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Maps and Atlases can be found in the Atlas and Map Case located next to Reference Desk, or in the Reference collection in the G call number area.

National Atlas of the United States (U.S. Geological Survey)
This is the official U.S. atlas.  Originally published in 1970, it is now fully updated in this online interactive version. The 1970 edition has been degitized as well. See the 1970 edition online or in print in the Atlas and Map Case.


Google Earth - Download and install the software on a pc with a broadband internet connection and get 3D images

National Geologic Map Database

Street Maps and Driving Directions

Google Maps

Yahoo! Maps


MSN Maps and Directions

Gazetteers - information about named places and geographic features

Virginia Gazetteer

U.S. Gazetteer

Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), from the USGS

GeoNet Names Server International in scope, from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGS).

Online Map Collections

Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection, University of Texas

Map Collections, 1500-2004 Library of Congress digital map collection

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

University of Georgia Hargett Library Historic Map Collection rare and historic maps only

MapHistory Images of Early Maps on the Web

Color Landform Atlas of the US

American Shores - Maps of the Middle Atlantic Region to 1850 - New York Public Library

Alexandria Digital Library Geospatial Network

National Geographic Student Atlas

National Geographic's MapMachine

Infoplease Atlas - includes printable versions

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