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David Rumsey Map Collection
Early maps of the Americas, World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania, 1700-1900.
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Digital Sanborn Maps
Very detailed maps of New England towns and cities as they were in the 19th and early 20th centuries. There are several versions over time of most maps, 1867-1970.
Also known as: Sanborn Maps
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GEOSCAN
An index of maps and other publications from the Earth Science Center of Natural Resources Canada, with some links to online full text.
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PolicyMap
Map-creation tool for visualizing many categories of data: income, housing, quality of life, federal guidelines, and more.
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SimplyMap
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A tool for creating maps illustrating hundreds of social, economic and climatic variables.
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Social Explorer
Maps illustrating Census data from 1790 to 2010, with recent community,religion, and carbon emissions data.
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