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nationalatlas.gov
The nationalatlas.gov provides interactive and online mapping, printable maps, and allows user to order printed maps.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
The USDA monitors agricultural production in the United States, monitors soils, oversees agricultural extension offices throughout the United States, and compiles statistics relating to these activities.
National Climatic Data Center
This sub agency of the National Weather Service provides historical weather statistics collected at weather stations throughout the United States and offers them here (some are free and some require a fee). As a member of the Federal Depository Library Program, Polk Library has one free account to assist patrons in accessing all of the information provided here.
University of Texas CIA Maps (Perry Castenada Collection)
The University of Texas provides online access to printable maps from the CIA, other government agencies, and from map publishers.
Geodata.gov
Geodata.gov is described as a one stop center for geographic data from the federal, state and local governments.
Soils Site - U.S. Department of Agriculture
This USDA web site provides access to soil surveys and scientific and research information related to the study of soils in the United States.
Web Soil Survey
This interactive site allows users to access county soil survey information from throughout the United states and create maps of areas of interest to them.
USGS Water Science Center
This site provides information from the USGS exclusively on water resources in the state of Wisconsin such as water quality, stream flow, and groundwater levels.
STORET
This database from the Environmental Protection Agency provides water quality data for wetlands, oceans and watersheds from across the United States.
U.S. Gazetteer
The U.S. Gazetteer is a database maintained by the United States Census Bureau.
FEMA Mapping Web Site
This site maintained by the Federal Emergency Management Administration provides interactive flood hazard maps for the entire United States.
Astronomical Atlas Online
This site maintained as a collaboration between the United States Navy and the Royal Navy provides a annual schedule of predicted astronomical events.
TOXMAP
The National Institutes of Health maintains this site which allows users to create maps cross tabulating data fields from mortality statistics with the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI)from the Environmental Protection Agency.
HAZMAP
This site presented by the National Library of Medicine provides information about the occupational exposure to hazardous materials.
Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records
The BLM provides live access to some historical General Land Office Records.
U.S. Forest Service
This is the web portal for the U.S. Forest Service, the agency responsible for overseeing the management of our nation's forests.
Treesearch
Treesearch is a database for searching the digital collection of U.S. Forest Service Research Station publications.
Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory(GLERL)
This is the web portal for GLERL, a sub agency of the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) that focuses on environmental research pertaining to the Great Lakes.
GRIN Taxonomy for Plants
GRIN taxonomic data provide the structure and nomenclature for accessions of the National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS), part of the National Genetic Resources Program (NGRP) of the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Agricultural Research Service (ARS).
Life Sciences Data Archive
This site provides information about information and data gathered by NASA through experiments conducted in conjunction with space flights.
Environmental Conservation Online system (ECOS)
This site sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is a gateway web site that provides access applications which manage data regarding threatened and endangered species, fisheries,and habitat conservation.
USGS Publications Warehouse
On this site you will find full text online access to publications from the USGS inlcuding research, reports and investigations. These reports are in a specialized digital format which you are required to download from the site in order to view.
USGS Historical Topographical maps (online)
This web site has a search engine for USGS topographical maps and allows for the downloading of pdf versions of them.
National Historical Geographic Information System
The National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) provides, free of charge, aggregate census data and GIS-compatible boundary files for the United States between 1790 and 2011. (excerpt from web site)
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