Geography and Maps

Sanborn Maps Geo Edition

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Sanborn Maps Geo Edition 1867-1970
Sanborn Maps GeoEdition
Description

Sanborn maps are large-scale plans of American cities and towns, created 1867-1970.  They were created to assist fire insurance companies to assess the risk associated with insuring a property.  The maps were drawn at a scale of 50 feet to one inch.  ProQuest Sanborn Maps Geo Edition provides geo-coding and indexing by address for a selection of Sanborn maps.  Searching can be done by address or by latitutde/longitude coordinates.  Maps from different years can be layered, including modern maps using the Google Map interface.

Eight states are included:  Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia. 

Cities included: Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Richmond, Seattle and Washington DC.

For other all areas use Digital Sanborn Maps 1867-1970, without geo-coding.

Type
Images
Map(s)
Coverage
1867-1970
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11301
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Arctic and Antarctic Regions (EBSCO)

Description
Arctic & Antarctic Regions is the world's largest collection of international polar databases. With over 1 million records from 1800 to the present, Arctic & Antarctic Regions covers a wide variety of sources from multiple disciplines. Many sources are indexed only in Arctic & Antarctic Regions making it the best resource for research on cold regions anywhere, from temperate regions with cold winters to the Himalayas of Tibet.
Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10943
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Nihon rekishi chimei taikei

Alternative Titles
Japan Knowledge Select Series Nihon rekishi chimei taikei
Description
Online version of Nihon rekishi chimei taikei, published by Heibonsha.
Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10547
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Center for Geographic Information

Alternative Titles
Center for Geographic Information (CGI)
CGI
Michigan Information Center
Description
Michigan demographic, economic, educational, geographic, and recreation data. Formerly called the Michigan Information Center, CGI now incorporates other spatial data resources from the state, including the Spatial Data Library of the Department of Natural Resources. The Michigan Information Center's website is now divided between the CGI and the Michigan Census website.
Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10273
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Michigan Geographic Data Library (MGDL)

Alternative Titles
MGDL
Description
From the Michigan Center for Geographic Information. Incorporates the Spatial Data Library of the Department of Natural Resources and other state data providers. Extensive spatial data for all of Michigan.
Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10011
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Getty Thesaurus of Geographical Names

Alternative Titles
Getty Thesaurus of Geographical Names Online (TGN)
TGN
Description
This thesaurus contains around 1,000,000 names and other information about places, including all continents and nations of the modern political world, historical places, physical features, and administrative entities, such as cities and nations.
Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9947
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

GEONet Names Server

Alternative Titles
NGA GEONet Names Server (GNS)
GNS
Description

The GEOnet Names Server (GNS) provides access to the National Imagery and Mapping Agency's (formerly Defense Mapping Agency) database of foreign geographic feature names.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9945
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970

Description

Sanborn maps, large-scale plans of a city or town, were created to assist fire insurance companies assess the risk associated with insuring a particular property. This collection includes 660,000 maps of more than 12,000 American towns and cities.

Type
Images
Map(s)
Coverage
1867-1970
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9549
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

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