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Web Site of the Week: National Geographic: Maps

Many people have fond memories of the special maps created as inserts placed in the National Geographic magazine from time to time.  This rather special section of the National Geographic’s website provides interested parties with a dazzling array of thematic maps that document the European exploration of North America, ecological zones, and the world of the poet Basho. Visitors might do well to start by looking over the “Editors’ Picks” area. Here they will find atlas jigsaw puzzles to play online and “EarthPulse: A Visual Guide to Trends”. The “EarthPulse” area includes vital statistics about global population trends, economic opportunity, and more. The site also includes the “Atlas Explorer”, which allows users to explore detailed political maps of the USA, Africa, Europe, and the world’s oceans. [KMG]

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2012.

http://scout.wisc.edu/

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