Thursday, October 19, 2006


Google Earth:, Maps:,

National Atlas of the United States of America:

Maps of the Alsace:

Maps of Scotland:

Oddens’ Bookmarks:

Find out stuff about US places: (also easy links to maps)

   The GNIS database provides longitude and latitude, but most of the mapping sites use street addresses. But click on a link labeled "GNIS in Google Map" to see its location on a Google map. Or, once you have found the longitude and latitude, you can go to Google Maps and enter that information, either in decimal format (44.798404, -68.827259) or as degrees/minutes/seconds (+44° 47' 54.25", -68° 49' 38.13"). Enter latitude north of the equator as a positive number, south of the equator with a minus sign. Longitude - enter anything east of the Zero Meridian as a positive number; west of zero degrees (such as North and South America) with a minus sign.

TerraServer: (USGS aerial imagery & topographic maps)

  Placename searches:

Google Maps:

Sustrans: UK local maps online. Some show footpaths, carriageways and Roman Roads as well as ruins and ancient sites.

Global Gazetteer - Worldwide Directory of Cities & Towns:

Interactive World Maps/Guide:

Links to Maps, Etchings & Related Subjects:

David Rumsey Map Collection:

Boston Public Library's Norman B. Leventhal Map Center:

MSN's MapPoint:

Modern French Maps:

Antique French maps:

French départements in 1813 which later became German:

European maps finder:,,

Very cool site, with old images of old cities:

   Also, use -- for instructions, see:

Swedish Gazetteer:

USDA Soil Survey Maps:

"Do It Yourself" Color-Coded State Maps (save as GIF):

Alabama Maps:

Minnesota Maps: (1:24,000 , 1:100,000 & 1:250,000 topo maps)

US Railroad Maps 1828-1900:

Scottish Maps:

German Maps:

Distance Calculator - as the crow flies, not by road:

Wonderful blog! Cartography:

Have some fun with your knowledge, and test yourself here:

If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. The free mind is not a barking dog, to be tethered on a ten-foot chain. - Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

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