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The National Map
The National Map is an online, interactive map service published by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Users can create and print high-resolution shaded relief maps of a local area, a state, or the entire U.S. A variety of data layers are available, including administrative boundaries, geographic names, geology, and land use/land cover. The 'Find Place' tool allows users to find a location anywhere in the United States using latitude and longitude, U.S. National Grid coordinates, Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinates, or a place name. The 'Identify' tool allows users to obtain the coordinates of any point in the U.S.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Map
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
    • Remotely sensed
Subject:
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Human geography
    • Physical geography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
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-000-000-000-021
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
The National Map
http://nationalmap.gov/

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

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