| Site Layout|
Below is an example of the
layout used throughout this site.
The left hand column contains the map's title, a brief description and its
format, (color, dimensions and orientation). Both PDF and JPEG formats are available
for every map. However, some maps are only available in black & white or color.
The file size is located beside the format, measured in kilobytes (kb).
The data sources, links for maps and map's order codes are listed in the lower left corner as
appropriate. The right hand column contains a thumbnail preview of the map.
Right click (info-click for Mac) on
the PDF or JPEG link, and choose "Save Target As..." (for Internet Explorer) or
"Save Target As..." (for Netscape). The option may be different for other web
If you prefer to view the maps in your
web browser, the JPEG format is the best choice. For printing maps, the PDF format is optimal and 8½ x 11
size is available free to download. If you are intrested in a larger print of one of our featured maps,
you may order them by simply clikcing on the stock number provided next to each map
Order Code: IL-BM001
) and following directions on the PDF order form.
The map prints are available to order in the following sizes: 11x17, 24x36, or 36x48.
Please note that you must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer in order
view or print PDF files. To download Acrobat Reader from Adobe's website, click
Guidelines for Usage
All of the maps posted on this site may
be used free of charge, subject to the following conditions:
- If our maps are used in a publication, we must be sited as a map's source. We also ask that you notify us of its
- The maps must not be modified in any way. Most of our maps can be customized (by us) for a fee.
Every effort has been made to preserve
the visual integrity of our maps. However, as with any form of digital conversion, a loss of
image quality or minor displacement of objects is possible (typefaces and color
information are most often affected by this problem). If you notice any problems of this type
with one of oue maps, please notify us and we will try to correct it. Email us at