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Maps Theme Page

This "Theme Page" has links to websites which provide ready-made maps of use in classrooms. Please read our disclaimer.

For websites that teach about map-making and about reading maps -- either curricular resources (information, content...) for students to learn about this topic, or instructional materials (lesson plans) for teachers -- see the companion Mapping Theme Page.


CIA World Fact Book
In addition to being a primary source of summarized geographic information, the Factbook also provides:

DFRP Map Navigator
The Directory of Federal Real Property is a service of the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, in the form of an interactive map. It's not primarily for general public use and the interface has a bit of a learning curve. But for most built-up locales in Canada, clicking the "i" button and a map location displays that location's latitude and longitude to four decimal places. That's accurate enough to distinguish between one house and the next.

MapBlast! and MapQuest
These two commercial sites allow users to interactively browse and zoom their way to millions of locations worldwide, and to print their maps at a variety of scales.

Maps and Globes
Geography World's meta-list of links to over 75 sites on maps.

Maps and References
There are hundreds of maps at this site. A large number are of the United States, but there are also plenty of world maps, maps of other countries, interactive maps, links to libraries of maps, tutorials on maps, and on-line atlases. The site also contains other standard reference works (e.g., dictionaries, telephone directories, etc.).

National Atlas of Canada
The Canadian National Atlas - including base maps, geographic names, and thematic maps.

National Geographic Society
The premier U.S. provider of popular geographic knowledge has two map resources of interest to students and teachers.

Online Map Creation
Students can create maps interactively by filling out a form designating the area they want mapped and the results are then presented on their screen via their browser. A Postscript version of the map can also be downloaded.

PCL Map Collection
This site contains on-line maps from all over the world. Maps can can be viewed and saved for later reference.

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Note: The sites listed above will serve as a source of curricular content in Mapping. For other resources in Social Studies (e.g., curricular content, lesson plans, and theme pages), click the "previous screen" button below. Or, click here if you wish to return directly to the CLN menu which will give you access to educational resources in all of our subjects.

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