See also: Pittsburgh Maps
Enter your town and state or zip code and get a Fact Sheet for your community from the U.S. Census Bureau.
CIA World FactBook
from the CIA web server; includes information, statistics, and maps on all countries of the world
Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)
Country Studies Area Handbooks
from the Library of Congress. A continuing series of books prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the Department of the Army. This series presently contains studies of 71 countries.
Geography Awareness Week
Learn why geoliteracy is important during this week in November.
GIS Day, in November, is to celebrate geographic information systems (GIS). Sort of like an earth day for nerds! :-)
Find your home on this map. Includes both street maps and satellite images that you can move into position using your mouse.
National Geographic Society
Founded in 1888, the National Geographic Society publishes a monthly magazine that covers the world.
Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. For students in grades 4-8.
This site offers exhibits on various topics about animals, peoples and cultures, and maps.
With sections geared to different audiences: Teachers, Informal Educators, Families, Students and Kids
- Map Jigsaw Puzzles
- Geography Bee
Pennsylvania Geographical Society
The Pennsylvania Geographical Society exists to promote effective geographic teaching, research, and literacy at all levels and in all settings.
Canada, National Atlas of
This Canadian government site allows you to search for and browse maps of Canada online.
PhysicalGeography.net is an educational web portal that contains five main components: Fundamentals (of Physical Geography) Online Textbook, Glossary of Terms, Internet Weblinks, Geo-Weblog, and Search Site. It is created by Dr. Michael Pidwirny, Department of Geography, Okanagan University College, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.