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Map Sites For Kids
Boston Map Resources
Massachusetts and New England Map Resources
Academic Map Collections
Other Digitized Map Collections
Map Application Downloads
Map and Aerial Photography Viewers
GIS Data
Topographic Maps
Interactive Maps
Place Names
Other Useful and Interesting Links


Map Sites For Kids

USS Constitution Museum
A Sailor's Life for Me
http://www.asailorslifeforme.org/

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Seafloor Mapping
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/seafloor-mapping/welcome.html
Message in a Bottle
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/nautical_charts/welcome.html
Make a Nautical Chart
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/nautical_charts/makechart.html
Nautical Chart Scavenger Hunt
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/nautical_charts/scavengerhunt.html

Learner Interactives
United States History Map
http://www.learner.org/interactives/historymap/index.html

National Geographic Maps
Maps: Tools for Adventure
http://www.mywonderfulworld.org/toolsforadventure/games/

KidsGeo
Geography and Geology for Kids
http://kidsgeo.com/

FedStats
MapStats for Learning
http://www.fedstats.gov/kids/mapstats/

University of Florida Library
Geography Education Online Resources
http://guides.uflib.ufl.edu/geoedresources

Sheppard Software
Geography Games and Quizzes
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/Geography.htm



Boston Map Resources

American Antiquarian Society
Maps and Atlases
http://www.americanantiquarian.org/maps.htm

Boston Athenaeum
Map Collection
http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/node/34

Boston College
Catherine O’Conner Library
http://www.bc.edu/content/bc/libraries/collections/weston.html

Boston Map Society
http://www.bostonmapsociety.org/

Boston University
Maps, Atlases, and City (streets) Directories
http://www.bu.edu/library/guides/boston/index.html#MAPS

City of Boston
Neighborhood Census Mapper
http://hubmaps.cityofboston.gov/myneighborhood/

City of Boston
Archives and Records
http://www.cityofboston.gov/archivesandrecords/

City of Boston
Boston Redevelopment Authority
http://www.bostonredevelopmentauthority.org/maps/maps.asp

City of Boston
Boston Redevelopment Authority – The Boston Atlas
http://www.mapjunction.com/bra/

Harvard College
Harvard Geospatial Library
http://calvert.hul.harvard.edu:8080/opengeoportal/

Harvard College
Map Collection
http://hcl.harvard.edu/libraries/maps/

MIT Libraries
Boston Buildings and Neighborhoods
http://libguides.mit.edu/content.php?pid=32466&sid=240368#SE

MIT Libraries
Maps, Mapping and GIS
http://libguides.mit.edu/content.php?pid=12502&sid=83710

Tufts University
Boston Streets: Mapping Directory Data
http://dca.lib.tufts.edu/features/bostonstreets/index.html


Massachusetts and New England Map Resources

Historic USGS Topographic Maps of New England & NY
http://docs.unh.edu/nhtopos/nhtopos.htm

Union List of Sanborn and Other Fire Insurance Maps of Massachusetts
http://cluster3.lib.berkeley.edu/EART/sanbul_MA.html

Massachusetts State Archives
http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/

University of Southern Maine
Osher Map Library
http://usm.maine.edu/maps/

Clark University
Guy Burnham Map and Aerial Photography Library
http://www.clarku.edu/research/maplibrary/


Academic Map Collections

Institut Cartographic de Catalunya
Digital Map Library (In Spanish)
http://vacani.icc.cat/cdm/

University of Alabama
Alabama Maps
http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/index.html

University of Georgia
Historical Maps
http://www.libs.uga.edu/hargrett/maps/index.html

University of Minnesota
James Ford Bell Library
https://www.lib.umn.edu/bell

University of Oregon
Map and Aerial Photography (MAP) Library
http://libweb.uoregon.edu/map/

University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Map Services
http://www.lib.utk.edu/cic/

University of Texas at Austin
The Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/

University of Michigan
Map Collections/
http://www.lib.umich.edu/clark-library/collections/maps-atlases

University of Virginia
Cultural Maps in American Studies
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~MAP/map_hp.html#online


Other Digitized Map Collections

New York Public Library
Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division
http://www.nypl.org/locations/schwarzman/map-division

NYPL Digital Gallery
Charting North America: Maps from the Lawrence H. Slaughter Collection and Others
http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/explore/dgexplore.cfm?topic=h...

The Victorian Dictionary
Victorian Era Maps of London
http://www.victorianlondon.org/frame-maps.htm

Afriterra
The Cartographic Free Library
http://www.afriterra.org/

American Geographical Society Library
Digital Map Collection
http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/digilib/maps/index.cfm

Blaeu’s Toonneel der Steden
Historical Dutch City Maps
http://odur.let.rug.nl/~maps/fokkevdmolen/blaeu.htm

British Library
Scanned Collections Online
http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/findhelprestype/webres/scanned/index.html

David Rumsey
Historical Map Collection
http://www.davidrumsey.com/

National Library of Scotland
Ordnance Survey, One inch to one mile maps of Great Britain
http://maps.nls.uk/os/one-inch-seventh-series/index.html

EuDASM
World Soil Map Archive
http://eusoils.jrc.ec.europa.eu/esdb_archive/EuDASM/EUDASM.htm

Library of Congress
Geography and Map Reading Room
http://www.loc.gov/rr/geogmap/

Library of Congress
Digital Map Collections
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/gmdhome.html

NASA
Earth Observatory
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/

National Geological Map Database
A database of maps published by the USGS about geology, gravity, earthquakes, petroleum, and volcanoes
http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/ngmdb/ngmdb_home.html

National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Office of Coast Survey
http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/

Newberry Library
Historical Maps and Cartographic Collections
http://www.newberry.org/maps-travel-and-exploration

Old Maps Online
A free gateway to historic maps that have been digitized by many different institutions
http://www.oldmapsonline.org/

Strange Maps
The Atlas of Cartographic Curiosities
http://bigthink.com/blogs/strange-maps


Map Application Downloads

ESRI
Arc GIS Explorer
http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/explorer/index.html

Google Earth
Satellite Imagery, Terrain, 3D Buildings, Maps
http://www.google.com/earth/index.html

NASA
World Wind Software
http://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/java/


Map and Aerial Photography Viewers

Bing Maps
Satellite Imagery, Terrain, Road Maps
http://www.bing.com/maps/

Flash Earth
Satellite and Aerial Imagery
http://www.flashearth.com/

Google Maps
Satellite, Terrain, Traffic Maps, Bike Routes
http://maps.google.com/

Ordnance Survey OpenData
Map Viewer and Data Sets for the U.K.
http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/products/os-opendata.html


GIS Data

GeoCommons Finder
Find Geographic Data of the World
http://geocommons.com/

GeoCommunity
Portal for Geospatial Technology Professionals
http://www.geocomm.com/

National Weather Service
GIS Data Links
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/gis/kml/

Natural Earth
Free Vector and Raster Map Data
http://www.naturalearthdata.com/

One Geology Portal
Geologic Map Data Sets for the U.K.
http://portal.onegeology.org/

Reef Base
GIS for Coral Reefs
http://www.reefbase.org/gis_maps/default.aspx

SEDAC
Socioeconomic Data Applications
http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/

US Census Bureau
Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing system (TIGER)
http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/

US Environmental Protection Agency
Clean Air Markets – Data and Maps
http://ampd.epa.gov/ampd/QueryToolie.html

US Fish and Wildlife Service
Geospatial services
http://www.fws.gov/gis/index.html

USGS Geographic Data Download
Status Maps, Public Domain Software and SDTS
http://earthexplorer.usgs.gov/


Topographic Maps

Historical Topographic Map Collection
http://nationalmap.gov/historical/

Historical U.S. Topographic Map Index (University of Texas)
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/indexes/

Topographic Maps (University of Texas)
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/

US Topo
http://nationalmap.gov/ustopo/index.html

USGS Topographic Maps Page
http://topomaps.usgs.gov/

USGS Store (Map Locator)
http://store.usgs.gov/b2c_usgs/usgs/maplocator/%28ctype=areaDetails&xcm=...



Interactive Maps

County Health Rankings
National Wide County-Level Health Information
http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/#app/

ESRI Mapping for Everyone
Make Interactive Demographic Maps
http://mapapps.esri.com//create-map/index.html

Federal Communications Commission GIS
Customized Maps with DCC Licensed Data
http://wireless.fcc.gov/geographic/index.htm?job=home

Gapminder World
Creative Global Demographic Information
http://www.gapminder.org/

GeoCommons Maker
Tools to Make Maps Online
http://geocommons.com/

Global Warming Art
Sea Level Rise Explorer
http://www.globalwarmingart.com/wiki/Special:SeaLevel

Indie Mapper
Make thematic maps from digital data (free trial)
http://indiemapper.com/

Maplecroft
Global Risks Maps
http://maplecroft.com/

Open Street Map
Free Editable Map of the World
http://www.openstreetmap.org/

Social Explorer
Demography – 1790 to Present
http://www.socialexplorer.com/pub/home/home.aspx

U.S. National Atlas
Interdisciplinary Atlas of the United States
http://nationalatlas.gov/index.html

Wayfaring
Online Map Sharing Community
http://www.wayfaring.com/

Worldmapper
Creative Reference Maps and Animations
http://www.worldmapper.org/

Zebra Map
Customizable World and Time Zone Map
http://www.zebramap.com/

Zoom Prospector
Find communities according to demographic information
http://www.zoomprospector.com/


Place Names

GeoNet
http://earth-info.nga.mil/gns/html/index.html

Geographic Names Information System
http://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic/


Other Useful and Interesting Links

Geo Community
Portal for Geospatial Technology Professionals
http://www.geocomm.com/

Geograph
“Geographing” Britain and Ireland
http://www.geograph.org.uk/

Gmaps Pedometer
Elevation Profiles in Google Maps
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/

How Old is Your Globe?
A list of the dates countries changed names, to help you estimate the date of a globe or map
http://www.replogleglobes.com/howOldIsYourGlobe.php

Information Aesthetics
Information Visualization and Visual Communication
http://infosthetics.com/

Kite Aerial Photography
Charles Benton’s Collection
http://www.arch.ced.berkeley.edu/kap/kaptoc.html

Library of Congress call numbers for places
http://libweb.uoregon.edu/map/callNumberMap.htm

Maps of Strange
Strange things spotted in Google Maps
http://www.mapofstrange.com/

RadicalCartography
A collection of maps, graphs and art by Bill Rankin
http://www.radicalcartography.net/

Tunnel to the other side of the Earth
Ever wonder what the exact opposite point on the planet is from where you are?
http://www.freemaptools.com/tunnel-to-other-side-of-the-earth.htm

Visual Complexity
Interdisciplinary Visualization of Complex Networks
http://www.visualcomplexity.com/vc/




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