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Chelsea: Get Started

This guide is for the Adult Learners Institute of Chelsea.

Links for the Adult Learners Institute of Chelsea

Google Earth:  https://www.google.com/earth/

Map Quest: https://www.mapquest.com/

Open Street Map:  https://www.openstreetmap.org 

The National Map (Topography ++):  https://viewer.nationalmap.gov/advanced-viewer/

Nautical charts:  https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/mcd/Raster/index.htm 

Geology: https://ngmdb.usgs.gov/ngmdb/ngmdb_home.html 

Census:  https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/maps/datamapper.html

U.S. Geological Survey and other agencies aerial photographs (rather complicated):  https://earthexplorer.usgs.gov/

Michigan GIS data:  https://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/Michigan-GIS-and-Mapping.htm

Michigan open GIS data:  https://gis-michigan.opendata.arcgis.com/

Michigan DNR GIS data:  http://gis-midnr.opendata.arcgis.com/

Washtenaw county: https://www.washtenaw.org/1197/MapWashtenaw

NYC noise complaints: https://coolmaps.esri.com/#7

NYC traffic:  https://coolmaps.esri.com/#13

Migration map:  https://coolmaps.esri.com/#10

Spaceports: https://storymaps.esri.com/stories/2019/spaceports/

Story maps: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/en/gallery/#s=0

Make your own maps:  Mapbox : https://www.mapbox.com/mapbox-studio/

Scanned maps at the Colorado School of Mines Institutional Repository:   https://mountainscholar.org/handle/11124/170692 

Library of Congress:  https://www.loc.gov/maps/collections/

David Rumsey:  https://www.davidrumsey.com/

Historic topographic maps of U.S.: https://ngmdb.usgs.gov/topoview/viewer/#4/40.01/-100.06 

Mappery (14,000+ maps): http://www.mappery.com/maps.php 

Sanborns (detailed property maps): 
https://www.loc.gov/item/sanborn03961_001/ 1884
https://www.loc.gov/item/sanborn03961_002/ 1892
https://www.loc.gov/item/sanborn03961_003/ 1899
https://www.loc.gov/item/sanborn03961_004/  1909
https://www.loc.gov/item/sanborn03961_005/  1918
next one is 1929 – available 2025

University of Texas, Austin (scans of 1,000s of maps):   https://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/maps/index.html

Cool maps:  http://libguides.mines.edu/maps/cool 

Geoguessr  https://geoguessr.com/world/play 
How well do you know the world?
Can you top my score of 24,943?
Can you stop playing?
https://www.google.com/streetview/explore/ 

Map & GIS Librarian and Academic Outreach Coordinator