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American Shores: Maps of the Middle Atlantic Region to 1850

Drawing on the holdings of the New York Public Library (in particular the Lawrence H. Slaughter Collection), and sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, this online exhibit is devoted to offering a number of historically significant maps of the Mid-Atlantic region up to 1850. The site begins with a brief essay on the nature of the items featured on the site and continues with three...
Cartographic Boundary Files

The Cartographic Boundary Files Web site from the US Census Bureau contains "generalized extracts from the Census Bureau's TIGER geographic database for use in a Geographic Information System (GIS) or similar mapping systems." The files are mainly from the 2000 census and contain such things as Congressional Districts, School Districts, Urbanized Areas, and more. The Descriptions and Metadata link...
Historic Maps

The first site about historical maps is the US Military Academy at West Point's History Department's Map Library (1). The page contains links to dozens of maps related to warfare from ancient times, the American Revolution, and the Napoleonic wars to the World Wars and other modern conflicts. Although map descriptions are not given and the main page seemed to have a problem loading correctly, the...
Historical Maps

The James Ford Bell Library at the University of Minnesota provides the Historical Maps page as part of their main Web site. Users can view more than fifty maps online, each of which contain a short description of what the map is depicting. One example is a navigational map of Africa and the Atlantic and Indian Oceans that was designed to illustrate the first Dutch expedition to Java undertaken by...
Japanese Historical Maps from the East Asian Library at UC Berkeley

Presented by the East Asian Library at Berkeley, in collaboration with David Rumsey and Cartography Associates, this Web site features 210 high-quality scanned maps from the Mitsui Library collection, which was originally purchased in 1949. The most compelling feature of this online collection is the technology deployed on the site that allows users different levels of functionality and...
Macau: A Selection of Cartographic Images

On December 20, 1999, the city of Macau, which for four centuries had been a Portuguese settlement, was returned to the People's Republic of China. The entire administrative region is one-tenth the size of Washington, D.C., and has a population of approximately 460,000. In order to provide scholars and other interested parties with a selection of maps and visual ephemera related to the area's...
The Cartographic Modeling Lab at the University of Pennsylvania

While many schools no longer have academic departments devoted specifically to the discipline of geography, the almost innate human interest in mapping and analyzing various types of spatial data continues unabated. The Cartographic Modeling Lab at the University of Pennsylvania is an outstanding example of this trend, and their website contains a great deal of information on their work and their...
The National Map: The Nation's Topographic Map for the 21st Century

Described as The Nation's Topographic Map for the 21st Century, the National Map "will be a seamless, continuously maintained set of public domain geographic base information that will serve as a foundation for integrating, sharing, and using other data easily and consistently." The USGS site explains why such a program is needed -- including the agencies role; their vision for the project; its...