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Geography Research Links

Geography Research Link Categories:

Bald Eagle
Birds of Prey
Caribou
Geography
Satellite Tracking Links
Tools

These are links to other websites to help students with their research. Click here if you are looking for the Maps and Data.

   
Get a Topographic Map
Scroll down to "Latitude Longitude-Decimal Degrees" Simply enter the place name, or lat/long (ie. 41.221 73.490)
 
   

   Quick Map Search from National Geographic
Type in a location and get a huge list of maps you can zoom in on.
 

Bald Eagle

   ARKive -- Bald Eagle
Slideshow of eagles, hatchlings to adults. Also description, habitat and conservation status.
 
   Eagle Cam
See live pictures of Bald Eagles in Maine. Live images updated every 15 seconds!
 

Birds of Prey

   Birds of Prey
This collection of images displays birds of prey in the wild, a beautiful slideshow.
 

Caribou

   Defenders of Wildlife - Woodland Caribou Fact Sheet
Basic facts about Woodland Caribou.
 

Geography

   GOOGLE Maps!
Look anywhere in the world! Look at your house, or animal habitats from the air! This simple to use interface is exceptional, flexible and free. Click on "Satellite" on the top right. Click ZOOM-IN with the tool on th etop left of the imagery. YOU CAN ENTER LATITUDE-LONGTITUDE coordinates to see a habitat (i.e 74.5N 93.4W). YOU CAN ENTER a town name...TRY IT!
 
   Earth KAM Earth Features
This pamphlet will help you to interpret earth features on aerial photographs and other images.
 
   ACME Mapper
Start by entering the Latitude Longitude point to see the location on maps or black and white Terra satellite imagery. Use "Scale" to ZOOM in
 
   Geography Quiz
A fun way to learn about Geography. Find a new quiz each morning.
 
   USGS EarthExplorer - Get An Aerial Photo!
Satellite images, aerial photos and cartographic products. Type in the latitude and longitude coordinates, and you can view an aerial map of the area you want to study.
 
   Canada Maps
Create, search through, or just view Canadian Maps.
 
   Global Topography and Bathymetry
View a topography or bathymetry map for anywhere in the world. From the pull-down menu, choose a center, and see the land and/or oceanic relief.
 
   Two Minute Surface Images
Choose an area of the globe, and see a high-resolution topography or bathymetry image. Just click on your area of interest.
 
   National Wetlands Inventory
A great source for wetlands research, this site will answer questions and has maps, data and other information.
 
   EPA - Wetlands
Covers definitions, status and trends, protection
 
   Interactive Map from Typing Latitude-Longitude
Scroll down--Enter latitude and longitude to create INTERACTIVE map. Remember: West Longitude is represented as "-" ...server may be slow.
 
   See Your Neighborhood on a Map!
Enter the name of your town, zoom in on your neighborhood.
 
   Distance Between 2 Points
If you have two lat/long points, you can get the distance between them!
 
   Get a Topographic Map
Scroll down to "Latitude Longitude-Decimal Degrees" Simply enter the place name, or lat/long (ie. 41.221 73.490)
 
   BEST Geography Maps
BEST sample of geography/topography maps for EVERY state!
 

Satellite Tracking Links

   How Satellite Tagging Works
WhaleNet Link show how tags are used on marine animals; the information can also be applied to birds.
 
   Satellite Telemetry
This site explains (and shows pictures of) how satellite telemetry and animal tracking works.
 

Tools

   Google Image Search
Use this search engine to help you find pictures for your wall display!
 
   Special Bird Migration Movie
Winged Migration is a spectacular film of birds migrating. The cinematography is exceptional. Good source to really visualize what migrations are all about.
 
   ARGOS Satellite Tracking -How Does it Work?
ARGOS Satellite System is illustrated and described to show how the animal transmits its radio signal
 
   Global Topography and Bathymetry
View a topography or bathymetry map for anywhere in the world. From the pull-down menu, choose a center, and see land and/or oceanic relief.
 
   How Far Is It?
Use this calculator to find the distance between two points. Type in either city names or latitude and longitude points, and let the computer do the math.
 
   Make Maps with a Latitude/Longitude with MapBlast!
Go Register, and under 'Maps/Advanced Search’, Enter latitude/longitude
 
   Topozone.com I
Enter a place name, see a topographic map.
 
   Mapquest.com
Click Maps, then Latitude/Longitude (in blue) to enter
 
   Latitude and Longitude definitions
Covers coordinate systems, also has video tutorial.
 
   Latitude and Longitude Defined
Covers coordinate systems, also has a video tutorial.
 



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