Huge Map Collection

There are lots of sites on the Internet where you can download maps, but the grandaddy of them all is the Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection at the University of Texas at Austin. This was one of the first sites I found when I started writing a newsletter about useful sites back in 1997. It’s a no-frills site that is well-organized and has a huge number of maps for you to look at. There are political maps, topographical maps, relief maps, historical maps, and more. Some of my favorites are the thematic maps, which show things like: ocean currents and sea ice; mean annual precipitation; oil and gas pipelines; population and tribal groups; and natural vegetation for various countries and regions of the world. If you like maps, you’ll love this site.
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