Country and Travel


Topographical Maps                                                              U.S. topo maps are digital quadrangle maps produced by the National Geospatial Program of the US Geographical Survey (USGS).  The digital 7.5-minute quadrangle format maps are available for free download from the USGS store.  Each map is delivered in PDF format with geospatial extensions (GeoPDF) and is made from key layers of geographic data - orthoimagery, Transportation, geographic names, topographic contours, boundaries, hydrographystructures, and woodlands - found in The National Map.  The National Map is a nationwide repository of the integrated data fron local, State, Federal, and other sources.  Recent US Topo maps also include the Public Land Survey System (Plss) and the United States National Grid (USNG).


Fact Sheets and The World Factbook

Both publications provide useful, basic country information about people, populations, economy, government, politics, and a brief history.

Country Studies
Provides information on over 100 countries, which describes and analyzes the political, economic, and social aspects of each country.

Apply for a Passport and Travel Publications from the Dept. of State
Get the info you need to apply for a passport then read about the countries you plan to visit.

Traveler's Health
The Centers for Disease Control present this resource for people traveling to other countries. Health information is provided for specific countries, including travel notices in effect. Staying healthy during your trip is also listed. The Yellow Book for Health professionals is provided as well.
Search national recreation areas by state, or by activity such as hiking, boating, or fishing.

Per Diem Travel Rates
From the General Services Administration of the US government. Find out what the travel allowance rates are for the Government traveler.