Favorite Geography Websites

  • National Geographic: The National Geographic Society is one of the world's largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to "increase and diffuse geographic knowledge," the Society's mission is to inspire people to care about the planet.
  • Nationmaster: Nationmaster is "a massive central data source and a handy way to graphically compare nations. NationMaster is a vast compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD. . . . [Y]ou can generate maps and graphs on all kinds of statistics with ease."
  • The World Factbook: Flag, map, and information about the geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues on each of the nearly two hundred countries of the world.
  • BBC News: Daily news stories from around the world, organized by region: Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, and the UK. Also international news in Business, Health, Science & Environment, Technology, and Entertainment. Sign up for a daily e-mail of international news at http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/email/news
  • Strange Maps: A growing collection of interesting, enlightening, and just plain strange, maps.
  • Arts and Letters Daily: An academically eclectic assortment of articles, book reviews, and opinions for the generalist and specialist alike.
  • United States Geological Survey: A multi-disciplinary coverage of topics interesting to geographers, geologists, climatologists, environmentalists, cartographers and other Earth scientists.
  • Yahoo! Weather: A concise review of weather conditions locally and worldwide with some historical coverage of climate.