Gridded Population of the World - GPW v3 Introduction GPWv3 depicts the distribution of human population across the globe. GPWv3 provides globally consistent and spatially explicit human population information and data for use in research, policy making, and communications. Map Collections Home Page The Library of Congress Search by Keyword | Browse by Geographic Location Index | Subject Index | Creator Index | Title Index The Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress holds more than 4.5 million items, of which Map Collections represents only a small fraction, those that have been converted to digital form. The focus of Map Collections is Americana and Cartographic Treasures of the Library of Congress.
Atlas of the World The origin of the word World Atlas in itself is no less interesting than the traditional meaning which has come to denote a collection of maps, providing an encyclopedic wealth of information on the land, people and cultures in different parts of the world. One of the legends in this relation state, that the land of Mauritania was once ruled by King Atlas, a great philosopher, mathematician and astronomer who created the first celestial globe. In 1595, the great cartographer Gerardus Mercator first called his collection of maps as an "Atlas" in honor of this legendary king Atlas. Another even more popular legend speaks about the Greek mythological character of Atlas, the son of Titan Iapetus and Oceanid Asia, who was condemned to bear the burden of celestial sphere on his shoulders by the Greek God of Zeus. Atlas of the World The world atlas, even though seen as nothing but a well-designed and bulky tome sitting on library shelves, has had a very vivid history.
Map Collection Digital Maps The Harvard Map Collection is one of the oldest and largest collections of cartographic materials in the United States with over 500,000 items. Resources range from 16th century globes to modern maps and geographic information systems (GIS) layers. A selection of our materials has been digitally imaged and is offered both as true picture images and georeferenced copies. This Virtual Collection includes those maps and atlases that are available through the Harvard Image Delivery Service. Those maps that have been georeferenced are available through the Harvard Geospatial Library.
World Map Collection World Map Collections are a cooperative project of several public and private universities of Florida and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to make digitized modern and antique maps available on the Web. The Florida and Caribbean collections are particularly strong, but Africa, the Americas, and the Middle East are also represented. Maps are taken from archives, special collections, and libraries of the state's public and private universities. International Mineral Maps USGS Home Contact USGS Search USGS Minerals Information Home / Commodity / Country / State / Products / Contacts / International Mineral Maps
Library of Congress Geography and Maps: An Illustrated Guide Credits for the print version of this guide: This publication was made possible by generous support from the James Madison Council, a national, private-sector advisory council dedicated to helping the Library of Congress share its unique resources with the nation and the world. From the Geography and Map Division, Ralph E.