Maps & Cartography: World Maps
- Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection (University of Texas at Austin). Digitized collection (3,000+) of historic and contemporary maps. Many maps are U.S. government originals and may be downloaded and used without copyright restrictions. The main map arrangement is by continent, further broken down into regional and city maps, among other categories. To jump to the starting point for maps by continent use the following links:
- Maps of The World
- Maps of Africa
- Maps of The Americas
- Maps of Asia
- Maps of Australia and the Pacific
- Maps of Europe
- Maps of The Middle East
- Maps of Polar Regions and Oceans
- Historic Maps. Starting point for rare and historical maps in UT collection and links to historical maps worldwide.
- International Map of the World 1:1,000,000 Series. This link shows an index map that will help in selecting maps by location . Find a map by its sheet number (e.g., NC-19), then search for the sheet number in the UB Libraries Catalog to check if we have this map in our collection.
- Links to Maps on Other Websites. This page is maintained by PCL, offering links to various sites in the world that have maps. This is a good source to find maps that cover places that are not easily found. The page is arranged into the following sections: Cartographic Reference (including gazetteers), City Maps, Country Maps, General Maps, Historical Maps, Outline Maps, State Maps, and Weather Maps. There are also Maps of Current Interest showing maps of news-related locations.
- United Nations Cartographic Department Map Collection. Excellent source for maps of many countries and regions of the World. Emphasis on maps for mission-specific countries.
- Maps of the World (One World, Nations Online). Good, clear maps of the World, continents, countries, etc. Also includes geographic and basic statistical data.
- Mapping Globalization (Princeton, Univ. of Washington, UCLA).Globalization maps, texts, and geodata. Website goal: empirical work on globalization as widely accessible as possible. Contains an expanding set of resources for students, instructors, and researchers, and provides a forum for empirical research on globalization. Especially adding raw data and in the visualization of such data, including maps and animations.
- World Political Maps. (Holt Rinehart and Winston). Simple maps of each continent and country.
- World Sites Atlas. Interactive maps allow you to choose simple political and physical maps of countries, states, and provinces, along with basic geographical information.. Site links to geographical data and photos of chosen regions or locations.
- Map Library. Source of public domain basic map data concerning administrative boundaries in developing countries. The data is broken down into manageable chunks to make it easier to download. Has image files and ESRI-GIS useable files. Current coverage: Africa, Central America.
- Relief Maps (Sadalmelik). Maps of countries in: Africa, Asia, Central & South America, Indonesia (some main islands), various Pacific islands and island groups, among others.
- Maps From ReliefWeb. Good, clear maps of major trouble spots, areas where relief operations are taking place. Gives current names of cities and towns, and shows boundaries of neighboring countries.
- Landsat Image Mosaic Of Antarctica (LIMA). USGS, NASA, NSF, and British Antarctic Survey site providing detailed images of the continent. Also has Educational Resources, including tours of Antarctica Research Stations.
Selected Country Maps
- AfricaMap (Harvard). Web mapping tool for viewing and creating an impressive number of datasets on an Africa basemap, including religion, slave trade, ethnicity and other historical maps.
- Afriterra. Cartographic library assembling and preserving original rare maps of Africa.
- Data Africa. Interactive map viewer allowing users to visualize open source data related to agriculture, climate, poverty and health.
- India Maps of India site. General, thematic, district maps.
- Old Survey of India Maps
- Hong Kong Historic Maps
- A Vision of Britain Through Time (University of Portsmouth). Searchable gazetteer, historical census reports and historical maps for Britain from 1801 to present-day.
- Portugal (Instituto Geográfico do Exército). Variety of maps from their army mapping department. Site is in Portuguese, but has an English translation page (if page does not come up, use English flag at top of main page). Maps are large scale, and very detailed.
- Sistema Nacional de Informação Geográfica (SNIG) (National System for Geographic Information). Includes digital geographic information, maps, aerial photographs, satellite images, GPS and GIS materials, and more.
- National Library of Scotland Maps
- University of Manchester Library Online Map Collections. Includes old maps of Manchester from the late 18th century to the 20th century, including Ordnance Survey and Soviet maps. Also includes digitized maps of Japan.
- Virtual Map Platform - Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB). One of the biggest map collections in Germany.
- Digital Library of the Middle East. DLME offers free access to documents from cultural heritage institutions, including historic maps.
North America (Canada and Mexico)
- Atlas of Canada. Provides political and other maps of Canada and its provinces and territories. Includes good outline maps as well. The National Atlas Collection contains: satellite images, photographs of various landscapes in Canada, maps, and links to additional images and maps.
- Canadian Atlas (Canadian Geographic). Very good for Canadian data (plus maps from other parts of the World). More maps/data for Canada at the CG Mapping page.
- Canadian County Atlas Digital Project (McGill University). Digitized county atlases from 1874-1881.