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United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

MAP2 allows users to select global image mosaics, which can then be map projected, clipped to extents, have algebra functions against the image bands, and then converted to the user’s desired file format. Explore global imagery of the planets and satellites from a variety of missions in an easy...

Aaron Priest Photography
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

An incredible panoramic picture of the night sky. What makes this picture so unique in addition to the musical score, and the awesome imagery of the Maine sea coast, is what the picture shows. This particular one is a time-exposure picture that shows star trails for the entire sky, let me repeat...

United States Geological Survey (USGS), Esri
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

The US Geological Survey (USGS) and Esri are pleased to announce the publication of the most detailed global ecological land units map in the world. This exciting new global data set provides a science platform for better understanding and accounting of the world's resources. Scientists, land...

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PADCNR)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

These lesson plans are designed to accompany the Digital Shaded-Relief Map of Pennsylvania and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Land Cover Map, both published by the United States Geological Survey and the Pennsylvania Geological Survey. They were written by experienced educators who created...

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

The USGS publishes approximately 57,000 different topographic maps covering the United States. Topographic maps show contour lines (elevation and landforms), hydrography (rivers, lakes, marshes), transportation (roads, trails, railroads, airports), vegetation, boundaries, survey markers, urban...

Weather Underground (Wunderground)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

The Wundermap from Weather Underground (Wunderground) gives weather data in a GIS interface. Use different overlays like radar, fronts, satellite data, and webcam images over an area of your choosing.

Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

This visualization includes a series of flow charts showing the relative size of primary energy resource and end uses in the United States for the years 2008-2012.

The Great Globe Gallery
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

The Great Globe Gallery provides maps of different types (mercator, gnomonic, stereographic, and more).

GreatAmericanEclipse.com
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

The Great American eclipse site is a recently launched site byt the creator of eclipse-maps.com dedicated to August 2017's total solar eclipse. Visit for new maps, videos, and information.

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

The National Geologic Map Database is a collaborative effort by USGS and the state geological surveys. This is a great map of the United States that is user friendly and helpful in order to access USGS topo maps.

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

The Real-Time Groundwater Level Network contains water levels and information from wells within "real time" data transmission instrumentation. Study the impact of drought and precipitation events on groundwater levels.

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

Our Earth is a dynamic planet, as clearly illustrated on the main map by its topography, over 1,500 volcanoes, 44,000 earthquakes, and 170 impact craters. These features largely reflect the movements of Earth’s major tectonic plates and many smaller plates or fragments of plates (including...

VolcanoDiscovery
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

Get up-to-date data on active volcanoes and earthquakes around the world with this interactive map.

Andy Woodruff, Axis Maps Blog
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

When you stare out into the ocean, what's on th eother side? Finding the answer isn't as simple as drawing a straight line on a map, because the Earth is not flat and coastlines are not straight. The maps here show coastal points around the world (except from Antarctica) that directly face each...

Chris Harding and Franek Hasiuk, GeoFabLab, Dept. of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, Iowa State University
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations
National Weather Service (NWS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

This map allows students to view a wide variety of weather data across the world. Different parameters can be selected individually or in combinations to analyze the behavior of the atmosphere. In addition, a specific parameter can be studied over a time period. Each parameter is shown as a...

Educational Technology Clearinghouse (ETC), Florida Center for Instructional Technology (FCIT)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

Welcome to ETC's collection of historic maps. Here you will find over 5,000 maps representing many different time periods. A friendly license allows teachers and students to use up to 25 maps in non-commercial school projects without further permission. All maps are available as GIF or JPEG...

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

Check out this BBC article to get a visual on how global warming has increased throughout the years, and learn more about what needs to be done to slow the process.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), IDV Solutions
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

Here's a view looking at one year of seasonal transformations on Earth. Made possible by the NASA Visible Earth team.

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

This site allows students to access information about their local soils. Students can see how healthy their soil is, and what that land is useful for (urban development, wetland conservation, waste management sites, forested area, etc). Web Soil Survey (WSS) provides soil data and information...

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology (CalTech)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

The Night Sky Network is a nationwide coalition of amateur astronomy clubs bringing the science, technology, and inspiration of NASA's missions to the general public. We share our time and telescopes to provide you with unique astronomy experiences at science museums, observatories, classrooms,...

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

3D visualizations presented via hard copy, computer, and immersive environments. This program combines NASA mission data with 3D technologies in grades 5 and 6. Students become "explorers" while working in five units. A project goal is for students to understand Earth System science topics and...

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

View the most recent events or search for past earthquakes.

National Science Digital Library (NSDL)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

AIRNow is a cross-agency government website that provides information about air quality across the US.

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

Streamer is a new way to visualize and understand water flow across America. With Streamer, you can explore our Nation's  major streams by tracing upstream to their source or downstream to where they empty. In addition to making maps, Streamer creates reports about your stream traces and the...

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

Query and order satellite images, aerial photographs, and cartographic products.

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

The National Water Information System (NWIS) provides map-interface access to data at over 1.5 million water-monitoring sites.

University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

The University of Alaska, Fairbanks Geophysical Institute brings you the Aurora Forecast -- a daily forecast of the Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis (northern and southern lights). Click the maps at the bottom for forecasts in different hemispheres.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

New NASA land cover maps are providing scientists with the most refined global picture ever produced of the distribution of Earth’s ecosystems and land use patterns. High-quality land cover maps aid scientists and policy makers involved in natural resource management and a range of research and...

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

This interactive map allows the user to search for mineral resources across the world.

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

The USGS Land Cover Institute posts great links to a huge amount of land cover/land use sites, for the US and around the globe.. Links here include most of the datasets listed in this article, and many more esoteric data such as river observations, aquifers data and ocean colour information....

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

High resolution satellite map of global vegetation patterns.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

This site teaches students about Hurricanes, winter storms, tornados, thunder and lightning and floods. This site also contains activities that teachers can use with their students.

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

Maps of flood and high flow conditions within the US.

Oregon State University (OSU)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

This website provides current news, eruption updates, teaching and learning tools, images, and general volcanic information.

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

These global land cover layers are the product of a collaboration between USGS and the University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences. Thirty meter resolution raster data layers for circa 2010 tree cover and bare ground and a persistent surface water layer 2000-2012, have been...

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

Input parameters into the map viewer and see data related to land use and coverage, hydrology, transportation, structures, elevation index, and natural hazards.

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

The LandsatLook Viewer is a prototype tool that was developed to allow rapid online viewing and access to the USGS Landsat image archives.

The University of Texas at Austin
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

Online topographic maps of countries, states and cities.

Timeanddate.com
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

The map shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shoes which areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night. Click on times below the map to show Sun and Moon locations during those times, or choose a time of your own to see their positions.

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

The surface of the Earth is always changing. Some changes like earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, and landslides happen quickly and other changes, such as most erosional processes, happen slowly over time. It's often hard to see these changes from ground level. A much broader view is needed, and...

European Space Agency (ESA)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

The GlobCover Portal provides access to the results of the GlobCover project. GlobCover is an ESA initiative which began in 2005 in partnership with JRC, EEA, FAO, UNEP, GOFC-GOLD and IGBP. The aim of the project was to develop a service capable of delivering global composites and land cover...

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

NOAA View Explorer provides hundreds of data variables within a single interface, allowing the user to browse, interrogate, and download resources from NOAA's archives.

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

These data describe land cover type, and are based on 10 years (2001-2010) of Collection 5.1 MCD12Q1 land cover type data. The map is generated by choosing, for each pixel, the land cover classification with the highest overall confidence from 2001-2010, as described in Broxton et al., 2014. As...

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

Visualize and explore observed land cover changes for your region and time frame of interest.

UNAVCO
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

USE this interactive map to see velocity vectors of North American plates, earthquakes, volcanoes, and more.

GlobeLand30
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

China has donated to the United Nations the first open-access, high-resolution map of Earth’s land cover, on 22 September 2014, as a contribution towards the global sustainable development and combating climate change. The GlobeLand30 datasets are freely available and comprise ten types of land...

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

This online too provides managers and citizens with easy-to-understand charts and graphs that describe complex coastal data. Users select a county of interest and the website does the rest, creating a helpful educational tool for governing bodies and citizen groups. Current snapshot topics...

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

An interactive map that allows both recent and historical global plate boundaries to be explored. Up to 5000 quakes can be selected using various criteria. Rotate and zoom through hypocenters using the 3D viewer.

University of Minnesota (UM)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

Learn about the world along the path of your flight, hike, or road trip with GPS tracking. Offline geologic maps and interactive points of interest reveal the locations of fossils and georeferenced Wikipedia articles visible from your airplane window seat, vehicle, or hiking trail vista. Flyover...

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Find out more about how our sun's position in the sky changes due to Earth's rotation, revolution, and tilt. Learn from the experts -- Dr. Alex Young and Dr. Nicki Viall explain these connections so students understand paterns within the Earth-sun relationship.

Students taking water samples during field work
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

What gives Velcro its stick? Why does pollen make some people sneeze? And, how pure is the salt that we put on our food? In this episode of STEM Flicks, explore the role that microscopy plays in our everyday lives. Discover how scientists and engineers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory...

World map with ice caps
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

Get caught up in the podcasting frenzy, but in a sciencey way! You can now have the latest ABC Science Online and Radio National science shows to download at your leisure or to have magically delivered when you subscribe via RSS feed.

Aurora and stars
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National Science Digital Library (NSDL)

AIRNow is a cross-agency government website that provides information about air quality across the US.

Hunter's Moon during a Lunar Eclipse
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Fred Espenak, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

This movie is of the 1994 solar eclipse. It was taken by Fred Espenak of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics.

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