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  • American FactFinder Population, housing, economic, and geographic data from the US Census Bureau

  • Association of American Geographers Learn about careers in goegraphy and about the AAG.

  • Background Notes Database provided by the U.S. Department of State. Covers geography, government people, history, economy and foreign relations.

  • Census of Agriculture Public archive of Census publications published prior to 1987.

  • Core Historical Literature of Agriculture (CHLA) Collection of agricultural texts published between the early nineteenth century and the middle to late twentieth century

  • Country Studies Produced by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress, this resource provides a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.

  • EIU Weather Center Real-time weather information site from the Department of Geology and Geography and the EIU Weather Center.

  • Federal Geographic Data Committee Search for data in the Federal Geographic Data Committee clearinghouse

  • Freshwater and Marine Image Bank The Freshwater and Marine Image Bank is an ongoing digital collection of images related to freshwater and marine topics, in all their diversity. It includes images of fish, shellfish, and marine mammals, pictures of fish hatcheries and dams and vessels, materials related to polar exploration, regional and traditional fisheries, and limnological (freshwater) subjects. Its scope is global.

  • geodata.gov - U.S. Maps and Data Web-based portal for one-stop access to maps, data and other geospatial services. Covers earth sciences, health and disease, economics, demographics, and culture.

  • Geology/Geography Department at EIU Learn about oppurtunities at EIU.

  • Geospatial Platform Provides access to federally maintained geospatial data, services and applications.

  • Google Maps Satellite images and road maps

  • Great Lakes Information Network The Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN) is a partnership that provides one place online for people to find information relating to the binational Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region of North America. GLIN offers a wealth of data and information about the region`s environment, economy, tourism, education and more.

  • Illinois Natural Resources Geospatial Data Clearinghouse GIS data and imagery for Illinois.

  • Marine Realms Information Bank Documents and resources relating to the marine and coastal environment.

  • National Oceanographic Data Center Data related to physical, biological and chemical measurements derived from in situ oceanographic observations, satellite remote sensing of the oceans, and ocean model simulations.

  • NOAA’s National Ocean Service Information on nation’s oceans, coasts, and marine navigation.

  • Ocean Data Viewer The purpose of this Ocean Data Viewer is to provide an overview and access to a range of data, and relevant conventions, which are available to help inform decisions that are important for the conservation of marine and coastal biodiversity. Use Mozilla Firefox browser to display properly.

  • Population Reference Bureau: DataFinder Data on 95 demographic variables for more than 220 countries, 28 world regions and sub-regions, the world as a whole, the United States as a whole, and the U.S. states.

  • ReefBase Coral reef information and downloadable data

  • Science .gov --Government Science Portal A gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results.

  • United Nations Atlas of the Oceans

  • World Factbook Produced by the Central Intelligence Agency. Includes maps. Covers Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications, Transportation, Military, and Transnational Issues.