Nationwide Historic USGS Topo Map Scanning Project

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, Texas, New [...]

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Washington DC Historic Maps

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, but [...]

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Historic US State Boundaries

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 after [...]

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Historical T-Sheets

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 locations:

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Rumsey Map Collection

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 by [...]

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US Statehood Time Animation

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:

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Phoenix Arizona Aeronautical Chart, 1948

Aeronautical chart of the Phoenix, Arizona area produced by the US Air Force in 1948

Credits

Google Earth Library

NOAA Historical Map and Chart Project

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