GIS Unit - useful links
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A simple interface to the Gazetteers of Flora Zambesiaca and Flora of Tropical East Africa.
A searchable on-line gazetteer of 5,000 plant collecting localities in East Nepal, Sikkim, Darjeeling District, Bhutan and the Chumbi Valley.
Includes locality names from Congo-Kinshasa, Rwanda, Burundi. Contains many search fields. By National Botanic Garden of Belgium.
By National Botanic Garden of Belgium
Contains over 3,500 places names. Taken directly from specimen labels. Good background information. By Missouri Botanical Garden.
Reliable data. Good information on compilation of gazetteer. By Missouri Botanical Garden.
USA Place Names. Contains over 41,000 places names from collection labels. By Jepson Herbarium, University of California.
Provided by National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency for the United States Federal Government. Updated regularly.
GEOnet Server - download by country. Also by National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Updated regularly.
Fairly extensive. Gives a map (satellite images), weather and nearest towns. Falling Rain Genomics Inc.
Contributors to the Getty vocabularies include museums, libraries, archives, and bibliographic and documentation projects.
Currently under refurbishment, however the ADL Gazetteer icon provides links to many useful similar sites.Index Mundi
Contains detailed country statistics, charts, and maps compiled from the CIA World Factbook
Search databases (about 6,000,000 names for 4,200,000 locations). Locations are compiled using data from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and from the U.S. Geological Survey. Can display a Google map search result.
Search over 7,000,000 place names (mostly from the GEOnet Names Server) using a phonetic transcription of the place. The search is spelling tolerant, with more emphasis on the vowels.
How to georeference. Also a collaborative effort by natural history museums to establish a global network of herpetological collections data. Data from over 5.5 million specimens available for searching.
By Zambezi Safari and Travel Co. Ltd. Little scientific data.
Provides a history of the countries, some more extensive than others.
By Geoscience Australia, Australian Government
By Land Information, New Zealand. Available to download.
National Atlas of Sweden. More than 57,000 searchable places.
National Land Survey of Finland
List of all 458 municipalities in the Netherlands.
At least 17343 detailed entries. Can search ‘maps and places’, ‘history time-line’ or ‘search pages’.
Institut Geographique National. Maps of France (including overseas territories).
Lists geographic features, populated places and administrative buildings. Not extensive, however does link to all names listed on a 1:250,000 map of Slovakia (1944).
By Natural Resources Canada, authorised by the UNs Seventh Conference on the standardisation of Geographical Names. Can query by name/co-ordinates.
By U.S. Board on Geographic Names. Query form for the USA and its Territories. Many fields for search data available.
Gazetteer of USA, using data from GNIS above. Allows easy searches of many places e.g. bridges, post offices, swamps etc.
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