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Using The Web for Earth Sciences Information on the Internet

Part 1: Sites, Registers, Searches and Data

This file was last updated on 4th March, 1997.

This faq is posted to the following news groups:

You can obtain the most recent version of this faq from:

i)  the sci.answers, comp.answers or news.answers news group.
ii) send mail to: with the following line
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        send usenet/news.answers/geology-faq/geosci-resources/part1
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I also keep two web pages, which are basically the same as the info on the
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The Virtual Earth:
The Soft Earth:

This faq is not to be used for commercial gain.

Phillip Ingram


There is an increasing amount of geosciences information available
on the Internet, and more is becoming available every day. Having
the ability to search out this information is probably more useful
than a list of Earth Sciences sites.

The World Wide Web, with Web browsers such as Mosaic and Netscape, have
become the default standard in cruising the internet. The WWW protocol
can access other internet protocols such as telnet, ftp and gopher,
and implement and access facilities such as mail and UseNet News.

What follows are starting points for internet exploration with a Web browser
for the Earth Sciences. Included is general Web information, Web Indexes for
the Earth Sciences, Searches (Robots, Crawlers, Worms etc), the USGS Web
site, and other special Earth Sciences connections and sites of related

Part 2 of this FAQ contains resources for software and software sites.

Just as the Web has become the default standard for navigating the
internet, the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) has become the standard
method of specifying a particular object on the internet. A URL has
the general form of:


where:  protocol is the type of server to be accessed, such as http,
        gopher, telnet, ftp, news; or service to be implemented such as

        host.domain is the host servers name and domain.

        port-number is the port in which the server is configured to listen
        for requests. If using the protocols default port this entry is not
        necessary. HTTP servers listen, by default, on port 80, gopher
        servers on port 70, telnet on port 23.

        dir/subdir/file is the path and file which is to be accessed. If
        omitted, the default root entry, if applicable, will be accessed.

Modifications of the above are necessary for mailto, news and telnet. Gopher
URLs can appear complicated as Hexadecimal equivalents need to be substituted
for some Ascii characters.

Your web browser needs to be configured to access a News and Mail server
for these two functions to work.

Examples include:




or      telnet://host.domain

Alterations in Dec 1996 and Jan/Feb 1997

- modified the url for Terry Gordon's Teaching Links
- added Wuchang Wei's journal page
- added Wuchang Wei's Nannofossil Lab page
- added Diniele Pinti's On-Line Journal Page
- added Crystallography World Wide
- removed anon's introduction to the www
- modified the entries to the John Butler's Anon web server
- added Lisa Tauxe Earth Sciences 10 pages
- added The WWW and Mineralogy course page of Phillip Brown
- added the Globally Accessible Statistical Procedures site



0.1 General Web Information
0.2 The USGS Web Sites
0.3 Subject Indexes
  0.3a General Web Indexes
  0.3b Web Indexes for Earth Sciences
  0.3c Gopher Subject Trees
0.4 Web Gateways
  0.4a Hypermail
  0.4b ArchiePlex
  0.4c WAIS/FAQ Gateways
0.5 Searches
  0.5a WWW Searches (Robots, Worms, Crawlers, Spiders etc)
  0.5b Gopher Jughead Searches
  0.5c Gopher Veronica Searches
  0.5d Gopher WAIS Searches
0.6 Special Earth Sciences Connections
0.7 Sites of Related Interest
  0.7a Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs)
  0.7b Environmental Sites
  0.7c GIS, Satellite and Mapping Sites
  0.7d Oceangography Sites
  0.7e Paleontolgy and Museums
  0.7f Petrology and Mineralogy
  0.7g Education and Careers
  0.7h Calendar and Events
  0.7i Other Sites
0.8 FAQs and Resource Guides
  0.8a FAQs at RTFM, MIT
  0.8b Hypertext Resource Guides
0.9 Announcements, New Sites and News Groups
0.10 Listservs and Listserv Information
0.11 Library Servers
0.12 Commercial Organisations
  0.12a Mining/Exploration Information and Newspapers
  0.12b Mapping and GIS
  0.12c Geology Information
0.13 Journals, Bulletins and Books
0.14 Electronic Preprints and Supplements
0.15 Jobs
0.16 Geological Surveys and Organisations


1. General Web Information

i) The WWW Initiative

ii) WWW Summary

iii) Entering the WWW, A Guide to Cyberspace by Kevin Hughes

iv) The List of WWW Servers

v) W3 Clients

vi) WWW Wanderers, Spiders and Robots

vii) List of Robots

viii) Special Internet Connections

ix) WWW/Mosaic Training Material from the USGS

x) Internet Resources from the USGS

xi) Internet Guides and Papers from Telstra Corporation (Australia)

xii) HTML-3 Primer

xiii) The WWW FAQ Page

xiv) Common Internet File Formats, plus links, compiled by Perlman and Kallen

xv) John December's Internet Web Text - on how to use the Internet

xvi) EFF's Extended Guide to the Internet


2. The USGS Web Sites

i) The USGS home page:

ii) The USGS What's New page

iii) Water Resources:

iv) National Mapping Information:

v)  Data Products:

vi)  Publications:

vii)  National Geospatial Data Clearinghouse

viii)  Geographic Information Systems

ix)  FGDC - Manual of Geographic Data Products

x)   GeoData Products Index

xi) The USGS Water Resources Division in Colorado:

xii) The USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory (and links to
   the Alaskan and Hawaiin Volcano Observatories):

xiii) USGS Hawaii Volcano Watch Reports

xiv) Marine Geology, National Marine and Coastal Geology Program

xv) Earthquake Information from Menlo Park:

xvi) USGS Global Change Research Program

xvii) USGS Morrison Research Initiative

xix) USGS Minerals Page

xx) Internet Resources

xxi) USGS Branch of Geochemistry

xxii) US GeoData FTP Access

xxiii) The National Earthquake Information Center

xxiv) The USGS Marine server



3a. General Web Indexes

i) Yahoo (a very popular starting point, includes a search engine)

ii) The Whole Internet Catalog

iii) Zilker Internet Park

iv) Einet GALAXY

v) The Argus Clearinghouse

vi) Oliver McBryan's Mother of All BBS's

vii) Phoaks links from AT and T

3b. Web Indexes for Earth Sciences

Various sites maintain lists of hyperlinks to other servers. These
are registers, virtual libraries and meta-indexes. They are good
starting points to explore the web on a particular subject. Many html-ised
resource guides (see Section 8) can also be considered to be registers.

i) The latest on-line version of ORES (B. Thoen & T. Smith)
This site is, or will be, one of the most comprehensive on-line documents
available for geoscientists. It is very well structured. Each geoscientific
field has web pages in each of the following catagories: Mailing Lists, News
Groups, Documents and FAQs, Journals and Periodicals, Data and Software,
Hypermedia Resources.

The fields covered include:
   - Geography and GIS
   - Geology (many areas)
   - Oceanography
   - Weather, meteorology and Climate

ii) CERN's Virtual Library
The CERN organisation is responsible for the Web. They request new servers
register with them, and these links form the Virtual Library, which is broken
up into catagories. Not all catagories are maintained by CERN. The main
index is at:

Other links at:

    - Earth Sciences
    - Geophysics
    - Oceanography
    - Remote Sensing
    - Crystallography
    - Environment
    - Cartography

iii) The University of Houston Anon Server - for those with an interest
in mathematics, computers and Earth Sciences and the publications of
Mathematical Geology and Computers in Geosciences

iv) The Geosciences Link at Einet:

v) Russ Jacobson's (Dino Russ fame) Links page

vi) Seismosurfing, Surfing the Internet for Seismic Sites:

vii) Prospectings of Geophysics and Tectonophysics maintained by Dr Furuse

viii) Mineralogical sites at Clausthal Institute

ix) EARTHNet Info Server for Dinosaurs and Vertebrate Paleontology

x) The Earth Environmental Science Center's Hydrology Related Internet
Resources OR

xi) Earth and Environmental Sciences Connections from the USGS

xii) Lists maintained by Steven Schimmrich
  - The Structrural Geology Page

xiii) Oceanography links via Scripps Institute of Oceanography Library

xiv) Links to GIS and maps from the Bureau of Land Management, CO

xv) GIS Net Sites (ex Frank Smith)

xvi) The Norwegian Rockhound's Geology List - over 700 geosciences links

xvii) Comprehensive List of Popular Meta-Indexes from Telstra

xviii) The Dewey Subject Catalog

    - Earth Science Section
xix) GeoWeb Geoscience related links by Gareth Mills

3c. Gopher Subject Trees

Gopher was a protocol used before the Web became popular. Many
gopher servers were established, but they are now on the decline.
Many gopher sites have connections listed by subject. Included are:

i) Gopher Jewels at USC

ii) Nth Carolina State Subject Tree

iii) Rice University Subject Listing

iv) University of Michigan Subject Tree

v) USC: Research Information by Subject

vi) UT:Dallas: Internet Information by Subject

vii) Washington and Lee Subject Tree

viii) U. of Waterloo Subject Tree


4. Web Gateways

4a. Hypermail
Web gateway to Usenet news groups


4b. ArchiePlex
This is a Web gateway to the Archie service

- List of ArchiePlex Servers from NEXOR

4c. WAIS/FAQ Gateways
Automated hypertexting of FAQs at the news.answers archives

i) Automated/Searchable Usenet FAQ's at Ohio State

  - Geoscience's FAQs from Ohio State Uni

ii) Automated/Searchable Usenet FAQs from Universiteit Utrecht

  - Geosciences FAQ

iii) Usenet News from Oxford University

4d. Miscellaneous

i) Nick Kew's integrated FAQ, threaded bulletin board and searchabe database

  - remote sensing version

ii) DejaNews: search internet news groups


5. Searches

5a. WWW Searches (Robots, Worms Crawlers, Spiders etc)

Web searches seek out web sites, search the contents of the pages for
specific data and store the result in a data base. Searches are made
of the data base. The information sought and stored varies from search
engine, so you may have to try several before finding one that meets
your requirements. IMHO Alta Vista and Lycos are hard to beat.

i) Alta Vista

   - Autralian Mirror

ii) Harvest (look for brokers)

   - Harvest Broker Query Web Home Pages
   - Interface to the Harvest Server Registry, query by subject

iii) Lycos - home page

v) The Web Crawler

vi) The WWW Worm

vii) The Searchable WWW Catalog

viii) The RBSE URL Search

xix) The WWW Acronym Server

x) The All In One Search Engine Page
This is from Albany Net, maintained by William Cross. It has assorted
search engines for various catagories (WWW, People, News etc).

xi) Collection of Index and Forms based search engines from Telstra

xii) Nexor CUSI Services Gateway

xiii) University of Geneva CUI/W3 Page

xiv) The Internet Quick Search Page

xv) The Magellan Search

xvi) MetaCrawler

xvii) Yahoo Search

5b. Gopher Jughead Searches
Jughead are searches of the upper level menus of gopher servers. To
find out more about jughead, take a look at the Washington & Lee
Jughead Information:

Some sites offering jughead searches include:


5c. Gopher Veronica Searches

To find out more about Veronica searches and gopher, look at the
following two documents:

How to Query Veronica:

The Veronica FAQ

Some sites with Veronica searches include:


5d. Gopher WAIS Searches

WAIS servers hold searchable databases. WAIS stands for Wide Area
Information Servers. Some sites that have WAIS searches include:



6) Special Earth Sciences Connections

Some special Earth Science Web connections include:

i) The Bulletin of Global Volcanism Network

ii) Geology and Geophysics Number Crunchers Forum:

iii) IRIS EOS Volcanogy Team's Home Page:

iv) The US Environmental Protection Agency

v) NOAA Geosciences Lab:

vi) Altimetry Atlas of Indian and Atlantic Oceans by Delft University

vii) Hydro Atlas of the Southern Oceans from Alfred Wegener Institute:

viii) Plate Motion Calculator for calculating plate motions:

ix) Interactive Hydrographic Map from the Levitus' 1994 data set:

x) The Geosciences Information Group from the UK Geol. Soc.

xi) Scott's Earth Sciences Site of the Week

xii) An Animation of the Rotating Earth  (look under "Scientific Info")

xiii) Earthqhake Locator from Bruce Gittings and Edinburgh University

xiv) Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

  --- RIDGE Multi Beam Synthesis Project for bathymetry data

xv) The Electronic Volcano, edited by Barabara DeFelice & Richard Stoiber

xvi) Computer Orientated Geological Society (COGS)

xvii) The Australian National Geoscientific Information System (@ngis)

    -   Questions and Answers on @ngis, plus Australian Links

xviii) ENVision is an internet-based environmental consulting firm. They have
excellent links to other sites in Geology and Environmental Sciences

  - Geology

  - Environmental Science and Engineering

xix) WebSurfers BiWeekly Earth Sciences Review

   - WebSurfers Earth Sciences HotLinks


7) Sites of Related Interest

7a. Distributed Active Archive Centers

NASA's EOSDIS program have a number of Web sites which provide researches
with access to the NASA Earth Science Data Collection. These are the
Distributed Active Archive Centers, or DAACs.

The main EOSDIS-DAAC Home Page:

The Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) provides  directory-level
information for NASA's EOSDIS program. It also has directory-level
metadata searches. It is located at:

The other DAACs include:

i) EROS DAAC (land processes)

ii) CIESIN-SEDAC (socioeconomic data & applications for human dimensions
    of global environmental change)

iii) Goddard Space Flight Center (global biosphere, atmospheric dynamics
     & geophysics)

iv) Langley Research Center (radiation budget, tropospheric chemistry,
     clouds & aerosols)

v)  Marshall Space Flight Center (hydrologic cycle)

vi)  NOAA Satellite Active Archive (satellite data)

vii) National Snow & Ice Data Center (snow, ice, cryosphere and climate)

viii) Oak Ridge National Lab (biogeochemical dynamics)

ix)  Physical Oceanography DAAC (Topex/Poseiden images, AVHRR Pathfinder
     data set, oceanography)

   --- ftp site at:

x)   Oceanography from Thoen and Smith's ORES

7b. Environmental Sites

i) ERIN, The Australian Environmental Resources Information Network:

ii) EnviroWeb

iii) The Disaster Research Newsletter from Natural Hazards Research &
    Applications Center

iv) The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

v) INTERA Inc., good links to other sites, plus software index

vi) The NGDC Natural Hazards Data Site

vii) Environmental Hydrosystems, a water resources and environmental
    conulting firm, offers a lot on the Net.

    - Hot list of environmental, water resources and Earth Science links:

    - EnviroMod Data Warehouse Broker, Search all known pertinent sites
    to groundwater and environmental modelling.

viii) ENVIROMINE - environmental issues related to the mining industry

ix) The Lake Data Web Site - to distribute new global environmental data
and info for large lakes

7c. GIS, Satellite and Mapping Sites

This section not only includes gis, satellite observation systems and maps,
but also cartography wrt maps, surveying and related mapping information.

i) Internet GIS and RD Information Sites

ii) Digital Map Library at Queens University

iii) University of Edinburgh, Dept. of Geography, GIS Home Page:

    -- with other pages for Acces Map Preparation:

    -- Atlas Application:

    -- List of GIS WWW Servers

iv) Sol Katz's Geospatial Home Page for Detailed Meta-Data information

v) Virtually Hawaii, at SOEST.

vi) On-Line Bibliographies at OSU Dept. Geography

  -- On-line GIS Master Bibliography

  -- Map Projection Bibliography

  -- SIGGRAPH Online Bibliography Database

vii) GeoWEB Project

viii)  Distributed Spatial Data Library of Australian Mapping (at ERIN)

ix)   Auslig (Australian Surveying & Land Information Group)

x) The Center fo Advanced Spatial Technologies - one of the best GIS sites

  -- Info on GIS resources

  -- Links to many US Geospatial Data sets 
     Resource Guides

xi) Geography and GIS from Thoen and Smith's ORES

xii) GIS and RS Sites from FAD Dep. Geographical Sc Utrecht University

xiii) Frank Smiths GIS Web Pages, extensive collection of web sites

xiv) GIS and the Internet maintained by Matthias Werner

   -- English language version

xv) Web/GIS Links from B. Thoen

xvi) Cartography/Mapping from U. Texas at Austin

    -- Map Projection Notes by Peter H. Dana

    -- Geodetic Datum Overview

    -- Coordinate Systems Overview

xvii) On-Line Resources for Land Surveying

xviii) Perry-Castanedu Library Map Collection from U. Texas at Austin

ixx) IDRISI Resource Center, Salzburg

   -  IDRISI Tutorial

xx) Remote Sensing/GIS/GPS Site List by Oliver Wetherbee

xxi) The Meshing Research Corner by Steve Owens

xxii) Robert Schneider's Finite Elemenent Mesh Generation Page

xxiii) The Global Positioning Systems Home Page by Peter Dana

xxiv) The Navigation Center from the US Coast Guard

  - GPS information
  - US Differential GPS System Information
  - OMEGA Navigation System Information
  - Loran-C Information

xxv) The Graphics File Formats Home Page - another great site

xxvi) GIS Analysis with Arc-Info by Shane Murnion

xxvii) Dubois Gregoire's AI-Geostatistics Home Page and Mailing List

xxviii The Arc Info FAQ Page

xxix) Introduction to Remote Sensing by David Schneider

xxx) The Remote Sensing Tutorial by Nick Short

xxxi) GIS and RS Resources - alphabetised from the U. Utrecht list

xxxii) Grass Link 2.0 Public Access GIS (Make a Map of California)

xxxiii) The Distibuted Spatial Data Laboratory in Australia (Make a Map
of Australia)

xxxiv) Odden's Bookmarks

xxxv) Data Base Query and Map Generation

xxxvi) The Topex/Posoiden Image Collection (from 1992)

xxxvii) IRIS knowldege based system for interactive mapping and visual data
exploration (Note: this is a Java site)

xxxviii) Remote Sensing Resources on the Web by Bill Corner

xxxix) The Map Projection Home Page

xxxx) CGRER Netsurfing:

  - Maps and References

  - GeoData Information Sources

7d. Oceanography Sites

i)  Ocean Information Center, OCEANIC Home Page

ii) Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo

iii)  National Oceanic Data Center

iv) NOAA/NASA Pathfinder Oceans AVHRR SST Data

v) The Satellite Oceanography Lab at SOEST, U. of Hawaii at Manoa

vi) Oceanography Links to the World Wide Web at Uni. British Columbia

vii) The Ocean Color Data & Resources (NASA GSFC DAAC)

7e. Paleontology and Museums

i) The Museum of Paleontology at U. Cal., Berkeley

   -- The UCMP Subway

ii) The Dino Exhibit from Honolulu Community College

iii) Dino Russ's Page

iv) Hadrosaurus Foulkii

v) The Radiolarian Page (concerned with the Canadian Cordillera)

vi) Recent and Fossil Bryozoa

vii) Catalog of Bryozoan Types in the Swedish Museum

viii) The Electronic Prehistoric Shark Museum

ix) The Berne Natural History Museum

x) Kevin's Page of Death

   - The Trilobite Page

xi) The Burgess Shale

xii) Prem's Fossil Page

    - Other Paleontological Links

xiii) Fossil Vertebrates at the Burke Museum

xiv) PaleoNet West (at Berkeley)

    - PaleoNet East

xv) The NannoFossil Lab

7f. Petrology and Mineralogy

i) Ecole des Mines de Paris

ii) Berne's Museum of Natural History, Mineralogy and Petrology

iii) The Petrographic Workshop, Physical Science Learning Center

  - Browse minerals with optical images

iv) The Norwegian Rockhound

v) The Clausthal Mineral Collection

vi) Bob's Rock Shop (I couldn't think where else to put this one)

    -- Jewels from the World Wide Web

vii) Athena Mineralogy

viii) The Mineral Galleries Home Page from Amethyst - a great catalog and
    description of minerals

ix) Geochemistry on the WWW

x)  Links for Mineralogists from U. of Wuerzburg

xi) Crystallography World Wide (from Unige)

7g. Education and Careers

i) The Physical Science Learning Center

ii) Geology Courses on the Internet (from the World Learning Center)

iii) Careers in Geoscience (Canadian bias)

iv) The Geography Virtual Department (from U. Texas)

   -- On-line Geography Courses
   -- Links to Virtual Resources (GIS, data, maps, cartography etc)

v) The Virtual Geosciences Professor (from the University of Houston)

    - Courses by Title

    - Courses by University

    - Course Resources

    - Field Trips

vi) The geology@bristol Experience - by P. Browing and J. Williams

vii) Dave Water's Resources for Earth Science Teaching

viii) Jack Rice's (U. Oregon) Introductory Course in Mineralogy

ix) Geoscience K12 resources

x) Earth System Science Education Program

   - ESSE Notes (good for what's new on the web for geoscience

xi) The Virtual Library for Pamela Gore's Students at DeKalb College

xii) Terry Gordon's WWW Links to Teaching Pages

xiii) The Jurassic Reef Park

xiv) Introduction to Igneous Petrology

xv) The Virtual Earthquake from Dept. Geological Sciences at Cal. State

xvi) ABCentral's educational links by Kack Inglis-Arkell

xvii) The EARTH, Lisa Tauxe's Earth Sciences 10 pages

xviii) Wondering, Wandering & Winnowing: The WWW and Mineralogy

   - Crystal Structure Movies deserves a special mention

7h. Calendar and Events

i) Petroleum Industry Calendar

ii) Petroleum Calendar

7i. Other Sites

i) NSF Geosciences UNIDATA

ii) NOAA/NGDC Data Center Home Page

  -- World Data Center A

  -- National Climatic Data Center

  -- National Oceanic Data Center

  -- Environmental Services Section

iii) Rocknet, Rock Mechanics

iv) Groundwater Remediation Project

v) InterRidge Web Page (for mid-ocean ridges)

vi) Groundwater Modelling Software Internet Resources at BYU (Steve Owens)

vii) Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Sources at U. Texas, Austin

viii) The Gateway to the Antarctic maintained by ICAIR, NZ

ix) Australian Resouces Links - links to AGSO, CSIRO's divisions plus more

x) The Geo Exchange - list of applied and commercial geoscience sites

xi) Web Elements (version 2) by Mark Winter at Sheffield

xii) Los Alamos National Lab. Periodic Table of the Elements

xiii) The IPFW Geosciences page with the Web Accessable Diffractometer
and the GeoGarden

xiv) EUROLAT - European Network on Lateritic Weathering and Global Environment

xv) The Geomorphology Lab from Miami University

xvi) Giovanni Guglielmo's Research Page on Salt Tectonics (download
images and 3D Visualisations and animations)

xvii) Favourite Internet Resources  of an Unemployed Geologist
(has links to online jobs)

xviii) The Nine Planets - a multi-media tour of the Solar System

   - info on the Earth

xix) The Geologist's Lifetime Field List

xx) The Globally Accessible Statistical Procedures (GASP)


8. FAQs and Resource Guides

8a. FAQs from the MIT Archive

FAQs that have been approved by the *.answers moderators are archived at
Michigan Institute of Technology RTFM server. The following are earth science
related FAQs:

i) Scott Guthery's Petroleum Resources FAQ

ii) Lisa Nyman's GIS FAQ

iii) Ilana Stern's sci.geo.meteorology FAQ

iv) Ilana Stern's Science Data Formats FAQ

v) Spencer Ramshaw's sci.geo.geology FAQ

vi) Nick Kew's Satellite Imagery FAQ

8b. Hypertext Resource Guides

i) Bill Thoen's ORES Document (June, 1994 version)
  (The latest ORES by Bill Thoen and Ted Smith can be found is section 3a)

ii) Geoscience's FAQs from Ohio State Uni

iii) sci.geo.petroleum FAQ

   - partial mirror sites at:

iv) Ilana Stern's FAQ

v) Ilana Sterns sci.geo.meteorology FAQ

vi) McDermott's GIS Sites

viii) Scott Yanoff's Internet Services List

ix The Clearinghouse for Subject Orientated Internet Resource Guides:

x) Lisa Nyman's GIS FAQ

 and is mirrored at:

xi) Jorg Schulz-Rojahn FAQ On-line Earth Science Journals

xii) Satellite Imagery FAQ (SATFAQ) by Nick Kew et al

- From the Remote Sensing InterFAQ

- from various web sites including

xiii) Documents and FAQ's section in heading heading in ORES (some of these
may not yet be posted, but they will be).

     - Geography and GIS
     - Oceanography
     - Geology (General)
     - Volcanology
     - Geochemsitry
     - Geophysics
     - Hydrology
     - Paleontology


9. Announcements, New Sites and News Groups

Magazine style web sites, various internet based organisations
and other services provide a summary of what's new on the net
which have been geaned from various news groups and mailing lists.
Also included are sites with FAQ's and usenet news groups.
Note that some of these sites mau not be keeping their information

i) The Scout Report by InterNIC

    - the current issue
    - the archives
    - search the archives

ii) WebNews

iii) Internaut

iv) Matilda in Cyberspace

v) Exploring Internet Resources at Washington and Lee

vi) The NETLink Server

vii) Oxford University Libraries Automation Service WWW Server

viii) HipLink, hot list archive of comp.infosystems.www.announce

ix) All In One Search Engine Page for News

xii) ESSE Notes,  new Earth Science items of interest

xiii) John December's What's New on the Internet


10) Listservs and Listserv Information

10a) General Information and Searching

For a userguide on Listservs by the EARN Organisation:

To search out listservs, mailing lists and the like try:

i) Washington and Lee

ii) Presbytarian College Gopher Server

10b) Listserv's in Geoscientific Areas from ORES
(Note that some documents may not yet be posted).

    - Geography and GIS
    - General Geology
    - Geochemistry
    - Hydrology
    - Paleontology
    - Volcanology

10c) Listservs from TILE.NET (plus newsgroups and ftp sites)


11. Library Servers

i) LibWeb from Washington University

ii) U. Waterloo Scholarly Societies Project

iii) BIBSYS Search

iv) University of Saskatchewan Libraries Information System

v) Library Information Servers via the Web


12. Commercial Organisations

12a) Mining/Expolration Information and Newspapers

i) Info-Mine: Mining Info On-Line by Robertson Info-Data Inc.

ii) MineNet by Tensor Technology

iii) The Investor Channel

iv) The Northern Miner

12b) Mapping and GIS

i) Geospatial Data Site by Core Software Technology

ii) GIS World Magazine

iii) DeLorme Maps

iv) Intergraph Online


vi) List of Commercial GIS Sites

vii) Argus Technologies - Desktop Mapping

viii) GeoWeb - Commercial Web Based Services for GIS, GPS and RS Professionals

12c) General Geology Information

i) The Fossil Company

   - Comprehensive links to other geology sites
   - Picture Gallery of Fossils
   - Information on UK Geology

ii) Geoscience Ltd - deep geotechnical services for Oil/Gas


13. Journals and Bulletins

Many journals and bulletins have started appearing on the Web, either
as text or html documents. Some of the pointers include:

i) Jorg Schulz-Rojahn FAQ On-line Earth Science Journals (sedimentary
and petroleum bias)

ii) Pointers to Journals and Periodicals in ORES (some of these
may not yet be posted, but they will be).

     - Geography and GIS
     - Oceanography
     - Geology (General)
     - Volcanology
     - Geochemsitry
     - Geophysics
     - Hydrology
     - Paleontology

iii) The Geological Society of America

iv)  Journal of Metamorphic Geology

v) Geoscience Information Group of The Geological Society Newsletter

vi) Disaster Research Newsletter from the Natural Hazards Research
    and Applications Center in Boulder, Colorado

vii) Elsevier Press - Catalog on the Internet, Physical & Environmental

viii-a) GeoRef CD Rom Information
viii-b) Contents and information on Geotimes Magazine

ix) The Hyperspectrum Newsletter - imaging spectroscopy for remote
   sensing, environmental monitoring, military target detection etc

x) SCIENCE Magazine on the Internet

xi) The Historical Gazette (Oregon Based - Bridget Smith Editor)

xii) Tropical Geomorphology Newsletter - back issues

xiii) SCRIPPS Electronic Periodicals & Texts (Biology, Geology-Geophys,
Climate, Oceanography)

xiv) The Natural Hazards Research Centre (at Macquarie Uni) newsletter

xv) Books On-Line from the National Academy Press

xvi) Daniele Pinit's Journal On-Line

xvii) Wuchang Wei's Information on Geoscince Journals


14. Electronic Preprints and Supplements

A number of academic/research papers are appearing on the Web prior
to and after publication. The first two sites discuss various issues
pertaining to electronic publishing.

i) Journal of Electronic Publishing (University of Michigan Press)

ii) Discussion of Electronic Publishing Issues via MIT

iii) Supplements to Atmospheric and Oceanic Publications (at MIT)

iv) Information About Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences E-Prints

v) The Internet Science Journal

vi) The Spatial Statistics Preprint Service administerd by Vincent Granville


15.  Jobs

i) Ted Smith's GEOSCI-JOBS archive

   - An index to the archives

ii) JobSearch Links from NCPGG

iii) Job Links from Mary Pettengill, U. Texas at Austin

iv) GeoWeb GIS/GPS/RS Marketplace (US)


16.  Geological Surveys and Organisations

i)   Australian Geological Survey Organisation

ii)  British Geological Survey
  -- Geomagnetism Group

iii)  Geological Survey of Canada
  -- Geological Survey of Canada, Atlantic

iv)  Geological Survey of Finland

v)   Geological Society of America

vi)  UK Geological Society

vi)  AAPG

vii) Geological Survey of Japan

viii) American Geological Institute

ix) The Paleontological Society

x)  The American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists

xi) The British Antarctic Survey

xii) The American Geophysical Union

xiii) Americal Association of Petroleum Geologists

xiv) The Association of Polish Geomorphologists

     -- The Virtual Geomorphologist

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