This guide is designed to assist individuals and groups who wish to use the approx. 240,000 maps and 5,500 atlases and gazetteers, held in the Harold B. Lee Library Map Collection. Also included is a large assortment of online geographic resources
Gazetteer for ScotlandA vast geographical encyclopaedia, featuring details of towns, villages, bens, and glens, from the Scottish Borders to the Northern Isles. Includes tourist attractions, industries, and historical sites, together with histories of family names, and clans, biographies of famous Scots, and descriptions of historical events associated with Scotland. At least 21136 detailed entries.
Gazetteer to AMS 1:25,000 Maps of East GermanyThis gazetteer lists geographical place names for the former German Democratic Republic (East Germany), and provides along with the place name, its Designation or type, Grid Reference, Latitude, Longitude, and the Sheet Number to the Army Map Service 1:25,000 scale M841 series.
Historical County Boundary Maps (randymajors.com)Just type in a present day place name including the 2 letter state code. Select a year, and click go. The county boundary for that year will display. Click within the boundary and more information will display. You must use modern place names. By clicking the arrows on either side of the date, country boundaries will change in 10 year intervals.
National Library of Scotland : Mosaic ViewerPlease choose an historic map overlay below, and then using the gazetteer or map, zoom in or Zoom to this historic overlay to view the overlay. Different modern base map layers (upper right) can also be viewed by sliding the Transparency Slider (upper left of map)
RootsMapper.ComInterconnect your FamilySearch.org account with a map of the world. Display the generational movements of your ancestors from place to place.
Sanborn Maps (ProQuest)Sanborn fire insurance maps are the most frequently consulted maps in both public and academic libraries. Sanborn maps are valuable historical tools for urban specialists, social historians, architects, geographers, genealogists, local historians, planners, environmentalists and anyone who wants to learn about the history, growth, and development of American cities, towns, and neighborhoods. They are large-scale plans containing data that can be used to estimate the potential risk for urban structures. This includes information such as the outline of each building, the size, shape and construction materials, heights, and function of structures, location of windows and doors. The maps also give street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. Seven or eight different editions represent some areas.
USGS Historical Topographic MapsFor more than 125 years, the U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps have accurately portrayed the complex geography of the Nation. Because historical maps are stored in a limited number of collections and are not readily available, these historical printed topographic quadrangles are now available in an electronic format (GeoPDF). This scanning and processing effort serves to make the maps available for viewing and download.