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Maps & Gazetteers

Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

Presents in maps and text complete data about the creation and all subsequent changes (dated to the day) in the size, shape, and location of every county in the fifty United States and the District of Columbia.

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

Over 8,800 historical maps online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North and South America maps and other cartographic materials. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia and Africa are also represented.

Digital Sanborn Maps - New York

UB Only

Electronic access to Sanborn fire insurance maps for New York State from 1867-1970.

Geographic Names Information System

Contains information about almost 2 million physical and cultural geographic features in the United States and its territories.

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names

Site contains around 1,000,000 place names representing approximately 900,000 physical or political entities.

MapMachine (National Geographic)

Provides mapping tools for worldwide road, satellite, physical and thematic maps.

Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection

Collection of online maps of general interest ordered geographically.

UB Libraries Map Collections

The Map Collection at the University at Buffalo is the largest in Western New York.