Maps & Countries

CIA world factbook
Profiles of all countries, including information about: Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications, Transportation, Military, and transnational issues, together with the national flag, and a general map. Also includes a set of regional reference maps
Library of Congress country studies
A continuing series of books prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the Department of the Army. This online series presently contains studies of 91 countries.
Yahoo's list of Countries
A good place to start looking for information about a particular country, location or town
Easy Map
Allows searching by street name for the whole of England, Scotland and Wales. Extensive features. Requires Flash plug-in. Where multiple results are retrieved Netscape has difficulty in handling this.
Multimap's UK map search
Covers the whole of mainland Britain. Can be searched by address, by postcode, by place name. Map scales zoom from 1:4,000,000 to 1:10,000. Produces excellent large maps, travel directions, an interactive tube map for London and aerial photographs of a number of major cities including Birmingham and London.
Has maps and aerial photos - handles multiple hits on street names very well
Ordnance Survey
Britain's national mapping agency. The best place to find a diverse range of mapping products - including free downloadable outline maps of the UK, free downloadable maps of Great Britain, guides to map scales and symbols and National Grid references together with information about OS maps. Initially slow to download.
Perry-Castaņeda Library Map Collection
Online maps from around the world, including some historical maps.
The UK Shipping Forecast Areas
From the Met. Office
Route planning
AA Routes & Traffic Information
Traffic information for Great Britain from the AA, together with a detailed route planning service. Including Great Britain, Ireland and Continental Europe.
RAC Routeplanner
Route planning service from the RAC.Includes details of current road conditions and traffic hold-ups.
English Heritage
Providing conservation, education and publications as well as managing over 400 historic properties representing every aspect of the history of England.
Historic Scotland
Safeguarding Scotland's built heritage and promoting its understanding
and enjoyment.
Information about Welsh heritage sites, including castles and other historic sites in the care of CADW, Welsh Historic Monuments.
National Trust
For places of historic interest or natural beauty in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
National Trust for Scotland
For places of historic interest or natural beauty in Scotland.
Monarchy through the ages
From the British Monarchy web site. Includes the history of the Crown, and the history of the Scottish Crown

This site belongs to: Chris Porter. Birmingham, UK. Created: 12 March 2004 [Last updated:27 April 2004]