Ever wonder if that overgrown trail in the woods was once a rural road or if those old bricks were remnants of an old homestead? Wonder no longer with the help of the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) free Historical TopoView Map Explorer. With historical maps dating back to the late 19th century, you are able to quickly overlay a map or two on top of a modern day map. And, by using the transparency feature you can quickly see through the historic map to the exact present day location.
- USGS Historical Topo Map Explorer – Old Version
- USGS Topo Viewer 2.1 – New Version
- Article of Latest Update TopoView 2.1 (7/19/2017).
- USGS Historical Topographic Map Collection
Maps are cool.