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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...
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This interactive map shows light pollution across the world.
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US Topo maps repackage geographic information system (GIS) data in traditional map form; this benefits non-specialist map users, as well as applications that need traditional maps. Read more about topographic maps, view and learn what different symbols mean, and find out how maps can be purchased.
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View current and past earthquakes around the globe. Use the zoom tool to see a particular region in detail.
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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...
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With this map, you can choose a state to access your local water levels, tide and current predictions, and other oceanographic and meteorological conditions.
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This map shows the locations of oil spills and other incidents for which NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) provided scientific support for the response. It also shows the locations of other major spills, but it does not show the location of every significant oil spill.
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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.
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This website has great maps of tectonic plates and shake maps where earthquakes are likely to occur. Learn and explore everything about earthquakes.
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The National Water Information System (NWIS) provides map-interface access to data at over 1.5 million water-monitoring sites.
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Query and order satellite images, aerial photographs, and cartographic products.
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View the most recent events or search for past earthquakes.
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Our programs produce accurate geologic maps and 3-D geologic frameworks that provide critical data for sustaining and improving the quality of life and economic vitality of the Nation. They also organize, maintain, and publish the geospatial baseline of the Nation's topography, natural landscape,...
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High resolution satellite map of global vegetation patterns.
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EnviroAtlas is a web-based tool that combines interactive maps, analysis tools, and interpretive information on ecosystem goods and services. The resource empowers K-16 educators and other users to answer their own environmental questions by providing access to map-based environmental data from EPA...
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By InMeteo
The Ventusky Web application has been developed to focus on weather prediction and meteorological data visualization. This application clearly displays meteorological data from around the world and allows you to monitor weather development for any place on Earth.
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Published in 2015
This interactive visualization allows you to explore data sets from over a dozen NASA Earth science missions for 25 unique views of our world.
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Get up-to-date data on active volcanoes and earthquakes around the world with this interactive map.
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Online topographic maps of countries, states and cities.
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Aurorasaurus is a research project supported by the National Science Foundation and designed by researchers from the New mexico Consortium, NASA, Penn. State University, and Science Education Solutions. We are professional space scientists, computer scientists, educators, and volunteers....
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