Maps and Geographic Information

KPL staff-selected resources. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

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George Washington's America by Barnet SchecterNew Cultural Atlas of the Islamic World by Sally MacEachernDriving Michigan by Leslie MertzAtlas of the Civil War by National Geographic Society Historical Atlas of the North American Railroad by Derek Hayes

Databases (most require KPL library card)

InfoTrac All Using PowerSearch

Magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, ebooks available in the library or at home with your KPL library card or with your Michigan Driver's License or ID by going to Mel.org
Includes Computer Database; Custom Newspapers; General Reference Center Gold; Grand Rapids Press; Expanded Academic ASAP; General Business File ASAP; Legal Trac; InfoTrac Onefile; Health Reference Center Academic ASAP

InfoTrac Custom Newsstand (Home Access)

A collection of approximately 900 full text newspapers from around the country and the world. Includes the last 12 months of the New York Times and the Grand Rapids Press (1996-current).

MeL Michigan eLibrary

Magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books provided to Michigan libraries and Michigan residents at home with their Michigan Driver's License or ID or from libraries in Michigan.  Also includes links to Michigan related websites.

NetLibrary

Michigan eLibrary collection of ebooks.

New York Times Index

All full text. The daily newspaper New York Times 1995-present.

World Book Encyclopedia (Home Access)

Articles from the World Book Encyclopedia.  Includes related articles from major newspapers and magazines. Graphic and multimedia enhancements, including photographs, maps, illustrations, tables, animations, and audio/video clips.

Newspapers and Magazines

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National Geographic

National Geographic Adventure

National Geographic en Espanol

National Geographic Traveler

Community Resources

Kalamazoo Conservation District

Websites

Geographic Names Information System

Information about almost 2 million physical and cultural geographic features in the United States and its territories.

Google Maps

Includes satellite images.

How far is it? As the crow flies!!

Computes the distance between two geographic points.

Michigan General Land Office Plats

General Land Office (GLO) plat maps are derived from original surveyor notes of the State of Michigan. The survey was conducted in the early to mid 1800's.

Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth Statewide Search for Subdivision Plats

Provides access to digital images of the plats and related documents of land subdivisions in the State of Michigan's plat files.

National Atlas of the United States of America

Easy to use, digital map-like views of America's natural and sociocultural landscapes.

National Parks-Maps from the Library of Congress

Documents the history, cultural aspects and geological formations of areas that eventually became National Parks.

Panoramic Maps Collection

A collection of panoramic, bird's-eye view, and aero view maps of the United States and Canada.

Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection(U of Texas)

Online maps of a variety of geographic regions, including a section  featuring areas of current interest.

TIGER

Access census information through these mapping services and applications. 

U.S. Gazetteer

This gazetteer is used to identify places to view and obtain census data from the 1990 Census.

World Maps from About.com

Includes blank & outline maps

Driving Directions

Kalamazoo County Road Commision-county road maps

Locate Kalamazoo County area maps here.

Live Search Maps

Get directions or find a location.

MapQuest!

Get online mapping and driving directions that provides destination information


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