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Geography and Environmental Sciences

This guide has good resources concerning geography and environmental sciences


  • Columbia Gazetteer - Geographic properties, physical aspects, political properties, infrastructure and natural resources of the world
  • Australian Geographic Place Names - Online searchable version of the Gazetteer of Australia.
  • Canadian Geographical Names Database - Canada’s authoritative source for all official geographical names and their associated attributes, maintained by Geographical Names Board of Canada.
  • U.S. Census Gazetteers - Directory of files which provide a listing of all geographic areas for selected geographic area types and include geographic identifier codes, names, area measurements, and representative latitude and longitude coordinates.
  • Thesaurus of Geographic Names - Getty Research Institute's searchable database.
  • JewishGen - Searchable database of Jewish communities, existing and historical, around the world.
  • Global Gazetteer - Browseable directory of 2,880,532 of the world's cities and towns, sorted by country and linked to a map for each town.
  • GeoNames - Browseable, searchable, and downloadable directory of over 11 million place names worldwide.
  • U.S. Board on Geographic Names - Search or browse the USGS databases of foreign, domestic, Antarctic, and undersea names. Or find the individual naming authority for a particular state (or Antarctic region) here.