Thematic Map Resources
Alaska Public Lands Maps
This map is a large format wall map showing public lands across the state of Alaska and extending into the Northwest Territories, Yukon Territory, and British Columbia provinces of northwest Candada and the Chukotka Autonomous Region of Russia.
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These maps, showing ownership and acreage, are the 'official record' of the acreage of federal and non-federal lands within the park boundaries. As such this data is intended for use as a tool for GIS analysis. It is in no way intended for engineering or legal purposes.
Explore the biodiversity of our national parks through the observations that visitors and citizen scientists have made on iNaturalist! iNaturalist is a mobile and web-based tool where people can document the plants, animals, and other species they see and the iNaturalist community works together to identify what was observed.
Geodiversity refers to the full variety of natural geologic (rocks, minerals, sediments, fossils, landforms, and physical processes) and soil resources and processes that occur in the park. The NPS Geodiversity Atlas delivers information in support of education, Geoconservation, and integrated management of living (biotic) and non-living (abiotic) components of the ecosystem.
Map indicating parks with both a geologic map, report available, or a scoping meeting summary.
Use this map to explore Inventory and Monitoring networks, their parks, and their science.
The Land Resources Division guides and supports the land acquisition program for the National Park Service. The following are examples of legislative, boundary, and aquisition maps managed by the National Park Service.
Cowpens National Battlefield Legislative Segment map
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park Proposed Boundary and Authorized Acquisition Areas
The National Park System has gorgeous ocean parks all the way from the icy waters of Alaska to the warm waters of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Pacific islands.
Identifies parks with hiking opportunities including information regarding backcountry Hiking and Off Trail Permitted Hiking.
The contiguous United States (the 'Lower 48') are divided into physiographic provinces according to their geomorphology. Every province has its own beauty, and its own cultural and geologic heritage highlighted by the National Park System.
Maps depicting natural sound conditions vs. current, human-impacted conditions. Scientists at the National Park Service use these maps to determine strategies for mitigating the effects of human-induced noise in park lands.
The Vegetation Mapping Inventory classifies, describes, and maps vegetation communities in more than 270 national park units across the country. Species and vegetation communities vary from park to park, and park managers, researchers, and ecologists all need and use this information.
This map provides detailed information and links for individual wild and scenic rivers.