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History: Maps

Quick Reference

Google Earth

“Combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world’s geographic information at your fingertips.”  Need to download Google Earth before using.

Colorado Springs Online Maps

Includes “CityView,” allowing users to view orthophotography maps of Colorado Springs through a dynamic interface. Also, online city maps on a variety of topics, including political boundaries, open space, geohazards, bike trails, police maps and much more.

MapQuest and Google Maps

Maps, driving directions from one address to another, location of businesses.

Historical Atlas of the Twentieth Century

A variety of maps, some interactive, which chart socio-economic trends, systems of government, and cities throughout the 20th Century.

National Atlas of the United States

Interactive maps providing sections on elevation and terrain, exotic species maps, animated vegetation growth and interactive maps. Can download map layers.

U.S. Census Bureau Maps and Cartographic Resources

Maps and services from the U.S. Bureau of the Census.

U.S. Gazetteer

Look up places in the United States by name or zip code, then get a detailed map or census data.

Cartography Resources Online

Online Map Websites & Resources (Southwest and U.S.)

Topographic Maps

Located in the Tutt Library map room, 1st floor South, for: Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah.  Older versions for Colorado are located in Special Collections.

Topos from the USGS


A guide to reading Topo maps and Topographic Map Symbols