Berkeley Earth Sciences & Map Libraries Several thousand maps from the library’s collection have been scanned and are viewable online. In addition, many records contain links to other online Web maps. Digital topographic maps covering entire countries are avaiable from this list.


The Columbia Gazetteer of North America – With 50,000 entries, the Gazetteer covers every incorporated place and county in the United States, along with several thousand unincorporated places, special-purpose sites, and physical features, as well as Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.  


Google Maps

      Maps are great for getting around, but online maps could be a lot better. So Google decided to make dynamic, interactive maps that are draggable – no clicking and waiting for graphics to reload each time you want to view the adjacent parts of a map. Want to be able to type in the name of a region or neighborhood and see any part of it as easily as with a regular street map? Now you can with Google Maps. Since these maps are draggable, you can use your mouse or the directional arrows to pan left, right, up and down to see areas that are hidden offscreen. You can also use the slider to zoom in and zoom out.


Internet Map Resources – Site by the Univ. of Texas Library presents an extensive collection of maps resources available on the Internet. Categories include: Cartograhic Reference, City Map Sites, Country Map Sites, Historical Map Sites, State and Weather Map Sites.


The Library of Congress: Map Collections: 1544- 2004


Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress  holds more than 4.5 million items, of which Map Collections represents only a small fraction, those that have been converted to digital form.

     The focus of Map Collections is Americana and Cartographic Treasures of the Library of Congress. These images were created from maps and atlases and, in general, are restricted to items that are not covered by copyright protection.

     Map Collections is organized according to seven major categories. Because a map will be assigned to only one category, unless it is part of more than one core collection, searching Map Collections at this level will provide the most complete results since the indexes for all categories are searched simultaneously.

     Searching Map Collections

     Formerly, Map Collections: 1544 – 1999 – The LoC Map Collections: 1544- 2004 site contains the largest and most comprehensive cartographic collection in the world with collections numbering ov