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Geographical Sciences

This guide contains information on selected resources for research in Geography. It includes both print and electronic resources. Many electronic resources, such as indexes and journals, are available to ASU-affiliated users only.

Internet Resources

Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States

2020 Census Data Products and Timeline

Decision Center for a Desert City

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

GAP/LANDFIRE National Terrestrial Ecosystems 2011

Geospatial Conversion Tools from the Bureau of Economic Geography.  Convert length, area, DegMinSec, Scale, Radians, and Time to GPS Seconds.

History of Cartography Project

Atlas of Historic County Boundaries - From the Newberry Library, the atlas contains shapefiles, KMLs, and PDFs of the changing boundaries of the counties within the United States.

USGS - Mapping

USGS - Geography (resources for teachers)

USGS - Online Soil Surveys of Arizona

National Centers for Environmental Information

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Global Climate Change- Multimedia website that "provides evidence, causes, effects, uncertainties and solutions in regards to Climate Change."

AZMET Weather Data. Arizona Meteorological Network. 

Western Regional Climate Center. Desert Research Institute.

CLIMAS - Climate Assessment for the Southwest. CLIMAS is made up of experts from a variety of social, physical, and natural sciences who all work with partners across the Southwest to develop sustainable answers to regional climate challenges. 

Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies

2011 Tornado Information.  NOAA (Nation Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) statistics and analysis of tornado activity for 2011.  Many links to other weather information.

Tornado FAQs.  NOAA answer guide on tornado basics, historical tornadoes, climatology data, and research information.

Tornadoes... Nature's Most Violent Storms. Information from NASA the weather conditions that cause tornadoes and preparedness measures.

National Park Maps.  High resolution maps scanned and online.

Guides to Graduate Study in Geography

 ASU's School of Geographical Sciences & Urban Planning

 Geography Departments Worldwide

Association of American Geographers. Guide to geography programs in North America. High Density Storage Collection G76.5.U5 G8

Peterson's graduate programs in the humanities, arts & social sciences. High Density Storage Collection L 901 .P443

Peterson's graduate programs in the physical sciences, mathematics, agricultural sciences, the environment & natural resources. High Density Storage Collection L 901 .P445

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