Maps – Web Sites


Local Air Quality Conditions and Forecasts

Atlas: The Louisiana Statewide GIS

Geospatial Data for the State of Louisiana

Background Notes

U.S. Department of State – Facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states.

Disease Maps

USGS maps studying the spatial distribution of the West Nile Virus, insect-borne encephalitis and Powassan Virus in the US. Other features include history of the virus, and descriptions of symptoms and methods of transmission.

EnviroMapper for EnviroFacts

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s access to several EPA databases to provide information about environmental activities that may affect air, water, and land anywhere in the United States.

GeoFRED/Geographic Federal Reserve Economic Data

Economic Research from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Lincoln Parish GIS

Maps provided by the Lincoln Parish GIS Office. Retrieve and view spatial data about Lincoln Parish including school districts, boundaries, and soil types, etc.

LouisianaMap – Louisiana’s Geospatial Portal

Create, view, and print maps of Louisiana.

Map Projections

Various projections including: Azimuthals, Conics, Cylndricals, Polyconics, Pseudoconics, and Pseudocylindricals

MapQuest Maps

Maps and driving directions.

MSR Maps

The Microsoft Research Maps Web site provides free public access to a vast data store of maps and aerial photographs of the United States.

National Atlas of the United States

Contains interactive and static maps using data from over 20 government agencies that “capture and depict the patterns, conditions, and trends of American life.”

National Weather Service

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service

National Wetlands Inventory

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Series of topical maps to show wetlands and deepwater habitats.

Soil Surveys by State | NRCS Soils

Many soil surveys are available online. At this time, only a few Louisiana parishes are on the web. Prescott Library has a full collection of soil surveys from every state.

TIGER/Line – U.S. Census

Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing System: digital database of geographic features covering the entire U.S.

Topo Maps – MyTopo/Maptech MapServer

Switch between topographic, aeronautical, nautical, and the air photo of available areas.

TOXMAP – TRI and Superfund Environmental Maps

U.S. National Library of Medicine – Explore on-site toxic releases and hazardous waste sites.

U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The U.S. Board on Geographic Names maintains uniform geographic name usage throughout the Federal Government.

U.S. Gazetteer Files: 1990, 2000, 2010, 2012, and 2013

A powerful geographic and demographic tool that allows you to search for 1990, 2000, 2010, 2012, and 2013  Census data by simply typing in a zip code or city and state.

U.S. Weather Maps

Satellite, radar, historic, and travel weather maps.

United Nations Cartographic Section Web Site

Country profile maps, thematic maps, and DFS mission maps.

World City Maps – Perry-Castaneda Map Collection – UT Library Online

From the University of Texas Map Collection.

World Factbook

Central Intelligence Agency: Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for each country of the world.


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