National Geographic
National Geographic


  • Travels of Odysseus

    Poetry! Sex! Drugs! Absentee fathers! Ancient Greece!

  • Navigate our First National Park

    Let Yellowstone introduce you to map-reading

    A map of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, shows the outline of the caldera of the massive Yellowstone supervolcano. The Yellowstone supervolcano last erupted about 640,000 years ago.
  • Maps Track the World in Flight

    Check out these kaleidoscope-style flight path visualizations

Real-World Geography: Geographers and Cartographers

See what it takes to put yourself (and everything else) on the map.

Cartographer: Nathaniel Kelso

Nathaniel Kelso is a cartographer for the Washington Post.

Data Artist: Jer Thorp

Jer Thorp unites the arts and sciences to visualize and communicate complicated information.

Guerilla Geographer: Dr. Daniel Raven-Ellison

Guerrilla geographer Daniel Raven-Ellison works with kids through his Mission: Explore to help people retain their creativity and optimism about the world around them.

Crisis Mapper: Dr. Patrick Meier

Patrick Meier is a crisis mapper. He collects data and assembles real-time maps that help local relief organizations deliver aid to disaster victims.

Author and Atlas-Maker: Rebecca Solnit

A profile of Rebecca Solnit, author of Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas.

Get Started with MapMaker Interactive

MapMaker Interactive

An interactive mapping experience with rich layers of information on the physical Earth, oceans, culture, and more.

Map Games

Fun with Maps

Find games that teach map skills to use in your classroom.

1-Page Maps

Printable 1-page maps of continents, countries, and states. Visit the MapMaker 1-Page Map tool to customize and download your map. See all of our 1-Page Maps.


Learn more about our Neighbor to the North and its Maritime Provinces.