Geographical Website: United States, Online Mile/km Scale?

I’m looking for a website similar to an almanac that has information in context of the United States only and shows the Scale, states (obviously), lakes, basically all the things you will find in a school U.S Map. Please Help. Already have tried google but still can’t find the one I’m looking for. Thank YOu.

Try the National Atlas of the United States website. The navigation takes a bit of getting used to, but once you know what you’re doing it really can give you some amazing information. There’s a guide here that will help you familiarize yourself with the features of the Atlas and how to get the most out of it.

Good luck.

I am not Sure what you are looking for but if you just want maps of the USA with scales both in Km and Mi then should do it.

Wow! Thanks to both mhendo & sailor. BUT sailor hit it right on the spot. Thanks anyways mhendo, that information is pretty cool as well. :slight_smile:


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Bolding mind. Shapefiles are the easy way to go. Probably the most common as well.

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