Maps and Mapping Sites
Distances and Directions
- How far is
Calculates the distance between two places; covers the world.
choose "Driving Directions"
Enter two locations within the US for map and fairly detailed directions city to city.
Some door-to-door directions for selected metro areas in the US.
- Yahoo- Maps
US travel only. Enter address, city, state, and zip code to get back a map, distance, and
Gazetteers and Place Names
Names Information System (GNIS)
United States, the GNIS is official repository of domestic geographic names information.
Covers physical and cultural geographic features, giving location by State, county, and
geographic coordinates. Link here for place names or geographic features
in the US and its Territories.
Thesaurus of Geographic Names
From the Getty Information Institute. The Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN) is a
structured vocabulary developed primarily for the field of art history. The thesaurus is
composed of names and other information contributed by several Getty projects, including
the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA).
- Canada's official geographical names
Web site [English]
Authoritative database of over a half million names. Maintained by the Canadian Permanent
Committee on Geographical Names (CPCGN).