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Maps and Mapping

General on-line mapping programs

Expedia Maps Offers searchable listing in the United States and Europe by address and driving directions.

GoogleMaps - Provides directions, interactive maps, and satellite/aerial imagery of the United States. Can also search by keyword such as type of business.

MapsOnUs - a service of

Maporama -Generates maps for a desired address or point of interest. Output is also viewable on handheld computers.

MapQuest - Find directions for and explore towns and cities worldwide. Display addresses on a map, view nearby businesses, get driving directions and maps, and plan a trip with city information. Also includes aerial photographs of selected areas.

MSN Maps and Directions - formerly Mapblast

MSN Virtual Earth Provides directions, interactive maps, and satellite/aerial imagery of the United States. Can also search by keyword such as type of business.

Multimap - Global mapping service including street maps of Europe, North America and Australia.

Animations - Professor Ed Stephan of Western Washington University animation projects

Boundaries of the United States and the Several States - animation showing state and territorial boundaries over time.

Counties of the United States - 1650 to 1983

Sex Ratio - Males per 100 females, 1790 - 1990

Atlapedia Online Contains full color physical and political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.

Atlas of the Biosphere A collection of maps, schematics, and information about human-environment interactions, directed at the education community.

Bodleian Library Map Room - The Map Room has an extensive range of books reflecting the wide ranging fields of geography and cartography.


Atlas of Canada - provides authoritative, current and accessible geographic information products at a national level.

Geographical Names of Canada - In Canada, since 1897, names on official, federal government maps have been authorized through a national committee, now known as the Geographical Names Board of Canada (GNBC).

Color Landform Atlas of the United States - The name is misleading. Lots of links to on-line maps, including an 1895 atlas image for each state.

Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Georgia maintains a collection of more than 800 historic maps spanning nearly 500 years, from the sixteenth century through the early twentieth century.

FEEFHS East European Map Room - maps of central and eastern Europe, including all of the German Empire and the Russian Empire.

Great Circle Mapper Shows great circle path between specified points on the globe with an aviation focus.

Maps of World Online maps showing countries of the world and continents. Too wide for smaller monitors.

Map Up Provides continental, oceanic, and country-specific maps, followed by geopolitical analysis.

National Geographic - Maps and Geography

Perry-Castañeda Library - a general collection of more than 250,000 maps covering all areas of the world with over 5,000 map images online.

Readmap Project Online maps collection with political and economical overview of each country.

TerraServer View maps and aerial photos of various parts of the Earth.

United States

Census Bureau Geography

CIA World Factbook - Reference Maps - Various maps of the world in both jpeg and pdf format that are updated annually.

Geographic Names Information System - contains information for almost 2 million physical and cultural geographic features in the United States and its territories.(1/1/2006) (1/15/2006)

United States Library of Congress Map Collections - Top-level categories include cities and towns, cultural, landscapes, conservation and environment, military battles and campaigns, discovery and exploration, transportation and communication. Searchable by keyword, location, creator, subject, and title.

United Kingdom

Ordnance Survey – the national mapping agency of Great Britain

United Nations: Cartographic Section - General country and special issues maps.


According to Wikipedia:

Freehold is a term used in real estate or real property law, land held in fee simple, as opposed to leasehold, which is land which is leased.

A freeholder is an elected county official in the State of New Jersey; see Board of Chosen Freeholders, the body they serve in. (an 8th great-grandfather of mine was one of the earliest freeholders)

Farnham's Freehold is a novel written by Robert A. Heinlein in 1965.

North Farnham was an Anglican parish in Richmond county, Virginia (9th great-grandparents owned land in this parish)

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