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A map for all reasons

The Web can get you there, or show you where it is

January 6, 1997
Web posted at: 5:00 p.m. EST

From Correspondent Brian Nelson

ATLANTA (CNN) -- Cyberspace is a good place to go if you need help finding your way around the real world. There are a number of Internet sites offering a wide variety of digital maps.


Maps of the world ...

The Perry-Castaneda Map Collection at the University of Texas in Austin has a collection of more than 200,000 maps, many of which were created by government agencies like the CIA.

The Current Interest section helps you keep up with the geography of areas in the news, and there are collections of topical maps that cover the demographics of different parts of the world.

Or just where you want to go ...


For geography that goes down to the street level, MapQuest is an excellent choice. Geosystems has put together a comprehensive site of city maps in the United States.

Just type in an address and MapQuest will jump to a detailed map of the exact location you want. You can locate area businesses and services and local points of interest.

MapQuest will even help you plan your next road trip. Just enter your destination and TripQuest will give you detailed directions for the best way to get from point A to point B.

And the weather once you get there


If you want to find all the highs and lows in the United States, go to the Weather Channel's site on the World Wide Web.

It has national and regional weather maps for current and projected conditions, a good collection of satellite images and several specialty maps and travelers reports.


Related sites:

CNN Interactive's Weather Page

CNN Interactive's City Guides

Cartography Resources on the Net

Map and Travel Publishing & Retailing Websites - Riback & Co.
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