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Library of Congress - Geography and Map Reading Room
The Geography and Map Division has custody of the largest and most comprehensive cartographic collection in the world with collections numbering over 4.5 million maps including 60,000 atlases, 6,000 reference works, numerous globes and plastic relief models, and a large number of cartographic material in other formats, including electronic. These cartographic materials date from fourteenth century portolan charts through recent geographic information systems data sets.

Map Libraries on the World Wide Web
From the John R. Borchert Map Library, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, University Libraries.

Oddens' Bookmarks: The Fascinating World of Maps and Mapping (Utrecht University)
Links to over 13,000 maps and other cartographic resources on the Internet. Can be searched by country, keyword, and category, or browsed by category.

University of Iowa Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research
This Center maintains one of the most comprehensive web sites related to maps in general. The compilation of Internet sites is intended to be an introductory guide to some of the map and reference resources available via the World Wide Web. They are categorized by geographical region although there are a couple of thematic categories such as Interactive Maps. The emphasis is on displayable maps (i.e., images) rather than digital cartographic (GIS) and satellite data.

University of North Texas. Government Information Connection. Maps
This page lists major items in the UNT Libraries Government Documents Map Collection, and includes links to selected map collections on the Internet.

The University of Texas at Austin. Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
Includes online maps of current  interest (e.g., Madrid, Haiti, Afghanistan, and Election 2004), maps of general interest (world regions, historical maps), and maps on other web sites.

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