Digital Maps & Apps

We’ve been producing the world’s best travel, reference, and outdoor recreation maps for more than a century. These maps are available in many digital forms including mobile apps, georeferenced PDFs and TIFF images, online map tiles, and vector data for use in geographic information systems (GIS). We are always exploring ways of delivering our 800+ map titles in digital formats, so if you have any ideas, please contact us. Learn more about our current digital map products below.

PDF Maps

Our outdoor recreation, travel, reference, and historical maps are available through the Avenza PDF Maps store to download and track your location within the PDF Maps mobile app. Each map is purchased separately, letting you build your personal NatGeo map collection on your mobile device.

National Geographic World Atlas

The best world geography reference resource available on iPhone and iPad. The Atlas features Nat Geo's award-winning cartography and stats and facts about every country on Earth.

Curious about a place in the news, looking for a trusted source of information for a school project, or just want to spin the globe and explore? The Atlas puts the world at your fingertips.

- Get flags, facts, and stats for every country and territory

- Receive daily trivia, pop quizzes, and on-this-day information

- Create pin lists of places you've been and places you want to go

- Download maps for offline use

- Get real-time weather data


We license our digital maps to other organizations to use in their products and publications. From our Africa map printed in 1909, to our latest reference, adventure, or trail maps, National Geographic’s unique, vast map archive is available to be licensed for print or digital products. We offer maps to suit any number of needs and tastes, from a historic map of New York City to showcase in a home décor catalog, to a map of the US Civil War for a textbook, or a Trails Illustrated map for natural resource management. Learn more about licensing our maps and data.


We offer a digital storytelling platform called GeoStories that allows organizations to embed place-based multimedia stories in websites and applications. The format combines dynamic maps, multimedia, and narrative to take viewers on tours of places and topics. GeoStories are authored through an intuitive content management system and publishing them is as easy as embedding a YouTube video. The platform provides an easy and affordable way to add an engaging interactive map and multimedia component to any website. Learn more about GeoStories.