Web Resources

Norman B. Leventhal Map Center

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

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Seafloor Mapping
Message in a Bottle
Make a Nautical Chart
Nautical Chart Scavenger Hunt

Learner Interactives
United States History Map

National Geographic Maps
Maps: Tools for Adventure

Geography and Geology for Kids

MapStats for Learning

University of Florida Library
Geography Education Online Resources

Sheppard Software
Geography Games and Quizzes

Boston Map Resources

American Antiquarian Society
Maps and Atlases

Boston Athenaeum
Map Collection

Boston College
Catherine O’Conner Library

Boston Map Society

Boston University
Maps, Atlases, and City (streets) Directories

City of Boston
Neighborhood Census Mapper

City of Boston
Archives and Records

City of Boston
Boston Redevelopment Authority

City of Boston
Boston Redevelopment Authority – The Boston Atlas

Harvard College
Harvard Geospatial Library

Harvard College
Map Collection

MIT Libraries
Boston Buildings and Neighborhoods

MIT Libraries
Maps, Mapping and GIS

Tufts University
Boston Streets: Mapping Directory Data

Massachusetts and New England Map Resources

Historic USGS Topographic Maps of New England & NY

Union List of Sanborn and Other Fire Insurance Maps of Massachusetts

Massachusetts State Archives

University of Southern Maine
Osher Map Library

Clark University
Guy Burnham Map and Aerial Photography Library

Southern Essex District Registry of Deeds - Atlases

Academic Map Collections

Institut Cartographic de Catalunya
Digital Map Library (In Spanish)

University of Alabama
Alabama Maps

University of Georgia
Historical Maps

University of Minnesota
James Ford Bell Library

University of Oregon
Map and Aerial Photography (MAP) Library

University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Map Services

University of Texas at Austin
The Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection

University of Michigan
Map Collections/

University of Virginia
Cultural Maps in American Studies

Other Digitized Map Collections

New York Public Library
Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division

NYPL Digital Gallery
Charting North America: Maps from the Lawrence H. Slaughter Collection and Others

The Victorian Dictionary
Victorian Era Maps of London

The Cartographic Free Library

American Geographical Society Library
Digital Map Collection

Blaeu’s Toonneel der Steden
Historical Dutch City Maps

British Library
Scanned Collections Online

David Rumsey
Historical Map Collection

National Library of Scotland
Ordnance Survey, One inch to one mile maps of Great Britain

World Soil Map Archive

Library of Congress
Geography and Map Reading Room

Library of Congress
Digital Map Collections

Earth Observatory

National Geological Map Database
A database of maps published by the USGS about geology, gravity, earthquakes, petroleum, and volcanoes

National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Office of Coast Survey

Newberry Library
Historical Maps and Cartographic Collections

Old Maps Online
A free gateway to historic maps that have been digitized by many different institutions

Strange Maps
The Atlas of Cartographic Curiosities

Map Application Downloads

Arc GIS Explorer

Google Earth
Satellite Imagery, Terrain, 3D Buildings, Maps

World Wind Software

Map and Aerial Photography Viewers

Bing Maps
Satellite Imagery, Terrain, Road Maps

Flash Earth
Satellite and Aerial Imagery

Google Maps
Satellite, Terrain, Traffic Maps, Bike Routes

Ordnance Survey OpenData
Map Viewer and Data Sets for the U.K.

GIS Data

GeoCommons Finder
Find Geographic Data of the World

Portal for Geospatial Technology Professionals

National Weather Service
GIS Data Links

Natural Earth
Free Vector and Raster Map Data

One Geology Portal
Geologic Map Data Sets for the U.K.

Reef Base
GIS for Coral Reefs

Socioeconomic Data Applications

US Census Bureau
Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing system (TIGER)

US Environmental Protection Agency
Clean Air Markets – Data and Maps

US Fish and Wildlife Service
Geospatial services

USGS Geographic Data Download
Status Maps, Public Domain Software and SDTS

Topographic Maps

Historical Topographic Map Collection

Historical U.S. Topographic Map Index (University of Texas)

Topographic Maps (University of Texas)

US Topo

USGS Topographic Maps Page

USGS Store (Map Locator)

Interactive Maps

County Health Rankings
National Wide County-Level Health Information

ESRI Mapping for Everyone
Make Interactive Demographic Maps

Federal Communications Commission GIS
Customized Maps with DCC Licensed Data

Gapminder World
Creative Global Demographic Information

GeoCommons Maker
Tools to Make Maps Online

Global Warming Art
Sea Level Rise Explorer

Indie Mapper
Make thematic maps from digital data (free trial)

Global Risks Maps

Open Street Map
Free Editable Map of the World

Social Explorer
Demography – 1790 to Present

U.S. National Atlas
Interdisciplinary Atlas of the United States

Online Map Sharing Community

Creative Reference Maps and Animations

Zebra Map
Customizable World and Time Zone Map

Zoom Prospector
Find communities according to demographic information

Place Names


Geographic Names Information System

Other Useful and Interesting Links

Geo Community
Portal for Geospatial Technology Professionals

“Geographing” Britain and Ireland

Gmaps Pedometer
Elevation Profiles in Google Maps

How Old is Your Globe?
A list of the dates countries changed names, to help you estimate the date of a globe or map

Information Aesthetics
Information Visualization and Visual Communication

Kite Aerial Photography
Charles Benton’s Collection

Library of Congress call numbers for places

Maps of Strange
Strange things spotted in Google Maps

Oxfam - Mapping Our World
Whiteboard teaching product for 8 to 14 year olds

A collection of maps, graphs and art by Bill Rankin

Tunnel to the other side of the Earth
Ever wonder what the exact opposite point on the planet is from where you are?

Visual Complexity
Interdisciplinary Visualization of Complex Networks

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