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Re: Historic official state maps online
« Reply #75 on: November 21, 2018, 07:55:03 PM »

It has now been 6 minutes since I posted that message, and they're still blurry. On your site, they're quite clear, though.
Just curious, are you trying to view the pdfs in your browser?  Or are you downloading them first and viewing them in Acrobat?
I'm not sure I can get Acrobat anymore. Some of the recent updates to my PC over the past year or so killed a lot of programs for me.



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Re: Historic official state maps online
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Re: Historic official state maps online
« Reply #78 on: July 21, 2019, 01:07:36 PM »

Nevada URL updates:

Main NDOT page for historical state and county maps:
https://www.nevadadot.com/travel-info/maps/historical-maps

Historic quads:
https://www.nevadadot.com/travel-info/maps/historic-quads

I'm not exactly sure about the "better quality state maps" link; this is the start page for accessing UNR's "Historic Maps of Nevada and the Great Basin" collection and maybe it can be narrowed down from there but I couldn't figure it out quickly:
https://unr.dgicloud.com/islandora/object/nvmapscollection%3Aroot

The original link appears to have gone to the DeLaMare map library's digital map collection but at this time that is giving me a "migrating to new platform/back online shortly" message.
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Re: Historic official state maps online
« Reply #79 on: September 05, 2019, 10:52:06 PM »

Not necessarily state maps, but Ohio has added to its digital archive

Aerial Imagery Archive
The office of CADD and Mapping Services has implemented a new innovative way to search for historic aerial imagery. You can now access the entire ODOT Aerial Imagery Archive through a single Google Earth (KML) file.

To use our Google Earth (KML) file you must have Google Earth installed on your desktop computer.

Next, all you need to do is download the Aerial Imagery Archive (KML) file.
http://tas.transportation.ohio.gov/Imagery/KMZ/ODOT_AerialArchive.kml

Now open the Aerial Imagery Archive (KML) in Google Earth and begin your imagery search!

We have structured the Google Earth (KML) file as follows:

Top level is sorted by DECADE
Second level under DECADE is sorted by YEAR
Third level under YEAR is sorted by DATE of imagery
Forth level under DATE is sorted by each IMAGE
The ODOT Aerial Imagery Archive contains over 500,000 individual images. Each image is represented in Google Earth as a single center point for each image. The image center point is displayed as a camera icon. The Google Earth time slider has been enabled for searching through specific time periods depending on the imagery loaded or toggled on. Also, when searching for images try to load specific years or single decades and not the entire aerial archive as this may result in Google Earth crashing due to the extensive amount of image points being loaded.

The aerial images available for download are not orthophotos therefore, will not overlay properly when loading in Google Earth or other GIS applications.
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Re: Historic official state maps online
« Reply #80 on: September 10, 2019, 12:12:20 AM »



Nevada URL updates:

Main NDOT page for historical state and county maps:
https://www.nevadadot.com/travel-info/maps/historical-maps

Historic quads:
https://www.nevadadot.com/travel-info/maps/historic-quads

I'm not exactly sure about the "better quality state maps" link; this is the start page for accessing UNR's "Historic Maps of Nevada and the Great Basin" collection and maybe it can be narrowed down from there but I couldn't figure it out quickly:
https://unr.dgicloud.com/islandora/object/nvmapscollection%3Aroot

The original link appears to have gone to the DeLaMare map library's digital map collection but at this time that is giving me a "migrating to new platform/back online shortly" message.

Yeah, UNR libraries has been undertaking a massive update/migration to all their digital archives over the last couple years. The NDOT map collection, originally hosted on the DeLaMare Library Map Collection site, was a better reference source cause their map scans were much higher quality than the PDFs on NDOT's website. The UNR maps were inaccessible for nearly a year, but they are now back online—however, they don't have the same direct categorization they used to, so you have to wade through other maps to find the road maps.
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Re: Historic official state maps online
« Reply #81 on: October 22, 2019, 12:14:29 AM »

Another state puts its collection online: lots of historic highway maps of South Dakota, here: https://history.sd.gov/Archives/
Not super easy to search, as some maps are tagged with the subject "highway"; others are "road maps"; and still others have neither of those tags.  But altogether I've found over 20 highway maps ranging from 1926-1973 (most produced by the state; some by commercial publishers).
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Re: Historic official state maps online
« Reply #82 on: February 13, 2020, 06:34:01 PM »

I didn't see anyone else post this one:

www.oldmapsonline.org



Click on "Browse the old maps" and you can zoom in and out as well click and hold the cursor to move the selection box anywhere in the country. The right pane will show available old maps you can view for FREE.
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Re: Historic official state maps online
« Reply #83 on: February 13, 2020, 07:08:18 PM »

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Re: Historic official state maps online
« Reply #84 on: February 13, 2020, 07:12:21 PM »

My mistake, I have edited the URL in my above post to the correct site. Apologies.
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Re: Historic official state maps online
« Reply #85 on: February 15, 2020, 12:35:06 PM »

The Mississippi link has changed: https://mdot.ms.gov/portal/maps

It's not as convenient as it used to be, as there doesn't seem to be a master list of historical maps as there was before. But the maps are still there. Scroll down a bit and look for the archive search box, where you can type in the year you want and see the results.
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Re: Historic official state maps online
« Reply #86 on: August 01, 2020, 09:32:42 AM »

South Carolina now has older issues available on-line via Univ of SC...

Many state officials from 1922-51 can be found here

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Re: Historic official state maps online
« Reply #87 on: September 01, 2020, 03:33:11 PM »

NJ General Highway Maps from late 1970s/early 80s

I can't seem to get the PDFs to open directly from my Firefox browser but am able to download and open in a separate viewer.
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Re: Historic official state maps online
« Reply #88 on: September 09, 2020, 12:48:21 AM »

The Mississippi link has changed: https://mdot.ms.gov/portal/maps

It's not as convenient as it used to be, as there doesn't seem to be a master list of historical maps as there was before. But the maps are still there. Scroll down a bit and look for the archive search box, where you can type in the year you want and see the results.

I downloaded all of the historic maps of Mississippi a few years ago. I can upload them to a cloud service or I can email you the maps if it's easier.
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Re: Historic official state maps online
« Reply #89 on: September 14, 2020, 10:22:59 AM »

The "(also county maps)" link for North Carolina currently brings up a 404 Page Not Found error.
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Re: Historic official state maps online
« Reply #90 on: December 22, 2020, 06:26:27 PM »

ODOT (Oregon) had their GIS guys scan their official state highway maps from 1919 through 2002, and the ODOT librarian had them added to the Oregon State Library archives:

https://digital.osl.state.or.us/islandora/object/osl%3A67676

There are a few gap years that may or may not have had maps published -- I have an official 1950 state highway map in my collection that isn't in this archive -- but it's remarkably thorough. There was even apparently a map published in 1945, possibly right after the end of the war.
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Re: Historic official state maps online
« Reply #91 on: December 22, 2020, 08:42:14 PM »

The "(also county maps)" link for North Carolina currently brings up a 404 Page Not Found error.

Still available here - https://xfer.services.ncdot.gov/imgdot/DOTCountyMaps/historic/ or https://connect.ncdot.gov/resources/State-Mapping/Lists/StateMapLinks/AllItems.aspx

They have added the 2009-10 set
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Re: Historic official state maps online
« Reply #93 on: April 18, 2021, 11:39:09 AM »

Utah link, from a post Mapmikey made in another thread:

https://images.archives.utah.gov/digital/collection/p17010coll68/search/page/1

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Re: Historic official state maps online
« Reply #94 on: April 18, 2021, 02:14:59 PM »

Utah link, from a post Mapmikey made in another thread:
https://images.archives.utah.gov/digital/collection/p17010coll68/search/page/1

Nice, thanks!  That makes 40 out of 50 states with historic DOT map collections online.  I don't know if the original list in this thread is being updated anymore, but I am using this thread to help keep this page updated.
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Re: Historic official state maps online
« Reply #96 on: July 01, 2021, 09:30:32 AM »

The New Mexico site is not working as of July 1, 2021.
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Re: Historic official state maps online
« Reply #97 on: August 18, 2021, 06:28:22 AM »

A large archive of Arkansas county maps can be found here.

https://gis.arkansas.gov/product/ahtd-historic-maps/
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Re: Historic official state maps online
« Reply #98 on: November 05, 2021, 11:47:55 PM »

There are some cool Kansas City area maps here. The scans are of very high quality.

https://kchistory.org/collection/maps
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Re: Historic official state maps online
« Reply #99 on: December 09, 2021, 09:56:23 PM »

Indiana: INDOT Historic Maps
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