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Contains citations and abstracts to journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports, and theses. The database includes references to all the publications of the U S Geological Survey. Areas of coverage include all forms of geology, and hydrology.



Online gazetteers (selected)
•  Canadian Geographical Names Database
Provides a searchable database for Canadian geographic names.
•  Columbia Gazetteer of the World Online
•  GEOnet Names Server(GNS)
Provides access to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) database of foreign geographic feature names. Information in this database has been used to prepare and publish the series of foreign country gazetteers approved by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (US BGN).
•  Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names Online
The Getty Information Institute's database contains 900,000 places arranged in a hierarchical structure, representing all nations of the modern world.
•  Jepson Place Name Index California
Place names that are used on specimens in the Jepson Herbarium.
•  Place Name Servers on the Internet
A listing from Arizona State University.
•  U.S. Geographic Names and Information System (GNIS)
The authority on names in the United States. Site provides access to a variety of online geographic information for each name including DRG, DOQ, watershed and a connection to TopoZone map copies.
•  World Gazetteer
Provides a comprehensive set of population data and related statistics.

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Searching @ UCI

Searching for Maps at UCI

The UCI Langson Library has a small collection of printed maps, atlases, and aerial photographs of Orange County. Some of the printed maps are cataloged and included in ANTPAC, the Library's online catalog. Other maps are uncataloged. These may be located in the map cases in the Map and Atlas Area on the 1st floor of the Langson Library or they are part of publications in the government publications collections on the Basement Level of the Langson Library. For more information consult the Maps and Atlases section of this website.

Cataloged maps, atlases, and aerial photographs can be located in ANTPAC by searching either by Subject or Keyword and include the words "map", "atlas" or "aerial", as appropriate. Place or geographic names can be searched as Keywords and the term "map".

East View's LandScan Global Population Database*

  • LandScan Global Population Database* | 2000-current
    The LandScan Global Population Database, developed by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), is the world’s most accurate and reliable, geographically based, distribution model and finest resolution global population database. LandScan is the industry standard for global population

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