Who is National Geographic Maps

Classic Wall Map

Maps have been a cornerstone of National Geographic since they were published in the first issue of the magazine in October 1888. The year 1915 witnessed the founding of the Map Department, which evolved into today’s National Geographic Maps, one of the world's leading map publishers. 

As in the past, our cartographers continue to illustrate the world around us through the art and science of mapmaking. We adhere to this long-held mission by creating the world’s best wall maps, outdoor recreation maps, travel maps, atlases, globes, and map apps.

National Geographic Maps is a division of National Geographic Partners, a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company and the National Geographic Society.

We return 27% of the proceeds from all map sales and licensing to the nonprofit Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation, and education. 

Our team of cartographers, editors, producers, and salespeople is located in Washington, DC and Evergreen, Colorado.

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