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Blank Outline Maps Cartographic Associations and Societies Cartographic Bookmark Sites
Current Maps - U.S. Individual (U.S.) State Map Sites Current Maps - World
Geographic Information Historic Maps - U.S. Historic Maps - World
Purchasing Maps Online Journals Cartobibiliographies

Blank Outline Maps

Digital Vector Maps Editable digital maps; download royalty free, edictable vector maps in Adobe Illustrator and PDF format.
D-maps.com Free blank outline maps of world, oceans. continents, countries, and regions in six file formats.
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.

Cartographic Associations and Societies (not comprehensive)

American Association of Geographers AAG is a scientific and educational society founded in 1904. Its 8,400+ members share interests in the theory, methods, and practice of geography and geographic education.

ALA Map and Geospatial Information Round Table
online journal: Coordinates
online newsletter: Baseline

MAGIRT Map and Geospatial Information Round Table (of ALA) leads and inspires information professionals at all levels of expertise in their work with map and geospatial information resources, collections and technologies in all formats, through community, education and advocacy.(formerly MAGERT)
Association of American State Geologists AASG is an organization of the chief executives of the state geological surveys in 50 states and Puerto Rico.
Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives
(Association des Cartothéque et Archives Cartographiques du Canada)
ACMLA (ACACC) actively serves as the representative professional group for Canadian map librarians, cartographic archivists and others interested in geographic information in all formats.
Boston Map Society BMS has its home in the Harvard Map Collection. The society was formed in 1994 to bring together people with an interest in collecting, studying, using, and preserving maps.
California Map Society CMS was founded in 1978. The mission is educational: to preserve and disseminate historical and contemporary cartography, primarily of California, for members as well as the general public.
New York Map Society The New York Map Society offers educational, academic and research programs for anyone interested in maps. The Society serves as a community-based organization to participate and inform the public of map-related events.
North American Cartographic Information Society NACIS, founded in 1980, is an organization comprised of specialists from private, academic, and government organizations whose common interest lies in facilitating communication in the map information community.
North East Map Organization NEMO is dedicated to serving as a unifying body for all who use, produce, collect, and market maps and cartographic information in the Northeast; increasing communication between all interested in maps; and working with state, regional, and national organizations and government agencies in dissemination of maps and cartographic information.
Society for the History of Discoveries SHD was founded in 1960 to stimulate interest in teaching, research and publishing of the history of geographical exploration. SHD encompasses the discovery, exploration and mapping of the earth's land and sea surface from earliest times to the present.
Texas Map Society TMS was organized in November 1996 to foster the study, understanding and collecting of historical maps and the history of cartography.
Washington Map Society WMS, founded in 1979, supports and promotes map collecting, cartography, and cartographic history.
Western Association of Map Libraries WAML is an independent association of map librarians and other people with an interest in maps and map librarianship.
William P. Cumming Map Society The William P. Cumming Map Society often meets at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) in Salem, NC.

Blank Outline Maps Cartographic Associations and Societies Cartographic Bookmark Sites
Current Maps - U.S. Individual (U.S.) State Map Sites Current Maps - World
Geographic Information Historic Maps - U.S. Historic Maps - World
Purchasing Maps Online Journals Cartobibiliographies

Cartographic Bookmark Sites

Cartography The Canadian Cartographic Association's weblog.
The Map Room Ceased after eight years of publication, remaining online providing access to the archives.
Map History/History of Cartography A site to find worthwhile, free information about old maps.
Map the Universe A Weblog about maps.
Naval Postgraduate School
Dudley Knox Library, Map Collection
Links to map sites of all types.
North Carolina Map Blog A place to discuss North Carolina's cartographic history

Current Maps - United States

Association of American State Geologists (AASG) Provides access to current geologic maps and mapping information for all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
FEMA Map Service Center Provides access to Historic Flood Maps, Free map viewer (2.0 of the F-MIT viewer) and searching by address or or product.
First Gov Maps Provides access to current thematic maps and mapping information for the United States.
Libre Map Project Download USGS Digital Raster Graphics (DRG) 1:24,000 scale maps of all 50 states.
Mapquest.com Searchable access to maps worldwide and driving directions within North America and Europe.
Topozone.com Searchable access to large scale topographic maps of the United States.
United States Census Bureau
Tiger Map Server
Access to user-adjustable downloadable thematic maps incorporating a wide variety of geographic data.
United States Department of Agriculture:
Aerial Photography Field Office
The Field Office is the primary source of aerial imagery for the United States Department of Agriculture. Over 10,000,000 images are held here (1955 - present).
United States Geological Survey
Landsat Project site
Near real-time images from Landsat 5 and Landsat 7 satellites orbiting the Earth. United States Geological Survey Center for Earth Observation and Science.
United States Geological Survey
National Atlas
Access to user-adjustable thematic maps of the United States and individual states.

Individual (U.S.) State Map Sites

Colorado Atlas of Panoramic Aerial Images This atlas presents a series of collections of photorealistic aerial views, created by Dr. William A. Bowen, containing approximately 1700 computer generated panoramas.
Florida: Land Boundary Information System
(LABINS)
LABINS began in 1984 as a means for distributing survey-related data that is maintained and managed by federal and state agencies to the general surveying community.
Minnesota Maps Online Minnesota Historical Society has digitized original public land survey plats, created during the first government land survey of the state by the U.S. Surveyor General's Office during the years 1848 to 1907.
North Carolina Maps North Carolina Maps is a comprehensive, online collection of historic maps from the North Carolina State Archives, the University of North Carolina, and the Outer Banks History Center.
Oregon Geospatial Data Clearinghouse The Geospatial Office provides statewide leadership in promoting the use of GIS technology and ensures the availability of easily accessible, high quality geographic information.

Current Maps - World

Atlapedia Online Political and physical maps of the world, continents, regions, and individual countries.
Canada - Geospatial Data Access to Natural Resources Canada topographic maps, thematic maps, and geospatial data.
Map Library of Catalonia Presents zoomable views and bibliographic descriptions of maps in the collections of the Institut Cartográfic de Catalunya.
Geology.com A site for geologists, earth scientists, students, teachers and others who are interested in geology or searching for geological information.
Library of Congress
Contemporary Maps
1960 - present
Downloadable public domain digital modern maps of the world, regions, and individual countries.
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.
Open Russian e-library This e-library was created by the Russian State Library. Maps of Russia and of the world from the 15th-20th century. It is in Russian only.
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.
University of Texas Library Modern maps of the world, regions, and individual countries.

Blank Outline Maps Cartographic Associations and Societies Cartographic Bookmark Sites
Current Maps - U.S. Individual (U.S.) State Map Sites Current Maps - World
Geographic Information Historic Maps - U.S. Historic Maps - World
Purchasing Maps Online Journals Cartobibiliographies

Geographic Information  about countries, states and the world

ArchAtlas Uses satellite imagery and electronic mapping to understand how and why early farming and urban areas developed.
Board on Geographic Names (BGN) The BGN is a Federal body created in 1890 and established in 1947 to maintain uniform geographic name usage throughout the Federal Government.
Congressional Districts shapefiles - Historic This site provides digital boundary definitions for every U.S. Congressional District in use between 1789 - 2012. These were produced as part of NSF grant and the files are available for download.
Geo.data.gov Your one stop for Federal, State, & Local geographic data.
Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) The GNIS is the Federal and national standard for geographic nomenclature.
Geography at About.com General geographic information and geography related subjects.
GIS Cloud This is an example of a site that enables organizations and individuals to easily manage and access geospatial data.
GRASS GIS This is and example of free Geographic Information System (GIS) software used for geospatial data management and analysis, image processing, graphics/maps production, spatial modeling, and visualization.
gvSIG The main aim of the gvSIG project is to change the currently dominant model, based on speculation of the acquired knowledge to advance individually, to a model based on shared knowledge and collaboration to advance together. Definitively, working from the field of Geomatics for a better and more fair model.
Internet Archive Available for downloading DRG maps of the 50 United States, best used with global positioning software or a map viewer.
Libre Map Project Aggregates and makes digital maps and related GIS data available for free.
MAGIRT Map & Geospatial Resources This guide provides high-quality, current, and vetted geospatial resources and professional tools for the map and geospatial information librarian.
MapWindow The MapWindow GIS project includes a free and open source desktop geographic information system (GIS) with an extensible plugin architecture; a GIS ActiveX control; and C# GIS programmer library called DotSpatial.
National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) The NHGIS is a project to create and freely disseminate a database incorporating all available aggregate census information for the United States between 1790 and 2000.
Newberry Library: Atlas of Historical County Boundaries The site makes available new maps, data, and shapefiles for the United States as a whole. Also, you can watch animated versions of the AHCBP data below.
SAGA (System for Automated Geoscientific Analyses) SAGA is a Geographic Information System (GIS) software; it is a Free Open Source Software (FOSS).
Social Explorer An old proverb says that "a picture is worth a thousand words." In the case of data maps this is literally true. Data maps are made of thousands of numbers presented as a picture.
TeachSpatial TeachSpaital's goal is to aid in the development of explicit spatial learning objectives from a multi- or cross-disciplinary perspective.
USGS TopoView TopoView highlights the maps in the Historical Topographic Map Collection, published prior to 2009.
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 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.

Historic Maps - United States

Library of Congress
Map Collections
Downloadable public domain digital historic maps of the United States including the American Revolution, the Civil War, and the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Collection projects.
BLM, General Land Office Records Bureau of Land Management(BLM), General Land Office (GLO) Records - Provides image access to Federal land conveyance records, including survey plats and field notes, issued between 1810 and the present.
Geography at About.com Includes links to many historic US maps.
Map History/History of Cartography
The Americas
Includes links to images of early United States maps on the web.
University of Chicago Holdings of: (1) topographic maps; (2) urban maps; and (3) thematic maps.
University of Georgia
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Includes images of antique maps.
USGenWeb
Digital Map Library

Includes historic state & county maps and Indian land cessions.

USGS Historical Quadrangle Scanning Project (HQSP) HQSP is scanning all scales and editions (approximately 250,000) topographic maps, published by the U.S. Geological Survey, since 1884. The National Map Viewer.
USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer The United States Geological Survey (USGS) recently launched a GIS-based website that allows viewers access to more than 178,000 USGS maps, dating back to 1884.

Historic Maps - World

Afriterra A non-profit Cartographic Library and Archive assembling and preserving the original rare maps of Africa in a definitive place for education and interpretation.
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection Access to 18th and 19th century maps of the world, continents, countries, and individual states.
Geography at About.com Includes links to many historic map sites.
Late 19th- and Early 20th-Century Asian Cities Scans of sheet maps of Asian (or partly Asian) cities that are held at the University of Chicago Library's Map Collection.
Library of Congress
Map Collections
Downloadable public domain digital historic maps of the world, regions, and individual countries.
Map History/History of Cartography
The Gateway to the Subject
Includes links to sites containing early world map images on the web.
old-maps.co.uk To locate a map, enter a place name, address or coordinate (OS Grid Reference) then click the Search button.
Old Maps Online A portal to historical maps in libraries around the world across numerous different collections via a geographical search.
University of Oregon
Mapping History
A historical & cultural atlas with interactive online maps focusing on early European and American history.

Purchasing Maps Online

Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America The ABAA was founded in 1946 to promote ethical standards and professionalism in the antiquarian book trade, including maps and atlases, and to encourage the collecting and preservation of rare antiquarian materials. The ABAA offers several resources related to collecting and valuation on its freely accessible site.
Irish Townland Maps Surveyed between 1829 and 1843, our Irish Townland Maps are packed with detail and are of superb quality and craftsmanship.
Maps.com Retailers of all types of maps, including travel maps, international and U.S. topographic maps, globes, atlases, guidebooks, and historic maps from the Library's collection.
National Geographic Society Retailers of all types of maps, including travel maps, international and U.S. topographic maps, globes, atlases, and guidebooks.
National Geographic Historical Maps Classic historical maps from the National Geographic archives.
OldMaps.com
(Searchable access available on the Library of Congress campus only.)
The Antique Map Price Record (1983-2011) has a long history of serving antique map enthusiasts by recording and making available map auction results for more than two decades. Since its combination with Old World Auctions in early 2012, the web site provides information on more than 200,000 map auction sale results or listings recorded since its inception.
Omni Resources Retailers of all types of maps, including travel maps, international and U.S. topographic maps, globes, atlases, and guidebooks.
Rand McNally Retailers of all types of maps, including travel maps, international and U.S. topographic maps, globes, atlases, and guidebooks.
United States Geological Survey Information about buying printed maps, print on demand, historical topographical maps, and downloading digital scans of topographical maps.
United States Geological Survey Selected Mapping and GIS Related Websites - providing online access and ordering.

Journals

e-Perimetron The principal aim of this journal is to couple issueson history of cartography and maps with a variety of possibilities offered by the new digital information and communication technologies.

Cartobibliographies

Cartobibliography of the Maps in 18th Century British and American Geography Books
Barbara McCorkle
This cartobibliography contains descriptions of approximately 6700 maps found in 470 books. Entries are arranged alphabetically by author/title, and each entry lists every map included in the book with the full title, dimensions, name(s) of any publisher, engraver or cartographer appearing on the map, and the page location within the work cited.
History of Cartography The History of Cartography Project is a research, editorial, and publishing venture drawing international attention to the history of maps and mapping. The Project's major work is the multi-volume History of Cartography series.
Pennsylvania Maps Prior to 1800 A cartobibliography of all printed and manuscript maps of Pennsylvania in the Geography & Map Division, Library of Congress and unique maps of Pennsylvania located in other libraries (not found in the Library of Congress). It also includes historical maps drafted after 1800 that show Pennsylvania as it was prior to 1800.

Blank Outline Maps Cartographic Associations and Societies Cartographic Bookmark Sites
Current Maps - U.S. Individual (U.S.) State Map Sites Current Maps - World
Geographic Information Historic Maps - U.S. Historic Maps - World
Purchasing Maps Online Journals Cartobibiliographies

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