Historical Topographic Maps Now Available At HistoricAerials.com
TEMPE, Ariz., June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has been creating topographic maps (also known as topo maps) of the United States since the late 1800s. However it has always been difficult for many people to access these maps as they were generally printed and not georeferenced for a particular location. HistoricAerials.com is the first to provide a complete collection of digital and georeferenced series of historical topo maps available to the public on a website viewer for free.
A topographic map (also known as a topo map) is a detailed and accurate graphic representation of cultural and natural features on the ground. They are effective tools for showing detailed graphic representations of both natural and man-made features, such as mining lands, historic lake beds, and old cemeteries. Professionals frequently refer to these maps to do environmental and archaeological research or to locate a good place for a cell phone tower, a well, or a quarry. These maps have become an invaluable resource to professionals and non-professionals alike.
The USGS was established on March 3, 1879 and is responsible for mapping the country since that time. The best known maps are the 1:24,000-scale topographic maps that are commonly known as the 7.5 minute maps.
HistoricAerials.com by NETR Online, a division of Nationwide Environmental Title Research, LLC, is the first to compile all of the multiple years of topo maps and aerial photographs as separate layers in the same application, so that property sites may be researched in less time with greater efficiency and accuracy. Distances, area calculation, coordinate points, and other information can be done by simply clicking on the map. With multi-year comparison tools, users may quickly recognize historical changes in a specific parcel of land or the surrounding area of a property. In addition to providing a tool for curious homeowners, HistoricAerials.com also provides data and a perspective that is otherwise elusive for those in academic research, resolving legal disputes, tracking genealogy, planning real estate development and much more.
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