We maintain a set of tools that are custom-built to address the National Park Service's web mapping needs. These tools constantly evolve as new technologies are integrated and old technologies are phased out.
We know these tools work because we use them everyday in our own projects. They help us build accessible, usable, and stable maps that fit into the rich graphic tradition of the National Park Service. They also help ensure longevity for our maps, as building maps with a set of consistent and tried-and-tested tools means we aren't building one-offs that will require individual attention and maintenance. This means that maps built with our tools today will continue to improve as our toolset improves.
Anyone in the National Park Service can use our tools. They support a wide variety of platforms and technologies, and are extremely flexible and powerful. If you are new to web maping, you'll probably want to get started with the NPMap Builder. It wraps our standalone tools in a graphical interface that walks you through the process of building and deploying a web map step-by-step. If, however, you are a developer or are more technically-inclined, you can use our standalone tools to jumpstart your project.
Build and deploy engaging maps.
Walk through the process of building a map with the entire NPMap toolset step-by-step. No coding required!
Build a Map (NPS-only)
Use data from a variety of sources.
Change your data's symbology.
Customize the display and functionality.
Embed your map into your own web page.
Contribute your knowledge.
Maintain core data for your park and help improve the National Park Service's mapping and digital products.
Create Data (NPS-only)
Customize your map.
With the elegant Leaflet library at its core, NPMap.js is a solid foundation for your maps.
Start with a basemap.
Both beautiful and flexible, Park Tiles is designed to fit into the National Park Service's graphic identity.