Maps are graphical representation of locations. Map may show physical characteristics, routes, political divisions or a graphical representation of various ideas such as census data, historical events, economic data, environmental data or location of community services. An atlas is a collection of maps.

You can easily find maps by searching Google. Type in location name with map type you want. For topographical maps try using "hiking maps". See also: Travel - Destination maps

Color Landform Atlas of the United States US State maps
Google Earth - Explained in "How stuff works"
Hargarett Library: Rare Maps
historical maps  
Map Collection 1500-2004  from the Library of Congress - Memory Project 
Maps in the News John R. Borchert Map Library. UofMinn.
Minnesota DNR Index of maps including ToMO find a Minnesota location and map it.
ndGIS - North Dakota Hub Explorer 
Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection  maps from Uof Texas.
Topozone interactive topo maps - commercial site
World Atlas restricted access Concordia students, faculty and staff.
Xpeditions National Geographic
- ATLAS outline maps of countries

Flood water watch - Minnesota

Gazetteers define and locate place name information

          Geographic Names Information System  US & Territories. Search form
          U.S. Gazetteer search place names for place, map, and 1990 census data

Dictionaries and finding aids

        Geography Glossary
        Glossary of Physical Geography 
        Fundimentals of Physical Geography - textbook or Google local search for businesses by zip code
Oddens' Bookmarks search links for map collection    

United States & World geographical data and data sets          

American Factfinder (US Census) includes maps, geography and datasets
Geoscience Data Index - British Geological Survey maps and datasets from Great
Geospacial Data Gateway - Lighthouse - US data maps from NRCS
Globalis (Based on United Nations census data) includes maps
ICPSR Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research. Data sets available
Minnesota DNR Data Deli download raw computer-readable date for use in their Geographic Information System (GIS), image processing system, or traditional database environment. Choose acquire data to access Minnesota data
Minnesota Geographical Data Clearing House
Minnesota Historical Climate Data
NOAA Satellite and Information Service includes Climate, Geophysical, Ocean and Coastal

U.S. Census Bureau Maps and Cartographic Resources includes TIGER Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing system which has individual state's census data in compressed files. GIS or mapping software can open these files into a map format.

Map and dataset readers 

ArcReader from ESRI
EPPLviewer from Minnesota Planning. Land Management Information Center
MapPoint from MicroSoft
Xerox PARC Map Viewer. About

Map related magazines

Baseline from ALA MAGERT

Maintained by Theresa Borchert.  Last update 03-06-06
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