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Earthquake Hazards Program - USGS
Information on worldwide earthquake activity, earthquake science, and earthquake hazard reduction
Antique Maps Database - Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Library
This database includes images fromover 230 maps, charts, pictures, books and atlases in the Special Collections of the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Library. The database can be searched by title, map maker, geographic region, description, and record number, and also can be browsed.
British Library Map Collections
The site describes the map collections and the services available to collection users. It also lists exhibitions and events and British Library cartographic publications.
DMOZ Open Directory Project - Map Libraries
The Open Directory Project describes itself as the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global army of volunteer editors. The address above links to the Project's index of map library web sites.
Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), A Guide to the Cartographic Products of the...
Electronic Publication no. 6 of the The Map and Geography Round Table (MAGERT). This guide lists the cartographic products produced by the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO).
GODORT (Government Documents Round Table)
Resources for government documents librarians or any one interested in materials produced by the US Government Printing Office (which includes a large number of map series).
Groupe des Cartothécaires de LIBER
This bilingual site, produced by the National Library of the Netherlands, features articles on cartography.
Index of Historic Maps of Arizona and the Prescott Area
This web site of the Sharlot Hall Museum Archives and Library in Yavapai County, AZ includes a graphical map catalog to search for lists of maps of a geographical region within Arizona. Also on the web site are lists of maps depicting Arizona and other US regions. Images of the actual maps are hot-linked to many list entries.
Library of Congress Panoramic Map Collection
This Library of Congress site provides many scanned panoramic maps that cover the period of 1847 to 1929. These maps are well indexed and can be searched by keyword, author, title, geography, etc. MrSid format was used to give multi-resolution viewing capabilities.
Library Statistics Program - National Center for Education Statistics
The site contains nationwide comparative surveys and other information about academic libraries, public libraries, school library media centers, and state library agencies in the United States.
National Library and Copenhagen University Library
The Map Collection Web page of the of the Library's Department of Maps, Prints and Photographs.
Louisiana State University
Web site of the Cartographic Information Center of Louisiana State University.
NOAA Central Library
Web site for the NOAA Central Library, which is located in Silver Spring, Maryland. The site contains the NOAA library catalog; links to NOAA and related sites; a history of NOAA; various on-line collections and databases; and other NOAA-related databases.
Private Passions, Public Legacy - Paul Mellon's Personal Library at the University of Virginia
The site describes the collection of 447 rare books, manuscripts, and maps donated to the library by Paul Mellon, son of Andrew Mellon. Example of items from the collection are depicted on the web site.
UK Map Collections, A Directory of
A list of British map collections posted by the British Cartographic Society. An address, contact information, and description of each collection is listed.
University of Illinois at Chicago - University Library - Map Section
Information about the background, collections -- maps, atlases, aerial photos, digital spatial data, etc -- and location of the Map Section of the University of Illinois at Chicago Library.
University of Texas at Austin, Perry-Castañeda Library Map
Fairly large collection of electronic maps; over 700 various maps of the United States along with many other world maps and Texas maps.
Yale Map Collection
The site includes an online gallery of selected maps from Yale's map collection as well as listings of their map holdings, map-related reference materials, and electronic resources.
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AMS Series Index Maps
PDF files of U.S. Army Map Service index maps, arranged by series number designation, are avaialbe at this site.
Ancient Maps of Jerusalem
A joint project of the Jewish National and University Library and the Department of Geography (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), this site contains maps of Jerusalem, and basic information concerning the map-makers and the history of cartography in Jerusalem. It also includes a collection of scanned images of maps, arranged by cartographer (i.e., person) and date of map, as well as a general map gallery (under construction as of 28 December 2005).
Antique Maps of China Database
The maps included in this database are from the Special Collections of the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Library. The Antique Maps of China collection includes more than 230 maps, charts, pictures, books and atlases. It represents almost all samples of China maps produced by European cartographers from the 16th to 19th centuries. Users can search for images by title, region, and century.
David Rumsey Collection
The site is the culmination of a private map collector's efforts to digitize his entire map collection of over 6000 maps. Each map has a thumbnail- and full-sized image, accompanied by bibliographic information. Images can be searched for by country, state, publication author, and key word.
This site offers the user information on DeLorme's products (maps and atlases), support, online mapping applications.
Digital Sanborn Maps (Wisconsin maps only)
Sanborn maps are large-scale plans of a city or town drawn at a scale of 50 feet to an inch. The maps list street blocks and building numbers including numbers in use at the time the map was made and previous numbers.
Digital Sanborn Milwaukee and Digital Sanborn Kenosha
DNR Maps & Aerial Photos
This site links to pages pages that contain maps of all kinds, including maps on wetlands, forests, contaminated lands, air quality, and floodplains, as well as maps for fishing, hiking, camping, and much more! You can also find different kinds of maps, including digital topographic maps, digital aerial photos, and online interactive maps.
Federal Township and Range System
With clear, color illustrations, this site explains how the U.S. Federal Township and Range System works.
Florida Cities Digital Sanborn Maps
The Digital Library Center of the University of Florida has scanned all of the public domain Florida Cities Sanborn maps and mounted them on this state-wide Library Resources Internet site (PALMM).
Geography 2.0: Virtual Globes
A blog created by Alan Glennon at University of California Santa Barbara's Department of Geography to facilitate discussion on virtual globes and related technology.
Historic Atlas and Map Valuation and Conservation
This Stanford University Library web page inks to orgainzations and resources that aid in estimating the monitary value map and atlases.
Historical Map and Chart Collection - Office of Coast Survey [USA]
By clicking the "Image Catalog" link on this page, one can view, using Mr Sid image viewer, digital images of over 20,000 maps and charts in the Office of Coast Survey's historical map and chart collection. The maps and charts in the collection range in date from the late 1700s to the present.
Index of Historic Maps of Arizona and the Prescott Area
This site has an index of maps and aerial photos in the Sharlot Hall Museum (Arizona) holdings, and a digitized image of maps or photos are linked to many of the index entries. Since the Sharolot Hall Museum collects, preserves, and makes available the documentary history of Yapavai County, Arizona, most of the maps and photos are of the Arizona area.
Japanese Historical Maps
Represented in this online collection are about 100 maps and books from the 2300 maps in the Japanese Historical Map Collection of the East Asian Library at the University of California Berkeley. The collection can be viewed using one of three browsers - Insight® Browser, Insight® Java Client, or a GIS Browser.
Map History/History of Cartography-THE Gateway to the Subject
This site is designed for those wanting to learn about historical maps (early maps, old maps, or historical maps). It offers Internet resources for tracking them. The information on this site has been compiled at the British Library in London.
Diagrams, key properties, characteristics, and preferred uses of many historically important projections and of those frequently used by mapmakers today. From the USGS web site.
This site offers a variety of mapping services. It has an local city guide, online mapping, driving directions, travel guides and deals, business opportunities, and a map store.
Maps - Travel Information - Wisconsin Department of Transportation
The site links to electronic transportation-related maps of Wisconsin and its counties, including maps of cities that provide public transportation, county roadways, Rustic Roads, road construction, truck routes and weight restrictions. The site also give information on how to obtain state highway maps and bicycle route maps.
Maps - Wisconsin State Cartographers Office
This site is a clearinghouse for maps, specific cartographic publications, or other map-related information about Wisconsin and regions around the country. Note: The Wisconsin State Cartographers Office does not itself produce maps.
Maps and References
A list of maps and map-related resources compiled by the Center for Global & Regional Environmental Research, Univeristy of Iowa. Specifically, the maps in the list were selected for their usefulness and general appeal. They are categorized by geographical region and thematic categories.
Montana Natural Resource Information System - Quick Index to Interactive Applications
Interactively build maps and create reports containing Montana data. Also has thematic, topographic, and other Montana map information.
National Geologic Map Database
This web site has three main features. (1) a catalog of paper and digital maps and (2) a catalog of of lithologic and geochronologic names. Both are searchable by state, title, author, date, and other terms. The site also has (3) a series of hyperlinked US and state maps showing areas that currently have mapping in progress.
National Library of Scotland - Digital Library - Maps
View digitized maps from the National Library of Scotland collections. Images are grouped into specific collections, and can be searched for by geographic area, cartographer, keyword, date, etc.
Nederland zoals het was [The Netherlands like it was]
Cadastral mapping of the Netherlands from 1832 and other historical imformation on this interactive site.
New York State Map Pathfinder
This pathfinder is a collection of links to digital images of maps derived from the OCLC CORC database. It includes both individual maps and links to sites having multiple images.
This site provides access to Britain's most extensive digital historical map archive. To locate a map, enter a place name, address or coordinate (OS Grid Reference) then click the Search button, or go to the site's County Gazetteer to select a place name.
Ordnance Survey large scale Scottish town plans [National Library of Scotland]
This National Library of Scotland web site features compressed images of 1,900 Ordnance Survey Scottish town plans, dating between 1847 and 1895 that are freely available for viewing. Each town is accompanied by a descriptive essay; dates of survey and publication for every sheet; a legend covering map content and coloring; and an explanation of Ordnance Survey abbreviations.
Outline Map Sites
List of links to outline maps on other web sites. The list is posted on the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection web site.
Outline Maps - Education Place
Outline maps or various countries, continents, and regions to print or download for personal use.
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
About 5,000 of the approximately 250,000 maps in the Perry-Castañeda Library (University of Texas) Map Collection are available to view and download at this site.
Philadelphia Print Shop - Antique Maps and Prints and Related Books
Web site of a Philadelphia store specializing in antique prints, maps and related books. The site has a gallery of maps and fine prints, an inventory of their print and map reference books, and general information about the store.
Pont Maps Web Site - National Library of Scotland
The web site is devoted to Timothy Pont's manuscript maps of Scotland. Scanned images of all the maps are on display. Descriptions and commentaries for each map, assistance with handwriting and symbols, as well as selected highlights are included. Biographical information on the main people associated with the maps as well as notes on the value of the maps for research on a range of themes, (such as towns, placenames, architecture), and a detailed bibliography.
Rumsey, David Collection - see "David Rumsey Collection"
Sanborn Maps - see "Digital Sanborn Maps"
(Union list of) Sanborn and other fire insurance maps - Western Associations of Maps Libraries
This site lists Sanborn maps owned by various members of the Western Association of map Libraries. With the Association's geographical area of interest extending from the Rocky Mountains to Hawaii, the areas of map coverage listed on the web site are: Alaska, California, Kentucky, Maine, and Virginia.
Surficial Materials [of Canada]
Text and digital map of Canada's surficial materials, available on the Natural Resources of Canada web site.
This U.S. Census Bureau web page allows you to download TIGER/Line shapefiles. TIGER/Line Shapefiles are spatial extracts from the Census Bureau's MAF/TIGER database, containing features such as roads, railroads, rivers, as well as legal and statistical geographic areas.
USGS Topographic Map Symbols
This site shows the USGS topographic legend symbology with descriptions of the feature types.
WaterWatch -- Current water resources conditions
This "real-time streamflow" map available on the USGS web site, tracks short-term changes (over several hours) in rivers and streams, as computed at USGS gaging stations.
Wisconsin DNR WebView
DNR "WebView" is an interactive online map viewer. Using a Web browser, users can access and display a subset of Geographic Information System (GIS) data available at the DNR.
Wisconsin Digital Map Library
Maps of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Territory are online and available to download. These are state, county, city and miscellaneous maps of Wisconsin. The web page is part of the USGenWeb Project.
World of Maps - A Gateway for Maps and Mapping
Maps, spatial data and GIS on the Internet - and how to find them. Links to catalogues of map holdings, map collections and map archives,map curatorship and map history, map institutions, map events and much more…In English and German.
World War II Military Situation Maps
The web site, which is a Library of Congress "American Memory Collection," contains digitized maps showing troop positions in Europe beginning on June 6, 1944 to July 26, 1945. This digital collection consists of 416 printed maps and 115 reports, the originals of which reside in the Library of Congress' Geography and Map Division.
This site provides the user a quick map of anyplace in the US. Type in the location you want, and it will generate a map for you. A zoom function will provide you with as much detail as you would like.
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GISc Resources for Hurricane Katrina
A web page within the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science web site, this page contains GIS resources related to Katrina, including information on GIS jobs for displaced persons, research opportunities, data and imagery, useful URLs, and articles.
Tsunami- Before and After Images
A private web site on which aerial photos, taken before and after the Dec. 26, 2004 tsunami, are posted.
American Geographical Society of New York
Oldest professional geographic organization in the country. Find out about their contributions to academics, business, and government; view recent news and learn about their publications.
Association of American Geographers
The AAG is an educational and scientific community with over 6000 members which publishes two major geography journals (the Annals of the Association of American Geographers and The Professional Geographer). Find out about geography related information from careers, grants, and conferences to specialty groups, related organizations, and publications.
Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives
Find out about this Canadian organization and check out the facsimile maps link which lists and shows over 100 historical Canadian maps.
Canadian Association of Geographers
Information about the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG), membership information, CAG publications, and more.
Canadian Cartographic Association
Canadian based organization promoting cartography and cartographic education. Find information on their newsletter, conferences, careers in cartography, membership and awards.
Cartographic Users Advisory Council (CUAC)
This web site contains CUAC council member directories, contact directories, conference materials, annual meeting minutes, by-laws and constitution, and CUAC history.
This site has information and data in global and regional network development, science data management, decision support, and training, education, and technical consultation services.
The Hakluyt Society
Web site of the Hakluyt Society - an organization whose purpose is to publish and promote public knowledge of records of voyages, travels and geographical discovery. The site includes Society publications, illustrations, exploration related links, Society membership information.
International Map Trade Association
This organization is made up of member companies that create and sell maps, atlases, globes and map related products. Find out about membership, member site links, trade shows and conferences, or browse the map store directory.
MAGERT - ALA Map and Geography Round Table
Home page of MAGERT, the Map and Geography Round Table, of the American Library Association.
Map Societies Around the World
This site contains a list, indexed by geographic area and by name, of map societies around the world.
MapHist is a Forum concerned with any aspect of the making and using of non-current maps. The Forum is the continuation of the MapHist email listserv (1994-2012).
Mapping Sciences Institute, Australia (MSIA)
Web site of theMapping Sciences Institute, a society concerned with the professional development of the mapping sciences. Site contains recent news, career information, abstracts for their published journal, Cartography.
Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC)
The web site has current Canadian weather conditions, forecasts, and weather facts; MSC publications and data; topical links to other web sites; information about MSC research initiatives; teachers' information; job listings; etc.
North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS)
NACIS is an organization of specialists in the field of geographic information. Founded in 1980, it has grown into a vibrant society with membership throughout North America and the World. NACIS welcomes new members from the traditional and emerging professions that define geographic information science today. The AGSL is the business office of NACIS. For more information about NACIS, see the NACIS web site.
Society for the History of Discoveries
A web site about the Society for the History of Discoveries - an organization founded to stimulate interest in teaching, research, and publishing the history of geographical exploration. The site contains news, annual meeting information, the Society newsletter, exploration-related links, and other information.
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Degree Confluence Project
A web site about the Degree Confluence Project. The goal of the project is to visit each of the latitude and longitude integer degree intersections in the world, and to take pictures at each location. Pictures and stories about the journeys to the confluences are posted on the web site.
Gives descriptions and comparisons of skyscrapers around the world.
Sundials on the Internet
Information about all aspects of sundials, including projects you can do, books you can purchase, national societies you can join, pictures you can see, sundials you can commission or buy, and sundial trails all over the world.
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History of Cartography Project
This site describes the History of Cartography Project, a research, editorial, and publishing venture whose major work is the multi-volume History of Cartography series. The site also includes the project's staff directory and information about the Windows on the World exhibit as well as cartographic links and resources.
Mapping Sciences Institute, Australia (MSIA)
Web site of the Mapping Sciences Institute, a society concerned with the professional development of the mapping sciences. Site contains recent news, career information, abstracts for their published journal, Cartography.
Search Publications of the US Geological Survey
Search a database of USGS publications by author, subject, journal title, or keyword.
Society of Cartographers
This is a British organization centered around cartography. Find cartographic information or browse The Journal of the Society of Cartographers (The SoC Bulletin).
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