The National Atlas has prepared reference and outline maps of the United States that you can print or use online. The reference maps display general reference features such as boundaries, cities, capitals, major highways, rivers and lakes, and terrain. Outline maps showing county boundaries, State boundaries, capitals, or other basic features are also available. Maps without labels are included for students and teachers of American geography. The maps are in color, but will also print or copy well in black and white.
The maps are available in the following formats.
- GIF (Graphics Interchange Format)
These maps are for use on the World Wide Web and can be viewed in your browser window.
File Sizes: Each map page in GIF format is between 50 – 218KB.
- PDF (Portable Document Format)
These maps can be printed using your home or office printer. Each map is designed to fit a 8.5- by 11-inch sheet of paper.
File Sizes: Each map page in PDF format ranges from 1 – 9MB.
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader software to view and print PDF files.