Thanks for your comment! If your comment doesn’t appear right away, please be patient as it may take a few minutes to publish – or longer if the blogger is moderating comments. We’ve been experiencing a lot of automatic spam messages and had to add an automatic system to validate the comments. This system has determined your comment as a spam. If for some reason it was a mistake, try to rephrase it and post again or contact our support and let us know (phone or email) – see /wildapricotcontact No budget for custom graphics — yet you need a map for your website or presentation, to help show your membership reach or the areas in which your organization does its work? No problem. The internet offers a variety of free map graphics, many of which you can customize as needed. are mostly in EPS format, for editing with a vector-based graphics program such as Adobe ILlustrator or CorelDraw. These maps were created and submitted by a number of different artists, so the quality does vary as well as the style — but with more than 150 maps to choose from here, you’re likely to find something you can use. are available in both Illustrator & editable PDF vector formats. If you want a map of the whole United States, you’ll have to put the states together yourself like a jigsaw puzzle — but these are clean, simple, digital images that should be useful to many state-based organizations. from MapsForDesign.com are royalty-free maps in editable EPS or PPT formats. The maps are high quality, but only a limited number are made available as free samples: Israel/Middle East, Taiwan, portions of the USA and a few individual states, one Canadian province, a Mercator projection of South America, etc., so you may or may not find the map you need. But if you’re looking for a very good customizable map of Africa, do check out this site first — it’s the best free version I’ve found yet. from PresentationHelper.co.uk are part of a real treasure trove of free PowerPoint templates to suit every occasion. The maps and templates are “free for commercial and private use, but not for re-sale or re-distribution.” Currently available are a fairly rudimentary world map, and more detailed maps of North America (including Central America) and the UK and Europe. is a set of simple dingbats that you can install as a font where each character is the shape of a different continent or country. When all you need in the way of maps is a simple shape, this could be a convenient lightweight option. Copyright is retained by the font’s creator, Dan Zadorozny, but the font is free for noncommercial use and distributed as … If you’d like to use a font of mine for commercial purposes, I ask that you make a donation to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. After making your donation you have the nonexclusive right to use the font for unlimited commercial purposes and in any medium (print, online, commercial, merchandise, logos, etc.) EXCEPT redistribution of the digital font itself in any form. Simply search for the map location you are interested in, zooming in right down to street level if you like, and click ‘Link’ in the upper right corner to get the copy-and-paste HTML code. Source.