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    Washington, D.C. Maps and GIS

    GIS (Geographic Information Systems)

    Name Link to Website
    DC Guide (DC government's GIS-enabled web portal)
    webpage

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    webpage

    Casey Trees (106,000 trees catalogued in 2002 Washington, DC street tree inventory)
    webpage

    Incidentlog.com (crime data for Washington, D.C
    webpage

    hot-maps GmbH
    webpage

    David Rumsey Collection (Thirty-five historical maps of Washington, D.C., from 1791 to 1917)
    webpage

    CVB Map of Washington, D.C.
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    H-DC / Maps (digital/internet accessible)

    Name Link to Website
    District of Columbia Office of Zoning PDF maps
    webpage

    DC WASA District of Columbia Lead Service Maps
    webpage

    TopoZone: interactive topo map of the entire United States
    webpage

    Office of Coast Survey Historical Map and Chart Collection
    webpage

    Capitol Project (UVA) Mall website
    webpage

    1796 Georgetown Map
    webpage

    Civil War Map collection of the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress
    webpage

    Civil War Map collection of the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress--DC maps
    website
    1796 Georgetown Map
    map image

    Temple of Liberty; Building the Capitol for a New Nation
    webpage

    L'Enfant Plan
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    Robert King map of 1818
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    Historical Map Archive is a digitized collection of selected map holdings from the University of Alabama Map Library, the W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library, the Rucker Agee Collection of the Birmingham Public Library, the Geological Survey of Alabama, and the Alabama Department of Archives and History.
    webpage

    National Geographic Map Machine
    Choose "historical maps", then "panoramic". Several DC maps, including one from 1884 rarely seen.

    webpage

    David Rumsey Collection online
    webpage

    Current interactive map (Hot Maps)
    webpage

    Plan of the city of Washington: seat of government of the United States, drawn from the original plan adopted and signed by J. Adams, president of the U.S., by W. Elliot. c 1833. Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. (547 kb)
    map image

    Johnsonís Georgetown and the city of Washington: the capital of the United States of America, by Johnson and Ward. c 1862. Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. (1.8 mb)
    map image

    C. S. Hammond & Company Atlas - 1910
    map image

    The monumental and commercial center of the national capital and the surrounding residential neighborhoods: three dimensional map of central Washington, prepared by Joseph Passonneau & Partners. 1996 (this map is huge, so is into a two-part imagemap at about 1.5 mb each half.)
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    Library of Congress-American Memory: Panoramic Maps 1847-1929, D.C. Maps The Library of Congress website contains lithographic panoramic views of the District of Columbia. The above link takes you to a list of D.C. maps. Images are in MrSID format and can be zoomed on the website. Users can also download images in MrSID format.
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    If map image is not clear, cursor to the lowere right corner of the image. If it can be enlarged, an icon will appear. Click it to enlarge image.

    Matthew Gilmore, November 2003 (prev: August 2003)

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