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World Maps and Resources


CIA-produced maps of countries can be found in the map cases in the Government Documents area, in the basement, under call number PREX 3.10/4: (filed generally by country name). The same maps are also available online via the CIA World Factbook link below.

Getting There by Car, Boat, or Plane: A Guide to Maps

(includes Regions & Countries — Vietnam)

The World Factbook (CIA)
See “Reference Maps” for JPEG and PDF maps of countries.

Regional and Country Maps from the Perry-CastaƱeda Library Map Collection, The University of Texas at Austin:
The Americas
Australia and the Pacific
Middle East
Polar Regions and Oceans
Russia and the former Soviet Republic

Geographic Names Information System. Antarctica
Contains geographic names in Antarctica which are approved by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names for use by the Federal Government.

NGA GEONet Names Server (Foreign geographic feature names)
Provides access to the National Imagery and Mapping Agency’s (NIMA) database of foreign geographic feature names. The information in this database is based in part on copyrighted source material. Copyright restrictions continue to exist.

National Geographic Mapping
This site provides a lot of information. It has an interactive MapMaker, State tabletop maps, map games, political maps, historical maps, physical maps, and thematic maps. There are may resources for educators such as:  activities, lessons, educator guides and more. There is also a variety of  reference information including: This Day in Geographic History, articles, current events, and media

United Nations Cartographic Section. Maps and Geographic Information Resources
Provides access to more than 100 non-U.S. maps organized by region and country. Maps open as PDF files. Find peacekeeping maps and a select number of thematic maps. Updated all country maps as of February 2004.

The World
A collection of world maps, from the Perry-CastaƱeda Library Map Collection, The University of Texas at Austin.

World Sites Atlas
This site includes a ” Map Collection” with detailed maps (countries, states, and provinces) and general maps (world atlas and regional maps).

From the Vietnam Veterans Home Page, “A Virtual Visit to Vietnam.” The “Maps of Vietnam,” which includes tactical maps, maps of various provinces, and maps produced to support reconnaissance files, is a test project and may be integrated into other sections of the site.

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Updated March 2017: Kimberly Wirth, Coordinator of Information Literacy/Research Librarian.