The Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection at the University of Texas at Austin has begun an ambitious project to scan all available pre-1945 USGS topographic maps for all US states that don’t currently have them available online. They are starting with Texas and working their way out from there. As of today, . . . → Read More: Nationwide Historic USGS Topo Map Scanning Project
This is a collection of historic maps and birds eye images of Washington DC during the late 1800s and early 1900s. The collection includes 58 highly-detailed topographic maps that appear to have been completed in the 1870s and 1880s of the outlying areas of Washington DC. These were a bit tricky to georeference, . . . → Read More: Washington DC Historic Maps
This set of files shows the configuration of United States and Territories every 10 years from 1790 to 1920. You can watch the United States start out with the 13 original States (actually I think it was 14 by 1790) and expand westward to the Pacific. I believe the only thing to change . . . → Read More: Historic US State Boundaries
Historical T-Sheets are shoreline maps that were created in the late 1800 to early 1900s for major waterways and coastal areas of the United States. The T-Sheets contain information such as locations of buildings, names of shoreline features, and detailed descriptions of shorelines.
This collection contains over 250 maps covering the following . . . → Read More: Historical T-Sheets
You may have already seen the Rumsey Historical Maps Layer that is included under the Gallery Layer with Google Earth. But, you may not know that David Rumsey has also created dozens of other maps for Google Earth that are not included in the default layer in Google Earth. These can be accessed . . . → Read More: Rumsey Map Collection
Time animation showing the US States as they are added to the Union. Select the file, and click on the play button at the top. It may take a few seconds to load.
KML Content Created By: Phil Verney Access From: More Info: . . . → Read More: US Statehood Time Animation
Aeronautical chart of the Phoenix, Arizona area produced by the US Air Force in 1948
Google Earth Library
NOAA Historical Map and Chart . . . → Read More: Phoenix Arizona Aeronautical Chart, 1948