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MapMaker: Tectonic Plate Boundaries

Explore the boundaries between Earth's tectonic plates with MapMaker, National Geographic's classroom interactive mapping tool.

MapMaker: Latitude and Longitude

Lines of latitude and longitude help us navigate and describe the Earth. Explore them with MapMaker, National Geographic's classroom interactive mappi...

MapMaker: Meridians and Parallels

The lines that help us describe the Earth.

MapMaker: Ocean Currents

Explore Earth's global conveyor belt with MapMaker, National Geographic's classroom interactive mapping tool.

MapMaker: Volcanoes

Explore Earth's volcanoes with MapMaker, National Geographic's classroom interactive mapping tool....


Use MapMaker Interactive to investigate the rivers that contribute the most plastic pollution to the ocean.

Gross Domestic Product

Browse the nations of the world by their reported GDP.

Central Coast Poetry

Go beyond Steinbeck in Monterey County, California.

Spider Plankton

Spidery "plankton" pours down over eastern Australia.

Egtved Girl

Navigate the travels of a Bronze Age woman.

Dinosaurs in Western Australia

Go droning for dinosaurs in Australia.

World Heritage at Risk

What World Heritage Sites are most at risk? Why?

Competing Claims in the South China Sea

What nations are involved in territorial disputes in the South China Sea?

Major Sites in Mycenaean Greece

What was Mycenaean Greece? What clues remain?

Otzi Unearthed

Where was "Otzi the Iceman" unearthed?

Where was Shakespeare Set?

Where were the settings for Shakespeare's plays?

Sharks of the Eastern U.S.

Dive deep with swarming blacktip sharks of the Eastern U.S.

7 Points in Egyptian History

Navigate the Nile and early civilization with this seven-point timeline-map.

Fairy Circles

Mysterious fairy circles have long lured mystics and conspiracy theorists to Africa’s Namib Desert. Scientists may have finally cracked the fair...

Pearl Harbor Targets

What and where were the targets on the "date which will live in infamy"?

Gibraltar Dispute

Why have tensions risen over Gibraltar and why is it important?

Center of North America

Where is the center of North America? Pretty much where you'd think.

Galloway Hoard

Buried for more than a thousand years, Scotland’s “Galloway hoard” may include rare artifacts looted from medieval monasteries. ...

Base Map: Roads and Streets

Zoom in on roads and streets with our MapMaker Interactive base map.

Anatomy of the Nile

Navigate the anatomy of the Nile.