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11. FreeGeoscience Portal

A portal which provides links to state, territory and federal government geoscience agencies and information, including the national site Geoscience Australia. Each state and territory website includes links to online databases, maps, exploration information, legislation and other resources. Geoscience Australia which is linked from this page, is Australia's national agency for geoscience research and geospatial information. The Geoscience Australia website provides information on mapping, place names, aerial photography, satellite imagery, geology and minerals. It also includes many online maps and datasets to use and download

12. FreeHistorical Atlas of Sydney

City of Sydney Archives: The Historical Atlas of Sydney contains digital versions of maps and associated documents dating from the earliest days through to the present.

13. FreeHistoric Maps Index (Northern Territory)

Northern Territory Government: Northern Territory Land Information still holds and uses on a regular basis, many historical maps and plans of the Territory. The Historic Maps Index allows users to search, preview and order these maps.

14. FreeMap History

Tony Campbell: Online guide to all issues concerning historical maps and links ot historical map images.

15. FreeMap images

National Library of Scotland: High resolution zoomable images of over 86,000 maps of Scotland, England and Wales, including Colour images of the Ordnance Survey's six-inch to the mile (1:10,560) mapping. This mapping represented the first comprehensive survey of all of these areas at a consistent scale and specification and so provided the most detailed topographic mapping of these areas for the years 18402-1960s. They record most man-made and natural features in the landscape.

16. FreeMultimap.com

Multimap: Online road maps and travel directions for Australia and around the world.

17. FreeNew South Wales Parish Maps

NSW Department of Lands: Historical parish, town and pastoral maps showing land ownership from the late 19th to mid 20th Centuries. Select the link to the Search Facility to find historic cadastral maps for NSW by county or town name.

18. FreeNew South Wales Topographic Maps

LPI NSW: Topographic maps of New South Wales. Generally are available at scales of 1:25,000 in the eastern region, 1:50,000 in the central region and 1:100,000 in the western region of NSW.

19. FreeOld-maps.co.uk

Landmark Information Group: A digital historical map archive of 19th century Ordnance Survey maps of Britain. Maps are available to purchase.

20. FreePlace Names of South Australia

State Library of South Australia: Listing of place names of South Australia, compiled by Geoffrey Manning. There is also a print book of the same name held in the Main Reading Room Reference Collection at the National Library at RF GAZ SA 2006.

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Our subject guides

"Aerial photographs"

This guide outlines the scope of the aerial photograph collections held at the National Library of Australia. It also provides guidance to users in how to locate the photographs through the online catalogue and topographic map sheet indexes.

"Australian maps for family historians"

A guide to how to use and find maps in the National Library of Australia to research family history. This guide covers pastoral and squatting maps, county and parish maps, real estate and sales plans.

"British and Irish maps for family historians"

This guide suggests map resources to try when researching British or Irish origins at the National Library of Australia. Maps suggested include gazetteers, Ordnance Survey maps of Britain and Ireland, early maps and atlases of Britain and Ireland, early maps and atlases of London and other towns.