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Maps on the WebBuying Maps
Military MapsDirectories
Regions of ConflictFinding Maps
Digital Data and ToolsAeronautical
NauticalReference Tools
Road MapsThematic
Topographic 

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Dudley Knox Library's Map Collection is located on the first floor. The collection supports and enhances the research and scholarship of the School curriculums by providing visual and geographic coordination of data. This collection contains selected single sheet and portfolio maps available from federal depository, military [National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, formerly National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA), which succeeded Defense Mapping Agency (DMA)], and commercial sources. Although consisting of mostly current material, some older resources are retained for historical research, focusing primarily on military history and NSA studies.

Material is acquired in support of the curriculum and degree programs of the school. Emphasis is placed on acquiring international materials and resources in significant military arenas. Our maps do circulate to on-campus users. We can also order maps for our patrons, but this does take time so please start early.

Restricted/Classified Materials (RRS) : A complementary collection of material is available in Restricted Resources.

Maps on the Web

Global

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
From the University of Texas, Austin, this excellent site provides map coverage for the world as well as by region, country, historic and theme.

100 Top Map Sites
The 100 Top Network

Blank & Outline Maps
Printable outline maps of the world, continents, regions, countries, the states of the U.S., and the provinces of Canada from About.com.

d-maps.com
Free outline maps. 6000 maps, each in 6 graphic formats.

Digital Chart of the World (1992)
This web site will allow you to download the boundaries and layers of different countries, in Arc/INFO export format, from ESRI's Digital Chart of the World data set. Our mapping function will give you a preview of the data. The entire data set is also available, on CD-ROM, at the Pennsylvania State University's Maps Library or from ESRI.

Digital Globe
Topex UC San Diego Geography site

Electronic Map Library
California State University, Northridge
Includes a series of atlases currently being produced by individual authors or project groups.

Global Bathymetry and Topography
From the National Geophysical Data Center, these bathymetric and topographic data sets and visualizations can be used for a wide variety of scientific, practical, and artistic applications.

The Great Globe Gallery

Infonation
This is an easy-to-use, two-step database that allows users to view and compare the most up-to-date statistical data for the Member States of the United Nations.

Map Machine
National Geographic

Maptech MapServer
The largest online mapping resource for topographic maps and charts for land, sea, and air. Browse, view, print, and email the maps for free.


Physical Map of the World
A CIA World Factbook reference map

Political Map of the World
A CIA World Factbook reference map

Quick Maps
Various size world maps, contour, population and pacific-centered as well as country maps.

ReliefWeb MapCentre

Standard Time Zones of the World
A CIA World Factbook reference map

Terra - The EOS Flagship
After being launched into space last December, Terra was activated for science operations on February 24 and its

United Nations Cartographic Section
Maps of Countries, Regions, Organizations, Peacekeeping Operations.

World Atlas (MapQuest)
Mapquest

World Sites Atlas
This provides maps of continents/regions, countries, U.S. states, and Canadian provinces. Also included are political and physical maps, and useful links to country information

World Sunlight Map
The World Sunlight Map provides a computer-generated approximation of what the earth currently looks like including cloud cover.


North America

Atlas of the United States
From About.com this site includes maps of the fifty states and major territories.

CIA World Factbook Reference Maps

Digital Chart of the World--North America (1992)

National Atlas of the United States
Interactive atlas from the USGS. Terrain elevation and relief information

North America
Shaded Relief (National Geophysical Data Center)

Great Lakes Atlas

The National Atlas of Canada

Color Landform Atlas of the United States
Divided by state, each entry includes a topographic map, a counties map, a satellite image, and an 1895 state map, in addition to many external links. Created by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

Digital Atlas Of California
Geographically displays statistics of population

Historic Topographic Maps of California
Topographic quadrangle maps for the San Francisco Bay Area dating from 1895 to the present. They are available in 7.5- and 15-minute quadrangles

Massachusetts Electronic Atlas
The user can choose a geographic area, select data layers to appear on the maps, turn layers on and off, zoom in, zoom out or pan, and download the maps and associated numeric datasets. There are many choices for the data layers from major roads to residential tax rates.

Resources Atlas of Canada

BarentsWatch Atlas
UNEP/GRID Arendal project covering threats on environment, forest and protected areas, fauna, physical geography, and population and urban areas

USGS Online Map Lists
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has been producing maps of the United States for more than a century. Among the best known of the many products of the USGS are topographic maps, which show land contours associated with hills, valleys, slopes, ridges, mountains, and other natural land features. Most USGS topographic maps also show various other kinds of information, including rivers and streams, roads and railroads, swamps and forests, and cities and towns. Many of these maps also show buildings and other manmade structures.

World Atlas: North America (MapQuest)


South America

CIA World Factbook Reference Maps

South American Map Links
This list compiled by a division of the United Nations University contains links to more South American map related sites

R-Hydronet
A Regional, Electronic Hydrometeorological Data Network For South America, Central America, And the Caribbean

World Atlas: South America (MapQuest)
This site includes a small collection of historical maps and links to individual South American country maps.

Digital Chart of the World--Central/South America & the Caribbean
(Penn State University Libraries)
This website will allow the user to download the selected boundaries and layers of different countries in South America in Arc/INFO export format from ESRI's Digital Chart of the World data ser. Users can view layers as GIF files or download GIS data in Arc/INFO and ARCVIEW formats.

ReliefWeb--Americas & the Caribbean Maps

Europe

CIA Maps of Europe
This collection from the Perry-Castenada Library at the University of Texas includes mostly political and shaded relief maps presented in jpeg files and are available by country or region.

Digital Chart of the World--Europe

Satellite Images
Recent satellite images presented by the German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) include the weather in Europe, land and water surface temperature, vegetation, ozone concentration, electron density and chlorophyll density.

CIA World Factbook Reference Maps

European Map Links
This list compiled by a division of the United Nations University contains links to more European map related sites.

Historical Maps of Europe
From the Perry-Castenada Library at the University of Texas.

European Map Collection
(UC Santa Barbara)
The Alexandria Digital Map Collection provides spatially indexed information that can be searched by title, subject and category or users can browse by geographic region.

ReliefWeb--Europe Maps

World Atlas: Europe (Excite)

Asia

Asia
CIA Political Map

Countries of Asia
From About.com this comprehensive site includes various maps for each country of Asia, also including country data and statistics.

Digital Chart of the World--Asia

Provinces of China
A CNN interactive map.

China Regional Relations Map
Using this CNN interactive map, users can click on a country for more information about it's relationship with China

Satellite View of China
Satellite images with borders and cities added to form excellent maps from the National Geographic Society.

Indonesia Maps
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection at the University of Texas at Austin.
A collection of digitized maps of the Indonesia region, including country and city (Jakarta, Medan, Surabaya) maps, as well as historical maps. Also includes links to maps of Indonesian countries, islands, regions, and cities on other Web sites.
ReliefWeb--South Asia & Middle East Maps

World Atlas: Asia (MapQuest)
Mapquest


Africa

Africa--Satellite Map

CIA World Factbook Reference Maps

Digital Chart of the World--Africa

Maps of Africa
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection at the University of Texas at Austin.

African City Maps
From the Perry-Castenada Library at the University of Texas, this site is a work in progress and offers many JPEG images of selected African cities.

African Map Links
This list compiled by a division of the United Nations University contains more African map related sites.

ReliefWeb--Africa Maps

Australia

Australian Spatial Data Directory (ASDD)
ASDI Australian Spatial Data Infrastructure
Geographical information about Australia

Digital Chart of the World--Australasia

CIA Australian Maps
From the Perry-Castenada library at the University of Texas, this large collection of Central Intelligence Agency maps includes political maps, aeronautical, shaded relief, and nautical charts.

Geoscience Australia
Australian Government
This interactive mapping system allows users to select a particular area or create maps of the whole continent of Australia. Users can zoom in/out, add roads, towns, mineral deposits, etc. This site also includes links to satellite images, the standard AGS map series, earthquake maps and more.

ReliefWeb--Oceania

Australian Geographic Place Name Search
Australian Government
Users can submit queries to search the Gazetteer of Australia which is a compilation of geographic names in Australia.

United States Geological Survey
Clickable maps showing the geology, oil and gas fields, and geologic provinces of the Australian and New Zealand region

Map of the Gold Coast

Links to Australian Map Websites
This list compiled by a division of the United Nations University contains links to more Australian map related sites.

WhereIs
A searchable street atlas for major cities in Australia
Oceans

Arctic Ocean Floor
National Georgraphic

Arctic Region
Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection

Bathymetry and Topography
From the National Geophysical Data Center, these global bathymetric and topographic data sets and visualizations can be used for a wide variety of scientific, practical, and artistic applications

Hydrographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean
Atlas from the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research. Originally published in print format in 1992.

Maps of the Pacific Ocean and Inclusive Islands:
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection at the University of Texas at Austin.
A list of mostly CIA maps.

Monterey Bay Sea-Floor Maps
USGS
These maps show the bathymetry of the seafloor of the Monterey Bay.

Maps of Polar Regions and Oceans
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection

Pacific Sea-Floor Mapping
USGS
These maps show the bathymetry of the seafloor surrounding San Francisco, Santa Monica, and the Hawaiian Islands. Images include back scatter, shaded relief, stereo relief, and a perspective view.

Tide Predictions
NOAA/NOS
This system will allow you to obtain tidal predictions computed by CO-OPS for more than 3000 water level stations and tidal current predictions for more than 2700 tidal current stations.

World Atlas: Arctic (MapQuest)

Mediterranean Sea
Wikipedia

Antarctica

Digital Chart of the World--Antarctica
The Pennsylvania State University Libraries
The Digital Chart of the World (DCW) is an Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI) product originally developed for the US Defense Mapping Agency (DMA) using DMA data.

Maps of the Antarctic Region
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection at the University of Texas at Austin.

World Atlas: Antarctica (MapQuest)
Mapquest
A list of mostly CIA maps

Satellite Image of Antarctica
USGS

Antarctic Digital Database (ADD)
ADD is a source of vector topographic data for Antarctica provided by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). Data sets are available for download in ARC/INFO uncompressed export format, compressed and encrypted for download using zip. Registration is required, but free

USGS Atlas of Antarctic Research
USGS
Work on the Atlas of Antarctic Research began in December 1998. The Antarctic Atlas has been developed using software from the National Atlas of the United States. It has been designed to promote greater geographic awareness of the continent and the digital glossarial data that describe it.


Aeronautical Charts

What they are:
Aeronautical charts provide many ground features in addition to air navigation information. Most of our aeronautical products are produced by NGA. The following is a list of some of the available products:

Global Navigation and Planning Chart(GNC):

Worldwide small-scale aeronautical chart series. These are suitable for flight planning, operation over long distances, and enrooted navigation in long range, high altitude, high speed aircraft. Principal cities, towns, drainage, primary roads and railroads, prominent culture, shaded relief, and spot elevations are shown. Aeronautical data includes NAVIES, airports and restricted areas. The scale is 1:5,000,000.

Jet Navigation Chart(JNC):

The Jet Navigation Charts are long range navigation graphics specifically designed to meet the requirements of users in high altitude (25,000 to 50,000) feet above ground level, high speed aircraft. Each chart combines extensive area coverage with depiction of detail for navigation by radar, celestial, dead-reckoning and pilot age. The scale is 1:2,000,000 and 1:3,000,000.

Operational Navigation Chart(ONC):

The ONC is the standard worldwide overprint depicting obstructions, aerodomes, special use airspace, navigational aids, Maximum Elevation figures (MEFs), and related data. The scale is 1:1,000,000.

Tactical Pilotage Chart(TPC):

The TPC is the standard worldwide medium-scale aeronautical chart series. These and other aeronautical navigation and planning charts provide essential cartographic data appropriate to scale, and are overprints with stable aeronautical information such as obstructions, aerodomes, special use airspace, and navigational aids. Maximum Elevation Figures (MEF's) and related data.

Joint Operations Graphic-Air(JOG-A):

The JOG-A is a standard Series 1501 modified for aeronautical use. Series 1501 charts are the standard DoD medium scale cartographic products and are produced from a common base. JOGs are geographically integrated charts, generally patterned on three-by-four-by-four sections of the International Map of the World (IMW) index systems. The number of JOG sheets within an IMV area varies with latitude. Designed to meet air use requirements.

How to find:
These charts are indexed in the NIMA Aeronautical Catalog (kept in the Info Services Office).

Physical Access:
Unclassified Aeronautical charts are located in Map Ref on the shelves outside the Map Office. All Limited Distribution and Classified Charts are kept in RRS.

Collection Evaluation:
Our collection is mainly U.S. enroute publications and terminal charts.


Digital Data

What they are:
ARC Digitized Raster Graphics (ADRG) are digital raster representations of paper graphic products. Maps are converted into digital data by raster scanning and transforms the data into the Equal Arc - Second Raster Map (ARC) system frame of reference. Most of our digital data products are produced by NIMA. USGS also produces digital datasets, such as their Digital elevation models (DEMs).
Digital elevation models (DEMs).

How to find:
Digital data is indexed in the NIMA Digital Products Catalog. This catalog is Limited Distribution and is kept in the Information Services Office.

How to use:
Digital data requires viewing assistance and often manipulation to achieve the desired results. NIMAMUSE (NIMA Utility Software Environment) Version 2.1. is a self-contained set of computer programs and computer utilities designed to work with NIMA data and information. Also available is ESRI's ArcExplorer, which is a lightweight GIS data explorer that can be downloaded in exchange for registering. A more robust software (ArcGIS) is available on lab PCs throughout NPS. For more information about ArcGIS, you may wish to consult ESRI's ArcGIS page.
ESRI's ArcGIS page

NIMAMUSE 2.1 Software Download

ESRI ArcExplorer Software Download

Physical Access:
All of our digital data is located in the Map Office Rm. 152. Please see a reference librarian for assistance.

Collection Evaluation: Dudley Knox Library currently owns a variety of digital maps, including:
DTED's: Digital Terrain Elevation Data
GNC's: Global Navigation and Planning Chart
JNC's: Jet Navigation Chart
JOG's: Joint Operations Graphic
ONC's : Operational Navigation Chart
TPC's: Tactical Pilotage Chart
VMap: Vector Maps


Internet Resources for Digital Data

All The Worlds Maps
Embassy World
A Compilation of Each Nation's Maps - Including Cities from EmbassyWorld.com

Antarctic Digital Database (ADD)
ADD is a source of vector topographic data for Antarctica provided by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). Data are available for download in ARC/INFO uncompressed export format, compressed and encrypted for download using zip. Registration is required but free

Alexandria Digital Library-Spacial Data on the Web
A library of spatially-indexed information. Links are organized geographically, by subject, and by title.

Data Depot
GEO Community
This site offers free downloads of GIS data and has a large online inventory of free geospatial data

Data Hound
ESRI
An ESRI service that catalogs and searches web sites that offer freely downloadable data compatible with ESRI software.

Digital Chart of the World
Penn State University Libraries
From Penn State University Library, this web site allows users to download the boundaries and layers of different countries, in Arc/INFO export format, from ESRI's Digital Chart of the World data set.

ESRI's GIS Jump Station
GIS sites organized by country and then categorized by Government Sites (Federal, and State and Local), University and Educational Sites, Noncommercial Sites and ESRI Users, Commercial Sites, and Miscellaneous.

Maps USA
Maps and Census Data

NGA Raster Roam
Download mapping, gridded terrain, and imagery data. Map file are Vector Product format; images in various formats.

U.S. Maps & Geographic Data
U.S. Maps & Geographic Data

The GIS Notebook
Bill Thoen has created these "summaries of short trips into the web researching various subjects related to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)".

Starting the Hunt
Guide to mostly on-line and mostly free U.S. Geospatial and Attribute Data.

Terraserver.com
TerraServer.com is the online source for overhead imagery. They have the largest online atlas of high-resolution satellite imagery and aerial photography. Imagery of "Area 51" is now available on Terraserver

UNEP/GRID Interactive Map Collection:
The Global Resource Information Database of the United Nations Environment Programme
African, Asian, and Global population data sets as well as topographic, climatic, soil, and vegetation data

University of Waterloo Electric Library(UWELib)
(UWELib)
Cartographic Resources Page

USGS Geographic Data Download


Nautical Charts

What they are:

Physical Nautical Charts:
NIMA's hydrographic publications are designed for nautical navigation. The nautical charts provide coastline depictions, soundings, and select ports. We also receive several hydrographic navigational publications from NIMA.

Digital Nautical Charts:
NIMA Digital Nautical Charts are available at Dudley Knox (Limited Distribution) and can be used after downloading the appropriate software. Full Utility Navigation Demonstration (FUND) is NIMA utility software designed to promote and demonstrate the content and functionality of DNC® in its natural Vector Product Format (VPF)

How to find:
Charts are geographically indexed in the DMA Nautical Charts and Publications Catalog (MapRef GA359 U541), and in the NIMA Hydrographic Products Catalog (kept in the Information Services Office).

Historical Nautical & Bathymetric Charts (jpeg side files)  (NOT FOR NAVIGATIONAL USE!)

Nautical Chart Symbols Abbreviations and Terms:
NGA's
hydrographic publications are designed for nautical navigation. The nautical charts provide coastline depictions, soundings, and select ports. We also receive several hydrographic navigational publications from NIMA.

Nautical Chart Symbols Abbreviations and Terms
NOAA

OceanGrafix

Physical Access:
Unclassified Nautical Charts are located in the large map cases in the Maps area. They are filed in numeric order and the encompassing numbers are designated on the drawer label. Smaller intercoastal charts are also filed in numeric order, and are located in the filing cabinet in the Maps area in a drawer labeled Nautical Charts. U.S. personnel may borrow Digital Nautical Charts. (Please ask a reference librarian for assistance).

Collection Evaluation:
The nautical charts collection is one of our largest collections


Road Maps

What they are:
Road maps are tools for determining a route of travel.

How to find:
Road maps in our collection are not entered in BOSUN.

Physical Access:
Road maps are located in the filing cabinet in the Maps area in a drawer labeled Road Maps.

Collection Evaluation:
Currently we have several road maps of U.S. military installations and their surrounding communities. We also have some road maps of foreign destinations.

Lycos Road Maps
Users can create custom maps for any destination. This site includes yellow pages, people finder, and international maps

ViaMichelin Route Planner
This site offers driving directions, distance, and estimated driving times and between European cities.

MapQuest
Gives detailed driving instructions from either an address or a airport or tourist location. Also will draw maps of U.S. and International cities and locations.

UK Street Map
This site provides searching of street maps of Greater London and road atlas maps for the whole of mainland Britain. You can search by London Street, Post Code, UK Place, OS Grid (enter as x,y), or Landranger Grid.




Topographic Charts

What they are:
Topographic maps are generally of a large scale, showing detailed surface features. These features generally include relief, in the form of contours; natural features, such as forests, rivers, and lakes, and manmade items; such as roads, railways, and canals. We receive USGS topographic maps and NIMA topographic products. Some of the NIMA products available are; TLM's 1:100,000, TLM's 1:50,000, TLM's 1:25,000, City Graphics, and Military Installations.

How to find:
USGS topographic maps can be located using geographic indexes of each state. NIMA products are indexed in the Topographic Products Catalog. This catalog is Limited Distribution and kept in the Information Services Office.

Physical Access:
Topographic maps are kept in the large map cases. USGS topos are separated by state and filed in alphabetical order by quadrangle name. Unclassified NIMA topographic maps are also kept in the map cases. Limited Distribution and Classified topo maps are kept in RRS.

Collection Evaluation:
We have USGS topographic quads of Washington, Puerto Rico, California, Oregon, and Alaska. Our strongest concentration is of California maps. We also have NIMA topographic maps of U.S. military installations, and some Limited Distribution foreign areas available.

Historic Topographic Maps of California
UC Berkely Library
Topographic quadrangle maps for the San Francisco Bay Area dating from 1895 to the present. They are available in 7.5- and 15-minute quadrangles.

MapFinder
USGS index site that allows searching of their 7.5 minute printed paper maps by either entering the name of a populated place, entering a Zip Code, or clicking on a map.

Map Link

Topofinder
A service provided by MapQuest. This page allows for city and state searching to determine the USGS Topo Quad that you are interested in.

Topozone
Using USGS maps, this site offers interactive topographic maps of the entire United States.

United States Geological Survey Homepage
USGS



Buying Maps

There are hundreds of map dealers globally. This list is not intended to be comprehensive, it is simply a small representative collection of what is available online.

Eastview
Map publisher

Maps.com

MapQuest Map Store
Allows you to search by keyword or to browse through different geographic regions. It also displays a digital image of most of the maps. Great for searching for USGS topo maps

Mapville



Directories

Directories are lists of online maps. If you were unable to find a useful map in the previous links, browsing these directories may help.

Air University Library: Map Sites
Links are to other directories and are arranged by city, state, country, world, historical, and directional

Atlapedia Online
Latimer Clarke Corporation Pty Ltd
Atlapedia Online contains full color physical and political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.

Alexandria Digital Library (ADL)
This is Project Alexandria's Other-Sites Index. Organized like a directory tree, beginning with the Universe, the sites are classified by location then by theme or type. The entire index can be browsed by subject or by title.

CIA Factbook
CIA

CIA Factbook Reference Maps
CIA
Sixteen regional maps

ePodunk
ePodunk provides in-depth information about more than 25,000 communities around the country, from Manhattan to Los Angeles, Pottstown to Podunk. Our listings also include geocoded information about thousands of parks, museums, historic sites, colleges, schools and other places across America

Historical Maps
Cartography Associates.
The David Rumsey Collection focuses on 18th and 19th century North and South American cartographic materials. The collection includes atlases, globes, school geographies, maritime charts, and a variety of separate maps including pocket, wall, and manuscript maps.

Infomine
UC Riverside Project that indexes map related web sites and provides abstracts. These are organized by Table of Contents/Subject/Keyword/Title and are searchable.

National Land Survey Organizations and Mapping Agencies

United Nations Cartographic Section
A large list of online maps including peacekeeping maps, thematic maps and general maps

UTexas: Map Related Web Sites
Alphabetical list of maps grouped by city, state, country, general, weather, and historical

Utrecht University, The Netherlands: Odden'sBookmarks: The Fascinating World of Maps and Mapping
University Utrecht
Comprehensive international coverage. There is a well organized table of contents but the site is very large and can be confusing at times.




Finding Maps

GeoIndex
Datasurge Co.
Specific search engine covering geotechnical, environmental, hydrogeology, geology, mining, and petroleum topics. Lists of companies, associations, education, and government can also be browsed.

Infomine
This UC Riverside Project indexes and abstracts map related web sites. Searching can be done by Subject/Keyword/Title/Author or you can browse through the Table of Contents/Subject/Keyword/Title lists.

Search ways for maps on the Internet
ETH Library Zurich has provided a list of resources categorized by: special searches for maps on Internet; general search machines; special search fields; and OPACS of libraries and institutions.



Military Maps

General

Arlington National Cemetery Maps

Arlington National Cemetery Maps or Interactive Map
Arlington National Cemetery Map, Large

Army Map Service Topographic Map Series
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin
Deadly Maps
from: Deadly Arsenals: Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Threats U793 .C57 2005
Proliferation Status 2005
Nuclear Weapons Status 2005
Biological Weapons Status 2005
Chemical Weapons Status
Missile Proliferation Status 2005
Iran
North Korea
China
India
Pakistan
Libya
Russia
Israel
Brazil
Argentina
South Africa
Belarus
Kazakhstan
Ukraine

Maps of National Historic Sites, Memorials, Military Parks and Battlefields
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin

Military Battles and Campaigns
Library of Congress American Memory collection

Military History Maps
Section of the Historical Maps of the United States page from the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin

Military Maps of Scotland (18th century)

Unified Command Plan Map

West Point Atlas of Military History: Index

Military Bases

CONUS Military Bases

Military Bases Map
Military Bases Map Index

Countries and Separate Territories in which U.S. Military Bases are Located (Includes U.S. Possessions)


Peacekeeping

NATO Maps

United Nations Peacekeeping Maps


Ancient Warfare

West Point Atlas of Military History

Dawn of Modern Warfare

West Point Atlas of Military History

Colonial Wars

West Point Atlas of Military History

American Revolution

American Revolution and Its Era Maps and Charts
Library of Congress American Memory collection

West Point Atlas of Military History

Map of The Battle of Lexington and Concord

Revolutionary America - Rare Map Collection

Napoleonic Wars

West Point Atlas of Military History

War of 1812

West Point Atlas of Military History

Mexican War

West Point Atlas of Military History

U.S. Civil War

The American Civil War - Rare Map Collection

Civil War Battles by State

Civil War Maps
Air University Library

Hotchkiss Collection
Library of Congress

U.S. Civil War Maps
Library of Congress

United States Civil War Index

West Point Atlas of Military History


Spanish - American War

West Point Atlas of Military History
Spanish - American War (1898)

World War I

World War I: Trenches on the Web Map Room
Maps of various regions, battles and theaters of operation

West Point Atlas of Military History

The Great War: Maps & Locations
PBS

The Versailles Treaty
University of San Diego, Department of History

Trenches on the Web: Map Room
Mike Iavarone

Chinese Civil War (1925-1949)

West Point Atlas of Military History


World War II


Asiatic-Pacific Theater
These maps are primarily from various publications produced by the U.S. Army Center of Military History

Basic Military Map Symbols (U.S. Army)

D-Day Maps
Perry Castaneda Library, University of Texas

European Theater
These maps are primarily from various publications produced by the U.S. Army Center of Military History

Normandy 1944 Charts & Maps
from Encyclopaedia Britannica

Pacific Naval Battles in World War II

Maps of World War II and the Holocaust
About.com

U.S. Cloth Maps of World War II
Website of US cloth/silk escape maps from WW2

Military Map Symbols (HyperWar Project)

World War II Maps
Jozsef Attila University

World War II Maps
University of San Diego History Dept.

World War II Military Situation Maps
Library of Congress American Memory Project

World War II Maps
Air University Library Bibliography

The War in Maps
U-Boat.net

European Theater
West Point Atlas of Military History

Asian / Pacific Theater
West Point Atlas of Military History

Cold War

CNN Cold War Knowledge Bank Interactive Maps
CNN

Korean War

Korean War Maps from the U.S. Army Center for Military History

CNN Knowledge Bank Interactive Maps - Korean Conflict

Korean War Project

West Point Atlas of Military History

Inchon
Birchard Lee Kortegaard

Korean War Armistice Line, July 27, 1953
Birchard Lee Kortegaard


Vietnam War

Area of Operations 1st Bn 69th Armor
[These maps cover the area of operations of 1-C-1/69 Armor and 1st Bn(Mech) 50th Infantry for the period Nov 1968 through Feb 1969.]

Maps of the Vietnam War
Vietnam Veterans Home Page

CNN Knowledge Bank Interactive Maps - Vietnam

Vietnam War maps
Jim Henthorn's Vietnam Vet Page see the Project Mapscan section towards the bottom of the page.

South East Asian War - Area Of Operations (The Vietnam War)
This includes maps of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, North Vietnam and South Vietnam

Vietnam War
Temple University History Department

Vietnam War maps
University of Illinois English Dept's Modern American Poetry

West Point Atlas of Military History


Arab - Israeli Wars

West Point Atlas of Military History

1967 Six-Day War
Jewish Virtual Library

Arab-Israel Conflict in Maps
Jewish Agency for Israel

Israel Wars & Maps
United Jerusalem.com

Map of the Palestine Military Situation, April 6, 1949

Dominican Republic

West Point Atlas of Military History 1965

Iran - Iraq War

West Point Atlas of Military History 1980-1988

Falklands Campaign

West Point Atlas of Military History 1982

Grenada

West Point Atlas of Military History 1983

Panama

West Point Atlas of Military History 1990

Gulf War

Iraqi Order Of Battle, 4 October 1990 Central Intelligence Agency 1 of 3
Iraqi Order Of Battle, 4 October 1990 Central Intelligence Agency 2 of 3
Iraqi Order Of Battle, 4 October 1990 Central Intelligence Agency 3 of 3

Iraqi Invasion, 1990
West Point Atlas of Military History

Allied Liberation of Kuwait, 1991
West Point Atlas of Military History

Gulf War Maps
PBS Frontline

Gulf War Allied Battle Plan

The 1991 Air Battle for Baghdad
Washington Post

No-Fly Zone
CNN

Iraq Desert Shield/Desert Storm Imagery
Federation of American Scientists

Summary of the Offensive Ground Campaign
Rice University

Strike on Iraq: Active Maps
CNN

Strike on Iraq: Active Maps Allied Forces in the Gulf
CNN

Strike on Iraq: Active Maps Iraq's Arsenal: What was found where
CNN

Somalia

West Point Atlas of Military History 1993

The Balkans

SHAPE Press Conference 03/27/99
(NATO)
SHAPE Press Conference 05/06/99
(NATO)
SHAPE Press Conference 05/07/99
(NATO)
SHAPE Press Conference 05/08/99
(NATO)
SHAPE Press Conference 05/09/99
(NATO)

IFOR Maps
(NATO)

Afghanistan

Operation Enduring Freedom Maps
(GlobalSecurity.org)

Afghanistan Project
(Institute for the Study of War)

Iraq

Operation Iraqi Freedom Maps
(GlobalSecurity.org)

Iraq Project
(Institute for the Study of War)



Regions of Conflict

Peace Agreements - INCORE

Balkans

Balkans Regional Atlas

CNN Maps
Interactive maps detailing air strikes, ethnic majorities, Yugoslav military bases, troop withdrawal, and more.

CIA Maps of Kosovo
From the University of Texas, this collection includes CIA political and shaded relief maps.

CIA Maps of Kosovo Historical Maps of the Balkans
From the Perry-Casteneda Collection at the University of Texas.

Kosovo Road Map

Yugoslavia/Former Yugoslavia

NATO Joint Endeavor
These maps provide an archive of information relating to NATO's role in bringing peace to the former Yugoslavia under the NATO-led Implementation Force (IFOR) 20 Dec. 1995 - 20 Dec. 1996 in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
    Maps

Relief Web
An excellent source for thematic, reference, and situation maps regarding the Balkans.

Kosovo Peace Agreement Documents
USIP

Bosnia and Herzegovina Peace Agreement Documents
USIP

Croatia Erdut Agreement
USIP

Chechnya

Chechenya (Chechen Republic) Maps
From the University of Texas

East Timor

Maps of East Timor
from the University of Texas

Ecuador - Peru

Ecuador - Peru
Area of Boundary Dispute

Map of Ecuador
(The Lonely Planet Map Site)

Map of Peru
(The Lonely Planet)

Ecuador-Peru Border Agreements

Eritrea

Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission

India - Pakistan (Kashmir)

About.com
Maps of India An excellent map site with links to a large variety of online maps regarding India. Includes historical maps, road maps, city maps, clickable maps, satellite images and more

India Maps
This comprehensive site offers maps of India's infrastructure, railway and road network, states and union territories, as well as an archive of "maps in the news".

Kashmir Flashpoint

South Asia Power Play : the Disputed Region of Kashmir

Maps of the Indian Himalayas

Lahore Declaration
USIP

Iraq

Baghdad Satellite Images
Washington Post

Baghdad Scrollable Map Images
Guardian Unlimited

How the War Might Be Waged
Time

Interactive Maps
Target Iraq

Interactive Maps
USA Today

Iraq
Defend America

Iraq
Encarta Online

Iraq
UN Cartographic Office

Iraq & Middle East Maps
ciao

Iraq : Map Sources
Congressional Research Service

Iraq Maps
GlobalSecurity.org
    Major Cities Maps
        Baghdad Maps
    Terrain Conditions Affecting Cross-Country Movement
    Oil Fields and Facilities

Iraq Maps
Perry-Castañeda Library, University of Texas at Austin
    Country Maps
    City Maps
    Detailed Maps
    Thematic Maps
    Historical Maps
    Other Map Sites

Iraq Maps
ReliefWeb

Key Maps : Iraq War
PBS Online Newshour

Key Maps : Conflict With Iraq
BBC
    Military Operations
    Troop Deployments
    Attack Strategy
    Iraqi Bases
    Iraqi Missile Ranges
    Baghdad
    Weapons Sites
    Iraq Iraq Navigator : Mapping the Conflict

Mapping Iraq
Boston Globe

Middle East
Center for Defense Information

Middle East Satellite Weather Image
USA Today

Strike Force
Time

U.S. Central Command Facilities
GlobalSecurity.org

War on Iraq
CNN
     Maps
    Active Maps : Strike on Iraq
    Baghdad Weather Forecast and Maps
    Potential U.S. Military Bases
    U.S. Military Deployments

UN Security Council Resolutions Relating To Iraq
Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq

United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) on Iraq
BBC

United Nations Documents Relating to the UN Special Commission
UNSCOM

Memorandum of Understanding between the United Nations and the Republic of Iraq (1998)
USIP

Korea

DPRK Nuclear Crisis: Key Issues and Analyses

Provinces of the Korean Peninsula
Relief Web

Middle East

Maps of the Middle East
From the University of Texas, this collection includes CIA political and shaded relief maps.

Middle East Map
(Mideast News)

Mideast Peace Process
Free but must be a registered user of NYT to access.

Beirut, Lebanon

Geographical locator for pictures from Beirut

Israel
Clickable Road Map from Focus Online Magazine

Israel - Golan Heights Communities

Israeli - Palestinian Conflict

Israel Road Map

Land for Peace Agreement
Map produced by the Associated Press Research Department

Israel-PLO Peace Agreement Documents
USIP

Maps
Mitchell Report
    Official Response by the PLO
    Statements of the Government of Israel
        1st statement
        2nd statement


Northern Ireland

Belfast City Map, Northern Ireland

Map of Ireland
The Lonely Planet

Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan, Pakistan, etc)

Maps of Targets in Afghanistan
CNN

Afghanistan Maps
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection

Afghanistan Maps and Data Products
GeoCommunity

Afghanistan--Provinces, Data, etc.(NPS Program for Culture & Conflict Studies)

Asia Maps
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
With maps of the region as well as individual countries such as Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

Middle East Maps
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection

Pakistan [Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), etc.] (NPS Program for Culture & Conflict Studies)

Regional Cooperation -- US-led Coalition
Los Angeles Times

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees




Taiwan

Taiwan
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection



Reference Tools

There are many useful tools when dealing with geographic information. Gazetteers are helpful when you have a name and are unsure of the exact location. Distance calculators and map projection definitions are just two specific resources that provide the researcher with a better understanding of the geographic information.

Gazettes

Antarctica Geographic Names Information System

Australian Geographic Place Names

Canada
Official Canadian site advertising the ability to perform queries to obtain basic location information and to generate simple sketch maps showing the general location of selected features.

Global Gazetteer

International (excluding U.S.)
GEOnet Names Server (GNS): access to NIMA's database of foreign geographic feature names. Provides a JOG no. and supports searching by boundary coordinates.

International (including U.S.)
Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names: provides a hierarchical index that can be searched or browsed. Most entries provide a note and some historical information in addition to the lat and long and hierarchical position.

United States
USGS: Geographic Names Information System

Others

Cartographic Reference Resources
University of Texas, Perry-Castañeda Library
Gazetteers, distance calculators, time zones, latitude/longitude, tide predictions, map projections, glossaries, and guides

CIA World Factbook
General and statistical information on the countries of the world, including a digitized base map for each country

Distance Calculator
This service uses data from the US Census and a supplementary list of cities around the world to find the latitude and longitude of two places, and then calculates the distance between them

Time Zones
WORLDTIME® is a service featuring an interactive world atlas, information on local time as well as sunrise and sunset times in several hundred cities, and a database of public holidays worldwide.

UTexas: FAQ
Answers questions about electronic maps, such as viewing, printing, and copyright.



Thematic Maps

We have several thematic maps in our collection. Maps listed in this category have a strong subject material attached to them.

Biomes
Discusses climate, vegetation, structure and growth forms, soil, subclimaxes, fauna, and distribution for the Major Biomes of the World. Each page contains images, a photographic example of the biome, and a map of the world highlighting the range of the particular biome.

UNEP/Grid-Arendal Maps
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) operates the Global Resource Information Database(GRID). There are 15 nodes and this one is from Arendal Norway. Arranged thematically, and geographically.

Railroad Maps 1828-1900
Maps from the bibliography RAILROAD MAPS of the United States compiled by Andrew M. Modelski in 1975. Mounted by the Library of Congress, these can either be searched by keyword or be browsed by geographic location, subject, creator, or title.

Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe
Depicting with accuracy the states of this continent every first day of each centennial year from AD 1 to Ad 1700.




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