Resources for Teaching Maps
- Geostat: Geospatial and Statistical Data Center. Univ. of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, VA. <http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/tiger/1994/browse2.html>. This section of the Geostat site allows visitors to map Virginia counties using 1994 Version TIGER Data. Students may select the types of detail they wish to appear on their map (e.g., primary or secondary roads, rivers, train stations, schools, and many other features). Another section of the Geostat site, at http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/genmaps/natmaps.html features the National Digital Map Library, which allows map generation at the state level, with the option of choosing state boundaries, county boundaries, major cities, hydrography, or national parks and forests.
- Surf Your Watershed. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. <http://www.epa.gov/surf2/>. Surf Your Watershed is a service of the U.S. EPA to help site visitors locate, use, and share environmental information about their state and watershed.
- Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy. <http://www.mme.state.va.us/DMR/DOCS/MapPub/map_pub.html>. This state agency offers maps online as well as maps that may be purchased.
- Traffic and Travel: Virginia Official State Transportation Map. Virginia Department of Transportation. <http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/maps-state.asp>. From this site, visitors can print a full state map, as well as zoom in and print a map of smaller sectors of the state or metropolitan areas.
- Virginia Places. <http://www.virginiaplaces.org/>. Virginia Places is a website of maps and other geographical information related to the commonwealth, including the Chesapeake Bay watershed.