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Jimmy Buffett




Earth Week - A Diary of the Planet

Demographic Transition

The Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)

World Atlas of Archaeology on the Web


National Geographic

United Nations – Source of data on any country … Look under databases at social indicators.

Latin American Information Network

Country Reports -- Atlapedia Online contains key information on every country of the world. Each profile provides data on geography, climate, people, religion, language, history and the economy.

The History Net -- Where history lives on the Web! Access archives, world history, American history or even a specific battle.

How Much Is That Worth Today?

Measuring Worth

US National Debt Clock

US Census Bureau's Poverty Statistics

Synoptic table of the principal old world prehistoric cultures

Maps of World History

LOC Country Studies

LOC Map Collection

Global Legal Information Network (GLIN) [link down]

The History of Cartography

UNICEF'S An Urban World interactive graphic depicts countries and territories with 2050 urban populations exceeding 100,000. Circles are scaled in proportion to urban population size. Hover over a country to see how urban it is (percentage of people living in cities and towns) and the size of its urban population (in millions). -- A simple explanation of many of the concepts in the class.

The Ultimate US Road Trip Game

NASA Earth Observatory Global Images -- Great animated images of everything from fires to global primary productivity. Fascinating.

Visible Earth -- NASA satellite images of the earth. Very high resolution and animated.

World Watch Institute

State of the Earth: A Planetary Check-Up (PPT)

The Miniature Earth – What if the earth had only 100 people? -- Well-organized and easy to use

CIA World Factbook has detailed, if biased, information on every nation in the world. –- Basic demographic data, flags and country data organized by country … demographic indicators sorted by rate … useful for comparisons

The World Values Survey –- Largest scale global survey of values, including perceptions of happiness and political ideals

MIT Open Course 21A.01 How Culture Works

MIT Open Course 12.340 Global Warming Science

Food and Agriculture Organization's FAOSTAT Statistics

Environmental Working Group Issues (Farm Subsidies Database, National Drinking Water Database, etc)

Global Exchange's Fair Trade Products Retailer List

Lonely Planet –- Great guidebook company … also good starting point for research on countries

Plani-Globe quickly create overview maps for any region of the world.

USGS –- US Geological Survey

Quantum GIS –- Open-source, free GIS application

Color Landform Atlas of the United States has nice shaded relief maps of all 50 states.

Google Earth –- Free software package allows rapid mapping using satellite images of the entire earth.

World from Space Clock shows day and night passing over the earth.

Cartography Blog is a source of information about unique maps and professional cartography.

Map Pros is a good website for those interested in GIS, GPS and Remote Sensing Careers.

The Geographer's Craft Project –- Massive list of GIS resources

The Geography of Race in the US –- Interactive maps of American racial segregation

Cartographic Communication by Kenneth E. Foote and Shannon Crum –- These notes include discussions of map elements, effective topography and symbolization, statistical generalization and trends in computer-aided cartography. This unit contains over 60 graphics illustrating key points.

Primary Source Sets from the Library of Congress: Geography and Maps, Immigration

University of Michigan Map Collection -- Emphasis on urban cartography

Latitude and Longitude Distance Calculator

Convert Geographic Units

Weather Calculator

Declination Estimator

The World Magnetic Model

The Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names

The UC Atlas of Global Inequality

The World Bank home page (In the navigation bar across the top of the page, click "Data," then click "By Country" on the navigation bar that comes up underneath.)

IPUMS. This started as the online home of historical US Census individual level data, and now contains individual-level census data from a range of countries. Great ability to search for variables, and they’ve standardized nearly all data so it is comparable across countries.

Demographic and Health Surveys. Relatively consistent set of surveys done in a wide set of developing countries, often multiple years. Heavily weighted towards (not surprisingly) fertility, health and mortality data, it also has some economic information.

World Bank Living Standard Measurement Surveys. Very detailed surveys done in a set of developing countries, with a lot of fine-grain information on time allocations to various economic activities, asset ownership, demographics, health and more.

Climate Data Primer

NOAA Dataset Gallery

International Data Base

USA Trade Online [User ID: 8VQNK8N, Password: Economics@2016]

Earth and Moon Viewer - View either a map of the Earth showing the day and night regions at this moment or view the Earth from the Sun, the Moon, the night side of the Earth, above any location on the planet specified by latitude, longitude and altitude, from a satellite in Earth orbit, or above various cities around the globe. Windows users can create images like this in real time, on their own machines, as well as view the sky, stars at the horizon, the solar system, orbits of asteroids and comets and more with Home Planet. The Earth/Space/Sky simulator is available for Downloading.

Volcanoes are awesome manifestations of the fiery power contained deep within the Earth. National Geographic Resources Fantastic contains images, the 10 most dangerous volcanoes, quizzes and videos.

Volcano World gives viewers current eruption reports, virtual field trips, facts, games, interviews with Vulcanologists and etc. A very comprehensive site.

Geology Kitchen: The 3 Types of Rocks

Rock Identification at Rock Hounds

If It Were My Home allows students to compare their country to other countries around the world. Very powerful, very interesting.

Worldodometers -- World population live counter with data sheets, graphs and details of population growths since year 1, also counters for world energy use, the number of cigarettes smoked today, the sale of illicit drugs and many other topics.7 BILLION WORLD

We recently reached 7 billion people in the world. On this page you can see every single one of us … one by one.

The World’s Resources by Country infographic

China vs. the United States: A Visual Comparison infographic

UN Least Developed Countries Report 2014

Not Really 'Made in China': The iPhone's Complex Supply Chain Highlights Problems With Trade Statistics

Our World in Data


Climate change threatens emerging superpowers, while large regions could be drought-stricken by 2030.

WATCH: Climate change, explained by a kid (2:11)

Map reveals stark divide in who caused climate change and who's being hit.

Cool Climate Network

A Student's Guide to Global Climate Change

The WWF’s Footprint Calculator

The Nature Conservancy’s Carbon Footprint Calculator


See also Table of References, GEOG 1303 Margin Notes Page and GEOG 1301 Margin Notes Page.



Note Taking for Geography Students (PDF)

Geographic Models I (PDF)

Geographic Models II (PDF)



Google Earth, Free -- Students can explore different areas of the planet and become familiar with landmarks. The Earth Gallery offers maps featuring planes in flight, city tours and even real-time earthquakes. 3D imagery is also available. For Android.

Earth Viewer App for iOS and Android -- Features include: continental reconstructions and accompanying data dating back billions of years, world temperature map for the last 100 years, ability to manipulate the globe and zoom to any location, locations of modern cities tracked back over 500 million years, in-depth features on major geological and biological events in Earth history and clickable details on geologic eons, eras and periods.


World Population Data Sheet


7 Billion and Counting (3:36)


How will a 2-foot rise in sea level affect the Texas coast?

The Texas Coast after a 2-foot rise in sea level
The Texas Coast after a 2-foot rise in sea level

Beaumont and Port Arthur after a 2-foot rise in sea level
Beaumont and Port Arthur after a 2-foot rise in sea level

Freeport after a 2-foot rise in sea level
Freeport after a 2-foot rise in sea level

Texas City after a 2-foot rise in sea level
Texas City after a 2-foot rise in sea level

Create your own scenarios using the NOAA's
SLR Tool.


Calculate Your Carbon Footprint

Groningen Growth and Development Centre. Probably the single most useful site. Includes the newest Penn World Tables data (8.0), Maddison’s historical series, and industry/sector level data from a wide range of countries.

World Bank Development Indicators. Includes a variety of economic data (GDP, external balances, labor force indicators) as well as health, education and inequality data.

Macro data for Stata. Catini, Panizza, and Saade have provided a great public service and standardized a wide set of country-level data so that you can combine data sources easily.

Animaniacs - Nations of the World

Journeyman Pictures Video Encyclopedia of the World

The Web GL Globe is interesting. Check out Global Terrorism and the busiest airports.

Animation of population growth 1950 to 2050 in China.

Animation of total fertility by life expectancy in China, India and the USA, 1950-2050.

Global Trends: The Wealth and Health of Nations, 2013

The Misery Index

Population Clock: Current Population Widget:




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