Historical Mapping

Fact Sheet 154-99



Maps become out of date over time. Maps that are out of date, however, can be useful to historians, attorneys, environmentalists, genealogists, and others interested in researching the background of a particular area. Local historians can compare a series of maps of the same area compiled over a long period of time to learn how the area developed. A succession of such maps can provide a vivid picture of how a place changed over time.
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Historical Mapping
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 154-99
DOI 10.3133/fs15499
Edition Supersedes FS-024-94 and FS-034-94
Year Published 1999
Language ENGLISH
Publisher Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s) U.S. Geological Survey
Description 2 p.
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