This map offers a dramatic visualization of Alaska's physical geography. Land cover colorization distinguishes forests and deserts. Stunning shaded relief depicts mountains and ocean depths. The map locates and names cities, towns, islands airports, national and state parks, military bases, mountains (with peak elevations), lakes, rivers, and other natural features.
National Geographic is a renowned authority in cartography. For 120 years the Society's maps have helped spread geographic knowledge around the globe. A vast database allows National Geographic to combine the latest data gained by space-age technology with innovative digital mapping techniques to create state-of-the-art political, physical, and thematic maps. The Society's meticulous research and attention to detail have established a standard of achievement that is unparalleled.
I am traveling to Alaska and wanted a good map of the state to put on my personal computer. I couldn't get what I wanted off the state of alaska travel sites and the department of transportation, so I looked to Nat Geo and bought their map. I took pictures of it with a professional canon lens and now I have something much better than otherwise available. The detail they have compared to other maps is really impressive. Not only am I using the whole map in a single picture, but closeups of the inside passage, southern/peninsula, and northern.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend