Do you think my login-id and my interest in
cartography are related? Many people do.
General cartographic resources
The WWW Virtual Library has an
Earth Science page which
includes a link for Cartography
History which has lots of useful information and a huge
collection of links. Many of his recommendations for map sites are
generally good suggestions for anylarge data collection site.
There are quite a number of sites on the Web that will generate maps
of various kinds (although none generate
- Xerox Parc had one of the first, but I think it's completely
gone now. That's a considerable pity, because it had a number of
features I liked.
- Another one called MapsOnUs was also good, one of the first to
do street addresses and driving directions. But, it now redirects
to a completely unrelated site.
- I usually use Google Maps
for most of my mapping.
- Map Quest is also a good
(apparently) site for this.
Geographic has a section on their site
- FreeTrip.com does route
planning with really nice detailed descriptions, but I failed to
actually get a map out of it...
- The distance server
can compute the great circle distance between two locations. But
it says it uses the (now defunct, see above) Xerox Map server for
maps and I didn't get an option for one.
- The Earth
and Moon Viewer shows images of the earth with the
day/night distinction showing illumination on the night side.
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And finally, a random note:
If you are not part of the solution, then you are part of the precipitate.