• Create, annotate and share dynamic maps
  • Customize maps with a wide-range of statistical overlays
  • Build interactive lessons that encourage active learning

Plus, World Atlas content is aligned to State and Common Core standards.

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Beautiful, Interactive Maps

Bring lessons to life with professionally designed maps and data layers! Our dynamic platform allows teachers and students to create, draw on, annotate, and share custom maps.

Integrated Lesson Plans

Develop cross-curricular lessons to support students’ critical thinking and map skills. Each lesson is standards-aligned and can be downloaded, edited and saved.

Easy to Use & Collaborate

Create individual accounts for all your students. They can combine maps and layers, save them, add annotations then collaborate with other students. Plus, they can even share their maps with your teacher account.


Learn About Your World

World Atlas is filled with updated, high-impact information about the countries of the world and every U.S. state. Teachers can build engaging lessons with up-to-date information and students can research the latest stats on population, GDP, major imports and exports, and a wide range of other facts. Reports and presentations have never been simpler.

Create Dynamic Data Layers

Customize maps with dozens of data layers including population density, climate, historical boundaries, natural hazards, and more.

Easy to Use

Unlike other digital tools, the World Atlas doesn't require hours of training. Our simple user interface and integrated help content make it so easy to use. Simply log in and start teaching.

Create Custom Maps

Teachers and students can quickly and easily create custom maps by annotating, drawing and marking points of interest. Promote active learning using these powerful drawing tools. Are you studying Magellan’s voyage? Sketch out his journey and note significant stops along the way.

Print Custom Maps

Not just a digital tool! With World Atlas you can customize, download, save and print maps. Do you need a map of Brazil showing annual rainfall or an outline map of Africa? No problem. Just click, save, and print.

Bring History to Life

Make history come alive by accessing historical maps from around the world. Show the reach of kingdoms and empires from thousands of years ago and demonstrate how boundaries have changed over time.

Correlate Standards

All of our content is aligned to State and Common Core standards. Our comprehensive search tool enables you to easily find content and lessons that meet your needs.

Access and Collaborate Anywhere

World Atlas is accessible from the classroom or from home, on all major platforms and web browsers. All you need is an internet connection.

We Value your Feedback

For more than 130 years, Rand McNally Education has been opening classrooms to the world. We are committed to creating products that give students a lifelong foundation of geographic literacy and a love of discovery, while providing teachers with resources, materials, and guidance to help them engage children and enrich the learning experience. As we work to enhance World Atlas, we encourage you to use the feedback tool to request and vote on new features and content.

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What They're Saying About World Atlas

World Atlas stays up-to-date

World Atlas is extremely informationally-driven and would be so helpful for teachers. Our textbooks go out of date quickly, but World Atlas would be our source for updated content. And I simply cannot believe that the student atlases and teacher’s guides are included!

- Assistant Superintendent, North Carolina

Custom dynamic maps make it easy

The interactive maps and customization abilities are wonderful. This will make life easier for teachers, and students will enjoy creating them

– Assistant Superintendent, Illinois

What you need to support teachers

Our teachers want labeled maps of every country, and blank outline maps for practice and assessment. World Atlas has what we need to support teachers.

– Social Studies Department Chair, Massachusetts