General Mapping and Atlas Resources on the Internet


Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection - from the University of Texas, Austin
UC Berkeley Earth Sciences and Map Library
U.S. Geological Survey Home Page

Links to Maps


Atlases in the CSUMB collection
Color Landform Atlas of the United States
Large scale topographic maps of the fifty states.
Supplies population, longitude and latitude, and links to census data and Tiger Maps.
California Natural Resources Digital Atlas 
Provides map views of California's natural resources, including details on biodiversity and watersheds, for regions and the entire state.
Google Maps 
Detailed street and terrain maps, plus a route planner giving directions for driving, walking, and public transport.
Historic Topographic Maps of California
Includes topographic maps of the San Francisco area from 1875 to the present.
Historical Map & Chart Collection
From NOAA, contains over 20,000 maps and charts from the late 1700s to the present.
Map Collections, 1544-2003
A searchable, browsable American Memory collection from the Library of Congress, rich with historical, cultural, political, military and other map resources.
MapQuest
Interactive site; creates city maps based on an address you enter, and gives driving distances and directions.
Maps on Us
In addition to detailed maps, provides driving directions in written or spoken format, with a choice of male or female voices.
Tiger Mapping Service - U.S. Census Bureau - Maps and Cartographic Resources
Links to publicly available printed maps and free, downloadable maps in Portable Document Format [PDF], as well as online mapping applications using Census data.
UN Atlas of the Oceans
Includes maps, images, statistics and factual information about the world's oceans and seas.
United Nations Cartographic Section
Contains hundreds of downloadable country, regional and thematic maps

Related Resources


Earth and Moon Viewer
Aerial and satellite images of the Earth and Moon from different perspectives.
Geographic Names Information System
Comprehensive geographic nameserver from USGS, covering geographic features in the U.S. and territories.
HomeTownLocator Gazetteer
Enter a place name or address to receive census and cultural information, aerial photos, driving directions, and more.
Terrafly
From Florida International University; enter address to get birds-eye aerial perspective on US locations