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last updated 22-May-2021
  Here you find maps and cartographic resources to locate those remote and elusive hotspots where many PMCs operate, as well as satellite images to visualize the geography of conflict and post-conflict zones, or simply to see how a deposed ruler's palace actually looks like.  
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Map of Iraq: ethnicity and population. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 1 July 2007 (PDF): click here Map of Afghanistan: Provincial Reconstruction Teams (ISAF PRTs). NATO, 15 November 2006: PDF | high resolution
Map of Darfur: refugee displacement 2006. UNCHR, 1 Match 2006 (PDF): click here Map of Somalia with refugee displacement for August 2007. UNHCR, 7 September 2007 (PDF): click here

Cornell University's Geoscience Information System. These web pages have been developed to disseminate data, knowledge, and information to researchers, educators, students, and the public. Most of the pages include terms, definitions, and information that are technical in nature and may not be informative for general public. [Español, Français, Deutsch, Italiano]

DigitalGlobe. DigitalGlobe changes the way you access and work with satellite imagery. Now you can turn to a spatial information company that's flexible, responsive and strong in customer service. You ask and we'll deliver the world's highest resolution images so you can plan and make decisions.

Earthshots. Satellite Images of Environmental Change: A global collection of Landsat images and text, designed to show environmental changes and to introduce remote sensing.

GéoPortail. Au-delà de la visite de tous les recoins du territoire national avec une précision offrant un pixel à 50 cm, ce nouveau site de service public est également une porte d’entrée « géographique » à des informations dont la richesse et la diversité n’auront pour limite, que celles que chaque détenteur d’informations voudra bien lui donner.

GOES weather satellite imagery. Interactively zoom and animate weather satellite images from a variety of geostationary satellites. Courtesy of the Global Hydrology and Climate Center at NASA Marshall Space Flight in Huntsville Alabama. The global composite satellite maps are courtesy of the NCEP Aviation Weather Center in Kansas City Missouri. [English and Español]

Google Earth - A 3D interface to the planet. Want to know more about a specific location? Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips.

IMB live piracy map 2008. All positions are as received by the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre. If exact coordinates are not provided, estimated positions are shown based on information provided . This is particularly relevant to attacks within port limits. click here

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National Geographic Map Machine. Find nearly any place on Earth, and view it by population, climate, and much more. Plus, browse antique maps, find country facts, or plan your next outdoor adventure with our trail maps.

NOAA Satellite and Information Service. The Satellite Services Division of the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) provides real time access to satellite data and products for the public and government. [Select 'Satellite Services Division' in the menu]

Reference Maps. From the CIA's World Factbook, various maps in downloadable JPEG and PDF format.

Satellite images from the Bureau of Meteorology in Australia. In recent years it has dramatically expanded its image selection by forging relationships with the leading image providers in the industry. The result is the greatest selection and highest quality imagery found anywhere. On 17 April 2000, became the first to release these images of of Area 51, Groom Lake, Nellis Air Force base, and the Nevada Proving Grounds to the general public.

United Nations Cartographic Section. More than 100 General Maps are currently available. Maps are in PDF format for best display and print results. Regional maps- Africa- Central America- South America- Europe- Middle East- Central Asia- Asia- Australia & Oceania. Peacekeeping Maps are also available.

- Section de la Cartographie. Affichez, sauvegardez ou imprimez les dernières cartes de déploiement des opérations de maintien de la paix (disponibles en PDF). Plus de 100 cartes sont actuellement disponibles au format PDF afin d'assurer un affichage et une impression de qualité.

UNAMI Satellite Images. Satellite images from Iraq available at the site of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

World Atlas: Maps and Geography of the World. From, this online World Atlas includes maps and geographical information: alphabetical listing of countries and continents, countries listed by continent, U.S. states and territories, cities of the world, oceans, territories and dependencies.




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