Selected Internet Subject Resources


Alexandria Digital Library Gazetteer Server
Search by place name or feature type.
David Rumsey Map Collection
Historical maps. Works better with Explorer than Netscape.
Dictionary of Abbreviations and Acronyms in Geographic Information Systems, Cartography, and Remote Sensing
Geographic Names Information System
Information on cultural and physical geographical features in US.
Geography Dictionary
Definitions of common terms used in physical, human and environmental geography
GEOnet Names Server
Non-US names of geographic features.
GIS Dictionary
Made available by the Association for Geographic Information and University of Edinburgh Dept. of Geography.
Glossarist / Earth Sciences
Collection of links to glossaries and subject dictionaries in climatology, ecology, environment, forestry, geography, geology, hydrology and weather. Site is also searchable.
Historical Maps
Historical maps made available by University of Texas at Austin, Perry-Castaneda Library, Map Collection
Outline Maps
Basic maps for personal or educational use.
Online topographic coverage with place name searching


Columbia Departments Campus Libraries
Columbia Libraries and Collections