transportation.

Historical Atlas of the Twentieth Century
This site provides a broad range of maps relating to the late, great 20th century. Organized by headings such as socio-economic trends, systems of government, population, war, art, and religion. You can also link to maps relating to specific places and events. Maintained by Matthew White.

National Atlas of the United States
The National Atlas is designed to promote greater geographic awareness through the development and delivery of easy to use, map-like views of our natural and socio-cultural landscapes. Maintained by the United States.

National Geographic Map Machine
The Map Machine lets you view a variety of atlas maps, dynamic maps, and world country flags and facts. The Map Machine also lets you track animal species across the U.S. and Canada, scan the night skies with their map of the heavens, and get an astronaut's eye view of Earth through stunning satellite images. Sponsored by National Geographic.

Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection
The Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection (PCL 1.306) hold s more than 230,000 maps covering every area of the world. Many items in the collection are listed in the University of Texas Libraries Online Catalog (UTCAT). Maintained by the University of Texas in Austin.

Statistical Resources


The Bureau of Labor Statistics home page provides a variety of links to economic data, labor surveys, bureau publications and research papers, and much more. View the current Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Real Earnings data, visit the current Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) or explore the Economy at a Glance and Industry at a Glance for any region, state, or city in the United States. Maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.
 
This site provides a listing of links to crime-related statistics sources from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the United Nations, and more. Maintained by John Kane, SUNY Oswego.
 
The Institute for Research in Social Science maintains the country's third-largest archive of computer-readable social science data. Holdings include national and international economic, electoral, demographic, financial, health, public opinion and other types of data to meet a variety of research and teaching needs. Users can search the database via keyword and date (back to the 1970's and previous). Maintained by the Howard W. Odum Institute for Research in Social Science, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.
 
"Where thinking people go to learn what people are thinking", the Roper Center is the largest library of public opinion data in the world. Users can search their comprehensive archive (1935-present), view General Social Surveys (1972-present), link to the Presidential Job Performance website, and more. Maintained by the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, University of Connecticut.
 
This site provides a search engine to locate social sciences data available via the Internet. Provided by the SSDC, University of California - San Diego.
 
The purpose of this service is to provide easy access to current Federal social statistics…on crime, demographics, education, and health. The SSBR provides links to information produced by a number of Federal agencies. All of the information included is maintained and updated by the statistical units of those agencies. All the estimates for the indicators presented in the Federal Statistics Briefing Rooms are the most currently available values.
 
The U.S. Census Bureau main page provides a variety of links to sources encompassing a broad range of census and statistical data. Links are provided for data on People, Business, Geography, Special Topics, Population Clocks, State and County Quick Facts, and the Latest Economic Indicators. If you are looking for data on a specific U.S. city, jump directly QuickFacts. If you are looking for quick facts or maps on states, counties, cities, or other areas in the U.S., jump directly to American FactFinder. Maintained by the U.S. Census Bureau - United States Department of Commerce.