CIA Cartography

Maps from the CIA's Cartography Centre available online from the 1940s to 2010


Mon, Dec 26th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

On flickr, the CIA's Cartography Centre has made available a series of maps from the 1940s all the way to the 2010s. Above, a map of northern Italy in their 1940s collection.

Tracing its roots to October 1941, CIA’s Cartography Center has a long, proud history of service to the Intelligence Community (IC) and continues to respond to a variety of finished intelligence map requirements. The mission of the Cartography Center is to provide a full range of maps, geographic analysis, and research in support of the Agency, the White House, senior policymakers, and the IC at large. Its chief objectives are to analyze geospatial information, extract intelligence-related geodata, and present the information visually in creative and effective ways for maximum understanding by intelligence consumers.

Since 1941, the Cartography Center maps have told the stories of post-WWII reconstruction, the Suez crisis, the Cuban Missile crisis, the Falklands War, and many other important events in history.



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