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Books & Encyclopedias
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Geospatial Data Resources Guide
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University of Washington Libraries
Welcome to the research guide for Geography, a starting point for finding journal articles, books, data and more!
Starting Points for Finding Data
Online mapping with data on demographics, real estate, health, jobs and more in communities across the United States
Maps and reports based on U.S. Census and other data sources, 1790 to present.
Create maps and tables of demographic, business, and marketing variables. (Formerly known as SimplyMap.)
Interactive database allows you to create tables, maps, and figures from a variety of licensed and public data sources. International, U.S., and state/local data.
US Census data via American Factfinder and Community survey.
2010 City of Seattle Census Data
Data from the Census Bureau. Includes maps and demographics.
Statistical Data and International Classification
Top international statistics sites from the United Nations, World Bank & OECD
Geospatial Data Resources: GIS Data Websites
Find local, national & international GIS data
More Geospatial Data Resources
Washington State Geospatial Data Archive (WAGDA)
Start here to find geospatial data layers for Seattle, King County & Washington
Data Sources: International
World Development Indicators
Data from the World Bank. Indicators include: agricultural development, economic policy, education, health & more
The United Nations data retrieval system.
National Statistical Agencies
Links to the central statistical agencies for countries around the world.
CIA World Factbook
Information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.
US Customs database & intelligence research tool providing detailed commodity chain research information.
World Bank e-Library
Searchable library of e-Books from the World Bank. Includes literature on development, agriculture, health, and more.
Books & Encyclopedias
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