• Historical Map & Chart Collection of NOAA's Nautical Charts, Hydrographic Surveys, Topographic Surveys, Geodetic Surveys, City Plans, and Civil War Battle Maps Starting from the mid 1700's

    The Historical Map and Chart Collection of the Office of Coast Survey contains over 20000 historical maps and charts from the mid 1700s through the late 1900s. These images are available for viewing or download through the image catalog at http://chartmaker.ncd.noaa.gov/csdl/ctp/abstract.htmThe Collection includes some of the nation's earliest nautical charts, hydrographic surveys, topographic surveys, geodetic surveys, city plans and Civil War battle maps. The Collection is a rich primary historical archive and a testament to the artistry of copper plate engraving technology of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Notable offerings include maps of Vancouver's explorations, the "Wilkes Atlas" of the U.S. Whistler's Anacapa Island chart, an extensive Civil War collection, a large scale topographic series of Washington, D.C., city plans, the reengraving of the famous 1792 L'Enfant and Ellicott plan for Washington D.C., and many artistic perspective sketches that were once an integral part of hydrographic surveys and published charts.

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    Metadata Source

    Harvested from NOS OCS WAF

    Additional Info

    Field Value
    Resource Type Dataset
    Metadata Date Nov 07, 2008
    Reference Date(s) Jan 01, 2002 (publication)
    Responsible Party National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Coast Survey (OCS), Coast Survey Development Laboratory (CSDL) (Point of Contact)
    Contact Email
    Access Constraints ["Use Constraints: The Historical Map and Chart Collection is available for free usage by the general public, other Federal, State or Local agencies, and educational institutions. If the images are used in a publication, presentation or exhibit, the Coast Survey requests an appropriate credit line be included such as \"From the Image Archives of the Historical Map & Chart Collection/Office of Coast Survey/National Ocean Service/NOAA\".", "Access Constraints: None"]
    Bbox East Long 180
    Bbox North Lat 90
    Bbox South Lat -90
    Bbox West Long -180
    Contact Name National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Coast Survey (OCS), Coast Survey Development Laboratory (CSDL)
    Coupled Resource
    Frequency Of Update asNeeded
    Guid
    Harvest Object Id af274d36-71f7-47e9-bf6a-69c68e9e473f
    Harvest Source Id ab6052c9-ecba-4acd-86d7-b8b15e376bc9
    Harvest Source Title NOS OCS WAF
    Licence ["All maps and charts in public domain. Usage is not restricted.\n"]
    Metadata Language
    Metadata Type geospatial
    Progress underDevelopment
    Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-180.0, -90.0], [180.0, -90.0], [180.0, 90.0], [-180.0, 90.0], [-180.0, -90.0]]]}
    Spatial Data Service Type
    Spatial Reference System
    Spatial Harvester True
    Temporal Extent Begin 1747-01-01
    Temporal Extent End 2001-01-01

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