National Geographic Thematic Maps Launch in New Google Tool
Google Maps Gallery brings classic cartography online.
National Geographic has been producing thematic maps for decades, revealing not just physical features but also location-based details on cultures, history, wildlife, science, and more. Now, a treasure trove of more than 500 of those maps are available online in a new service from Google Maps.
The National Geographic maps can be found in their own section of Google Maps Gallery, which launched officially on February 27. This includes reference maps, wall maps, National Geographic magazine supplement maps, and other creations from over the years, all laid on top of the relevant Google basemaps.
Examples include a detailed map of Civil War battles, a classic Africa wall map, a map of adventure activities in the Dominican Republic, and