Maps, Gazetteers and Related Resources


Resources in the section cover the entire United States. Online and interactive maps of Georgia are available under the Georgia tab.

The UGA Map Library has a substantial collection of paper maps and other cartographic resources; please visit our Web site for further information.

Click on a link to find online maps in the following subject areas:







US Maps - General

Google Maps

Yahoo! Maps

Microsoft Research Maps
Formerly Terraserver USA; provide free public access to a vast data store of maps and aerial photographs of the United States.

National Atlas of the USA
Interactive map tool that allows users to create their own maps of areas within the 50 states according to a number of variables, including geology, environment, people, agriculture and biology.

National Map (US Geological Survey)
An online interactive map service billed as the nation's topographic map for the 21st century.

Outline Map Sites
Contains links to various blank and outline map sites; page produced by the Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection (University of Texas at Austin Libraries).

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US Maps - Agriculture/Forestry

Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Administers and manages farm commodity, credit, conservation, disaster and loan programs as laid out by Congress through a network of federal, state and county offices.

Forest Service
Manages public lands in national forests and grasslands

  • Forest Inventory Mapmaker
    Produces tables and maps from the National FIA Resource Planning Act (RPA) or Timber Products Output (TPO) databases.
  • Maps and Brochures
    Where to purchase National Forest maps and brochures as well as links to online Forest Service maps.

National Resources Conservation Service
Provides leadership and technical assistance to help America's private land owners and managers conserve their soil, water, and other natural resources

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US Maps - Biology

National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII)
Provides increased access to data and information on the nation's biological resources; includes interactive maps and data by region.

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US Maps - Census

Social Explorer

Provides access to demographic information for the United States, including historical data back to 1940; allows users to make maps and reports, visually analyze and understand the demography of the U.S, and explore historical demographic data.

US Census Bureau

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US Maps - Environment

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Leads and supports the Nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation.

NASA Earth Observatory
Provides new satellite imagery and scientific information; the focus is on Earth's climate and environmental change.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Envirofacts Data Warehouse
    Provides access to several EPA databases that provide information about environmental activities that may affect air, water, and land anywhere in the United States.
  • Enviromapper
    Allows users to map various types of environmental information, including air releases, drinking water, toxic releases, hazardous wastes, water discharge permits, and Superfund sites.

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US Maps - Geology/Geography

Geologic Atlas of the United States
Digitized version of the Geologic Atlas of the United States, a set of 227 folios published by the U.S. Geological Survey between 1894 and 1945. Each folio includes both topographic and geologic maps for each quad represented in that folio, as well as description of the basic and economic geology of the area.  Maintained by Map and GIS Collections and Services within the Texas A & M University Libraries.
Devoted to geology and geology-related topics; includes a large collection of political and thematic maps for the United States and over 100 countries.

US Geological Survey (USGS)
A multi-disciplinary science organization that focuses on biology, geography, geology, geospatial information and water.

  • Earth Explorer
    Allows users to query and order satellite images, aerial photographs, and cartographic products through the USGS
  • Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS)
    Data available via the EROS Data Center (EDC) includes aerial photography, maps products, elevation products, satellite products and land cover products.
  • Map Information
    Contains information about the various USGS topographic, geographic and other special purpose maps and charts available in a variety of print and digital formats.
  • National Geologic Map Database
    National Clearinghouse for geologic maps, datasets, and related geoscience information
  • National Map
    An online interactive map service billed as the nation's topographic map for the 21st century.
  • USGS Library
    Access to over 300,000 book, map, and serial records in the US Geological Survey Library online catalog; includes links to other online map and mapping resources.

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US Maps - Historical

American Memory Map Collections (Library of Congress)
Focuses on Americana and cartographic treasures of the Library of Congress.

  • National Atlases
    Digitized version of the historical editions of the National Atlas.

Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
Provides information about the creation and boundary changes of every county in the United States, from the the 1600s to 2000; a project of the William M. Scholl Center for Family and Community History at the Newberry Library in Chicago.

David Rumsey Map Collection
Collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North and South America maps and other cartographic materials.

Maps of War
Features Flash-animated maps of the history of war and wars throughout the world.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  Office of Coast Survey Historical Map and Chart Collection
The Office of Coast Survey's Historical Map & Chart Collection contains over 20,000 maps and charts from the late 1700s to present day; site includes an image catalog containing 21,000+ maps and charts dating from 1655 to 2001.

West Point Atlas of Military Conflicts
Strategic and historical maps covering major conflicts in U.S. history; from

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US Maps - Land use/Land cover

US Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Includes maps of public lands managed by the BLM.

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service National Resources Inventory
A statistical survey of land use and natural resources conditions and trends on U.S. non-Federal lands.

USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS)
Data available via the EROS Data Center (EDC) includes aerial photography, maps products, elevation products, satellite products and land cover products.

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US Maps - Recreation

Appalachian Trail Home Page
Information, resources, and maps of the Appalachian Trail and links to other related sites.

American Trails
Includes links to trails organizations, agencies, and support groups in every state sorted by trail type.

National Park Service Interactive Map Center
Contains information about and maps of national parks; delivers base maps and park brochure maps for geographic reference and navigation to and within parks.

National Park Service Maps
Contains digital versions of maps found in the official brochures provided to National Park visitors.

Rails to Trails Conservancy
Non-profit organization "creating a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people"; includes, an online trail finder.

Trails from Rails
Includes links to trail maps by state.

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US Maps - Transportation

State Government Sources: State Maps
Resources for ordering printed highway maps, which are usually available either via the state Department of Transportation or the state's Tourism division through their state vacation guides; site produced by the Evergreen State College (WA).

US Department of Transportation

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US Maps - Water/Hydrology

National Wetlands Inventory
Provides information on the characteristics, extent, and status of the Nation's wetlands and deepwater habitats and other wildlife habitats; contains a variety of maps and data including the interactive Wetlands Mapper

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Office of Coast Survey Nautical Charts and Publications
Nautical charts that cover the coastal waters of the U.S. and its territories.

US Environmental Protection Agency Surf Your Watershed
Allows users to locate, use, and share environmental information about their state and watershed.

US Geological Survey NWISWeb
Provides a comprehensive gateway to water-resources data collected at approximately 1.5 million sites in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

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US Maps - Weather

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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Last Update: 12 Jun 14:59 | Tagged with: maps geography government information gazetteers