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  • U.S. Census Bureau – Maps and Data

    TIGER/Line Shapefiles, KMLs, TIGERweb, cartographic boundary files, geographic relationship files, and reference and thematic maps.

  • Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri)

    Founded in 1969, an international supplier of Geographic Information System (GIS) software, web GIS and geodatabase management applications.

  • National Geographic Maps

    Founded in 1915, mission is to create the world’s best wall, outdoor recreation and travel maps, atlases and globes that inspire people to explore their world.

  • Rand McNally

    Founded in 1856, specializes in maps, navigation, road travel, and trip planning; for consumers, trucking and commercial transportation market, and educators.  

  • Sanborn Maps

    ProQuest’s Digital Sanborn Maps (fire insurance maps, 1867-1970), provides 660,000+ large-scale maps of more than 12,000 American towns and cities.

  • Sidwell Maps

    Geospatial solutions provider specializing in GIS products and services, including cadastral mapping, land records, and photogrammetric products.

  • Library of Congress - Geography and Map Division

    Largest and most comprehensive cartographic collection in the world, provides cartographic and geographic information for all parts of the world.

  • U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) - The National Map

    Topographic information includes orthoimagery (aerial photographs), elevation, hydrography, boundaries, transportation, structures, and land cover.