At a Glance

Find or make your own statistical maps. These maps enable you to better understand the country that you live in, and the land that surrounds you.

National Atlas

The National Atlas program ended but USGS still provides some maps which seek to help users understand the United States and its place in the world. Map topics include agriculture, biology, boundaries, climate, environment, geology, government, history, cartography, people, transportation, and water.

As one would assume, the primary asset of the site is maps. The site offers several maps ready for printing which emphasize historical content. The available topics include Native American reservations, presidential elections between 1789 and 2012, territorial acquisition from 1783 through present day, and the spread of the West Nile virus in 2000. A selection of wall maps are presented for purchase, including the presidential election map.