All The World's Maps-- From EmbassyWorld,
very good directory of online maps of countries and their
Geodata.gov-- From the U.S.
government, a searchable "geographic information system
(GIS) portal, also known as the Geospatial One-Stop, that
serves as a public gateway for improving access to [United
States] geospatial information and data under the
Geospatial One-Stop e-government initiative... makes it
easier, faster, and less expensive for all levels of
government and the public to access geospatial
the Dudley Knox Library, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, a
directory of annotated links to a wide variety of online
maps (including in military history and conflict areas)
and geographical digital data.
World Atlas: Maps and Geography of the
World-- From About.com's geography section, an
excellent guide to finding online maps of oceans,
continents, regions, countries, and cities.
World Maps-- "Search for any world map for any part of the world... in various groupings, travel maps showing various destinations within a particular country and many more map themes. Also you have the possibility to view the flags of the world in our section 'World Flags'."
Other Sources for Maps
and Earth Images
• AAAS Atlas of Population and
Environment-- From the American Association for
the Advancement of Science, "maps and graphics that
quantify and illustrate many of the issues, and text
that lays out the broader links between population
dynamics and the environment and places them within
their historical perspective."
• Africa Map-- From Harvard
University, excellent interactive map with data layers
that "allows students, researchers, and the general
public to interact with the best available public data
for Africa, see the whole of Africa yet also zoom in
to particular places, accumulate both contemporary and
historical data supplied by researchers and make it
permanently accessible online, [and] work
collaboratively across disciplines and organizations
with spatial information about Africa in an online
environment." Provides partial interfacing for all
other world areas.
• Atlas of Canada-- Current maps, tables, images,
geographical facts, and archive of historical maps,
from Natural Resources Canada.
• Geology.com-- From Dr. Hobart M.
King, retired Professor of Geology at Mansfield
University of Pennsylvania, an excellent source for
"geologists, earth scientists, students, teachers and
others who are interested in geology or searching for
geological information." Many maps and related
information posted, but note especially the World
Country Maps and Country Satellite Images.
of India-- Great resource for all types of
online maps of India: outline, physical, political,
reference, and news maps, along with a large number of
utility tools and informative write-ups.
Atlas of the United States of America-- From the
United States Geological Survey, interactive
multimedia maps of the United States. Includes many
maps to be viewed, printed, or downloaded from the
• National Geographic Society maintains a great map site and the Map Machine, including
atlas and dynamic maps, satellite images of the Earth,
flags, and country facts. Note also their Education section for students
and teachers, with pertinent resources.
• Perry-Castañeda Library Map
Collection at the University of Texas is one of
the very best online, with finely detailed maps of
different styles and dates.
• ReliefWeb Map Centre-- From ReliefWeb,
many online maps, in a wide range of types, accessible
by country and by emergency or disaster conditions
that required international relief assistance,
including past situations.
atlas of high-resolution satellite imagery and aerial
photography of most of the United States and parts of
scores of other countries.
Nations Atlas of the Oceans-- "An Internet
portal providing information relevant to the
sustainable development of the oceans. It is designed
for policy-makers who need to become familiar with
ocean issues and for scientists, students and resource
managers who need access to databases and approaches
• United Nations Cartographic Web Site--
An excellent site, with many general and peacekeeping
maps online and links to other U.N. map sites. Maps
are in PDF format for best display and print results.
• Worldmapper-- "A collection of
world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map
according to the subject of interest." From the
University of Sheffield, these cartograms show the
relative global distribution of many attributes, such
as population, trade flows, immigration, refugees,
tourism, and so on.
Time Zones Map-- Time zones of the world, with
the current times, sun clock, time zone maps to print.
• World Wind-- From the U.S.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, an
excellent free downloadable program with many plug-ins
that "lets you zoom from satellite altitude into any
place on Earth. Leveraging Landsat satellite imagery
and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data, World Wind
lets you experience Earth terrain in visually rich 3D,
just as if you were really there."