Maps and Atlases: U.S. - General Maps
This section only lists resources that are general in nature or that cover many different themes. For resources that emphasize a specific theme look under that theme in the Geospatial Resources guide.
- National Atlas of the United States For a history of US national atlases see National Atlases (Library of Congress American Memory Project)
- nationalatlas.gov (US Geological Survey) - The most recent version of the US national atlas, published in digital format starting in 1997. The atlas includes 1) an interactive mapping service that allows one to zoom to any location in the US and choose from approximately 100 thematic layers to display; 2) downloadable geospatial data; and 3) printable maps.
- National Atlas of the United States (US Geological Survey) 1970 (print copy available in atlas G 1200 U57 1970) -the first major national atlas of the United States. Contains 819 thematic maps at scales of 1:7.5 million or smaller. Maps are mostly on a U.S. base. Some maps are also available as separate sheets and are cataloged individually in the Map Collection.
- Statistical Abstract of the United States (US Census Office) 1890
- Scribner's Statistical Abstract of the United States (Hewes) 1880
- Statistical Abstract of the United States (US Census Office) 1870
- Geodata.gov Map Viewer (US Government) Interactive map service includes more than 15 thematic categories, e.g., climate, environment, geology, hazards, each with multiple data layers that can be viewed.
- Maps (USA.gov) Directory of maps produced by federal agencies arranged by broad theme.
- National Map (US Geological Survey) Interactive map service supported by a variety of federal and state agencies that contains layers for adminstrative boundaries, elevation, geology, hydrology, land use/ land cover, orthoimagery, topography and transportation.