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Title: Historic official state maps online
Post by: NE2 on August 12, 2011, 04:25:51 PM
(Thanks for the sticky.)
The following are sources for official state map scans, many on the DOT websites:
*Alabama: http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/stateroads/index.html (also 1927 (http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/alabama/1926-1950.html) and county maps (http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/counties.html))
*Arizona: http://www.aaroads.com/west/maps/ http://www.arizonaroads.com/maps/index.html http://azdot.gov/docs/default-source/planning/cultural_good_roads_everywhere.pdf (starting on p. 139)
*Arkansas: http://www.arkansashighways.com/Trans_Plan_Policy/mapping_graphics/archived_tourist_maps/archived_tourist_maps.aspx (also 1936 (http://www.arkansashighways.com/maps/historical_mapst.aspx) and other county maps (http://www.geostor.org/S3Browser/Default.aspx?bucketname=geostor-imagery.geostor.org&path=Maps/AHTD/HISTORIC))
*California: http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/view/search?q=caltrans&sort=Date
*Colorado: https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0B252DVeCESYEc1FMZjRrdmhSdzQ/edit
*Connecticut: http://emuseum.chs.org/emuseum/ (assorted years)
*Delaware: http://www.deldot.gov/archaeology/historic_pres/historic_highway_maps/index.shtml
*Florida: https://www.fdot.gov/geospatial/FloridaTransportationMapArchive.shtm (state maps), http://www.dot.state.fl.us/surveyingandmapping/documentsandpubs/aerialyears.pdf (county maps) (also http://ufdc.ufl.edu/mapfl - better-quality but some counties are missing)
*Georgia: http://www.dot.ga.gov/DS/Maps ("Archive Maps" of state, counties, and cities), http://www.gnahrgis.org/ (county maps - choose "Historic GDOT County Maps" in layers)
*Idaho: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zacharymaillard/sets/72157607101372379/ (reasonable selection back to 1947), http://apps.itd.idaho.gov/apps/lri/LR_MapIndex.aspx (county maps back to 1962), http://itd.idaho.gov/highways/roadwaydata/RTFMaps/index.html (traffic flow maps back to 1959)
*Illinois: http://apps.dot.illinois.gov/HistoricalMapViewer/statemapviewer.aspx (Silverlight); http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/search/collection/isl9 (alternate presentation)
*Indiana: http://cdm16066.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/search/collection/p15078coll8/searchterm/indiana%20highway%20map/field/all/mode/all/conn/and/order/title ; http://libraries.iub.edu/indiana-state-highway-maps (1917-1932); back sides (zoomable) at http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/images/splash.htm?scope=images/VAC3073
*Iowa: https://iowadot.gov/maps/digital-maps/other-maps/historical-iowa-transportation-maps
*Kansas: http://www.ksdot.org/burtransplan/maps/HistoricStateMaps.asp (county maps (http://www.ksdot.org/burtransplan/maps/PastPublishedCounty.asp))
*Kentucky: http://transportation.ky.gov/Planning/Pages/Historical-Maps.aspx (state and county maps); http://www.uky.edu/maps/ghm1950/ (1950 county maps); http://www.flickr.com/photos/mytravelphotos/4285912504/ (1930; incomplete)
*Louisiana: http://wwwsp.dotd.la.gov/Inside_LaDOTD/Divisions/Multimodal/Data_Collection/Mapping/Historic_Maps/Forms/AllItems.aspx (every 15 years); http://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0Bz23eC3o6S-fai1iN3BrZHFUbzg (some old parish maps)
*Maryland (scans provided by MDSHA): http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Road_maps_of_Maryland
*Massachusetts: http://massdot.maps.arcgis.com/apps/PublicGallery/index.html?appid=29085e10d60743cf9a37d62b5fe8b83d
*Michigan: http://seekingmichigan.org/discover (search for highway map)
*Minnesota: http://reflections.mndigital.org/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=%2Fmdt
*Mississippi: http://mdot.ms.gov/documents/planning/index.php?dir=Maps/State%20Highway%20Maps%20Archive
*Missouri: http://www.modot.org/historicmaps/index.htm (also 1923, 1924 (http://www.cosmos-monitor.com/mo/hist/index.html))
*Montana: http://www.mdt.mt.gov/photogallery/past-maps.shtml and ftp://ftp.mdt.mt.gov/mapping/HISTORIC_MAPS/ (also http://archive.org/details/9129DADE-F4CE-4E5F-B738-CF4031B90BD3 is a little blurry but has a few that aren't on the MDT site; http://archive.org/search.php?query=montana%20highway%20map may also have a few more)
*Nebraska: http://www.dor.state.ne.us/maps/#antique (only five editions available)
*Nevada: http://www.nevadadot.com/Traveler_Info/Maps/Historical_Maps.aspx (state and county maps) (also 1971 quad maps (http://www.nevadadot.com/About_NDOT/NDOT_Divisions/Engineering/Location/Historical_Nevada_Quad_Maps.aspx)) (better quality state maps (http://www.delamare.unr.edu/maps/digitalcollections/nvmaps/highway.html))
*New Mexico: http://rgis.unm.edu/browsedata (choose NMDOT/Historic Maps on the left)
*North Carolina: http://www.ncdot.org/travel/mappubs/statetransportationmap/#history (also county maps (http://www.ncdot.org/travel/statemapping/default.html#historical)) (other state and county maps (http://www.lib.unc.edu/dc/ncmaps/?CISOROOT=/ncmaps))
*Ohio: http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/TechServ/TIM/Pages/OfficialTransportationMaps.aspx
*Oklahoma: http://www.okladot.state.ok.us/maps/state/archive-a.htm (also traffic count maps (http://www.okladot.state.ok.us/aadtcnt/Default.aspx?list=staticMaps)); http://dc.library.okstate.edu/cdm/search/collection/OKMaps/ (county maps)
*Oregon: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/GEOMETRONICS/ROW_Eng/HistoryHighwaysOregon/BiennialCollectionMaps.pdf (1918-1960, internal maps showing highway numbers only) (also 1961-1979 (http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/GEOMETRONICS/ROW_Eng/HistoryHighwaysOregon/TrafficVolMaps/StateHwy1961-1979.pdf), 1980-1999 (http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/GEOMETRONICS/ROW_Eng/HistoryHighwaysOregon/TrafficVolMaps/StateHwy1980-1999.pdf), 2001-2005 (http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/GEOMETRONICS/ROW_Eng/HistoryHighwaysOregon/TrafficVolMaps/StateHwy2001-2005.pdf), and a detailed history of the highways (http://egov.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/GEOMETRONICS/ROW_Eng/HistoryHighwaysOregon/HSHO.pdf))
*Pennsylvania: http://www.penndot.gov/ProjectAndPrograms/Planning/Maps/Pages/Historic-Transportation-Maps.aspx (state maps); http://www.penndot.gov/ProjectAndPrograms/Planning/Maps/Pages/County-Type-10-Historic.aspx (county maps)
*South Carolina: http://library.sc.edu/digital/collections/scrm.html (county maps)
*Texas: https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/apps/arc/maps/ (state and county maps; check 'image' and search for 'highway', and note that the zip files include all pages); http://texashistory.unt.edu/search/
*Vermont: http://vtransplanning.vermont.gov/maps/archive (mostly county and town maps); also ftp://vtransmap.aot.state.vt.us/Maps/Publications/Maps/MeetingRoomMaps/Vintage_1949_1968.pdf and ftp://vtransmaps.vermont.gov/Maps/Publications/Historical/1927Doc_full.pdf
*Virginia: http://digitool1.lva.lib.va.us:8881/R/?func=collections-result&collection_id=1962 (1936 county maps)
*Washington: http://www.sos.wa.gov/history/maps.aspx (only a few years available; choose 'highway' in the second dropdown); https://cdm16977.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p16977coll18/search (1944-1956)
*West Virginia: http://westvirginiaarchiveshistory.zenfolio.com/p974981478 (the interface really sucks but there are a bunch from the early 1920s and assorted ones after that)
*Wisconsin: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Content.aspx?dsNav=N:1166 (through 1939; search for 'highway commission')
*Wyoming: http://wyoarchives.state.wy.us/Archives/Maps.aspx (state and county maps; search for 'highway')

*Manitoba (lol Canada): http://gov.mb.ca/mit/maparchive/index.html

Many states: 1930s county maps from the 1940 census (http://research.archives.gov/search?sw-arc-id=821491&sw-desc-level=series)

standalone SID viewer (http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/help/download_sid.html)
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: xonhulu on August 12, 2011, 04:39:13 PM
Thanks for posting this, this looks like a great bunch of material to look at.  You're probably going to keep me from getting some yard work done today!

Your link to the detailed highway history of Oregon doesn't work, though.  Here's the correct link:

http://egov.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/GEOMETRONICS/ROW_Eng/HistoryHighwaysOregon/HSHO.pdf
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: bulldog1979 on August 12, 2011, 10:38:26 PM
Add Minnesota to the list:
http://reflections.mndigital.org/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=%2Fmdt

Mn/DOT scanned their archives (minus two editions) for the Minnesota Digital Library. If I ever get around to playing in an image editor to stitch the two files together, I have most of the old Michigan maps in electronic form that were scanned by the Library of Michigan. (The maps were larger than the drum scanner, so they had to get them to me in two passes each.) I can legally put pre-1958 online since the Michigan State Highway Department didn't copyright their maps before that year.)
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: NE2 on August 12, 2011, 10:41:18 PM
Your link to the detailed highway history of Oregon doesn't work, though.  Here's the correct link:

http://egov.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/GEOMETRONICS/ROW_Eng/HistoryHighwaysOregon/HSHO.pdf
My link was fine, but the forum software borks FTP links. It may be an older version anyway; changing to yours.
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: J N Winkler on August 12, 2011, 11:59:04 PM
Actually, it seems the forum software (now?) handles FTP links, but they have to be identified using a FTP tag instead of the URL tag despite the fact that both HTTP and FTP locators are URLs.

ftp://ftp.odot.state.or.us (ftp://ftp.odot.state.or.us)
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: NE2 on August 20, 2011, 04:59:40 PM
Added Arkansas state maps.
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: roadfro on August 20, 2011, 06:32:38 PM
Nevada Historical Maps are also hosted online by the Mary B. Ansari Map Library, a unit of the DeLaMare Library at the University of Nevada, Reno. These are at much better quality when zooming on detail. The most recent edition hosted is the 2005-2006 map.
http://www.delamare.unr.edu/maps/digitalcollections/nvmaps/highway.html
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: iowahighways on August 21, 2011, 01:02:03 AM
Here's Iowa: http://www.iowadot.gov/maps//msp/historical/transmaps.htm
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: NE2 on August 21, 2011, 01:04:34 AM
Here's Iowa: http://www.iowadot.gov/maps//msp/historical/transmaps.htm
Nice. That's at least a third of the states with good temporal coverage.
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: Mapmikey on August 22, 2011, 04:03:36 PM
North Carolina has one from each decade at its NCDOT site: http://www.ncdot.org/travel/mappubs/statetransportationmap/ (http://www.ncdot.org/travel/mappubs/statetransportationmap/)
Also at NCDOT's website are several different years of county map atlases from 1930-68 http://www.ncdot.org/travel/statemapping/default.html#county_maps (http://www.ncdot.org/travel/statemapping/default.html#county_maps)

Both links, scroll to bottom of page.

Many other official maps and county map sets back to 1938 are available here: http://www.lib.unc.edu/dc/ncmaps/?CISOROOT=/ncmaps (http://www.lib.unc.edu/dc/ncmaps/?CISOROOT=/ncmaps)

Mapmikey
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: txstateends on October 29, 2011, 10:12:28 PM
The TX site has changed slightly.  It's now: https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/apps/arc/maps/

The same instructions about clicking 'image' and searching for 'highway' still work.
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: Tom on November 15, 2011, 08:38:54 PM
Larry Hoenig has a very fine website featuring covers of Michigan's Official Highway Maps:
http://michiganhwymaps.com   :coffee:
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: NE2 on November 15, 2011, 08:53:17 PM
Covers? Bleh.
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: NE2 on July 02, 2012, 07:37:56 PM
The Virginia link seems to have died. Anyone have a new link?
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: relaxok on July 02, 2012, 09:30:20 PM
No CT?  :no:
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: NE2 on August 15, 2012, 10:49:30 AM
Added South Carolina: http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=7484.0
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: Mapmikey on August 16, 2012, 07:15:50 AM
The Virginia link seems to have died. Anyone have a new link?

They upgraded their delivery system for this.  Here is the new link:

http://digitool1.lva.lib.va.us:8881/R/BQMV91RVBBJGP41886TECQ4VVBTXPP3SJX9U3696FTR2JBIVE7-00753?func=search (http://digitool1.lva.lib.va.us:8881/R/BQMV91RVBBJGP41886TECQ4VVBTXPP3SJX9U3696FTR2JBIVE7-00753?func=search)

Click on search, enter the county you want, then in the "select collection" pulldown choose map collection.

They did not add any of the missing 1936 maps to the collection...still about 80% of the counties covered.

Mapmikey
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: usends on December 19, 2012, 08:24:44 PM
Here's Colorado:
https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0B252DVeCESYEc1FMZjRrdmhSdzQ/edit
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: NE2 on December 19, 2012, 09:10:45 PM
Cool, added.
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: roadman65 on December 21, 2012, 11:24:15 AM
Good links NE 2.  It shows my plugins are out of date, and that I need to update.
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: pianocello on January 02, 2013, 10:45:51 AM
Found an official site for Illinois: http://gis.dot.illinois.gov/HistoricalMapViewer/
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: NE2 on April 03, 2013, 04:05:09 PM
I don't know if there's anything useful here that's not on the other maps, but Oklahoma also has traffic count maps going back to 1937: http://www.okladot.state.ok.us/aadtcnt/Default.aspx?list=staticMaps
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: kkt on April 03, 2013, 05:29:40 PM
I don't know if there's anything useful here that's not on the other maps, but Oklahoma also has traffic count maps going back to 1937: http://www.okladot.state.ok.us/aadtcnt/Default.aspx?list=staticMaps

Wow, good for them for putting so much historical material online.
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: silverback1065 on April 03, 2013, 05:49:50 PM
Does anyone know of any for Indiana?
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: Bruce on April 03, 2013, 07:31:42 PM
Here's a couple from Washington:

http://www.sos.wa.gov/history/maps.aspx

Just select "Highways" from the second drop-down menu.
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: civilmaher on April 03, 2013, 08:13:49 PM
Here are some New Jersey maps:

http://mapmaker.rutgers.edu/MAPS.html (http://mapmaker.rutgers.edu/MAPS.html)

very interesting to see how county boundaries have changed in the 1800s. Was it really necessary to split up Essex County to create Union County?
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: Henry on April 03, 2013, 08:28:02 PM
Those are some really nice finds!
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: Alps on April 08, 2013, 07:00:14 PM
Here are some New Jersey maps:

http://mapmaker.rutgers.edu/MAPS.html (http://mapmaker.rutgers.edu/MAPS.html)

very interesting to see how county boundaries have changed in the 1800s. Was it really necessary to split up Essex County to create Union County?
Or Mercer. Why Mercer?
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: NE2 on October 01, 2013, 07:47:09 PM
Damn you, Goog.
http://books.google.com/books?id=oi05AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA34
Want to see the "map published herewith" of the SC state highway system in 1921? Sorry, here's all you get:
http://books.google.com/books?id=oi05AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA63
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: webfil on October 01, 2013, 11:56:10 PM
1925 Québec official : http://services.banq.qc.ca/sdx/cep/pleinecran.xsp?eview=CARTES_PLANS/56575/56575_01.tif
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: DTComposer on October 05, 2013, 02:59:00 PM
The David Rumsey Map Collection seems to have added quite a few of the California maps:

http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/view/search?QuickSearchA=QuickSearchA&q=caltrans&sort=Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_Date&search=Search

(don't recall seeing these on that site before)

At least every other year from 1918 to 1946, every year from 1948 to 1967 (during the major freeway building era), then every few years from 1969 to 1990.

Plus 2005 (the last map on the second search results page).
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: NE2 on October 05, 2013, 03:39:37 PM
That's pretty awesome; the early ones are probably from the biennial reports.
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: NE2 on October 22, 2013, 06:41:33 AM
Found Indiana. They had a (send) help sign too: http://fedora.dlib.indiana.edu:8080/fedora/get/iudl:1255049/LARGE (yes, you can view it at a better zoom).
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: NE2 on December 06, 2013, 04:27:45 PM
Yay, better quality for Montana: http://www.mdt.mt.gov/photogallery/photolist.shtml#maps
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: NE2 on March 27, 2014, 01:54:45 AM
Oh shit, found old FDOT county maps: http://www.dot.state.fl.us/surveyingandmapping/documentsandpubs/aerial_years.pdf

Full list of links from that PDF (including recent maps): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:NE2/countymaps
If you're downloading, just avoid anything from the 21st century and you'll get all the scans.
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: kurumi on March 27, 2014, 11:05:19 AM
Thanks for the FDOT county map links. The older maps have revision dates where routes were introduced or modified.

The Palm Beach county maps provide some written proof of old childhood observations: PGA Blvd (SR 786) numbered SR 74; 45th St (N P B) numbered SR 702, etc.
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: NE2 on March 27, 2014, 04:23:50 PM
Thanks for the FDOT county map links. The older maps have revision dates where routes were introduced or modified.

The Palm Beach county maps provide some written proof of old childhood observations: PGA Blvd (SR 786) numbered SR 74; 45th St (N P B) numbered SR 702, etc.
http://ufdc.ufl.edu/mapfl is a better source but some counties are almost entirely missing. Palm Beach is there.
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: Brian556 on March 27, 2014, 05:37:36 PM
Quote
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/surveyingandmapping/documentsandpubs/aerial_years.pdf

When I click on a link on this document, nothing happens. Is it working for y'all?
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: NE2 on March 27, 2014, 06:07:36 PM
Quote
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/surveyingandmapping/documentsandpubs/aerial_years.pdf

When I click on a link on this document, nothing happens. Is it working for y'all?

Probably depends on your PDF reader and settings (I hate links in PDFs). If it's not working, use this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:NE2/countymaps
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: Alex on March 27, 2014, 10:10:11 PM
Oh shit, found old FDOT county maps: http://www.dot.state.fl.us/surveyingandmapping/documentsandpubs/aerial_years.pdf

Full list of links from that PDF (including recent maps): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:NE2/countymaps
If you're downloading, just avoid anything from the 21st century and you'll get all the scans.

Sweet thanks for posting the link! I was using the UF map site and this gives more years than what they have and the option to view the PDF all at once instead of an in-browser viewer.

I recently finished updating all of the Santa Rosa County and Hernando County pages on the main site. Was working on Escambia, and now I see that SSR 293 went further south, over what is now part of SR 292 (before Sorrento Road was built). Looking at Hernando, SR 50 did go all the way out to the coast on what is now CR 550, SSR 420 was replaced with CR 578, etc.
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: NE2 on March 27, 2014, 10:28:01 PM
Sweet thanks for posting the link! I was using the UF map site and this gives more years than what they have and the option to view the PDF all at once instead of an in-browser viewer.
UF has jpeg2000 downloads, e.g. http://ufdcimages.uflib.ufl.edu/UF/00/01/55/69/00001/UF00015569.jp2
I don't know if this is linked anywhere, but it's a simple change from the image URL on http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00015569/00001/
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: Brian556 on March 28, 2014, 02:11:55 AM
Looking at the 1972 Lake Co...the south bypass of Leesburg was SR 468 and SR 33 instead of 44. Didn't know that!
So..NE2..does this mean this wasn't originally supposed to be SR 44, or were these temp designations?
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: usends on February 21, 2015, 02:55:15 PM
The Georgia link doesn't work anymore, and it looks like GDOT may have removed their historic maps from their website...?
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: Eth on February 21, 2015, 03:21:39 PM
The Georgia link doesn't work anymore, and it looks like GDOT may have removed their historic maps from their website...?

They're still there, but the URL has changed. Current and historic maps can be found here: http://www.dot.ga.gov/informationcenter/maps/Pages/default.aspx
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: D-Dey65 on May 17, 2015, 06:10:43 PM
Here are some New Jersey maps:

http://mapmaker.rutgers.edu/MAPS.html (http://mapmaker.rutgers.edu/MAPS.html)
I like that 1950 New Jersey Turnpike map showing the proposed extension north of US 46 leading to the New York State Thruway around Exit 10 (US 9W). I always thought that interchange design had more to it than merely adjusting to the mountain terrain of the Nyacks.
 
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: carls on June 17, 2015, 09:57:37 AM
Thank you all.
This listing of resources and the website in general are going to be very helpful for this newbie.

Current areas of focus: Coachella Valley, CA early 1900s and (shudder) The Atlantic and Pacific Highway in the West. Slim pickens.

carl s
Indio, CA
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: D-Dey65 on July 11, 2015, 09:29:02 AM
Please let there be something from New York.

While we're at it, I would love to find some maps of New York that showed NY 25 on Fishers Island, and NY 114A on Shelter Island.

Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: webfil on July 11, 2015, 02:02:22 PM
Manitoba official :
http://gov.mb.ca/mit/maparchive/index.html
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: NE2 on July 11, 2015, 02:15:45 PM
Manitoba official :
http://gov.mb.ca/mit/maparchive/index.html
Cool, added.
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: mcdonaat on August 10, 2015, 12:32:52 AM
I've posted my Louisiana highway maps online. The only years that I have are 1930, 1937, 1940 Census, 1955, and 1958. 1955 shows the final year of highway renumbering. 1944 and 1988 are being uploaded this week, with the census maps being added as I can find time to sit down and download then upload. The census maps are in sections, so you will have to pan from one map to another map by closing and opening files.

The URL is https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0Bz23eC3o6S-fai1iN3BrZHFUbzg&usp=sharing
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: capt.ron on August 18, 2015, 11:43:44 AM
The Georgia link doesn't work anymore, and it looks like GDOT may have removed their historic maps from their website...?

They're still there, but the URL has changed. Current and historic maps can be found here: http://www.dot.ga.gov/informationcenter/maps/Pages/default.aspx
Clicking on the link generates "page not found". I think they moved the links again. [as of 8/18/2015]
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: NE2 on August 18, 2015, 01:25:09 PM
Georgia updated again.
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: usends on April 26, 2016, 10:04:02 PM
Pennsylvania's website has changed.  Links to the state maps and county maps are both found here: http://www.penndot.gov/ProjectAndPrograms/Planning/Maps/Pages/default.aspx#
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: usends on May 18, 2016, 05:13:37 PM
Looks like Nebraska might have taken down their historic state highway maps.
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: hobsini2 on July 04, 2016, 06:57:13 PM
Did you find any of the older Wisconsin highway maps? I haven't.
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: bulldog1979 on July 12, 2016, 01:08:35 AM
Did you find any of the older Wisconsin highway maps? I haven't.

To do some Wikipedia research on US 8 and US 141, I visited WisDOT's library in Madison in April 2013. When I was in contact with them at the time in 2012–13, they had said they were planning to scan their old maps and get them online "within the next year". I think that project was pending some specific funding or something, and it hasn't come to fruition yet. I haven't found any other institutions who have scanned them and put them online yet either.
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: usends on August 10, 2016, 08:51:33 PM
The Arkansas URL has changed to this:
http://www.arkansashighways.com/Trans_Plan_Policy/mapping_graphics/archived_tourist_maps/archived_tourist_maps.aspx
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: GeauxLSU on December 07, 2016, 05:40:44 PM
I don't know if there's anything useful here that's not on the other maps, but Oklahoma also has traffic count maps going back to 1937: http://www.okladot.state.ok.us/aadtcnt/Default.aspx?list=staticMaps

This link don't work. Can somebody that downloaded all these maps upload them to dropbox?
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: bulldog1979 on December 18, 2016, 11:56:48 PM
The Illinois link at http://gis.dot.illinois.gov/HistoricalMapViewer/ has gone dead.
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: J N Winkler on December 19, 2016, 09:06:05 PM
The Illinois link at http://gis.dot.illinois.gov/HistoricalMapViewer/ has gone dead.

This probably works:

http://apps.dot.illinois.gov/HistoricalMapViewer/statemapviewer.aspx

Illinois DOT seems to be moving content from all of its specialty servers (gis.dot.illinois.gov, eplan.dot.il.gov, etc.) to apps.dot.illinois.gov.  I have to update my plans downloader (gah).
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: NE2 on February 09, 2017, 10:18:14 AM
New link for Indiana: http://cdm16066.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/search/collection/p15078coll8/searchterm/indiana%20highway%20map/field/all/mode/all/conn/and/order/title
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: usends on April 03, 2017, 06:35:43 PM
Here's another source for additional historic Oklahoma maps:
http://www.library.okstate.edu/collections/digital-collections/oklahoma-digital-maps-collection/
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: usends on August 29, 2017, 12:40:34 AM
The Minnesota link no longer works, and I'm not sure the historic state highway maps are still available through that portal.
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: froggie on August 30, 2017, 09:45:25 AM
^ Existing link at the beginning of this thread is bad, but the maps are still available on that site.  Copy/paste the below link verbatim (SMF doesn't like the brackets used in the link)

http://reflections.mndigital.org/catalog/?f[keyword_ssim][]=Highway%20Maps
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: NE2 on September 01, 2017, 09:28:56 PM
Georgia county maps are now available.
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: bugo on January 05, 2018, 12:31:24 AM
Does anybody download all of the PDF files from these sites and save them on their hard drives? I have several complete archives of several states in case those links ever quit working. Perhaps I should upload some of them to Dropbox.
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: US 89 on January 05, 2018, 06:26:55 PM
Does anyone know if there are historic Utah maps available online? I feel like there should be, but I can't find anything on the UDOT website.
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: Sctvhound on August 11, 2018, 12:35:15 PM
Some historical South Carolina maps:

http://www.scdot100.org/maps.aspx
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: NE2 on August 14, 2018, 12:50:36 AM
Some historical South Carolina maps:

http://www.scdot100.org/maps.aspx
Are any legible pre-1966 images available?
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: jon daly on August 15, 2018, 10:12:59 AM
I just noticed this thread. Here's an updated link for Connecticut:

http://emuseum.chs.org/emuseum/view/objects/aslist/Objects$004030660/13/title-asc?t:state:flow=d2a691d1-d7ae-4236-8ff7-f0bf9a2d6bca (http://emuseum.chs.org/emuseum/view/objects/aslist/Objects$004030660/13/title-asc?t:state:flow=d2a691d1-d7ae-4236-8ff7-f0bf9a2d6bca)
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: Bruce on September 21, 2018, 09:38:54 PM
WSDOT has added a few 1950s Washington maps to its online archives.

https://cdm16977.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p16977coll18/search
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: NE2 on September 27, 2018, 02:49:34 PM
WSDOT has added a few 1950s Washington maps to its online archives.

https://cdm16977.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p16977coll18/search

Thanks. There's some other cool stuff there, for example:
https://cdm16977.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p16977coll2/id/34469/rec/144 "State Highway System by Route"
https://cdm16977.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p16977coll9/id/1805/rec/24 "AASHO Convention and Twenty-fifth Anniversary"
https://cdm16977.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p16977coll9/id/2028/rec/16 pre-1931 history
https://cdm16977.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p16977coll16/id/3751/rec/13 1948 MUTCD

(http://cdm16977.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/api/singleitem/image/pdf/p16977coll16/3509/default.png)
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: D-Dey65 on November 21, 2018, 08:30:47 AM
Some historical South Carolina maps:

http://www.scdot100.org/maps.aspx
Are any legible pre-1966 images available?
I'd ask the same thing about the post-1966 images. I'm looking at Jasper County, and I still can't get a clear view of it when I zoom in. For all I can see, I-95 always had mileage-based exit numbers, and the segment of US 17 that crosses over into Savannah today could've been part of US 80!

Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: Mapmikey on November 21, 2018, 08:43:12 AM
Some historical South Carolina maps:

http://www.scdot100.org/maps.aspx
Are any legible pre-1966 images available?
I'd ask the same thing about the post-1966 images. I'm looking at Jasper County, and I still can't get a clear view of it when I zoom in. For all I can see, I-95 always had mileage-based exit numbers, and the segment of US 17 that crosses over into Savannah today could've been part of US 80!



The pdfs they have for the post-1966 maps are fairly clear even when zoomed in...

For I-95 in Jasper County you can see multiple scans at the bottom of this page - http://www.vahighways.com/scannex/route-log/i095.htm - the 1976 scan comes from that SCDOT site.

1976 was the first SC Official to show exit numbers on any of their interstates...
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: D-Dey65 on November 21, 2018, 09:16:36 AM
The pdfs they have for the post-1966 maps are fairly clear even when zoomed in...
It has now been 6 minutes since I posted that message, and they're still blurry. On your site, they're quite clear, though.
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: usends on November 21, 2018, 10:00:37 AM
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?
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: D-Dey65 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.



Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: usends on February 10, 2019, 03:55:46 PM
Iowa link has changed to:
https://iowadot.gov/maps/digital-maps/other-maps/historical-iowa-transportation-maps
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: usends on February 15, 2019, 01:55:18 PM
Florida link has changed to:
https://www.fdot.gov/geospatial/FloridaTransportationMapArchive.shtm
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: gonealookin 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 (https://www.nevadadot.com/travel-info/maps/historical-maps)

Historic quads:
https://www.nevadadot.com/travel-info/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 (https://unr.dgicloud.com/islandora/object/nvmapscollection%3Aroot)

The original link appears to have gone to the DeLaMare map library's digital map collection (https://guides.library.unr.edu/Maps) but at this time that is giving me a "migrating to new platform/back online shortly" message.
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: Hot Rod Hootenanny 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 (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.
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: roadfro 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 (https://www.nevadadot.com/travel-info/maps/historical-maps)

Historic quads:
https://www.nevadadot.com/travel-info/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 (https://unr.dgicloud.com/islandora/object/nvmapscollection%3Aroot)

The original link appears to have gone to the DeLaMare map library's digital map collection (https://guides.library.unr.edu/Maps) 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.
Title: Re: Historic official state maps online
Post by: usends 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).