Maps Databases

Database Name Description
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is the nation's largest water, earth, biological science and civilian mapping agency.
A to Z Maps Online This database features 146,000 maps on multidisciplinary subjects such as politics, geology, the environment, biology, and history.  It includes climate change maps,  hurricane maps, earthquake maps, volcano maps, fire maps, animal and plant species distribution maps, current event maps, political outline maps, and topographic maps. All these maps can be printed or downloaded for educational use.
World Scholar: Latin America & the CaribbeanWorld Scholar: Latin America & the Caribbean features primary source documents about Latin America and the Caribbean, academic journal articles, newspapers, maps and statistics. World Scholar covers topics such as politics, economics, religion, culture, international affairs, the environment, science, and technology. The topics are presented on a country and continent level, and the collection includes manuscripts, signed letters, expedition records, reports, maps, diaries, descriptions of voyages, etc.
Provides access to large-scale maps of Texas towns and cities, published by the Sanborn Map Company, the primary American producer of fire insurance maps for nearly 100 years. The maps include information such as the size, shape and construction materials for urban buildings; heights and functions of structures; and the location of windows and doors. Street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers are also provided. Database coverage includes maps published between 1867 - 1970. Can be searched by city and date.  How to Search This Database
USGS Historical Topographic Map ExplorerThe Historical Topographic Map Collection contains 178,000 high resolution maps published by the United States Geographic Survey from 1884 to 2006. The maps show surface features as well as elevation data and are useful to scientists, historians, genealogists, and government planners. Scales range from 1:250,000 to 1:12,000. Maps are downloadable.

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