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Cartographic Bookmark Sites | Geographic Information | Blank Outline Maps | Current Maps - U.S. |
Current Maps - World | Historic Maps - U.S. | Historic Maps - World | Purchasing Maps Online


Cartographic Bookmark Sites
Oddens' Bookmarks Links to over 20,000 cartographic sites arranged by subject and geographic area
Map History/History of Cartography Links to 100+ pages relating to the History of Cartography
Naval Postgraduate School
Dudley Knox Library, Map Collection
Links to map sites of all types

Geographic Information  about countries, states and the world

Geography at About.com General geographic information and geography related subjects
Geography at Google.com Links to information in many fields related to geography
United States Department of State
Background Notes
Country information including geographic, historic, political, government and economic summaries.
United States Central Intelligence Agency
World Factbook
General maps of and information about countries
United States Census Bureau Access to user-adjustable thematic maps, and reference maps based on United States Census data
United States Geological Survey
National Atlas
Access to user-adjustable and printable thematic maps of the United States

Blank Outline Maps

Geography at About.com Outline maps of countries worldwide
Geography at About.com Outline maps of individual states
Education Place.com Outline maps for educational purposes
National Geographic Society
Xpeditions Atlas
Outline maps of the world, continents, countries, and individual states designed for printing and copying

Current Maps - World

Library of Congress
Contemporary Maps
1960 - present
Downloadable public domain digital modern maps of the world, regions, and individual countries
United States Central Intelligence Agency
World Factbook, Reference Maps
Reference maps of the world, continents, and individual countries
United States Department of State
Background Notes
Country information including reference maps and geographic, historic, political, government, and economic summaries
National Geographic Society
Maps and Geography
Access to modern world, regional, and country thematic maps including the National Geographic Map Machine an atlas of the world
Atlapedia Online Political and physical maps of the world, continents, regions, and individual countries
University of Texas Library Modern maps of the world, regions, and individual countries

Current Maps - United States

United States Geological Survey
National Atlas
Access to user-adjustable thematic maps of the United States and individual states
United States Census Bureau
Tiger Map Server
Acccess to user-adjustable downloadable thematic maps incorporating a wide variety of geographic data.
Topozone.com Searchable access to large scale topographic maps of the United States
Mapquest.com Searchable access to maps worldwide and driving directions within North America and Europe

Historic Maps - World

Library of Congress
Map Collections 1500-2004
Downloadable public domain digital historic maps of the world, regions, and individual countries
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection Access to 18th and 19th century maps of the world, continents, countries, and individual states
Map History/History of Cartography
The Gateway to the Subject
Includes links to sites containing early world map images on the web
University of Oregon
Mapping History
A historical & cultural atlas with interactive online maps focusing on early European and American history
Geography at About.com Includes links to many historic map sites

Historic Maps - United States

Library of Congress
Map Collections 1500-2003
Downloadable public domain digital historic maps of the United States including the American Revolution and the Civil War projects
Geography at About.com Includes links to many historic US maps
University of Georgia
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Includes images of antique maps
Map History/History of Cartography
The Americas
Includes links to images of early United States maps on the web
USGenWeb
Digital Map Library

Includes historic state & county maps and Indian land cessions

Purchasing Maps Online

Omni Resources Retailers of all types of maps, including travel maps, international and U.S. topographic maps, globes, atlases, and guidebooks
Map Link Retailers of all types of maps, including travel maps, international and U.S. topographic maps, globes, atlases, and guidebooks
United States Geological Survey Retailers of printed domestic topographic maps and selected National Imagery and Mapping Agency nautical charts, aeronautical charts, and topographic maps
Rand McNally Retailers of all types of maps, including travel maps, international and U.S. topographic maps, globes, atlases, and guidebooks
National Geographic Society Retailers of all types of maps, including travel maps, international and U.S. topographic maps, globes, atlases, and guidebooks
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