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Old 09-07-2010, 07:11 PM   #1
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UNH Historical Maps

Here's a link to beautiful historic maps from UNH. Many townships in ADK included.
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:22 PM   #2
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I've been using this website for a few years now. It's an excellent resource, especially for planning bushwhacks. Many of the old roads that are no longer shown on current maps can still be found and followed.
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:17 PM   #3
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Forgot to say thanks for sharing - I've found them quite interesting and useful!
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:42 AM   #4
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Thank you again.
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:13 PM   #5
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Yesterday (9/11/2011) the USGS rolled out the first installment of its out-of-print/historical topographic maps. Available for free download at, they have over 90,000 of 200,000 maps high-res scanned and georeferenced. Some of these maps go back to the 1884 founding of the USGS.

I haven't had a lot of time to poke around the website, but it looks like the Adirondacks and northern NY are pretty well covered. All printings of a particular quad may not currently be available, but the selections look pretty good for the spots I checked out.

These are full sheet georeferenced scans, not 1/4 sheet jpegs as in the UNH site. Maps are stored in GeoPDF format, so nothing beyond Adobe Reader is required to view and print them. The fact that they are georeferenced is great if you have a mapping program capable of importing them. In addition to the free download, printed sheets can be purchased.

Per their press release, the intention is to scan and make the entire collection available.
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