The CIA creates simple letter-sized (8.5" x 11") maps of countries of the world. These page-size base maps are in the public domain. They may be copied freely without permission of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
This site provides viewing access certain charts published by the United States National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. Currently Regions 1 (Coast of North America), 5 (West Africa, Mediterranean, Black Sea) and 9 (Eastern Asia, SE Russia, Philippines) are available.
View basic or custom maps and local business information, including business locations, contact information, and driving directions. Click and drag maps to view adjacent sections immediately. View aerial images of your desired location that you can zoom and pan. 45-degree images now available. Some areas include traffic information and street-level views.
The commission for environmental cooperation, including Natural Resources Canada; Mexico's National Institute of Statistics and Geography; and the U.S. Geological Survey – created harmonized base map layers of political boundaries, populated places, roads and railroads, coastlines, lakes and rivers, and other features provide a consistent framworkto depict layers for renewable energy capacity, priority conservation areas, and other environmental themes.
Thanks to Daniel Dalet we have numerous styles of blank maps of countries and regions, downloadable as .gif, .pdf, .cdr, .svg, .ai, or .wmf. Free, but be sure to take note of the (generous) terms and conditions for use.
The Atlas of Canada provides authoritative, current and accessible geographic information products at a national level. Working with partners, the Atlas facilitates the integration and analysis of diverse data in order to increase overall knowledge about Canada.
[MSU Map library has older editions of the paper Atlas of Canada]
GEOSCAN is the bibliographic database for scientific and technical publications of the Earth Sciences Sector (ESS) of Natural Resources Canada. It indexes about 50,000 pubications. Some are owned by MSU Libraries and some not. Check holdings in the Libraries' online catalog and also check with the MSU Map Library.
Use an interactive viewer (via Atlas of Canada) to view detailed topographic information. Find here also links to information on downloading or purchasing maps. [The MSU Map library also houses an extensive collection of paper topographic maps of Canada at 1:250,000 and 1:50,000.]
GeologyOntario provides access to the information holdings of the Ontario Geological Survey. Rich spatial and attribute search functionality facilitates discovery of information in over 85,000 reports and 168,000 maps from OGS publications and client submitted mining assessment files. In addition, hundreds of digital products containing field data, geophysical surveys, geochemical analyses and geochronological measurements.