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Geography of the U.S. & Canada: Web Resources

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Many geographical publications, data and maps are available at the following websites:

CIA World Factbook
‚ÄčProvides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

DataFinder - U.S. Population Reference Bureau
Information about population, health, and the environment.

National Map Project 
An online, interactive map service that provides public access to high quality geospatial data. From the U.S. Geological Survey.

U.S. Census Bureau 
Conducts data collection about the U.S. population. Demographic data on language, geography, and social and economic characteristics.

U.S. Geological Survey
Provides information about natural hazards, water, energy, minerals, and other natural resources; Also ecosystems and the environment, and the impacts of climate and land-use change.

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Search Science.gov for authoritative federal science information including research and development results and regulations.

For example, search for - appalachia AND geography
Limit your search (left menu) by date to 2017 and 2016 to see recent publications

Maps - USGS National Map Project

Image result for national map

U.S. Board on Geographic Names