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Find A Map!: USGS Map Databases
This portal provides links to a set of online map indexes of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and other organizations which can be used to locate, view, or create maps. For teachers, there is the Education Map Catalog, which provides access to several hundred of the most useful USGS maps for teaching and learning, organized by 12 themes. The maps are available in a wide variety of scales and themes, and cover the United States, many countries, the Moon, Mars, other planets, and many of their moons. Other links access the National Atlas and National Map of the United States, a selection of geospatial datasets, the Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS ), and a variety of maps on geologic structures and earthquake hazards. There are also links to sites where map products can be purchased online.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Map
  • Portal:
    • Government
Subject:
  • Environmental science
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Physical geography
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Hydrology
  • Natural hazards
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
Many maps require Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Information presented on this website is considered public information (unless otherwise noted) and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credit is requested. We strongly recommend that USGS data be acquired directly from a USGS server and not through other sources that may change the data in some way. While USGS makes every effort to provide accurate and complete information, various data such as names, telephone numbers, etc. may change prior to updating. USGS welcomes suggestions on how to improve our home page and correct errors. USGS provides no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of furnished data.
DLESE Catalog ID: USGS-ED-000-000-000-011
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'The USGS and Science Education: Educational Resources'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Educational Resources
http://education.usgs.gov/

Contact: Joseph J. Kerski
Educational Resources
United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Contact: Phil Stoffer
Educational Resources
United States Geological Survey (USGS)