Map Library

  • Sanborn Map of LA Plaza

    Oviatt Library Map Collection

  • Panorama of Sanborn Research Room
  • Image of San Francisco topo map
  • Map of Mexico
  • Street Map of Pacoima
  • Title Insurance Map
  • World Wonders 1939 Map

Online Resources

ArcGIS Online World Topographic Map

World Topographic Map hosted by ArcGIS Online. You can use the search to quickly find an address or place in which you are interested.

ArcGIS Online World Topographic Map

Aerial Photo Flight Indexes

Aerial photography records the ever-changing cultural and natural features on the Earth's surface. The UCSC Library collection of digitized aerial photographs includes Monterey, San Benito, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz counties.


Mapping How Americans Talk (video)

What's your general term for a sweetened carbonated beverage? What word or words do you use to address a group of two or more people?

Mapping How Americans Talk Video

USGS TopoViewer

Accessing historical topographic maps has never been easier. TopoView highlights one of the USGS's most important and useful products, the topographic map.

USGS TopoViewer

Training - Boundless

Boundless develops open source geospatial software and also teaches courses with training and certification for open source GIS software.


Santa Monica Public Library Image Archives

The collections include the Santa Monica Image Archives, Pacific Palisades Historical Collection, Santa Monica Evening Outlook (1875-1928), Santa Monica Facts, Historical Maps of Santa Monica, and Santa Monica Newspaper Index.

Santa Monica-Public Library

Humboldt County, CA GIS Portal

A list of Humboldt County Geographic Information Systems (GIS) web mapping applications.

Humboldt County GIS


High resolution satellite imagery using advanced commercial satellites. Visual, multispectral, and radar imagery available.View online for free. Purchase for commercial and personal use.

TerraServer satellite and aerial photos

UCLA Air Photo Archive

Two of the finest and most extensive oblique photograph collections of California are housed in the The Benjamin and Gladys Thomas Air Photo Archives at the UCLA Department of Geography.

UCLA Air Photo Archive

Blog post about High Resolution Aerial Imagery

Electronic Data Solutions (Elecdata), Jerome, Idaho, is an authorized distributor and system integrator for field data collection solutions.

Blog post about High Resolution Aerial Imagery

An Introduction to TopoView (video)

A tutorial by USGS scientist and topoView developer Chris Garrity demonstrating how to use topoView to access maps from the USGS historical topographic map collection.

Topo View Intro

Global Map

Global Map is a set of digital maps which accurately cover the whole globe to express the status of global environment. It is developed through the cooperation of National Geospatial Information Authorities (NGIAs) in the world.

Global Maps digital maps

Natural Earth Dataset

Natural Earth is a public domain map dataset available at 1:10 million (1 cm = 100 km), 1:50 million, and 1:110 million map scales. Featuring closely integrated vector and raster data, with Natural Earth one can make a variety of maps with all commonly used cartography and GIS software.

Natural Earth Dataset


W30m resolution global elevation data derived from Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer satellite images.

ASTER GDEM 30m resolution global elevation data

UCSB Map & Imagery Laboratory (MIL)

The UCSB Map and Imagery Laboratory contains maps, aerial photographs and other types of remote sensing data, and GIS data from around the globe. It is the largest such collection in any academic library.

UCSB Map & Imagery Laboratory