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Research Tips


  • Geography
  • Cartography
  • Physical Geography
  • Oceanography
  • Anthropogeography

Subject Keywords:
altitude, area, atlas, border, cartography, chart, continent, elevation, equator, globe, hemisphere, International Date Line, latitude, longitude, land, magnetic north, magnetic south, meridian, nautical chart, prime meridian, region, scale, sea level, topography

LoC Classifications:

  • G - Geography (General), Atlases, Maps
  • GA - Mathematical Geography, Cartography
  • GB - Physical Geography
  • GC - Oceanography
  • GF - Human Ecology, Anthropogeography 

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Professional Associations

American Association of Geographers logo

American Association of Geographers
The American Association of Geographers (AAG) is a nonprofit scientific and educational society founded in 1904.

The American Geographical Society logo

The American Geographical Society
Established in 1851, AGS is the oldest professional geographical organization in the United States. It is recognized worldwide as a pioneer in geographical research and education for over 169 years. The mission of AGS is to advance and promote geography in business, government, science, and education.

Nevada Geographic Information Society logo with the tagline "Bringing Nevada Together."

Nevada Geographic Information Society
NGIS promotes professionalism, cooperation, mutual assistance and sharing of knowledge and experience related to the advancement of geographic information systems and spatial data technologies within the state of Nevada. (Join NGIS)