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Blank and Outline Maps
Blank maps showing only the outline of a place can be useful when you want to create a customized map for a school project or presentation. These are collections of blank and outline maps that can be printed out for educational or personal use at home or in the classroom.
We have many hard copy outline maps that are just the right size to fit on an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of paper, making them especially suitable for using in a term paper or for making into a transparency for a class presentation. Since many of these maps are not indexed in the Library Catalog, please ask for assistance at the Government Documents Service Desk on the Third Floor of Willis Library.
Outline Map Sites
A comprehensive list of Web sites that provide blank and outline maps, sorted by place.
Blank and Outline Maps
Collections of blank and outline maps to print out for educational or personal use at home or in the classroom.
Classroom Resources: Blank and Outline Maps
These are maps in PDF format that can be printed out for personal or educational use. They include themes such as historical maps and climate maps.
Free Blank US State Outline Maps
These Adobe Illustrator and editable PDF maps are scalable to virtually any size without loss in detail or quality, thanks to their vector format. The PDF maps can be opened using the free Adobe Reader software and are designed for use in a wide array of software applications, including Microsoft PowerPoint and Word. PDF maps are also editable in Adobe Illustrator 10 or higher.
State and County Outline Maps
PDF maps of United States counties based on data from the 2000 Census.
Xpeditions Atlas: Maps Made for Printing and Copying
Maps of continents and selected countries from National Geographic that can be printed out in outline form. Names and borders can be turned on or off.
The World Factbook
This online edition includes several reference maps of continents, regions, time zones, and other selected areas that can be printed out on an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of paper. Sections on specific countries include small outline maps of the countries.