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Guess what: On the National Atlas website you can find and make thousands of maps. It's just as interesting as it sounds to let these maps "tell their own stories." This work began as part of an effort to create a new national atlas back in 1997, and since that time it has grown exponentially to include participatory mapping, fact sheets, and much more. Its "father" atlas was created in 1970 and was priced at $100. First-time visitors should use the various sections (Biology, Boundaries, and so on) to learn about the different layers of map data that can be viewed via this digital atlas. Moving on, the Dynamic Maps area includes dozens of maps such as Volcanoes, Vegetation Growth, and Wildlife Mortality. After that, visitors should move on to Map Maker to create their own maps using dozens of thematic map layers contained within topical areas such as geology, history, and government. Half a dozen visits wouldn't do this site justice and it's a valuable resource for geographers, policy-makers, and those in private industry.
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September 14th, 2012
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September 14th, 2012 at 9:56am
Date Of Record Release
September 17th, 2012 at 9:33am
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