These resources are offered as a, hopefully, useful subset of the many resources available on the topic. No effort is made to provide an exhaustive listing. Not every point of view will be represented – that is not the intent here.
This historical map collection has over 42,000 maps and images focusing on rare 18th and 19th century North American and South American maps and other cartographic materials. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia and Africa are also represented.
The Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress holds more than 4.5 million items, of which only a small fraction have been converted to digital form. The focus of this collection is Americana and Cartographic Treasures and restricted to items that are not covered by copyright protection.
Collection of maps by the National Geographic Society, including a collection of print maps available for purchase, EarthPulse: a visual guide to trends, Atlas Puzzles, and political and physical maps of the world.
This large format full-colour map features the World Heritage sites and brief explanations of the World Heritage Convention and the World Heritage conservation programs, as well as superb photos of World Heritage sites with explanatory captions.
This e-learning site focuses on a critical, but often neglected skill for business, communication, and engineering students: the ability to evaluate, apply, or create conceptual visual representations.
The Census Bureau is working to increase our use of visualization in making data available to the public, and this gallery is an early part of that effort. The first posted visualizations will pertain largely to historical population data, building on prior work done to portray historical changes in the growth and redistribution of the U.S. population.
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward R. Tufte