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Geo-Data: The World Geographical Encyclopedia

Alternative Titles
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Geo-Data: The World Geographical Encyclopedia (GVRL)
Description
The 3rd edition of this comprehensive resource, now published by Gale, provides entries on the physical geography of every country in the world plus other selected locations. Each entry features a relief map depicting the geography of the location plus detailed text that describes its features, climate and vegetation. Entries are formatted with standardized rubrics to facilitate comparison.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
3rd edition 2003
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10187
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

UN Data

Alternative Titles
United Nations data, Undata, Un data
United Nations Common Database , UN Common Database
Description
You can find official statistics produced by countries and compiled by United Nations data system, as well as estimates and projections. The domains covered are agriculture, education, energy, industry, labour, national accounts, population and tourism. You can also find indicators such as Millennium Development Goals.
Type
Statistics
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10019
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Michigan Geographic Data Library (MGDL)

Alternative Titles
MGDL
Description
From the Michigan Center for Geographic Information. Incorporates the Spatial Data Library of the Department of Natural Resources and other state data providers. Extensive spatial data for all of Michigan.
Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10011
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Getty Thesaurus of Geographical Names

Alternative Titles
Getty Thesaurus of Geographical Names Online (TGN)
TGN
Description
This thesaurus contains around 1,000,000 names and other information about places, including all continents and nations of the modern political world, historical places, physical features, and administrative entities, such as cities and nations.
Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9947
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

GEONet Names Server

Alternative Titles
NGA GEONet Names Server (GNS)
GNS
Description

The GEOnet Names Server (GNS) provides access to the National Imagery and Mapping Agency's (formerly Defense Mapping Agency) database of foreign geographic feature names.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9945
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

World Development Indicators

Alternative Titles
WDI
Description

The World Development Indicators (WDI) provides a comprehensive selection of economic, social and environmental indicators, drawing on data from the World Bank and more than 30 partner agencies. The database covers more than 900 indicators for 210 economies with data back to 1960. Specific series and countries/groups can be selected for specific year ranges, and data can be exported.

Type
Numeric Data
Coverage
1960 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9909
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

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