Brown Geographic Information Science and Services
Online Maps    

Street Maps Online - Primarily U.S.

Google Earth - downloadable - use with KML/KMZ files; loads of available data
Google Maps - includes 3D street mapping, distance calculation
MapQuest! - online - 3,000,000+ worldwide locations; zooms from continent to street level; locates places of interest, businesses & addresses; provides routing information; customizable
Maps On Us - online - maps of U.S. locations; includes routes, Yellow Pages, weather; directions module is speech enabled
MSN Maps & Directions - online - maps, directions, current traffic reports
Yahoo! Maps - online - street maps; includes driving instructions

U.S. Governmental Data Mapped Online

American FactFinder a data dissemination tool for accessing and mapping Census 2000 and other census data
CIESIN/SEDAC Data Viewer variety of interactive maps
EPA Envirofacts Data Warehouse interactive mapping of hazardous waste sites, toxic chemicals, air & water quality in U.S. at country, state, county, community or zipcode level; links to various EPA databases through map features
National Geographic Data Center Interactive Maps interactive mapping of global climatic and environmental data from NOAA
Social Explorer Historical Census of the U.S., 1790-present plus U.S. religions 1980-present
Urban Transition Historic GIS Project U.S. cities from the end of the 19th Century into the early 20th Century - Brown University project
U.S. Census Bureau TIGER Map Server interactive detailed maps of the U.S.
U.S. Geological Survey Map Locator and Downloader interactive topographic maps and orthophotos of the U.S., uses familiar Google Map technology
U.S. Geological Survey via TerraServer interactive topographic maps and orthophotos of the U.S.

Local State & City Maps Online

Google Earth mapping of cities, states, countries, regions
Rhode Island - Neighborhood and Specialty Mappers municipal, environmental, historical and other data for Providence and Statewide
Rhode Island DEM Viewer environmental and recreation maps
Rhode Island Digital Atlas critical natural resources for Rhode Island (downloadable)
Rhode Island Orthophotos and USGS Topos aerial photography and topographic imagery (downloadable)
MassGIS Online Mapping orthophotos, environmental information, etc. for Massachusetts (downloadable)

Historical Maps Online


Person Index of Historical Maps authors, explorers
Regional Index of Historical Maps Perry-Castañeda Library
Regional Index of Historical Maps Images of Early Maps on the Web
Subject Index of Historical Maps
Yahoo Listing of Historical Map Sites good cross-section


Britain Through Time historical maps of Great Britain
China Historical GIS historical maps of China and Japan
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection international historical maps
Endeavor Project Cook's Pacific voyaging
Hargrett Library Rare Map Collection U.S. historical maps
Historical Map and Chart Collection: U.S. Coast Guard
Illinois and the Northwest Territory U. Illinois
Images of Early Maps on the Web excellent gateway to historical maps
Library of Congress Map Collections: 1500-2002 western hemisphere
New York Historical Maps SUNY
Perry-Castaņeda Library Historical Maps international historical maps
Paul Mellon's Personal Library at U.VA Maps of early American history
Social Explorer Historical Census of the U.S., 1790-present plus U.S. religions 1980-present
USGS Historical Maps of New England and New York
USFWS Historical Map Listing links to content sites
Yale Map Collection online

Misc. Current Online Maps

Cornell University ArcInfo GIS Map Server global geophysical data but emphasis is on Middle East, North Africa, & North America
Digital Chart of the World Data Server via Pennsylvania State University downloadable Arc/INFO files compatible with ArcView of 340 geographic areas, each containing up to 25 thematic layers; preview map possible
Google Earth 3D interface with misc. data available
International Collection at Perry-Castaņeda Library
Planiglobe a Web interface for creating downloadable maps that uses Generic Mapping Tools (GMT)
National Geographic Map Machine political, physical, & some satellite imagery
Projection Map Server online map creation using platform independent azimuthal equidistant mapping software