USGS Maps/Geography: There are two kinds of people in the world: map lovers and folks who don't have the slightest clue where they are. (The latter group stopped reading at the title, so we can say nasty things about them.) For us enlightened ones, the US Geological Survey has teamed up with those kindly and wonderful folks at Microsoft (yes, I do own stock) to present a new Internet service that allows us to zoom in on locations all across the US and on a few other places in the world, too. The Internet address (URL) for this paragon is The USGS has lots of other services on line, and they can be found at

As might be expected, there is a wealth of information on maps and geography on the Internet. Some of the best sites are:,, and