Provides access to over 660,000 full-image fire insurance maps for more than 12,000 American communities in all U.S. states. These large-scale maps contain detailed data such as the outline of each building; the size, shape, and function of structures; construction materials; heights; and the location of windows and doors. The maps also list street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. Also shown are pipelines, railroads, wells, dumps, and heavy machinery. Sanborn maps are valuable historical tools for urban studies specialists, historians, architects, geographers, genealogists, planners, and environmentalists, among others.
The Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (HOLC) was established in 1933 as a federal government-sponsored program. San Antonio was one of the cities for which "residential security maps" were created. Red color coding on these maps often outlined neighborhoods in the older sections of cities, where homeowners and tenants had lower incomes, or in neighborhoods that were made up of ethnic or racial minorities.
The documents comprising the Relaciones Geográficas are original responses to a questionnaire initiated by the Spanish Crown in 1577, requesting information about Spanish held territories in the Americas. The images from the collection which are available through this Internet site include the text of the Relaciones Geográficas request letter and 11 maps which were submitted in response to this inquiry. From the University of Texas at Austin.
The historical map collection has over 22,000 maps and images online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North American and South American maps and other cartographic materials. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Digitized maps from Baylor University concerning the Civil War. The maps come from the Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, published in 1895. Searchable by keywords, including military personnel, city, state, and geographic features.
This digital edition of the 1932 Atlas by Charles O. Paullin and John K. Wright reproduces all of the atlas's nearly 700 maps. Many of the maps are enhanced in ways impossible in print, animated to show change over time or made clickable to view the underlying data.
The Harvard Map Collection is one of the oldest and largest collections of cartographic materials in the United States with over 500,000 items. However, only a representative sample of the collection has actually been digitized. Visit this site to find maps of the Revolutionary War, London, Massachusetts towns, and other "treasures."
More than 5,000 maps representing many different time periods. Their user friendly license allows teachers and students to use up to 25 maps in non-commercial educational projects without further permission. You may need to right click and save the file in order to get it to open.