National Geographic is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge,” it’s mission is to inspire people to care about the planet. It reaches more than 400 million people worldwide each month through its official journal, National Geographic, and other magazines; National Geographic Channel; television documentaries; music; radio; films; books; DVDs; maps; exhibitions; live events; school publishing programs; interactive media; and merchandise. National Geographic has funded more than 10,000 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects and supports an education program promoting geographic literacy. For more information, visit www.nationalgeographic.com.
National Geographic Maps was founded in 1915 as the Cartographic Group, the first division of the National Geographic. We have been responsible for illustrating and illuminating the world around us through the art and science of mapmaking. Today, we continue this tradition by creating the world's best wall maps, recreation maps, atlases, globes and digital apps, which inspire people to care about and explore their world. For more information, visit www.natgeomaps.com.