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Geography for Teachers: Maps, Atlases, and Gazetteers

This libguide contains all information necessary to refine one's pedagogy with respect to geography education and Common Core implementation.


Many maps produced by the U.S. government (including topographical maps) may be viewed and ordered online:

An excellent website for international maps:



  • U.S. Gazetteer 2010 and 2000 and 1990 census. Downloadable files for places, counties, county subdivisions, and ZCTAsTM (ZIP Code® Tabulation Area).
  • GEOnet Names Server (GNS)
  • Maplandia

Books at the Library

Maps Websites

Outline Maps

Historic Maps