Inspiring exploration and understanding of the world through the art and science of mapmaking

Founded in 1915 as the Map Department of the National Geographic Society, National Geographic Maps was the Society’s first division separate from the Magazine. Since then it has published nearly 500 folded magazine supplement maps, over 3,000 magazine page maps, dozens of world atlases, thousands of digital maps, and nearly 1,500 retail map titles in the outdoor, reference, and travel categories.

Today, National Geographic Maps continues to illustrate the world around us through the art and science of mapmaking. Part of a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company and the National Geographic Society, every map purchase helps support the Society, an impact-driven, nonprofit organization using the power of science, exploration, education, and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world.

Outdoor Recreation Maps

Folded Topographic Maps – Considered essential gear by experienced outdoorspeople, Trails Illustrated topographic maps provide detailed information to plan and guide outdoor adventures across North America. Since acquiring the Trails Illustrated brand in 1997, NatGeo Maps has grown its line of outdoor maps to over 300 titles. Produced and regularly updated in consultation with local land managers, they are printed on durable waterproof media and are available digitally through various mapping apps.

Topographic Map Booklets – In addition to folded sheet maps covering North America’s premier national and state parks, forests, and monuments, the Trails Illustrated line has evolved to include the convenient new format of topographic map guide booklets for long-distance trails, backpacking loops, river corridors, summits—and more recently, day hikes. The booklet line is expanding beyond North America to include long-distance trails in Europe.

Reference Wall Maps

Current Wall Maps – With their distinctive cartographic typefaces and boundary treatments, National Geographic’s reference wall maps are recognized by map lovers around the world. They include world, continent, country, and regional maps in different sizes, styles, and finishes to hang in homes, offices, and classrooms.

Historic Wall Maps – Originally published as folded magazine supplements, National Geographic’s thematic wall maps covering nature, history, science, and culture themes are appreciated for their clear and engaging design and rich and informative illustrations and annotations.

Travel Maps

Regional Touring Maps – As a top travel brand, National Geographic takes pride in the quality and completeness of its travel maps and road atlases. The Adventure Map series is designed for touring international destinations, with a careful balance of detail and perspective to highlight points of interest for those venturing outside city centers.

City Touring MapsCity Destination maps combine detailed street-level maps highlighting iconic landmarks and attractions with interesting and practical facts and travel information to guide the exploration of the world’s great cities.

Road Atlases – The top-selling travel book in North America since 2020, National Geographic Road Atlas: Adventure Edition delivers up-to-date road maps for all 50 U.S. States, plus Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. It includes detailed maps for major cities and metropolitan areas and guidebook-like recommendations for the top adventure destinations.

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