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Maps Produced By The U.S. Government

The United States government is a significant producer of maps. This guide covers the major types of maps produced and how best to access them in print or online.

CIA World Factbook

The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for the use by U.S. Government officials. It provides quick access to information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for select world entities. Each entry is accompanied by a map. The World Factbook also provides quick access to regional, world, and CIA maps.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) collects, analyzes, and distribute geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) in support of national security as well as disaster relief.

United Nations

Although not a product of the U.S. Federal Government, international maps produced by the United Nations are a free and reliable source for geographic information.