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Mapmaker, Mapmaker, Make Me a Map

For science geeks, the United State Geological Survey (USGS) is a beloved and respected organization providing a source of thorough scientific research which delves into the subjects of geology, biology, geography, and water, among others.

An important and lasting project of the USGS has been their work with topographical and interactive maps. The Internet Archive houses a collection of more than 50,000 of their United States maps which are given freely for use in outdoor recreation, scientific research, emergency response, or general interest.

Here are some particularly interesting maps:

  • Glen Arbor, Michigan
  • Half Dome, California
  • Central Park, New York
  • Chicago Loop, Illinois
  • Grand Canyon, Arizona
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Honolulu, Hawaii
  • –Cara Binder

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