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Map and Geography Government Resources

Here are selected Geography and Map resources available from government and municipal agencies. For additional links to other map resources see the Geography & Maps Guide.

Note: Government websites change their URLs often. If you find a "dead" link, contact us and we will locate the correct link. Sometimes searching from the "main" URL of a site will allow you to find links to the changed page. When searching, use the name of the link (as entered below) since this is usually how the page is named.

United States

In addition to this selection of sites with map-specific resources, see: Maps & Atlases guide (outside link). Other agencies may be located on a listing of US Government Documents & Information. Go to to locate ANY U.S. Government sites.

Quick Links to: Census maps | Statistics | USGS | EPA | NOAA | NWS

Quick Links to: Soil Surveys, Climage/Weather Data, Stream-flow Data, Land Cover

  • Gazetteers: Board of Geographic Names and other government sites for locating names in the U.S. and World, along with references to finding them on maps. List also includes official government gazetteers from a number of countries.


New York State

New York State: Western New York Region

  • Western New York Regional Knowledge Network (RKN). Links to local county, municipal, and other government sites, schools, hospitals, and many other sources. Maps are located throughout the network by topic. Maps are used throughout this system, along with data sets. Select a topic to begin.
  • Western New York Travel Guide. A tourist and travel site of the 17 counties of western New York. Has maps and other geographic data.
  • Erie County Official Sources.
  • Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District. The county office of the New York State Soil and Water Conservation Committee. Source of reports, USGS topographic maps, and links to related data.
  • Soil Survey of Erie County, New York / United States Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service ; in cooperation with the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station. [Washington, D.C.?] : The Service, 1986. These soil surveys are available in print in the following UB locations:
    • LOCKWOOD LIBRARY / S591 .A22 N.Y. Erie
    • LOCKWOOD LIBRARY / SEL Reference S591 .A22 N.Y. Erie
    • ARCHITECTURE PLANNING LIBRARY / Book Collection: S599.N7 S55 1986
    • ARCHITECTURE PLANNING LIBRARY / Reserve: S599.N7 S55 1986.
    • See also: USDA Web Soil Survey
  • Great Lakes Region: Maps and GIS. Great Lakes Information Network.

Niagara Watershed

New York State: Western New York Region: Counties

New York State: Western New York Region: Cities and Towns

Other States






Northern Territory

Western Australia