World Atlas Attributions

The Rand McNally World Atlas uses a variety of different data sources for our map and layer data. Attributions for individual map styles and layers can be found below.

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Maps

Name Attribution
Physical (Advanced) Rand McNally (2015)
Political (Advanced) Rand McNally (2015)
Political (Continents) Rand McNally (2015)
Night Lights NASA Earth Observatory image by Robert Simmon, using Suomi NPP VIIRS data provided courtesy of Chris Elvidge (NOAA National Geophysical Data Center). Suomi NPP is the result of a partnership between NASA, NOAA, and the Department of Defense.
Rand McNally Classic Rand McNally (2015)
Political (Basic) Rand McNally (2015)
Physical (Basic) Rand McNally (2015)
Treasure Map Rand McNally (2014)
Outline (Countries) Rand McNally (2015)
Outline (Labels) Rand McNally (2015)
Outline (Blank) Rand McNally (2015)
Street Map © OpenStreetMap contributors
Satellite (No Labels) © OpenStreetMap contributors
Rand McNally M-Series Rand McNally (2015)
Satellite (Labels) © OpenStreetMap contributors
Terrain Map © OpenStreetMap contributors
Political (US States) Rand McNally (2015)
Political (Canada) Rand McNally (2015)
Comic Book © OpenStreetMap contributors, Mapbox
Pencil © OpenStreetMap contributors, Mapbox
Picture Book © OpenStreetMap contributors, Mapbox
Dark © OpenStreetMap contributors, Mapbox
Physical (No Borders) Rand McNally (2015)

Layers

Name Attribution
100 BC - China Rand McNally (2014)
1360 - Europe Rand McNally (2014)
1400 - Africa Rand McNally (2014)
1560 - Europe Rand McNally (2014)
1721 - Europe Rand McNally (2014)
1775-1800 - United States Rand McNally (2014)
1783 - North America Rand McNally (2014)
1790 - Latin America Rand McNally (2014)
1800 - US Settlements Rand McNally (2014)
1810 - Europe Rand McNally (2014)
1815 - Europe Rand McNally (2014)
1850 - US Settlements Rand McNally (2014)
1860 - Quarreling US States Rand McNally (2014)
1880-1900 - Partition of Africa Rand McNally (2014)
1890 - US Settlements Rand McNally (2014)
1914 - Europe Rand McNally (2014)
1922-1940 Europe Rand McNally (2014)
400 AD - Roman Empire Rand McNally (2014)
900 - Africa Rand McNally (2014)
Alexander the Great's Empire Rand McNally (2014)
Average Precipitation New et al. (2000)
Average Precipitation (Summer) New et al. (2000)
Average Precipitation (Winter) New et al. (2000)
Average Temperatures (January) New et al. NOAA (2000)
Average Temperatures July New et al. NOAA (2000)
Birth Rates Source: The World Bank Dataset: Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people) Data Source: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database
Classical Greece Rand McNally (2014)
Climate Derived from New et al. (2000)
Death Rates Source: The World Bank, CIA (2011) Dataset: Death rate, crude (per 1,000 people) Data Source: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.
Disputed Areas Rand McNally (2014)
Earthquakes (1900 - today) U.S. Geological Survey (2015)
Economic Activity Rand McNally (2004)
Environments Rand McNally (2004)
Gross Domestic Product (per capita) CIA (2013)
Highest Points Rand McNally (2015)
Latitude and Longitude Rand McNally (2015)
Life Expectancy The World Bank, CIA (2011) Derived from male and female life expectancy at birth from sources such as: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census
Literacy Rate CIA (2011)
Ocean Currents Rand McNally (2008)
Population Density U.S. Census Bureau; U.S. Department of Energy; United Nations
Population Density (US) U.S. Census Bureau (2010)
Time Zones CIA (2015)
U.S. Congressional Districts U.S. Census Bureau, Rand McNally (2015)
US Counties U.S. Census Bureau, Rand McNally (2014)
US Regions Rand McNally (2015)
Vegetation NASA/NOAA (2013)
Volcanoes ASTER Volcano Archive (AVA), Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA