The Canadian County Atlas Digital Project – McGill

This site offers county maps c. 1880.  One can choose a county of Ontario, Township or town. Helpful when trying to identify areas for your ancestors and of course the surrounding areas for when they moved.

Gazetteer of Scotland

The Gazetteer for Scotland is a vast geographical encyclopedia with at least 20743 detailed entries. This website features details of towns, villages, bens and glens from the Scottish Borders to the Northern Isles. Also included are histories of family names and clans, biographies of famous Scots and descriptions of historical events associated with Scotland.

Old Maps

Old-Maps is the UK’s most comprehensive historical map archive comprising site centred historical maps covering England, Wales and Scotland. This website provides a complete step by step picture of land use changes that have taken place from the mid-19th Century onwards. Also included are maps from the OS County Series, OS Town Plans and post-war National Grid mapping to unique Russian Maps of UK target locations from the cold-war era.

The National Library of Scotland – Maps

Access high-resolution zoomable images of over 130,000 maps of Scotland, England, Wales and beyond.

Panoramic Maps of Canada and the U.S.

The panoramic map was a popular cartographic form used to depict U.S. and Canadian cities and towns during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Known also as bird’s-eye views, perspective maps, and aero views, panoramic maps are non-photographic representations of cities portrayed as if viewed from above at an oblique angle. Although not generally drawn to scale, they show street patterns, individual buildings, and major landscape features in perspective.