Tell your story with maps

There is no platform as elegant & simple as a map to show your clients where you do business. Let National Geographic illustrate your world.
Washington, DC


At National Geographic, we’ve perfected the art of storytelling. Whether through a map or television program, in our magazines, or on the Web or mobile device, we work to tell incredible stories that inspire people to care about and explore their world.  CARTOGRAPHY IS VITAL TO EFFECTIVE STORY TELLING. Maps have a unique way of organizing and interpreting an incredible amount of information in an easy-to-understand and engaging way. 

Over the years, National Geographic Maps has expanded its scope to include custom projects produced with great partners. National Geographic’s custom maps have helped many organizations tell their stories through rich visuals, stunning cartography, and digital experiences. Our extensive range of print and digital mapping capabilities, along with a 125-year tradition and revered global brand, make National Geographic Maps an ideal storytelling partner.


Whether a map is used to promote tourism, to facilitate stewardship of historic and natural resources, or to highlight the locations where an organization is working around the world, National Geographic Maps offers a multi-platform solution utilizing custom print maps and digital, interactive, and mobile maps. 

This multi-platform approach is exhibited in National Geographic’s work with tourism destinations around the world to develop interactive websites, mobile applications and printed maps. These MapGuides utilize input from local stakeholders and promote geotourism: tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place—its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage and well-being of its residents.

National Geographic Maps also offers a storytelling medium and custom publishing platform that allows organizations to embed location-based multimedia stories in websites and applications. The format combines dynamic maps, multimedia, and narrative to take viewers on tours of places and topics. These Geostories are authored through an intuitive content management system and publishing them is as easy as embedding a YouTube video. 


From our first world map printed in 1922, to our new map of the War of 1812, National Geographic’s unique, vast archive is available to be licensed. 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, or a map of the Civil War to be used in a textbook.


  • Custom Branded "Premium" Versions of Existing National Geographic Maps and Atlases
  • Content Licensing for Product Development, Storytelling, Visual Aesthetic, Back-end
  • Full-Service Map Creation (Research, Design & Editorial Services)
  • Interactive Map Development (Web and Mobile)
  • Production Sourcing (Printing, Translation, and Customization)
  • Consulting 


Contact us today to learn how a business partnership with National Geographic can help you attract new customers, retain loyal clients, and grow your business.

Robbie Wager:: Custom Publishing & Licensing Sales Manager :: 202.536.9756

National Geographic - Maps Division


Founded in 1915 as the Map Department of the National Geographic Society, National Geographic Maps is responsible for illustrating the world around us through the art & science of cartography. National Geographic is the world's largest publisher of maps, with more than 1,500 titles including reference maps and atlases, detailed topographic trail and coastal recreation maps, and travel maps.

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