Map-Making at National Geographic

This 1921 map of Europe shows the countries established by the Peace Conference of Paris.

MAP BY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

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Founded in 1915 as the Cartographic Group, the first division of the National Geographic Society, National Geographic Maps has been responsible for illustrating the world around us through the art and science of mapmaking.Today, National Geographic Maps continues this mission by creating the world’s best wall maps, recreation maps, atlases, and globes which inspire people to care about and explore their world. All proceeds from the sale of National Geographic maps go to support the Society’s non-profit mission to increase global understanding and promote conservation of our planet through exploration, research, and education.

 

March 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of National Geographic’s cartographic division—which has created maps, globes, and atlases of the ocean floor, the night sky, and everywhere in between.

Here are a few highlights from our map-making history:

Tool of War: Our 1944 map of Germany served as Winston Churchill’s personal briefing map, which history buffs can view at his Cabinet War Rooms in London.

Visual Aid: Maps made at the Society focus on more than just land mass: They’ve measured meat consumption, opium production, and radioactivity in Chernobyl.

(Official White House Photograph by Pete Souza)

Escape Route: With a 1971 National Geographic map as his guide, Nguyen Van Canh led 49 refugees out of communist Vietnam at the end of the Vietnam War.

VIP Swag: Incoming United States presidents receive a personalized map set from the Society—President Obama’s detailed Hawaii, Kenya, and Indonesia.

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Cities in Europe

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