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David Rumsey Map Collection David Rumsey Map Collection Over 60,000 digitized maps of historical and cultural value that are high resolution scans. Images can be reproduced and transmitted but not used for commercial purposes. View and download maps freely. Prints can be purchased.
The National Atlas of the United States of America
The National Atlas of the United States of America Includes:
  • High-quality, small-scale maps
  • Authoritative digital national geospatial data sets, examples of geospatial data include soils, boundaries, volcanoes, and principal aquifers.
  • Authoritative digital national geostatistical data sets, examples of geostatistical data include crime patterns, population distribution, and incidence of disease are examples of geostatistical data.

    This information is tied to specific geographic areas and is categorized and indexed using different methods, such as county, State, and zip code boundaries or geographic coordinates like latitude and longitude. These data will be collected and integrated to a consistent set of standards to support

  • U.S. Census Bureau Maps and Cartographic Resources
    U.S. Census Bureau Maps and Cartographic Resources This department of the U.S. Bureau of the Census provides links to maps in pdf format (need Adobe Acrobat Viewer) and the TIGER Mapping Service an on-line mapping service that generates high-quality, detailed maps of anywhere in the United States, using public geographic data.
    USGS Topographic Maps
    USGS Topographic Maps provides information on topographic maps with a few examples.
    The Atlas of Canada
    The Atlas of Canada provides digital maps and explanatory text including sections on environment, people and society, economy, history and climate change. Site visitors can manipulate interactive maps by zooming, changing display size, and by accessing attribute information on specific features. Maps include bibliographic references and related web links.
    Google Earth is an impressive geographic database with highly functional software that provides the ability to navigate the globe, flying from one part of the globe to another in seconds. A variety of functions are provided, such as Find Businesses. Other extras include an extensive astronomical chart with images, rendering a virtual planetarium.
    Old Maps dot org Old Maps Online The OldMapsOnline Portal is an easy-to-use gateway to historical maps in libraries around the world. It allows the user to search for online digital historical maps across numerous different collections via a geographical search. Search by typing a place-name or by clicking in the map window, and narrow by date. The search results provide a direct link to the map image on the website of the host institution. From the website.
    Social Explorer
    Social Explorer This is the free version of Oxford's premium e-resource by the same name. It is an online research tool designed to provide quick and easy access to modern and historical census data and demographic information. The easy-to-use web interface facilitates the creation of fast, intuitive, and illustrative maps and reports that aid visual analysis and understanding of demography and social change throughout history. The site currently includes data from the entire US Census from 1790 to 2000, all annual updates from the American Community Survey to 2008, original Census tract-level estimates for 2006 and 2007, the Religious Congregations and Membership Study from 1980 to 2000, and 2002 Carbon Emissions Data from the Vulcan Project. You can customize, save, print, and email maps and reports, and export them to a variety of programs and statistical packages for further analysis and use. This free version is scaled down from the subscription product, but you will still find access to hundreds of maps and reports.
    A Vision of Britain Through Time
    A Vision of Britain Through Time This is a digital scholarly project utilizing GIS technology and brings together a great deal of data from historical maps, census records, descriptive gazetteers and election results. There is a thematically arranged statistical atlas where you can find data about employment and poverty among other subjects. Coverer age dates are from 1801 to 2001.

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