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iGMT: Interactive Mapping of Geoscientific Datasets

"This program is intended to make working with the Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) easier. iGMT provides a graphical user interface for GMT and is written in the Tcl/Tk computer language. Besides supplying a user friendly way of handling GMT, iGMT comes with built-in support for many different geoscientific data sets, such as topography, gravity, seafloor age, hypocenter catalogs, plate boundary files, hotspot lists, CMT solutions etc."

An interactive mapping tool with a built in datasets.

Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative - ECAI

"The Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative is a global consortium of people who share the vision of creating a distributed virtual library of cultural information with a time and place interface.  ECAI is a global consortium incorporating scholars in the humanities, social sciences and history; archivists, librarians and curator; members of non-governmental organization; and information technology researchers."

They've got some interesting uses of maps as atlases containing digital storytelling, as well as links to hundreds of maps and geo pieces related to various aspects of culture.