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Maps Featured in News & Journals

This page contains digital copies of thematic maps that have appeared in the news, journal articles, or other sources. They are provided for reference only. Permission to use these must be requested from the original publisher. See sources for more details on subjects presented. Clicking on most maps below will show larger versions.

See also: Maps of Current Interest for maps of places in the news. View United States Thematic Maps.

map Freedom in the World. Click on map to see larger size image. Go to Freedom House for more maps and data.
map "Earthweek: A Diary of the Planet." LA Times map with description on world disasters for the week of July 23, 2004. (Click map to see full size with text.)
map Design map of Argentina (note that the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) and Antarctica are included in this creative work. Source: Argentina, Mapa Turístico (Tourist map). SEL Map Room
map The country of Andorra (Europe). A map showing this small country that is surrounded by France and Spain. Source: Amodeo, Chris. "Andorra" Geographical: The Magazine of the Royal Geographical Society 76:7 (April 2004): 116. See article for more on Andorra.
map Upper Mekong River Watershed, showing the two recorded sources. The 1994 position is now accepted as the actual source. Source: Pilkington, John. "Journey to the Source of the Mekong" Geographical: The Magazine of the Royal Geographical Society 76:7 (July 2004): 29. See article for more details.
map Map showing Lake Tonawanda (ca. 12,000 BP), which created many regional wetlands that are causing housing problems throughout the area (e.g., Amherst, North Tonawanda).
map The Real World: The Civilizations Shaping the New Global Order, from: Huntington, Samuel P. "The Many Faces of the Future: Why We'll Never Have a Universal Civilization" Utne Reader (May/June 1997): 76
map Indigenous Cultures of the World (National Geographic August 1999 p. 66-67). (Click map to see full size)
map Figure 2: Boundaries of the lower 48 states and the numbered physical features cited in this pamphlet. Source: A Tapestry of Time and Terrain: Pamphlet to Accompany Geologic Investigations Series I-2720 / by Jose F. Vigil, Richard J. Pike, and David G. Howell (2000). SEL Map Room US I 19.91: I-2720/ PAMPHL
Interactive Fracking Map showing community activities against hydraulic fracturing in oil production.
map "The moutain lion is the most widely distributed large predator in the western hemisphere. Since the 1960s, bag limits have replaced bounties and lion populations in the United States and Canada have grown to around 15,000 spreading even into some suburbs. Of the 17 fatal and 68 nonfatal attacks on people since 1890, a disproportionate number (above) have occurred within the past decade."--Caption. Source: "Is That a Mountain Lion in Your Backyard?" Discover 22:6 (June 2001): 63.
map Map of the Appalachian Trail from the Appalachian Trail Conference website. Maps and trail guides available at their store.
map Pollen Seasons in the United States (Aventis Pharmaceuticals Seasonal Allergies p. 8-9).

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Center of population is “the point at which an imaginary, flat, weightless, and rigid map of a country or state would balance perfectly if weights of identical value were placed on it so that each weight represented the location of one person on the date of the census.” New York's 18,976,457 people are centered at Lat. N 41°30'27" / W 74°38'42", which is near Monticello, in Sullivan County.

Source of data:


Centers of Population for Census 2000