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The UW Map Collection's includes an assortment of base or outline maps, and has worldwide coverage in varying degrees of detail. Some base maps are reproducible without copyright restrictions, while others include specific restrictions regarding reproduction and use.
These maps can be found in three main areas:
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) political and physical maps (in color) are located in the general map cases by call number. These maps do circulate and can be found in the UW Libraries Catalog by doing a search for your country of interest and the phrase "Central Intelligence Agency", and then limiting your reslults to the resource type "Maps" using the options on the left of the screen.
Ex. Spain Central Intelligence Agency
Not all base maps have records in the catalog, so please ask the Map Collection staff for assistance if you cannot find what you are looking for.
Base maps contain basic visible surface features and boundaries. They are also called outline maps because the most prominent feature is the outline of the country's political boundaries.
These are the best maps to use for PowerPoint or other audiovisual presentations which need a basic map of a province, state, country, or region.