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After all the kerfuffle about the Ever Given stuck in the Suez Canal and choke points in shipping, Marine Traffic shows it all, opening great discussions on shipping patterns, oil tanker routes, fishing areas, and containers ships.

or more, see Transportation and Communication in Globalization and Trade.Missed a GeoSource? Visit the GeoSource Archive

The Digital Atlas Project is a freely-available online atlas targeted to students and teachers from around the globe, searching for up-to-date world and regional maps, data, and visualizations for learning geography.

Add the Digital Atlas Project as a Favourite or to your Bookmark Bar. Teachers: Link the Digital Atlas Project to your GoogleClassroom pages and assignments, and add us to your school, department, or class website.

Vegetation Cover - Biomes | Source
World Time ZonesInstructional Video (4:16)
World Political Map - Detailed JPG | PDF
Population DensityWiki

These political, physical, and demographic maps, videos and visualizations will assist you with classroom work, remote learning, doing homework, completing projects, and preparing lessons. The resources on these pages cover many of the curriculum elements for middle years and high school in Canada and the United States, Key Stages 2 and 3 in England, Wales, and Scotland, as well as GCSE, IGCSE, A level, AP, and IB Diploma students around the world.

Become a contributor! Students and teachers pour over thousands of websites, maps, and geography resources every day. If you find a public or creative commons map, diagram, or graphic that would help build a more complete online atlas, then please forward the link to the DigitalAtlasProject Team.

Scroll down for more maps, data and visualizations and visit our World Regions and Canada pages. Themes and GeoSkills are gradually being added to, so have a look!

World Map with Subdivisions
(DeviantArt)

Blank Maps of the World (and just about everywhere within it!)

Wikipedia:Blank Maps

3D Paper Globes from 3D Geography

Free High Resolution Political and Physical Maps and data of the World supplied by ShadedRelief.com

Equal Earth Topographic and Environments
19268 × 10630 pixels - 33MB
French & Aus versions + AI files are also available

Equal Earth Political Map
19250 × 10150 pixels - 25MB

Multiple languages + AI files are also available

Large "Wall" Map
17,010 x 9,720 pixels - 34MB

Contiguous United States in Relief
15755 × 10507 pixels - 36MB
plus AI files

Global Overview

What are continents? (3:49)

How many countries are there? (5:25)

WEForum: What are the 10 biggest global challenges?

What are the universal human rights? (TED-Ed: 4:46)

Nations United: Urgent Solutions for Urgent Times (34:09) | UN SDGs Website

Decolonial Atlas - Maps by topic and region of the world.

World Atlas of Global Issues from SciencesPo, Paris

Timelapse
(Time and Google)

Google Earth Engine - Timelapse

ResourceWatch (WRI)

NASA Earth Observations – Global maps available as JPEG, GeoTIFF, CSV and KML files

Earth – Natural Land Cover

Latest Volcanoes - Smithsonian

Latest World Earthquakes
USGS | IRIS

Latest Tropical Cyclones - CIMSS

Also found under Climate Hazards in Climate Systems & Hazards

World Air Quality Index

NOAA GeoHazards Map of Tsunamis, Earthquakes and Volcanoes

At first, it shows everything. But use the Search buttons to restrict by date and severity.

Carbon Brief - Mapping Events attributable to climate change

Also found under Effects of Climate Change in Global Climate Change

Aqueduct Water Stress Atlas
also Country Rankings (WRI)

Also found in Climate Hazards under Climate Systems and Hazards

Natural Hazards Image Database (NOAA)

Climate Graphs Interactive World Map

World Temperatures

3D Interactive Globe

World Biomes

Global tropical cyclone (or hurricane) tracks

Tropical Cyclone / Hurricane Tracks

NASA EO Global Maps

Population 2018 WorldMapper

Current World Population by Country (PopulationPyramids)

Gapminder.org

Our World in Data

Population Increase 2010-2015 (Wiki)

Life Expectancy, 2016 (Wiki)

Median Age, 2017 (Wiki)

HDI
Human Development Index (Wiki)
UN Data

Fertility Rate

Religion: Dominant Religion in each Country (Wiki)

Subnational HDI

Population Growth | Map
Full Article with charts
from Our World in Data


SDG Tracker | UNDP Site

Languages (Ethnologue)

World Languages
(MapsofWorld)

A World of Languages (VisualCapitalist)

Ten most spoken languages in the World

Migration and Refugees

Democracy Index
Website | Video

COVID-19 Data

Urban Population Data

→ search and download to spreadsheet

Bright Lights, Big Cities

Interactive urbanization map from the Economist

UN Urbanization Maps

World's Largest Cities

Visualizations

True Size of . . .

Earth-Sun Relationships & the Seasons
Animation | Wiki

Population Pyramids
Age-Sex Graphs | Video

World Migration

Windy.com
Simply the best visual weather website (and iOS/Android app)

Population

What's my place in the world population?

Refugees

Mapmerizer - Two Cities Side-by-Side

Urban Footprints | Source

City Comparisons

Treepedia - Canopy Cover in Cities

NASA Earth Observatory
Image of the Day

Flag Map of the World

Visual Capitalist: The $88 Trillion World Economy