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* Ready Reference: Atlases & Maps

Atlases & Geography

Interactive Road Maps
Google Maps
Zoom in to any U.S. location or retrieve driving directions between two addresses (or two street intersections or two towns). Display options include a generic street map, a street map underlaid by aerial photography, and in some cases an oblique view.

Mapquest provides standard interactive road maps and driving directions. If you click on "Outside U.S. and Canada" you may retrieve roadmaps of the rest of the world.

Online Maps to Download or Print
Scanned Maps from University of Texas Map Library
The University of Texas at Austin offers this huge resource of online maps of many kinds.

National Atlas of the United States
Customizable online maps including general, agriculture, biology, climate, environment and other topics. 

Location & Distance Tools
How far is it?
Enter the names of two cities to learn the distance between them (as the bird flies). For driving distances, use the interactive road maps linked above.

US Population
Type in the name of a place to learn basic population numbers. 

Milne Library LibGuides on Maps

MSU Map Library: Links to Useful Sites
This site is maintained by MSU Map Librarian, Kathleen Weessies.