Preserving the past and advancing the future of maps

Learn about our collections

Inspiring learning through map education

Resources for teachers and students

Digital humanities bring geography alive

Explore digital projects

Reference and research for everyone

See what you can learn

For K-12 teachers

Our educator resources support teachers in fields ranging from geography and social studies to STEM and world history

For researchers

Our collections open up countless ways of exploring people and places around the world, and we welcome researchers from all walks of life

Search digital collections

Make a quick search of our main Digital Collections portal. For more, see Searching the Collections.

The truth is in there

On September 10, our exhibition Bending Lines: Maps and Data from Distortion to Deception opens in our free gallery in Copley Square. Learn more about whether maps tell the truth, spin a lie—or something in between.

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