Map Web Resources
- Osher Map Library at USM -
The Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education was created not only to collect and preserve old maps but specifically to promote their study and their use in teaching.
- Google Maps - The Google Maps site allows you to map locations down to the neighborhood or street level. Offered are maps and satellite photo images, or a combination of both. You may also map trips and get driving directions here.
- Historic Maps in K-12 Classrooms - Self-described as "a resource for teaching the geographic dimensions of American history," this website is a resource for educators teaching geography in classrooms K-12. It provides instructions on how to use the site, as well as maps and lesson plans to go with them
- Houghton Mifflin Education Place Outline Maps - Need an outline map of the world, U.S., Africa, etc., for a homework assignment? You'll find it here!
- Library Cats Map - Just for fun, this site maps all the locations for library cats around the world. For example, click on the state outline of Maine and a page comes up listing all the library cats, past and present, in libraries in Maine.
- The Library of Congress American Memory - Click on the "maps" link on this page and you will be taken to a page listing 10 map collections which the Library of Congress has digitized and put online. Collections include Civil War maps, maps of the National Parks, panoramic maps of places, and Revolutionary-era maps, just to name a few.
- Maine Geographic Information Systems - This site offers Maine maps - interactive online maps, map series - available for downloading, as well as printing. Paper maps are available for order.
- Maine Geological Survey - This site offers geologic maps of Maine. Via the search function, you can find maps by town, quadrangle, or region. A digital version of the map will come up, with a listing of related maps available for sale.
- MapQuest - MapQuest bills itself as "The best digital directory resource for finding anything in the physical world over any connected device." Here you can generate maps of locations as well as get driving directions.
- The National Map - This is a site of the U.S. Geological Survey. It is an online, interactive map serivce. Click on the viewer and, without any specialized software, you can look at maps and add layers such as geographic names, the national grid, natural hazards/weather, etc.
- UNH Dimond Library Documents Department & Data Center Historic USGS Maps of Maine - Here you will find an alphabetical listing of towns in Maine. Click on a town name and you will find historic USGS topographic maps available digitally online.