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Geology & Earth Sciences

Library resources for the study of geology and earth sciences

Maps & Images

Find map information at Geospatial Data & GIS Services

Map Tools

  • Earth Science World Image Bank  designed to provide quality geoscience images to the public, educators, and the geoscience community.
  • EROS Image Gallery Collections    Earth Resources Observation & Science Data Center  is the U.S. Geological Survey's archive of remote sensing imagery. It contains aerial photography, satellite imagery, elevation and land cover data, digitized maps and an image gallery.
  • USGS Earth Science Photographic Library  The U.S. Geological Survey has a collection of more than 400,000 photos that were taken by geologists doing research and mapping in the United States and U.S. territories from 1868 to the present.
  • NASA Image Exchange (NIX) The NASA Image Exchange (NIX) is a search engine that can be used to look for photographs, images and videos on a wide variety of topics. Most photographs are digital and can be viewed online.
  • ClipArt Etc. Earth Science The Florida Center for Instructional Technology at the University of South Florida has collected more than 700 clip art images related to the earth sciences, including geology, minerals, hydrology, meteorology and topography.
  • OpenGeoSci is a free, map-based discovery interface providing geographic searching for more than 300,000 maps, cross-sections, charts, tables, and other high-value content from GeoScienceWorld (GSW) publications.
  • American Museum of Natural History A source for Earth history data, visualization tools, expert opinion, and educational materials.Dino Directory Natural History Museum, London
  • GB3D Type Fossils Online   3D virtual fossil collection from the British Geological Survey
  • Paleontology Portal  Gathers many different resources into this single entry "portal" to paleontological information on the Internet.
  • Smithsonian Dept of Paleobiology  

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