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Geographical Resources for Religious Studies: Websites

Ancient Maps of Jerusalem

 Ancient Maps of Jerusalem

Ancient Maps of Jerusalem includes maps of Jerusalem, and basic information concerning the map-makers and the history of cartography in Jerusalem.

Ancient World Mapping Center

Ancient World Mapping Center

Ancient World Mapping Center promotes cartography, historical geography and geographic information science as essential disciplines within the field of ancient studies through innovative and collaborative research, teaching, and community outreach activities." Click on "free maps" to access various online maps of the ancient world.

Bible Geocoding

Bible Geocoding

Using GoogleEarth technology, Eible Geocoding maps the location of every identifiable place mentioned in the Bible.

Map Gallery of Religion in the United States

Map Gallery of Religion in the United States offers maps revealing the geographic concentrations of various Christian denominations, as well as other groups such as Jews and Muslims.

North American Religion Atlas

North American Religion Atlas

"The North American Religion Atlas (NARA) provides access to resources for the study and teaching of North American religious history within a geographical and multimedia framework. Using mapping technology, users can view data on religion at national, state or county levels. Text, image, and multimedia formats are also available and contribute to greater understanding of the story of North American religion." Funded by the Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative (ECAI), with support from Lilly Endowment Inc. 

Oriental Institute Map Series

 Oriental Institute Map Series

The Oriental Institute Map Series presents seven Site Maps covering the ancient Near East (Egypt, Sudan, The Levant, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, and Iran), locating primary archaeological sites, modern cities, and river courses set against a plain background. All Site Maps are Simple Conic projections at the same scale and orientation.  Future versions of the Oriental Institute Map Series will include terrain relief as a background for each of the seven Site Maps, one version colored for elevation and a second version colored for vegetation, as well as latitude and longitude (graticule) lines.  The Oriental Institute Map Series is a publication of the Oriental Institute Computer Laboratory..."

U.S. Religious Landscape Survey

U.S. Religious Landscape Survey

The U.S. Religious Landscape Survey maps the religious makeup, beliefs, practices; social and political attitudes of the American public.

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