Geography and Maps

The David Rumsey Map Collection was started over 25 years ago and contains more than 150,000 maps. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century maps of North and South America, although it also has maps of the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. The collection includes atlases, wall maps, globes, school geographies, pocket maps, books of exploration, maritime charts, and a variety of cartographic materials including pocket, wall, children’s, and manuscript maps. Items range in date from about 1700 to 1950s.

Factmonster Atlas and Map Library

Holt, Rinehart & Winston world maps. Available in English and Spanish.

National Geographic: World map, street and satellite maps, and more in an online atlas.

The Oregon Encyclopedia is an authoritative and free resource on all things Oregon, from the expected to the unexpected. Learn more about the people, places, events, and institutions that define the history and culture of Oregon.

Discover a small sample of the millions of maps produced by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)in its mission to map the Nation and survey its resources. This booklet gives a brief overview of the types of maps sold and distributed by the USGS through its Earth Science Information Centers (ESIC) and also available from business partners located in most States. The USGS provides a wide variety of maps, from topographic maps showing the geographic relief and thematic maps displaying the geology and water resources of the United States, to special studies of the moon and planets.

Oregon Department of Transportation: Maps and Transportation Library

EarthPulse: Interact with maps and information graphics illustrating the human condition, our relationship with nature, and our connected world.

The World Factbook provides in-depth country profiles with information on geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues. It includes maps of major regions and links to other geopolitical and geographical information. (CIA)